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Labia reduction surgery (labiaplasty) is a procedure to reduce the size of the outer folds of the labia (labia majora) for improved appearance, comfort, or shape. The skilled plastic surgeons at Healing Waters offer labiaplasty for both medical and aesthetic purposes. Labiaplasty can help to relieve discomfort caused by enlarged, elongated, or irregularly shaped labia, and can create a more symmetrical, aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Labiaplasty Plastic Surgery
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin or tissue from uneven or enlarged labia. Women who experience physical discomfort or who are unhappy with the larger size or shape of their labia may benefit from labiaplasty.
During the procedure, incisions are made lengthwise along the labia; excess skin or tissue is removed, and the area is reshaped as necessary for optimal contour.
To learn more about labiaplasty, your candidacy, and options, contact Healing Waters today to arrange a confidential consultation with one of our plastic surgeons.
Frequently Asked Questions
Ideal candidates for labiaplasty are in good general health and are unhappy or uncomfortable with the appearance or function of enlarged, protruding, thickened, elongated, or asymmetrical labia majora.
While many labiaplasty candidates are simply dissatisfied with the aesthetic appearance of large or asymmetrical labia, some women also suffer physical discomfort or irritation with certain types of clothing, exercise, or other activities. Whether present from birth or resulting from changes due to weight fluctuation, pregnancy, or aging, labiaplasty can help to reduce and reshape larger labia with rewarding results.
For more information about labiaplasty and to learn whether it can benefit you, contact Healing Waters to schedule a personal, confidential consultation with one of our plastic surgeons.
Following labiaplasty, patients can expect discomfort, bruising, and swelling that can be managed with medication and rest. Cold compresses, ice, or ointment may also be recommended. Although most normal activity may be resumed within days, loose clothing should be worn, patients should prevent friction or irritation to the surgical site, and strenuous activity should be avoided during the full recovery period (approximately six weeks).
As individual recoveries vary, your plastic surgeon will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions and advice to help ensure a smooth recovery.
Incisions from labiaplasty tend to follow the natural lines and folds of the labia for better concealment and minimally visible scarring.
Patients with a history of problematic scarring should inform their plastic surgeon and discuss their options prior to surgery.
Significant complications are unlikely, but can develop. Some of the potential complications associated with labiaplasty include bleeding, hematoma, infection, problematic wound healing or scarring, asymmetry, numbness, or vaginal contractions causing pain.
Your plastic surgeon will thoroughly review the procedure and risks with you prior to surgery.
Individual recovery times vary. Many patients are able to return to non-strenuous work within a few days to a week following surgery.
In most cases, pain and discomfort following labiaplasty is easily managed with medication and rest. Severe pain may indicate a complication and will require additional follow-up.
Any numbness experienced during recovery from labiaplasty is usually temporary. Permanent loss of sensation following labiaplasty is an extremely rare complication.
No. Labiaplasty reduces and reshapes enlarged, elongated, or asymmetrical labia majora (outer vaginal folds). The plastic surgeons at Healing Waters perform labiaplasty for patients seeking labia reduction and reshaping for aesthetic or medical purposes. Vaginoplasty is a gynecological surgery to tighten the vaginal mucosa (tissue). Patients seeking vaginoplasty will need to consult with a gynecologist.
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