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Labiaplasty: Expert surgical solutions
with outstanding results.

Minnesota Cosmetic & Reconstructive Gynecology

About Labiaplasty

Common Symptoms
& Concerns

We hear these concerns most often from women who are considering labiaplasty: 

  • Discomfort during intercourse, exercise, or other physical activities due to elongated, asymmetrical or protruding labia minora 

  • Pain or discomfort when wearing certain kinds of clothing

  • Embarrassment due to physical appearance of labia minora

  • Changes to labia minora after childbirth



What makes our care

Dr. Ashford is a board-certified gynecologist and urogynecologist with extensive surgical experience. He has been using the daVinci surgical robot and laser surgical tools for many years to precisely repair many kinds of pelvic issues in women of all ages. His superb training and experience combined with a gift for aesthetic surgical outcomes makes him the ideal choice for women seeking laser labiaplasty and similar cosmetic gynecology procedures.

Though many physicians now offer this procedure, Dr. Ashford stands out as an experienced OB/GYN with the training and expertise to provide women with the outcomes they desire. Dr. Ashford also has the confidence of other doctors. He is a member of the exclusive American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. To become a member of this prestigious organization, Dr. Ashford was nominated by another cosmetic surgeon who can vouch for his skills and abilities. There is no other way to become a member.

Dr. Ashford's approach to all intimate concerns is to listen first and provide consultation and recommendations without judgement. His patients always appreciate his calm, thoughtful demeanor.

FAQs about

What is the difference between Vaginal Rejuvenation and Labiaplasty?

Vaginal Rejuvenation is the tightening the musculature of the vagina to remedy the relaxation that may occur due to childbirth or the natural aging process. Labiaplasty or labia reduction is a surgical process to reshape or resize the inner "lips" of the labia. The two processes may be combined, but are very different procedures.

What is labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is often the word used to describe procedures that reduce the size and refine the appearance of the labia minora - or inner "lips". It doesn't not involve the vagina itself. That procedure is Vaginal Rejuvenation. Some women choose to have their outer "lips" - the labia majora - enhanced as well.

What is a "normal" labia?

The size, color and shape of the female labia - the inner “lips” surrounding vagina - vary significantly from woman to woman. The truth is this: there is no “normal” or ideal appearance. Like everything else on our bodies, the labia come normally in all shapes and sizes.

Is labiaplasty performed on the labia minora or labia majora?

Both, actually. Most often when people refer to labiaplasty, they are referring to enhancements to the labia minora. However, some women choose to have improvements made to the labia majora as well. Dr. Ashford provides these procedures as well.

Why would a woman have labiaplasty or labia reduction surgery?

Labia come in various sizes, colors and shapes - yet many women feel self-conscious with labia that are elongated, asymmetrical or protruding from the vagina. Some women suffer chronic irritation and discomfort from wearing clothing, during sex, exercise or other physical activities. Some women are born with these labial variances while often times the labia become stretched and asymmetric over time. Childbirth can impact the appearance of the labia as well.

Whatever the reason for considering labiaplasty, Dr. Ashford will provide consultation and recommendations without judgement. As a board certified Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon, he is uniquely qualified to prove the result you seek.

How will labiaplasty affect my sex life?

Following labiaplasty surgery sex should be avoided for six weeks. After this time of healing, any embarrassment, concerns or issues with the labia will be gone. As a result many women tell us there is an emotional improvement to sex.

There is no functional change in sex after labiaplasty. Women looking for functional improvement in sexual sensation and experience need vaginoplasty or vaginal rejuvenation. Making this clear distinction separates Dr. Ashford from the plethora of plastic surgeons rushing to do labiaplasty. In addition to labiaplasty, Dr. Ashford can tighten the vagina resulting in improvement to the sexual experience.

Is patient financing available?

Yes! We offer financing through American Healthcare Lending and Care Credit. We also accept most major credit cards.

Questions? Wondering what's right for you?

Call  651-600-3035 or email us at MNWCare Support

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What Our Patients Say About Dr. Ashford

"Dr. Ashford is an exceptional doctor with an excellent bedside manner. As a female looking for vaginal rejuvenation after three pregnancies, the thought of being examined by any doctor made me anxious. However, Dr. Ashford has such a calm & caring bedside manner that he quickly put my worries at ease, and I was able to open up with all my concerns with his genuine interest in my overall health."

- Patient - Posted at RealSelf

"I could not have asked for a better surgeon or care team."

- B. - Patient

"Dr. Ashford and his entire staff are outstanding! I just had surgery and couldn't be more impressed about the care and compassion I received from Dr. Ashford. He really took time to listen to my concerns, answered all my questions and was great at informing me about my options. "

- S. - Patient

"A huge thank you to Dr. Ashford for the last surgery to remove scar tissue that was messing things up and causing me pain everyday. I am now back to myself - feeling great & active - and no pain!!"

- E.A. - Patient

"My experience with Dr. Ashford has been absolutely amazing. I've seen many physicians for my problem and this is the first time I feel that someone has listened and offered options/solutions versus being dismissive. I feel like I'm finely on the right path. I would highly recommend Dr. Ashford!"

- Anon - Patient

"Dr. Ashford was very thorough and listened to my concerns. Dr. Ashford explained all my options and made me feel comfortable. He asked if I had any questions and took the time to answer them."

- A.D. - Patient

"Dr. Ashford is the best! Being a doctor that is both a gynecologist and an urologist he has been able to help me solve all of my issues, not just some of them. Even when I was questioning what was going on, he has remained calm and has always had a plan. He also has explained everything in a way that I could understand."

- Anon - Patient - RateMDs.com

"I recently had surgery performed by Dr Ashford. I was extremely impressed with his level of competence and caring throughout the process. I totally trusted him,the surgery was a total success at this point with followup appointments scheduled to make sure I have healed correctly. He is an exceptional surgeon who cares personally about each of his patients. I definitely recommend Dr Ashford to any women with pelvic issues."

- Marilyn - Patient

"Dr. Ashford was very comprehensive in his treatment plan options, and came up with a plan tailored to my needs. It's a great practice, and I feel like I'm getting access to a team with excellent knowledge."

- J.C. - Patient

"Doctor Ashford and his staff gave me my life back and I would recommend them to anyone dealing with OBGYN needs. He worked with me for many months and really listened to and understood me, he also personally preformed surgery on me in April."

- M.A. - Patient