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Labiaplasty: Trim (Linear) & V-Wedge

After labiaplasty, carefree bikini wearing, such as this woman in a black bikini

After labiaplasty, women can enjoy carefree bikini-wearing without worries of bulges or exposure


Our First Labiaplasty

Fifteen years ago, a member of the hospital staff approached Dr. Canales. “Do you guys do Labiaplasties?”

“No,” Dr. Canales answered. “We don’t.”

He didn’t give up. His girlfriend was miserable. The elongated inner labia twisted and hurt her. She had to find private moments to rearrange herself so she wasn’t in pain. Couldn’t he find someone who could help her?

“Please,” he begged us, “Investigate the procedure. No one else in the area does it.”

So we did.

We researched Labiaplasty, read articles, and talked to colleagues across the country. We reviewed and prepared, and then, when we were ready, we agreed to do the procedure.

We did a Linear Labiaplasty, and the patient was ecstatic. The impact on her quality of life was huge, and she was grateful that we had taken on the case. We were frankly astonished that the results had such a profound impact on her life.

Why Get a Labiaplasty?

As women found out that such a procedure existed, we did more and more labiaplasties. Most of them complained that:

  • Their labia became tangled in lace underwear.
  • They felt pain and discomfort when wearing tight jeans.
  • They were self-conscious wearing yoga pants.
  • They worried about the labia falling out of bathing suits.
  • They had pain with intercourse from tugging and pulling.
  • They didn’t fell feminine with a bulge in their underwear.

Patients were thrilled. We now perform a Trim (sometimes called Linear) Labiaplasty and a V-Wedge Labiaplasty, depending on the patient’s anatomy and her personal goals.

 Labiaplasty’s Impact

Over the years our patients have told us that after a labiaplasty:

  • Their labia no longer became tangled in lace underwear.
  • They felt comfortable in their tight jeans.
  • They were self-conscious wearing yoga pants.
  • They were worry-free when wearing bathing suits.
  • They no longer had pain with intercourse from tugging and pulling.
  • They were not longer self-conscious about the appearance.
  • They felt feminine.
  • They notice a positive impact on intimacy
  • Some had increased sensation in the area after surgery compared with before.
  • They noticed a positive impact on their self-esteem.


And What Do Plastic Surgeons Love about Labiaplasty?

The thing we love best is the positive impact it has on women’s lives!


Dr. Heather Furnas

About Dr. Heather Furnas

Inspired by watching her plastic surgeon father operate in African bush hospitals, Dr. Heather Furnas followed in his footsteps, training at Stanford and serving on the Harvard clinical faculty. She and her husband, Dr. Paco Canales, practice together in Santa Rosa, California, where they raised their two children. (To learn more about their practice, visit She believes an informed patient is more likely to be a happy patient and is committed to providing that education. If you have any suggestions for topics you'd like to learn more about, she would love to hear from you!

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2 Responses to Labiaplasty: Trim (Linear) & V-Wedge

  1. Kirra says:

    I am 15 years old and wanting labiaplasty my parents completely fine with me getting the operation and I understand that i will probably have to go though this procedure twice which i am happy to do.

    • Dr. Heather Furnas says:

      Teens who suffer symptoms of pinching, pain, and twisting that impact physical activity, such as riding a bike, riding a horse, yoga, and swimming, may be good candidates for labiaplasty.

      When the patient is under the age of 18, parental consent is necessary for both the consultation as well as the procedure itself.

      All the best to you,
      Heather Furnas, MD

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