Labiaplasty / Vaginal Rejuvenation

Labiaplasty Overview

There are a variety of reasons why women would consider Labiaplasty. Labiaplasty is a procedure women undergo to fix the external genitalia folds of the Labia Minora and the Labia Majora. Some are born with oversized or asymmetrical Labia Minora. Others acquire stretching and elongation of the labia. This can come about from childbirth or aging. Women feel that being in this predicament can cause problems aesthetically as well as functionally. Women with bulky or irregular labia are often self-conscious during sexual interactions or feel pain and discomfort, and feel uncomfortable wearing bathing suites or other tight clothes.

Weight gain is another reason women develop full Labia Majora. It can be problematic since it also traps moisture and irritate the skin, causes rash, or even promotes yeast infections.

When you use 1800mySurgeon, you are assured of making an informed decision because all of our Plastic Surgeons are prescreened and continually monitored. The qualified patient coordinators at 1800mySurgeon are prepared to help you find Plastic Surgeons in your area, who specialize in Labiaplasty procedures, or we can provide a background check on any surgeon you choose.

Having Realistic Expectations for Labiaplasty

Being honest with yourself about how your body will change and how those changes will affect your life is important. Disappointment may happen, especially if you believe surgery will fix your life problems, save your marriage or cure depression. Having Labiaplasty will result in a shapelier vaginal region. A shapelier vaginal region may boost your self-confidence, but that won’t change who you are or the way other people feel about you.

Questions to Ask Your Prospective Surgeon

Once you’ve made an appointment for a consultation, take the time to prepare a list of questions and concerns you want to address with your prospective surgeon. The consultation is your opportunity to assess the surgeon as much as it is their opportunity to determine your candidacy for the procedure. Take your time, be thorough and know that you are never required to commit to a procedure or a surgeon because you’ve had a consultation, even if the consultation is free.

Labiaplasty involves different techniques. Sometimes it is performed by laser surgery. Some surgeons will use different techniques to achieve a successful Labiaplasty. You want to make sure that you choose a surgeon whose work you admire. You will be able to see the outcome of some of their surgeries by looking at before-and-after pictures. Have the surgeon thoroughly explain their procedure and why they value a certain technique more than others.

Make sure to speak to the anesthesiologist before you schedule a surgery, and inform them of any allergies or reactions you have to any medications. Make sure to tell both your surgeon and the anesthesiologist if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.

This list of information may help you compile your questions and may encourage you to do some further research on the many different aspects of Labiaplasty:

  • Is having a labia reduction surgery right for me?
  • Does Labiaplasty interfere with the natural childbirth process?
  • How long does the procedure take to complete?
  • How much pain is involved?
  • How long will recovery take?
  • What techniques will be used? Will laser be used?

If you're consulting with a surgeon from 1800mySurgeon, you can rest assured that you will be meeting with a qualified Labiaplasty Surgeon. If you already have a surgeon in mind, our qualified patient coordinators can also perform a background check before you schedule your consultation. Most importantly, always trust your instincts during the consultation. The success of your surgical experience will be based on how you feel about your surgeon, the surgery, your recovery and your result.

Labiaplasty Recovery

Following the surgery, the labia and surrounding areas may be slightly bruised. Swelling can be expected for several weeks. Taking oral medications can reduce pain or infection. Adhering to the post-operative instructions provided by your surgeon is the best thing to do.

It is common for patients to experience mild discomfort, swelling and bruising for up to a week after the Labiaplasty. Women will experience spotting, so wearing a pad is encouraged. Even though returning to regular activities or work is permitted after about 2 days, patients should not jog, bike, go horseback riding, run, lift heavy objects and have sexual intercourse for up to 6 weeks.

If you are experiencing severe pain or abnormal symptoms, you should report your symptoms to your doctor immediately.

Labiaplasty Surgery Risks

Any surgical procedure carries certain risks and the possibility of complications, infection, and adverse reaction to the anesthesia. Labiaplasty can be a lengthy procedure, which increases the risks of complications from anesthesia. Make sure your surgeon addresses all of your questions and concerns to your satisfaction.

During your consultation, you will want to ask your surgeon about the following risks:

  • What are the most frequent risks involved in this procedure?
  • What are the chances of bleeding or minor infections?
  • Will I lose sensitivity during sexual intercourse?
  • What steps can I take if I am unhappy with the results?

It is important to remember that no surgeon can guarantee your satisfaction with Labiaplasty surgery nor can they deny any risk factors. No matter how rarely risks occur, every surgery carries a certain amount of risk, and you have to decide for yourself if your potential desired result is worth the risk.

Long Term Results of Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty results are long term and fairly permanent. It is possible for the labia to be enlarged again by pregnancy, sexual activity or over a long period of time, but it is uncommon.

Surgeons encourage their patients to have periodic check-ups with them to discuss the long-term results.

Choosing Your Surgeon

At 1800mySurgeon, we are here to help you make an informed decision. One of the most important aspects for a successful outcome of your procedure is to choose the right surgeon; therefore all of our Plastic Surgeons are prescreened and continually monitored. We can help you find Plastic Surgeons in your area , who specialize in Labiaplasty surgery, or we can provide a background check on any surgeon.