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Mikayla Carey
2 years ago
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Labia Minora fixed

I’m need to have my labia minora fixed when I gave birth it split into 2 halves towards my upper right perclitorial labia minora I’m wondering who I can find who does this and how much?

Procedure: Aesthetic Genital Plastic Surgery
Location: clive, IA

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Douglas Monasebian
ASPS Surgeon
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Thank you for your question. Dr. Monasebian, our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, will be able to address your concerns. Dr. Monasebian does perform this labiaplasty surgery. He would have to see you in person to examine the area of concern and all options can be discussed. We would be happy to see you if you are in the New York City area. Medical insurance may help cover the costs of the procedure if deemed medically necessary which can be determined at your consultation. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Regards, Dr. Monasebian and Park Avenue Plastic Surgery.

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Frank Agullo
ASPS Surgeon
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Hi Mikayla! Your concern is a very common occurrence. The procedure to fix this tear is usually simple, although a full consultation would be necessary to determine the extent. Look for a board-certified plastic surgeon that performs labiaplasties often. The cost of a procedure like this can be between $2,000 and $4,000 depending on the extent of the repair and type of anesthesia.

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Benjamin Van Raalte
ASPS Surgeon
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We do this frequently at Iowa Plastic Surgery. The majority of patients have it repaired in our office under either local anesthesia, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), or IV sedation. Rarely someone chooses general anesthesia. The healing is sometimes an issue with about a 10% revision rate, since it can either swell and stretch, or scar and contract. It is also an area with a lot of small infections. So usually there are a few post operative visits. The range depends on the type of anesthesia and is from about $2000 to $4000. In Iowa, insurance does not cover it, and even if it did, would require that it be performed at a hospital with additional costs, copays, and risk of denial. Our office offers virtual consultations. Clive is about 2.5 hours from us on I80.

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Samir Shureih
ASPS Surgeon

A complete history of the circumstances of the delivery and what was done ? episiotomy or not.

It is not common to split the labia minora during delivery. More common is split of the posterior wall of the vagina, that could involve the lower labia portion.

Start by examination by your Gynecologist for proper diagnosis and the integrity of the posterior wall of the vagina.

See a Board Certified plastic surgeon for proper plan of repair.

Most plastic surgeons are well versed in the repair and possible need for a vaginoplasty.(Repair of the muscles)

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Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question and I am sorry to hear of your injury. I have fixed a number of these over the years and it can be accomplished as an in-office procedure. I would recommend reaching out to a labiaplasty specialist in your area as they would be more familiar with the tissues. Hope this helps.

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