Long Island Labiaplasty With Dr. Vandegrift

Labiaplasty isn’t only about aesthetics. Many of Dr. Meredith Vandegrift’s labiaplasty patients turned to her when they felt uncomfortable in their most private and sensitive areas. Some had experienced discomfort when exercising due to rubbing and chafing of the labia, while others struggled with painful sexual intercourse. Labiaplasty may be able to bring you relief. 

If you’re experiencing discomfort or embarrassment due to enlarged or asymmetrical labia, ask us about labiaplasty. Dr. Vandegrift is a caring and compassionate female plastic surgeon who offers this procedure to women in Long Island. Contact us to learn more about labiaplasty in Long Island.

What Is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a procedure to modify the appearance of the labia – typically the labia minora, the inner set of labia or inner vaginal lips. Labiaplasty often reduces the size of the labia to fit within the labia majora or outer vaginal lips. Labiaplasty can also enhance labial symmetry or restore a more youthful labial appearance after pregnancy. Many women opt to include labiaplasty in a mommy makeover, and it is an excellent stand-alone treatment option too. 

Can You Benefit From Labiaplasty in Long Island?

Labiaplasty is about you. If you’re self-conscious about your labia’s appearance or are experiencing discomfort due to protruding labia, learn more about this procedure.  If you believe you may benefit from labiaplasty, come talk with Dr. Vandegrift.

Labiaplasty has helped countless women:

  • Feel more confident in their intimate appearance/ experience
  • Comfortably wear tight clothing, like leggings and exercise attire
  • Restore the appearance of the labia after childbirth
  • Run, bicycle, and ride horses with increased comfort

The Labiaplasty Procedure

Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure. It can take place while you are under general anesthesia or local anesthesia, possibly with IV sedation. A typical procedure usually requires less than an hour, unless you choose to combine it with other surgical procedures. 

There are two primary types of labiaplasty – wedge and trim. In a wedge labiaplasty, Dr. Vandegrift removes a small wedge from the labia, then sutures the remaining tissue together. In a trim procedure, Dr. Vandegrift trims a small amount of tissue from the labia’s outer edge of the labia. Trim labiaplasty is the most straightforward and commonly performed version of this procedure. Dr. Vandegrift will choose the most effective treatment option to achieve your desired results. 

Patients spend a short time in our recovery area after their procedure before returning home to recover. Our skilled surgical nurses will care for your every need from your arrival until you’re ready to return home. 

Recovery After Labiaplasty

Healing happens quickly in the vaginal area. Most patients can return to work within a few days and full activity within a few weeks. The surgical area will need special cleaning and care while it’s healing. We’ll provide instructions for cleaning the area and caring for your incisions. 

You’ll need to avoid some activities during recovery, including bike riding, horseback riding, sexual intercourse, and intense exercise. You can resume these activities after full healing, usually within four to six weeks of the procedure.

Meet Dr. Meredith Vandegrift

Dr. Meredith Vandegrift is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in breast and body rejuvenation that restores a youthful, supple appearance after pregnancy or weight loss.

While offering a full complement of cosmetic and reconstructive procedures including breast lift, tummy tuck, vaginal rejuvenation, and oncoplastic breast reduction, Dr. Vandegrift also has a special interest and expertise in both invasive and non-invasive facial rejuvenation. With a focus on keeping your look natural, she provides a holistic approach to each patient, specifically tailoring a treatment regimen that will leave you looking and feeling your absolute best.

Ready to Learn More About Labiaplasty?

Patients often feel vulnerable before plastic surgery, especially when the procedure is on a sensitive and private area like the labia. Choosing a caring, compassionate provider like Dr. Vandegrift can make navigating the surgical process much easier. 

If you’re considering labiaplasty, contact our office to schedule a consultation and learn more. A consultation isn’t a commitment to have surgery. We welcome any patient who is curious about a specific surgery. As you explore the procedure and learn more, you’ll have the tools to decide if labiaplasty is right for you.

If you’re ready to take that next step, contact Dr. Vandegrift to schedule your first visit to our Long Island plastic surgery office. Call us today at (631) 935-0303


Labiaplasty in Long Island, NY

Long Island has many talented plastic surgeons to choose from. Dr. Vandegrift is an excellent choice for women seeking compassionate care and expert medical advice from a trusted female plastic surgeon. Our goal is to help each patient feel heard and respected while providing exceptional surgical results.

Childbirth can change the labia’s shape and size. Many women desire labiaplasty after having children to restore a more youthful appearance to the genital area. Often, our patients choose to combine this procedure with other surgical options for restoring the body after childbirth, like breast surgery or a tummy tuck as part of our mommy makeover. You can also get a labiaplasty if you have never had children.

In some cases, pregnancy after labiaplasty can change the labia’s size or shape. Dr. Vandegrift can perform revision surgery after pregnancy if needed.

Most patients will need to avoid sex for four to six weeks after labiaplasty.

To ensure accurate pricing information, Dr. Vandegrift can provide an accurate quote for surgical procedures like labiaplasty after a discussion about treatment goals and a physical examination.

If you’re in good health and desire a change in your labia’s appearance, you may be a candidate for surgery. 

The best candidates for plastic surgery do not smoke. Smoking can slow the healing process and lead to post-surgical complications. 

To ensure each patient is a good candidate for this procedure – physically and mentally – you’ll talk extensively about your goals, medical history, and lifestyle with Dr. Vandegrift during the consultation.

Labiaplasty is a common procedure, even if you haven’t heard many women talking about it. Most of our patients who receive this surgery prefer to keep their procedure discreet. Hundreds of women receive labiaplasty each year, including many in the Long Island area.