Due to current grooming trends, the skin and tissues of the vaginal area are more obvious, leading women to seek out rejuvenation procedures. Everyone wants to feel confident, and with improved confidence often times comes enhanced intimacy. These procedures can make women look and feel better in a swimsuit, the tight pants that are now in style, and fitness attire. Gain a boost in confidence with no more embarrassment.
What is a Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty, also known as vaginal rejuvenation, is a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance of the female external genitalia (labia minora and labia majora). The surgery can be done purely for cosmetic reasons, as well as for functional and hygiene reasons. This is a helpful operation that has improved the lives of countless women. Although discussing labiaplasty may seem a little uncomfortable, Dr. Fisher makes your experience as relaxing as possible so that you are reassured about your goals and decisions in this process.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Any woman uncomfortable with the appearance or their external genitalia or general discomfort in this area may be a candidate for labiaplasty. Some women experience embarrassment in certain clothes, and others may feel physical irritation with exercise and other physical activities. It is also possible to have discomfort during sexual intercourse.
Many women are simply self-conscious and dissatisfied with the appearance of the labia minora. Oftentimes, this is because the labia tissue is too long or hangs down too much outside of the labia majora. The excess skin can involve one side or both, and may also extend to the clitoral hood. For many women, this starts becoming noticeable in childhood and worsens over time. For other women, this can occur after after childbirth as well as hormone replacement medication.
Labiaplasty vs Vaginoplasty
Most of the time, surgical procedures of the “vaginal area” do not actually involve the vagina itself. Labiaplasty is performed to reduce the size of the vulva’s “inner lips” (labia minora). If needed, a clitoral hood reduction also addresses the excess skin surrounding the clitoris. In other words, these procedures only correct tissues of the external female parts, not the vaginal canal. If vaginal tightening is desired, non-surgical laser vaginal rejuvenation can be performed using V-Lase. Labiaplasty and vaginoplasty can be done separately or in conjunction with each other.
Both of these procedures have gained great popularity in recent years because of their highly rewarding outcomes for most women who have had them done.
Dr. Fisher performs a labiaplasty after the patient finished her period. For the procedure, the patient is given either anesthesia or IV sedation. Patients may also receive medications to block nerve signals and minimize bleeding. During the procedure, Dr. Fisher trims the excess labial tissue using either a scalpel, scissors, or laser. The incision is then closed with stitched that will absorb over time. Antibiotic cream will also be applied to the area. The procedure typically takes between 1 to 2 hours. Patients are able to return home the same day as the procedure.
Can Labiaplasty Be Combined with Other Procedures?
In conjunction with labiaplasty reduction of the labia minora, other rejuvenating procedures may be done in this anatomical region if necessary. This includes clitoral hood reduction, labia majora reduction, and labial puffing procedures.
Labia Majora Reduction
After the labiaplasty procedure, patients will have some swelling and mild-to moderate pain. Dr. Fisher will prescribe painkillers to help with the pain. Patients are able to return to work within 4 days. After 6 weeks, patients can use tampons and resume sexual activity. After he procedure, it is important for patients to take care of the treated area to prevent infection. This includes washing the area and using antibiotic creams.
Schedule a Consultation
Labiaplasty can be done under local or general anesthesia, depending on each individual person and procedure. If you are considering having labiaplasty surgery, you will need to come in for a consultation to learn whether or not you are a candidate for the procedure. Contact our office today at 650.321.2629