How To Find the Best Labiaplasty Surgeon Near You: A Guide

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Labiaplasty is arguably the most intimate form of plastic surgery, and with that, it’s important to go to the best labiaplasty surgeon. With many different types of procedures to remodel either the inner vagina or the outer appearance of the labia, not every surgeon is the best fit for this type of surgery. 

The women’s health and aesthetic experts at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates are always striving toward more education and less taboo around these topics. In this guide, we cover how to find the best labiaplasty surgeon for your needs, types of cosmetic surgery for this area, frequently asked questions, and more.

Priorities: Finding the right labiaplasty surgeon 

Think about your priorities when looking for your surgeon, and keep in mind some traits that will influence your decision on your labiaplasty surgeon. 

Some of the top factors to consider are:

  • Depth of gynecological knowledge
  • Education and years of experience
  • Location
  • Reviews
  • Before and after portfolio

For many patients, the list above is also the rank of their priorities when finding the right surgeon (depth of gynecological knowledge being #1), but this isn’t always the case. Learn more about each factor below. 

Depth of gynecological knowledge

First and foremost, someone with expert knowledge of this intimate area will not only yield some of the best results, but also they will understand all of the health factors that go into a cosmetic surgery like labiaplasty. 

We typically use the term cosmetic gynecologist to describe this type of provider. A cosmetic gynecologist is well-versed in the health, safety, recovery, and risks of these procedures to provide the safest treatment process. A labiaplasty surgeon with both plastic surgery and gynecology knowledge promotes healthy healing while avoiding or treating potential issues such as a UTI—all while delivering transformative aesthetic results.

Education and years of experience

Along with a background in gynecology, it’s important for you to consider a labiaplasty surgeon’s educational background and years of experience. Certifications, residency, fellow status, and other professional affiliations are all good credentials to look through on your labiaplasty surgeon’s resume.  

Below, Dr. Brenner discusses the difference between different types of providers when it comes to procedures such as labiaplasty. 


Where your surgeon practices can be a large deciding factor for many patients, so consider how far you are willing to travel for your procedure or if you specifically want to go with the best labiaplasty surgeon near you. 

Remember, you will likely need follow up appointments to assess your results and check in on your recovery. It is also worth noting that many patients prioritize specialization and background over the location of their surgeon. At our practice, we have patients who visit us from across the country to visit Dr. Brenner and have set up a process when treating patients from out of state.


Real patient testimonials can be insightful for learning about your prospective labiaplasty surgeon. While it’s important to take online reviews with a grain of salt, reading through a number of reviews can usually give you a general idea of what others have experienced with a provider. 

There are many review platforms available; our personal recommendations when looking for a plastic surgeon are RealSelf, Google Reviews, Healthgrades, WebMD, and Vitals.

Before and after portfolio

As with any form of aesthetic treatment or procedure, viewing before and after photos is so important! A great labiaplasty surgeon will have a portfolio of past patients so you can view real results of their work. 

At Amy Brenner, MD & Associates, we take pride in maintaining a large portfolio of before and after photos for all of our cosmetic gynecology procedures. 

Types of cosmetic gynecology procedures

While most people searching “labiaplasty near me” are interested in labiaplasty, we also wanted to give a short overview of all of the cosmetic gynecology services Dr. Brenner offers at our clinic in Mason, Ohio.

Labiaplasty Majora

Labiaplasty Majora is an elective cosmetic procedure that can reshape the outer vaginal lips known as the labia majora. For some people’s unique anatomy, the labia majora may be elongated, sagging, or asymmetrical. This can cause discomfort when exercising or wearing clothing.

During a labiaplasty majora, Dr. Brenner removes excess skin on the labia majora to reduce, reshape, and rejuvenate the area for an improved appearance.

What it treats

  • Bulges in clothing
  • Uncomfortable sex

Procedure time

1 hour


  • 3-4 days on bed rest
  • Pain medications
  • 6-8 week full recovery

Labiaplasty Minora

Labiaplasty Minora is also an elective cosmetic procedure that focuses on the inner vaginal lips, also known as the labia minora. Excess of this tissue can cause discomfort or recurring irritation during the day in clothing, while sitting, or even during intercourse. A labiaplasty minora can relieve discomfort and improve the aesthetic appearance of the vulva by removing excess tissue and improving the size and symmetry of the labia minora.

What it treats

  • Discomfort during intercourse
  • Discomfort during exercise
  • A bulge in tight clothing
  • Rubbing & irritation

Procedure time

1-2 hours


  • 3-4 days on bed rest
  • Pain medications
  • 6-8 week full recovery

Related: 3 Forms of Labial Reduction in Cincinnati

Clitoral Hood Reduction

Clitoral Hood Reduction is one of the most common treatments combined with a labiaplasty. The clitoral hood is the skin around the clitoris located above the vaginal opening. An overly large clitoral hood can create bulging in clothing and general discomfort. A clitoral hood reduction removes excess skin surrounding the clitoris.

What it treats

  • Decreased sexual pleasure
  • Bulges in clothing
  • Excess tissue

Procedure time

1 hour

Recovery time

It takes 6 to 8 weeks before Dr. Brenner will release you for normal activities, including sexual intercourse.


A vaginoplasty is a functional gynecologic surgery sometimes referred to as vaginal tightening or vaginal rejuvenation. The primary goal of a vaginoplasty is to restore both the inner and outer muscles plus the structure of the vagina. The main outcome can improve sexual function by narrowing the diameter of the vagina, resulting in a smaller, tighter opening and vaginal canal. 

What it treats

  • Decreased pleasure
  • Lax vaginal canals

Procedure time

2 hours

Recovery time

After the procedure, your provider will prescribe you medications to help control pain, promote soft bowel movements, etc. Expect to spend the first 3 to 4 days following the procedure on bed rest.


Perineoplasty is a common procedure for women who have given birth and experienced a tear in the perineal area (the skin between the vulva and the anus). This tear is unfortunately very common, and it can cause scarring, impact the vaginal opening, and affect sexual wellness. A perineoplasty removes scar tissue and brings together underlying muscle and tissue to restore the area functionally and aesthetically. Excess weight can cause an over stretch to the perineum, damaging the muscle structure. 

What it treats

  • Vaginal looseness
  • Gaping vaginal opening

Procedure time

1 hour

Recovery time

  • 3-4 days of pain medications
  • 3-4 days of bed rest
  • 2 weeks of swelling

AVIVA Femtite

AVIVA is a non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatment that shrinks and reduces vulvar tissue. This advanced device uses radiofrequency technology to heat the vulvar and labial tissue, reducing the size and/or laxity without surgery. 

What it treats

  • Laxity of labia majora
  • Mildly enlarged labia minora
  • Excess loose skin in clitoral hood area
  • Gaping vagina/introitus
  • Laxity of the mons pubis

Procedure time

1 hour

Recovery time

  • Avoid tampons and sexual intercourse for 2 weeks
  • OTC Tylenol (no narcotics needed)
  • Avoid NSAIDS (Motrin, etc) for 3 days

Labial Puff

A labial puff is a non-surgical procedure that corrects a deflated appearance of the labia majora using dermal filler injections. A labial puff can improve the appearance of the labia and outer vulva area. It can also help the labia majora close over the labia minora, so some consider a labial puff to be a non-surgical labiaplasty.

What it treats

  • Laxity of labia majora

Procedure time

30 minutes

Recovery time

There is minimal no downtime, but there is a chance of possible minor bruising and swelling. You can resume sexual intercourse the next day.


A hymenoplasty is a procedure that restores the hymen within the vagina. This is a membrane that surrounds or partially covers the external vaginal opening.

What it treats

  • Torn hymen
  • Ruptured hymen

Procedure time

1 hour

Recovery time

Women may return to work the next day, but should avoid strenuous activity, heavy lifting, and intercourse should for roughly 6 weeks.

Anal Skin Tag Removal

One of our most common procedures is anal skin tag surgery. Anal skin tags are small bumps of excess that appear around the anus. They are primarily caused by enlarged or swollen blood vessels around the anus. This may stem from pregnancy, diarrhea, intense exercising, straining from constipation, or heavy weight lifting.

At our practice, this simple in-office procedure uses the Ellman Surgitron instead of a scalpel to excise the anal skin tags and create a smooth, natural surface. Since the Ellman Surgitron provides superior precision and less thermal injury, it helps promote faster recovery and minimize pain. 

What it treats

  • Skin tags
  • Discomfort
  • Hygiene issues

Procedure time

40 to 60 minutes

Recovery time

The first week following surgery, Dr. Brenner will advise you to avoid heavy lifting and exercise. Most patients can return to normal activity in 2 weeks.

Frequently asked questions answered by a labiaplasty surgeon

How much does a labiaplasty cost?

The cost of labiaplasty is similar to other forms of plastic surgery,and will depend on your provider.  Many people often wonder what the cost of this type of procedure could be, but because every individual is different and may require a combination of surgical treatments, our office always recommends reaching out to your intended provider for details regarding pricing. 

What is labiaplasty recovery like?

After a labiaplasty minora or majora, we typically tell patients to plan on 2 weeks off of work, and we reassess this timeline after the 1-week mark. We advise you to take it easy during that first week of labiaplasty recovery. 

The full recovery takes from 6 to 8 weeks, with no heavy exercise, intercourse, or tampons within that time period. We will go over full recovery details with you in-depth while you are at our office. 

Am I a candidate?

The best way to find out if you’re a candidate for a labiaplasty or another type of cosmetic gynecology procedure is to come into our office for a consultation

Dr. Brenner will listen to your concerns, goals for the surgery, and expected outcomes. Along with an examination, she will answer any of your questions and make the best recommendations for your needs.

Learn more about the possibilities of a labiaplasty or other cosmetic gynecology procedures at Amy Brenner, MD & Associates.

You don’t have to live with something that causes you discomfort. As one of the best labiaplasty surgeons near you, Dr. Brenner is a step above when it comes to cosmetic gynecological care. 

Our experienced team will guide you through the process and ensure we meet and exceed your needs for transformative results. We offer our clients a warm, friendly environment in the Cincinnati metropolitan area where they can receive the highest quality surgical procedures, aesthetic treatments, wellness services, and more. No matter what, we will stick with you throughout your entire journey because your goals are our goals. 

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