Female sexual health can seem like a taboo subject, but it doesn’t have to be. Rather than keeping your vaginal wellness concerns in the dark, women are increasingly taking control and seeking proactive solutions to help them to feel more confident in their own bodies.
Labiaplasty—a surgical vaginal rejuvenation procedure—is becoming more and more popular with women who want to embrace their sexual well-being and live their best lives with self-confidence that comes from knowing that you look and feel like the very best version of yourself.
Seeking labiaplasty can be an intimidating experience for women, but it doesn’t need to be stressful or embarrassing. The right surgeon and patient care team will put you at ease and make you feel comfortable, even when dealing with sensitive topics. 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic understands that women feel vulnerable discussing labiaplasty, and putting you at ease while providing education on the procedure is our top priority when you visit us for a consultation.
We provide the gold standard in vaginal rejuvenation surgery and complementary female health treatments. We settle for nothing but the best in the expert care that we provide our valued patients.
Led by one of North America’s most skilled dual board-certified cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Thomas Buonassisi, we provide our patients a full 360° spectrum of surgical and non-surgical treatments to meet your female health goals. Dr. Buonassisi carefully assesses each patient’s unique anatomy and needs to create a surgical plan that’s as individual as you are—giving you the confidence that you’re in the most skilled hands for your labiaplasty procedure.
As a deeply personal procedure, it’s safe to say that most women don’t want to entrust just any doctor to perform their labiaplasty. Finding the right labiaplasty surgeon is critical in getting the care and results that you want, and we’re proud to be the home of one of the country’s most skilled cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Buonassisi. Get to know him by the numbers:
With a mastery of this extremely specialized and complex field, Dr. Buonassisi’s experience gives patients the assurance that you’re in the best hands for any female health procedure that you come to us for.
Book your complimentary consultation appointment with 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic to learn more about your labiaplasty and female health options and discover a vaginal rejuvenation plan that’s tailored to your unique needs and goals. Give us a call at
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Along with the fact that we have Canada’s premier cosmetic surgeon—Dr. Buonassisi—leading our practice, there are other reasons that we stand out across the Lower Mainland. What sets us apart is our comprehensive patient assessment and our commitment to educating you every step of the way, so you’re always in control of making informed decisions around your female health goals.
We pride ourselves on creating results that our patients love. Dr. Buonassisi ensures that your labiaplasty results create the neat and natural look that you want, leaving you feeling like the very best version of yourself.
Labiaplasty is appealing to women who struggle with feelings of self-consciousness or physical discomfort. After a labiaplasty, women are thrilled with their results for many reasons, including:
A labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that alters the labia minora (inner labia), although it can also sometimes address the labia majora (outer labia) in certain patients as well. The goal of labiaplasty is to decrease the size of the inner labia to keep it surrounded by the outer labia and looking naturally tucked into place.
There are a variety of reasons why some women have longer labia, including genetics, childbirth, and aging. Labiaplasty effectively removes excess inner labia tissue to keep it contained neatly inside the outer labia.
There are many reasons why a woman may consider labiaplasty. Some are physical reasons that come with enlarged labia or excess tissue that hangs outside of the labia majora, while others are self-esteem and confidence-related. Women who choose labiaplasty struggle with some or all of these areas:
For some women, the inner labia are longer than the outer labia, and labiaplasty surgery involves trimming the excess labia minora tissue that protrudes outside of the labia majora. Labiaplasty is performed under anesthetic. Dr. Buonassisi will carefully measure the labia before marking them, carefully trimming excess tissue away, and closing the incisions with sutures.
Many women have similar questions prior to labiaplasty. Will I lose feeling if I have a labiaplasty? How long does it take for labiaplasty to heal? When can I go back to work after a labiaplasty? These are all valid questions and it’s normal to want to know what to expect before you make a decision about surgery.
When it comes to healing, post-operative labiaplasty pain is minimal and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication or a prescription. You will experience significant swelling and possibly some bruising after your surgery. Most of the swelling will go down after 2 weeks but it typically takes about 6 weeks for all of the swelling to subside.
Women who are diligent about following Dr. Buonassisi’s post-operative care instructions may be able to resume some non-strenuous activities 3 to 4 days after surgery, and you’ll be back to your regular exercise and activity after about 4 weeks.
Labiaplasty results are permanent and won’t become stretched out or require additional surgery after any future childbirth. Labiaplasty does not interfere with normal vaginal sensations, the ability to have intercourse, or the ability to have orgasms.
A labiaplasty is often performed as a single surgery, but many women choose to make it part of a holistic combination treatment plan by pairing it with laser vaginal therapy using diVa™ technology. This non-surgical treatment improves dryness, increases sensation, and reduces symptoms of urinary incontinence. Our expert laser specialists will tailor a treatment plan that’s unique to your individual needs and vaginal rejuvenation goals.
Visit 8 West Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Clinic for your complimentary pre consultation and skin assessment by booking a consultation online or by calling our patient care managers at