Insurance and Labiaplasty: What You Need to Know

As more women become interested in labiaplasty to improve the appearance of prominent labia minora (inner vaginal lips), it’s only natural to wonder if the procedure may be covered by your existing health insurance policy. According to your insurance provider, does labiaplasty fall under the category of cosmetic, elective procedure or medical necessity? Beyond Appearances Labiaplasty […]

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Labiaplasty with Clitoral Hood Reduction: Which Technique Is Best?

A quick glance through RealSelf questions and answers from real surgeons who perform labiaplasty shows an ongoing debate over which surgical technique to use. This is particularly the case when combining clitoral hood reduction with labiaplasty. Would wedge labiaplasty or trim labiaplasty deliver the best outcome? The Differences in Trim vs. Wedge Labiaplasty Although every […]

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Is a Better Labiaplasty On the Way?

Labiaplasty is among the fastest-growing cosmetic surgery procedures as far as popularity goes. Yet, despite the overall increase in numbers, there remains a lack of consistency when it comes to the specific surgical techniques were taken. Results, too, are measured by varying standards, many of which are subjective. A new proposal recommends that plastic surgeons […]

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5 Treatments for an Even Bigger “Big O”

While some women have no problem reaching an orgasm during sex, others may struggle with physical issues that interfere with their sexual pleasure. Depending on your personal concerns, there just may be a cosmetic procedure that can help. Vaginoplasty Following vaginal delivery, many women find that they feel looser than they did before having children. […]

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Aesthetic Surgery Journal Accepts Dr. Placik’s Article

Do magazines like Playboy create a public preference for the look of the female genitals, or only reflect what the consumer really wants? To answer this question, Dr. Placik and a colleague performed a recently published study in Aesthetic Surgery Journal (ASJ) to analyze the centerfolds of Playboy magazine, scanning images from the very first […]

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3 Misconceptions about Trim Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty has seen a significant increase in popularity over the past few years and is also one of the procedures that consistently has one of the highest post-surgical satisfaction ratings on the plastic surgery site RealSelf. Whether trim ( “edge”) or wedge labiaplasty should be used during surgery is often the subject of much debate, […]

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When Choosing Labiaplasty: Wedge or Edge (Trim)?

When considering labiaplasty, women have two options: wedge or trim labiaplasty. Although both types of labiaplasty accomplish the same goal of creating a more proportionate look to your labia, these terms refer to a difference in surgical techniques. As labiaplasty becomes increasingly popular, more women (and their surgeons) are increasingly aware of the options of […]

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A Closer Look at the Increasing Popularity of Labiaplasty

The year-end statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported an increase in labiaplasty, with 44 percent more women choosing the surgery in 2013 compared to 2012. What’s the motivation behind this sudden surge in such an intimate procedure? Cosmetic Surgery Trends The truth is, labiaplasty isn’t the only cosmetic surgery procedure on the […]

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