Summary: More women than ever are now aware of the many aesthetic and medical benefits that labiaplasty can offer, including a newfound sense of self, more satisfying intimate relationships and an overall improvement in comfort.

If you’ve decided that labiaplasty is right for you, the next step is to find the right plastic surgeon with whom to work. Because this procedure is so delicate and detailed, it’s crucial that you take your time when choosing a practice. Keep these tips in mind during your research to help you make the best decision for you.

1. Check for Board Certification

 When it comes to choosing a plastic surgeon for any procedure, board certification is the first qualification you should look for.

A board-certified plastic surgeon has gone through extensive training performing a variety of different procedures and is best equipped to offer you the high-quality and safe results that you want. Dr. Harrington has been Board Certified since the year 2001.

2. Ask about Experience

Although a particular plastic surgeon might be board certified, that doesn’t necessarily mean that he or she has ample experience performing any given procedure on a regular basis. For something as intimate as labiaplasty, you’ll definitely want to choose someone who specializes in this procedure. This can also help to ensure that the plastic surgeon you choose will understand the personal nature of this surgery and ensure a more comfortable experience. Dr. Harrington on average does 4 to 6 labiaplasties per week.

3. Look at Before and After Photos

Asking to see before and after photos of previous labiaplasty results that a plastic surgeon has achieved in the past can help you to get a better idea of the kinds of results you can expect yourself. These might also be useful tools when trying to communicate your specific needs and goals. Dr. Harrington has created her own brochure with before and after pictures included.

4. Have Realistic Expectations

While pictures can be helpful, keep in mind that because every woman’s body is unique, the details of every labiaplasty will also be different. It’s important to understand the limitations of any procedure before jumping right into it, and working with a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon can help you to understand what outcomes you should be able to realistically expect. Dr. Harrington can help you understand if your expectations are realistic.

5. Be Wary of “Too Good to Be True” Deals

Factors like price or location really shouldn’t be at the top of your list when picking a plastic surgeon. If a deal or special sounds like it’s too good to be true, it probably is. Most practices will offer financing options to help make your surgery as affordable as possible, so don’t become too hung up on price and finding the best deal.

When it comes down to it, you really do get what you pay for, and if you’ve decided that labiaplasty is the best solution for you, then it’ll be well worth it in the long run to have your surgery done right the first time around. Dr. Harrington could not agree more! She has patients fly in from all over the world to have their procedure done because of her expertise. She does not believe in price gouging – she delivers a great experience for a reasonable price.

6. Schedule a Consultation

Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, it’s smart to make a few phone calls or schedule a consultation or two to help you make your final decision. Meeting your plastic surgeon in person and asking questions can give you a chance to see if you feel comfortable talking with him or her. It’s also a good way to learn more about his or her experience and background to help you determine if that particular practice is a good fit for your individual needs. Dr. Harrington and her staff also do phone consultations for her out of town guests.