What Is The Success Rate Of Labiaplasty

Patient Satisfaction:

  • High Satisfaction Rates: Studies report high patient satisfaction rates after labiaplasty, ranging from 93% to 94%. This suggests that a vast majority of women who undergo the procedure are happy with the outcome.
  • Individualized Experience: It’s crucial to remember that satisfaction is subjective and varies from person to person. Your individual reasons for considering labiaplasty and your expectations will influence how you interpret the results.

Complication Rates:

  • Potential Complications: Like any surgery, labiaplasty carries potential risks and complications. These can include bleeding, infection, scarring, loss of sensation, and asymmetry.
  • Rates Vary: Reported complication rates vary depending on the study and the specific technique used. Generally, they fall within the range of 2% to 10%.
  • Choosing the Right Surgeon: Minimizing these risks heavily depends on choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in performing labiaplasty.

Additional Considerations:

  • Long-Term Effects: Research on the long-term effects of labiaplasty is still ongoing. Some studies suggest potential changes in sensation or sexual function, although these are often temporary and improve over time.
  • Psychological Impact: Beyond physical outcomes, labiaplasty can significantly improve a woman’s self-esteem, body image, and overall well-being. This positive impact is often considered a key aspect of success.


  • Consult a Doctor: If you’re considering labiaplasty, it’s crucial to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon experienced in the procedure. They can discuss your individual goals, assess your suitability, address any concerns, and provide detailed information about the risks and benefits involved.
  • Realistic Expectations: It’s essential to have realistic expectations and understand that labiaplasty is not a cosmetic procedure aimed at achieving a specific “ideal” look. Its primary purpose is to address functional concerns or emotional distress related to the labia minora.

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Dr Richard Young

Dr. Richard Young is a board certified cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon

As one of the nation’s leading innovators in aesthetic surgery of the face, hand, breast and body, and a pioneer of reconstructive surgery and stem cell procedures, Dr. Richard Young is certified by the Board of Plastic Surgery and the Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

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