What Is a Labiaplasty?Posted on:
Childbirth, aging, or simply genetics can result in many patients choosing a labiaplasty procedure. This surgery reduces the labia minora, and is also known as a “vaginoplasty,” “labial reduction,” or “vaginal rejuvenation.”
Why Choose a Labiaplasty?
Aside from feeling self-conscious about the appearance of the genitals, many patients find that the size or shape of their labia creates irritation, discomfort, or hygiene issues. These problems may be especially noticeable when wearing certain clothing, exercising, or during intercourse. A labiaplasty can address these problems while also creating a more symmetrical appearance.
The Labiaplasty Procedure
Labiaplasty can be performed in one of a few ways, depending on the unique needs of the patient. Most common is what’s called the “trim procedure,” in which Dr. Lee will remove extra tissue and sew the area directly. A wedge procedure is also an option, in which a pie-shaped piece of tissue is removed to maintain the natural border. A labiaplasty procedure may also involve reducing extra folds of the clitoral hood.
Recovery from Labiaplasty
After a labiaplasty, most patients experience swelling and some pain, which can be treated with ice packs and elevation as well as medication that Dr. Lee will prescribe. Typically, labiaplasty patients require about a week to rest and recovery before they are able to return to work or other normal, non-strenuous activities. Any major swelling should subside after about a month, and residual swelling is usually gone within six months.
Why Choose Dr. Lee?
Dr. Lee is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has been practicing since 1998. He is a membership of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Indiana State Medical Society, Fort Wayne Medical Society, American Society of Laser Medicine, and a Diplomat for the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. This experience and commitment means you can put your trust in Dr. Lee for a safe and successful labiaplasty.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee by contacting Aspire Plastic Surgery online or calling (260) 427-7473.