What Is a Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that reduces excess skin from the labia minora and an ideal procedure for rejuvenating the vaginal area. With a few simple incisions, the labia minora is reduced in size and can be reshaped if necessary to create a more appealing look and comfortable feel. This procedure also improves hygiene and eliminates pain experienced during intercourse or while wearing tight clothing. Liposuction may also be used as part of the procedure.
What Are the Benefits
After going through your procedure, upon completing recovery many patients will notice massive benefits in the overall appearance, comfort, and performance in many areas of life.
Giving a much more appealing look and feel.to what may be desired. Allowing patients to achieve this desired look gives many a boost in overall self-confidence when seeking a partner.
Improvement in Physical Exercises
As a result, many will notice that their less pronounced labia will provide more comfort, especially during certain activities where larger labia may cause discomfort, Such as riding a bike, elliptical machine, or even swimming.
Clothes Fit Better
An added benefit up a Labia surgery comes in the form of something women do on a daily basis. Wearing clothes. Many women may feel conscientious of wearing certain types of clothes that may be tighter and more form-fitting. Allowing for the ability to have broader choices when shopping and the ability to remove chafing and rubbing from causing discomfort.
Is Labiaplasty Right for Me?
Good candidates are women who are self-conscious about or who experience discomfort from excessively large labia minora. While there are exceptions, this procedure is most commonly performed on post-pubescent women who are in overall good health. This type of elective surgery is not recommended for women with underlying health conditions. During your pre-surgical consultation, Dr. Schusterman will go over your full health history and determine whether Houston labia reduction surgery is the right option for you.
Labia surgeries not only enhance the aesthetics of the labia but also add much quality of life benefits as well. To see whether or not undergoing a labia surgery is best for you it is best to identify.any concerns you may currently have with your current circumstance
These may include.
• Having larger than average labia that that may be visible in tight-fitting clothe such as leggings, swimwear
• If while during certain movements such as exercise(biking, swimming, etc) or sexual intercourse you feel physical discomfort
What Does the Labiaplasty Procedure Involve?
A Labia procedure involves using either a general anesthetic or a local anesthetic for sedation. The surgeon will create several incisions in order to reduce the excess skin enlarging the labia. Liposuction may also be used in certain cases..
The trim method is typically done with a scalpel or a laser.
How long is the surgery for labiaplasty
The procedure typically takes one to two hours and recovery is about two weeks.
What type of anesthesia is used for labiaplasty?
Local anesthesia is used in most cases, although twilight anesthesia may also be used.
Depending on the amount of skin to be excised, more difficult cases may require general anesthesia at our adjacent surgery center.
Does It Hurt
With any surgery, there are always risks for complications. Some patients may never experience any complications and never experience any pain, while some may.
Does a labiaplasty run the risk for complications
Because labiaplasty is a surgical procedure, there are some risks involved. Potential complications include:
Need for a second surgery
Labia that is too large or too small
What Can I Expect During Recovery from Labiaplasty?
Post-surgical discomfort is easily managed with over the counter pain medication
At what point soon can I go back to work after my labiaplasty
Typically patients receive clearance from their doctor to return to work anywhere from 2 to 4 days after surgery.
Will There Be Noticeable Scars from Labiaplasty?
Very few will ever notice any visible scars after a Labia procedure. Due to how the procedure is performed any scars with not be noticable.
Can I start exercising again, immediately after my labiaplasty
It recommended waiting at minimum 2-3 weeks before performing any sort of physical activity such as exercise and sexual intercourse.
Can I combine Labiaplasty with other procedures?
Labiaplasty is often combined with other procedures
Can I undergo Labiaplasty if I don’t have children
Yes you can have a labiaplasty if you do not have children
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