Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery


Although labiaplasty is a sensitive topic, there are a number of reasons why this procedure is seeing a gradual rise in popularity. Patients who decide to have labiaplasty in Calgary and choose Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery can expect our team to lend a sensitive, listening ear and provide an experience that makes them feel safe and validated. Labiaplasty needn't be an awkward topic. Our plastic surgeons are here for you here at Macleod Trail.

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Is Labiaplasty for You?

Labiaplasty, a surgical treatment that adjusts the size or shape of the labia minora, is popular with women across all ages and backgrounds. At Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery, we acknowledge that each patient is unique and comes to us with her own aesthetic goals and visions. During your consultation, we'll help you decide whether this procedure is right for you. Typically, labiaplasty patients come to us to address the following concerns:

  • Excessively large labia minora
  • Discomfort during certain physical activities
  • Feelings of self–consciousness during sex
  • Asymmetrical labia minora

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The labia minora are the smaller "inner lips" of the vulva. They sit between the labia majora. Although there is quite a bit of variation among what is considered "normal" for this part of the body, some women wish to change the look of their labia minora for personal reasons. Like other elective procedures, labiaplasty is best suited for patients who are in good mental and physical health.

Your Labiaplasty Options

Labiaplasty does not typically require general anesthesia. Instead, your plastic surgeon will likely use local anesthesia with light sedation to keep you comfortable and calm your nerves.

During the procedure, your surgeon carefully makes incisions based on your stated goals. Using a technique that preserves sensation while still achieving an attractive, natural–looking result, your surgeon excises a precise amount of tissue before suturing the area. The labiaplasty procedure is relatively brief. However, if it's performed as part of a larger surgery, such as mommy makeover, both the length of the procedure and the recovery will be a bit lengthier.


After your labiaplasty is complete, you may return home in the care of a trusted adult. Due to the sedatives used during surgery, we don't recommend that you drive yourself home. It's normal to experience swelling and discomfort while the area heals. The majority of symptoms subside on their own after about a week. Depending on how physically demanding your job is, you may be able to go back to work within 7 days or less.

As you might expect, you'll need to wait longer before participating in strenuous exercise and sexual intimacy. Our surgeons recommend taking about 1 month away from these activities to allow the labia to heal fully and properly.

The tissue excised during labiaplasty does not grow back, and your results are likely to be permanent. Would you like to learn more? We look forward to helping. Contact us online to request your consultation or call our office at (403) 452-7953 with your questions.

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Meet Our Surgeons

With extensive training and years of specialized experience, our Royal College-certified plastic surgeons are known in Calgary and throughout Canada for exceptional surgical outcomes and compassionate care. Their goal is simple: to give you the best version of yourself, whether you choose a procedure for your face, breasts, or body, or a personalized combination of procedures.

Dr. Whidden Dr. Humphreys Dr. Byers

Dr. Humphreys(403) 242-5080

Dr. Whidden(403) 228-2684

Dr. Byers(403) 229-2906

Fax(403) 242-5090

Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery
7425 Macleod Trail Southwest
Calgary, AB T2H 0L8
Main Phone: (403) 452-7953
Fax: (403) 242-5090
8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

At Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery in Calgary, Canada, Dr. Douglas Humphreys, Dr. Brett Byers, and Dr. Paul Whidden offer plastic surgery for the breasts, body, and face in their capacity as Royal College-certified plastic surgeons. Procedures are performed in the safety and privacy of the Macleod Trail Surgical Centre, a private, onsite surgical facility that is fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

*Dr. Paul Whidden and Dr. Douglas Humphreys are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

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