Vaginal Rejuvenation: Labiaplasty
Vaginal rejuvenation surgery is customized to meet your individual needs and can help restore a normal cosmetic look, feel, and size. Labiaplasty can address concerns and discomfort for both the inner and outer lips of the vagina. Excess skin is removed to achieve symmetry, comfort and a natural appearance of the outer tissues of the vagina.
What is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a procedure to address both aesthetic and functional concerns with the external tissues of the vagina and is one of the fastest growing plastic surgery procedures. Women are increasingly seeking this procedure to improve their body image and self-confidence in their appearance and in intimate relations.
Who is a Candidate for Labiaplasty?
Women can experience a large, stretched out or uneven labia after childbirth, weight gain, weight loss, or trauma. Some women have had a larger labia naturally or may notice a change in the external appearance as they grow older or after menopause. Regardless of the cause, women may experience discomfort with certain activities, including horseback riding or while on a bicycle or motorcycle and feel embarrassed during sexual intimacy or while wearing tight clothes or bathing suits.
How is Labiaplasty performed?
Labia reduction surgery is performed on an outpatient basis to restore the size and shape of the inner folds of skin at either side of the vagina. The procedure can be done under twilight anesthesia (when you are sedated and asleep) or by using local anesthesia to fully numb the treated area while you are still awake.
Labiaplasty surgery, or Labia Minora Reduction, involves trimming the inner lips of the labia, which can be enlarged as a result of childbirth, advancing age, or trauma, and some women may just naturally have a large labia. This is the most common procedure to reduce excessively long or redundant tissue for the external female genitalia. Incisions are hidden in the natural crease of the labia with minimal scarring.
What Other Areas Can Vaginal Rejuvenation Address?
Vaginal Rejuvenation procedures can also address the outer lips of the labia with a Labia Majora Reduction, which can be stretched out from weight gain, weight loss, or childbirth, or a woman can also be born with a larger labia majora. Additional treatment can include the reduction of the clitoral hood and Liposuction of the pubic area, which is frequently addressed in Dr. Slenkovich’s Tummy Tuck and Mommy Makeover procedures if there is a benefit to the overall contour of the lower abdomen and pubic region.
What is Recovery Like?
After Labiaplasty surgery, you may notice discomfort and swelling for a few days up to a few weeks, but many patients are able to return to work within 2-3 days depending on their job duties. The stitches will dissolve on their own, and patients can resume strenuous activities, including moderate exercise and sexual relations, about 4-6 weeks after surgery, as long as your body feels comfortable during these activities.
During a personalized consultation, Dr. Nick Slenkovich will review your options and discuss the best approach and procedures to achieve your goals. We also offer ThermiVa treatments as an in-office, non-surgical procedure to help tighten the internal and external tissues of the vagina. If you are interested in learning more about Labiaplasty and Vaginal Rejuvenation, contact us today.