National Estimates of Labiaplasty Performance in the United States from 2016 to 2019

Douglas Luchristt*, David Sheyn, C. Emi Bretschneider

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The objective of this analysis was to provide national estimates of rates and patterns of labiaplasty performance among all payers in the ambulatory surgery setting. We used the Nationwide Ambulatory Surgery Sample database from 2016 to 2019 and estimated the annual rate of labiaplasty in the United States, along with the demographic characteristics of patients undergoing the procedure and characteristics of the facilities where the procedure was performed. The highest rate of cases was observed among adolescent and young women in the United States, with nearly 20% of all cases being performed in girls younger than age 18 years. Given the limited outcome data and potential long-term adverse events associated with this procedure, as well as the high rate of minors undergoing this procedure, more dedicated research assessing the prevalence and associated outcomes is warranted.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-274
Number of pages4
JournalObstetrics and gynecology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 1 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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