Popular reasons women pursue labiaplasty include:

  • Reduce the size of stretched labia.
  • Increase symmetry.
  • Improve comfort during exercise or intimacy.
  • Restore confidence in tight fitting clothing or swimwear.

Labiaplasty involves surgically enhancing the aesthetics of the labia minora (inner lips), which can appear oversized or have hanging skin as a result of genetics, childbirth or injury.

There are many reasons women pursue labiaplasty: reducing the size of stretched labia, increasing symmetry, improving comfort during exercise or intimacy and to restore confidence in tight fitting clothing or swimwear, among others. The goal is to reshape the labia using specially designed surgical techniques intended to achieve a natural appearance without sacrificing sensation or function.

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About The Labiaplasty Procedure

All procedures are done in a balanced fashion to create a natural esthetic.

What Should I Expect?

During the consultation we will focus on creating a treatment plan that addresses your goals and fulfills your expectations. It is important for me to understand your motivation for undergoing labiaplasty so that we can accurately discuss the expected benefits of the procedure.

We will thoroughly review the surgery and time course of healing. My goal is to restore the labia to an aesthetically pleasing size and shape, eliminating irritation and discomfort while improving sexual pleasure and confidence.

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Donald Mowlds, MD

The labiaplasty procedure is performed at an accredited surgery center in Newport Beach, California, USA. Depending on your preference, sedation and local anesthesia or general anesthesia (fully asleep) are administered by a Board Certified Anesthesiologist to ensure maximal comfort and safety. The length of the procedure depends on the degree of shaping required, however, typically lasts 1.5 hours.

The incisions are disguised in the natural folds of the labia and generally heal very well, minimizing long-term visibility.

Donald Mowlds Surgery

Patients are discharged home the same day and generally experience minimal discomfort, often returning to work the week following surgery. Patients are encouraged to wear loose-fitting clothing for at least a week while the incisions heal. A cold compress or ice pack may be applied for comfort. I ask my patients to avoid strenuous exercise or sexual activity for 6 weeks following the procedure in order to ensure optimal healing.

The swelling takes several weeks to subside after which the results are visible. The results are typically long-lasting provided there is no physical trauma or further childbirth. Patients routinely express a high degree of satisfaction after undergoing this procedure.

Donald Mowlds, MD

Donald S. Mowlds, MD, MBA

I ask my patients to refrain from sexual intercourse or tampon insertion for 6 weeks following labiaplasty to allow the surgical site to heal and fully recover.

It is ok to shower 48 hours after surgery, however, please avoid scrubbing or soaking the surgery site. I will evaluate the progress of your healing during follow-up visits and instruct you on the proper time to return to baths and swimming.

Patients are instructed to wear loose-fitting clothing for at least a week while the incisions heal. I will evaluate the progress of your healing during follow-up visits and instruct you on the proper time to begin introducing more restrictive garments.

Labiaplasty should not affect your ability to conceive or deliver a child, however I recommend waiting until you are done with childbearing to avoid compromising your result.

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Receive an in-depth consultation where we will thoroughly review your goals to personalize a plan focused on a natural and aesthetic result. Dr. Donald S. Mowlds, MD is located in beautiful Newport Beach, CA but is also available via a virtual consultation for out-of-town patients.

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Other Body Procedures

Liposculpture uses various liposuction techniques to sequentially address these regions in order to restore an aesthetically appealing contour.

Excess skin and fat are removed and the muscles are tightened like a corset to achieve a flat, toned profile and waistline. Abdominoplasty is often combined with lipo of the flanks in order to synergistically narrow the waistline and re-establish natural aesthetic curves.

The Newport Beach Mommy Makeover utilizes a combination of procedures to restore the pre-pregnancy physique. Common procedures include a breast augmentation, breast lift and a lift with breast implant placement, abdominoplasty and liposculpture.

Buttock augmentation with fat transfer adds volume to shape the buttocks region, improving projection and contour in patients with flat, sagging and small buttocks. The fat is removed from areas of excess throughout the body using advanced liposuction techniques.

The arm lift procedure removes excess skin and fat, restoring an aesthetically pleasing contour to the upper arm.

The thigh lift procedure removes excess skin and fat, restoring an aesthetically pleasing contour to the upper leg. Liposuction is often used to fine-tune the final result.

Correction to hernia formation (“outie”), unwanted piercing holes and creases that form when seated, among others. I use a customizable technique that restores a natural aesthetic to the central abdomen.

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Popular patient requests include restoring volume loss from the face and aging around the eyes which through a midface lift, will reposition your existing facial soft tissue onto the cheekbones to restore vitality. A lower face and neck lift will impart youthfulness through careful repositioning of your skin and natural facial volume. Vertical bands, loose skin and fullness beneath the chin will also be addressed during a neck lift to reveal and highlight your underlying structure.

Breast surgery is a core component of my practice and one of my true passions. I have spent years researching breast cancer, reconstruction and aesthetics in order to offer my patients the most innovative products and surgical techniques.

Areas of excess fat that persist despite diet and exercise can be frustrating. The intrinsic blueprint for fat deposition and retention varies widely between individuals. Body contouring is more art than science that requires blending several procedures and techniques in order to achieve a dramatic and resilient result. Lax skin and excess fat are addressed and muscles are tightened, restoring a youthful and natural appearance to the body.

Skin health is a science that treats the skin components at a cellular level to achieve flawless complexion and texture. A customized skin-care regimen can aggressively treat pigmentation and textural abnormalities as well as optimize the skin to tolerate more aggressive procedures such as lasers and peels. This combined approach leads to an unprecedented lasting renewal of the skin.

Facial rejuvenation and enhancement can also be addressed non-surgically in the office setting using a wide variety of injectable products and non-invasive devices such as Botox®, fillers, laser, Renuva® and more.

Male aesthetics has become increasingly popular as men recognize the availability of procedures that can transform areas of the body left unchanged by diet and exercise. From subtle facial rejuvenation to body sculpting procedures, many surgical and non-surgical procedures can be tailored to the male physique.