Feeling more confident and attractive in your own body doesn’t always mean that you refine your outward appearance. In many cases, a woman can feel more like herself by making small adjustments that few, if any, will ever see but that she will definitely feel.
As more women have become aware of their intimate health and wellness, we are seeing a rise in the number of labiaplasty procedures being performed. at Skintology, patients interested in this procedure can expect to receive personal care in the discreet manner they deserve.
What is Labiaplasty?
A labiaplasty is a form of vaginal rejuvenation that focuses on external genitalia. Using precise techniques, Dr. Walden shapes and reduces the labia majora or labia minora as needed to correct asymmetry, length, and other concerns.
What are the benefits of a Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty offers cosmetic, physical, and psychological benefits. The reduction and shaping of long labia can allow a woman to feel more comfortable wearing bathing suits, tighter clothing such as leggings, and lingerie. The reshaping of the labia can reduce the physical discomfort experienced when exercising or wearing pants and also during sexual intercourse. Less prominent labia are less noticeable and less obtrusive, leading to enhanced confidence and comfort.
Who is a good candidate for a Labiaplasty?
Women who are in good general health and are interested in improving comfort and self-confidence through vaginal rejuvenation are often excellent candidates for labiaplasty. A consultation with Dr. Walden is the best way to discover what this procedure can do for you.
What is the Labiaplasty procedure?
Labiaplasty is a general term used to describe a few different vaginal rejuvenation techniques. Each technique can be performed using a local anesthetic block along with a sedative to achieve physical and emotional comfort. Procedures are performed on an outpatient basis. Due to the sedative aspect of care, patients need someone to chauffer them home after their appointment.
Labiaplasty techniques include:
Labia Minora Reduction
The labia minora are smaller pieces of tissue that lie inside of the labia majora. These inner vaginal lips sometimes extend lower than the outer lips. Labia minora reduction reshapes these inner pieces of tissue so that the labia majora can surround them. This is often referred to as alter wedge labiaplasty. To refine the labia minora, Dr. Walden uses the most sophisticated and safe techniques. Once the anesthesia block has been administered, the doctor removes a small vertical wedge-shape of labia minora tissue. In many cases, clitoral hood reduction also takes place during this procedure.
Labia Majora Reduction
The outer vaginal lips may surround the labia minora but may also hang lower than feels proportionate. The reduction of these pieces of tissue is achieved using an elliptical-pattern excision through hidden incisions. For some women, the concern with the labia majora is not that they are too long but that they have deflated over time. Rather than reduce the size of the labia, Dr. Walden may correct deflation using dermal fillers or fat grafting.
Labial fat grafting is a minor procedure in which a small amount of fat is extracted from an area of the body via liposuction. Concentrated fat cells are then inserted into the labia majora to restore plumpness and volume.
Clitoral Hood Reduction
Clitoral hood reduction often coincides with labia minora reduction because the two areas are comprised of the same fold of skin. This fold meets at the clitoris and is referred to as the clitoral hood. The reduction may be beneficial when the hood is redundant and heavy, preventing direct stimulation of the clitoris during sexual intercourse. Great care is taken to preserve nerve sensation and vascular tissue when this technique is performed.
What results can a Labiaplasty procedure achieve?
Labiaplasty is performed to reduce the labia minora or majora is needed to restore proper proportions between the two. As a result, patients appreciate better symmetry between the external genitalia, improved comfort, and higher confidence in certain types of clothing. Multiple studies have indicated that the patient-satisfaction rate for labiaplasty is over 90 percent.
Labiaplasty Before & After Images
What is the recovery process for Labiaplasty?
Patients are driven home after their brief procedure. During initial recovery, patients can expect swelling and mild to moderate discomfort. This can be managed with prescription pain medication. The activity should remain low for the first 5 days of healing. Exercise may resume after 2 to 3 weeks, and sexual intercourse may resume 4 to 6 weeks after labiaplasty.
What are the risks of Labiaplasty?
The labia are very vascular, meaning they receive a lot of blood flow. This decreases risks associated with tissue reshaping. General surgical risks include poor wound healing and infection, both of which can be managed with good post-operative care.