Labia Reduction St. Louis - Vaginal Rejuvenation Missouri

Women may have an inherited or acquired excess amount of skin in the vaginal area(labia). This can be a source of embarrassment or irritation and many women will choose to have the excess tissue removed.

In this procedure, Dr. Cabbabe removes extra skin of the labia from the vagina. Skin from the outer labia (majora) and inner labia (minora) can be removed as desired. The scars are concealed in this area and this results in a more youthful appearance of the labia and vagina.

Dr. Cabbabe incorporates his experience with reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the body to give his patients the best results possible to meet their desires. He is an expert in cosmetic, reconstructive and minimally invasive body surgery. Many bariatric surgeons refer their patients to Dr. Cabbabe for his expertise. During your consultation, Dr. Cabbabe will carefully examine you and will make recommendations in order to help you achieve your desired result.

Preparing for Surgery

Dr. Cabbabe will ask that you refrain from taking any aspirin, plavix, ibuprofen, Coumadin or any other type of blood thinner. He may also recommend that you stop any hormones or oral contraceptives to reduce the risk of blood clots in the legs around the time of surgery


Most patients prefer some type of anesthesia for comfort. Dr. Cabbabe will place markings on the labia for planned areas of tissue removal. Numbing medicine is used to minimize blood loss and assist with pain control.

Excess tissue is removed from the labia to sculpt the area, making sure not to remove too little or too much and to prevent clitoral hooding. 2 layers of absorbable stitches are placed for strength.

Absorbable sutures are used so that no stitches need to be removed later. No drains are needed.


Patients are able to go home the same day. Pain medication will be prescribed. Most patients are able to shower within 24 hours. There may be some “spotting” from the incision line that will stop within 48 hours. Recovery time is minimal except for some soreness. Dr. Cabbabe will ask you to refrain from sexual intercourse for approximately 2-3 weeks.


Complications include bleeding after surgery, fluid collections which may result in infection, thickened scars, skin necrosis, asymmetries and blood clots. These may require additional procedures to correct.

Dr. Cabbabe takes measures to prevent complications including appropriate use of antibiotics and drains to prevent infections, leg sequential devices to prevent blood clots in the legs and careful tissue handling to prevent skin necrosis. Board – certified anesthesiologists are used for all of his surgeries.