Labia Augmentation

Labia augmentation, also called labia puffing, enhances the size or shape of the outer “lips” of the vagina (labia majora). Injectable fillers can be used to add volume to the area. Fat transfer begins with liposuction to remove fat from a suitable area of the body. The fat is then purified and injected directly into the skin tissue targeted to be augmented. Multiple injections are necessary because 20%-30% of the injected fat is naturally broken down by the body.

Ideal candidates for labia augmentation are healthy women whose outer labia is insufficiently developed, slack or too small to cover the inner labia. Candidates should be emotionally stable and have realistic expectations regarding the results.

The typical cost for labia augmentation ranges from $2200-$3500.The final cost depends on anesthesia fees, the geographic location of the procedure and fees charged by the doctor or the facility.

The recovery time ranges from 1-2 weeks. Some slight bruising, swelling and mild discomfort can be experienced in the first few days after the procedure. Strenuous activities should be avoided for 4-5 weeks. Patients should avoid sitting for long periods during the recovery period. Fat transfer results are permanent while fillers can last 6-12 months.

Gender Reassignment

Gender Reassignment

submitted on   Thu Jun, 25, 2015 by Sherman Leis, MD     
Gender reassignment surgery is known by a number of names...