What is a Labiaplasty?
If you’re self-conscious about the size and/or length of your labia minora, you may be a good candidate for labiaplasty. At The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery in Philadelphia and Plymouth Meeting, PA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott A. Brenman performs labiaplasty procedures with one goal in mind: to help patients feel more confident about the appearance of their external genitalia.
A labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that’s aimed to reduce the size and length of the labia minora. The procedure essentially “trims” the labia minora and rearranges it for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Labiaplasty is perhaps the most common and popular form of vaginal rejuvenation surgery.
Candidates for a Labiaplasty
Ideal candidates for a labiaplasty include women who feel self-conscious about the size and appearance of their labia minora. These candidates may also experience discomfort or pain as a result of their labia minora dragging on their underwear and other clothing. All labiaplasty candidates should be healthy non-smokers with realistic expectations for their procedure.
How Does It Work?
The labiaplasty can be performed in the office under light sedaton, or in the operating room under general anesthesia. The surgical procedure begins by trimming the excess labia minora to reduce its length and size. One of several diferent techniques may be used, depending on the local anatomy. Your plastic surgeon may also remove excess skin around the clitorial hood and rearrange the remaining labia minora for a more pleasing look.
After a labiaplasty procedure, patients experience almost-immediate relief from any tugging or discomfort. Best of all, the results last forever.
Most patients take 3 to 5 days off of work to recover from their labiaplasty. During this time, patients can ice their treatment area and wear compression garments to help reduce swelling. Results are noticeable in as little six weeks, while final results are usually visible by six months.
Take the First Step
Interested in learning more? Schedule your consultation at The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery in Philadelphia or Plymouth Meeting, PA. Call (267) 687-2180 or fill out the form on this page to request a consultation.
*Individual results may vary