The labiaplasty has become one of the most popular procedures amongst aging women. As women age, just as they would experience with other bodily tissue, the tissue around their vaginal experience will begin to breakdown. Whether it be due to years of gravity, or simply the way a woman was born – the labiaplasty allows women to alter and adjust the size, shape and overall appearance of the labia.
What is a Labiaplasty?
The most commonly performed aspect of a total vaginal rejuvenation, the labiaplasty is a procedure designed to help women cut and reshape unwanted tissue around the vaginal area, and more specifically the labia minora. Often times, women are self-conscious and tend to avoid intimate situations as they don’t feel comfortable showing their intimate region to their partner.
Are You a Good Candidate for a Labiaplasty?
The important thing to understand is that a labiaplasty can only do so much, and is designed mostly to help those who have excess, unwanted skin tissue along the vaginal lips. Therefore, the best candidate is a woman who is suffering from asymmetrical vaginal lips, having one side too big, and other issues. another common issue amongst women with enlarged labia is the fact that they option experience issues such as twisting, tugging, of the labia often while riding a bike or even riding a horse. Other instances where women can experience discomfort include:
- Sexual Intercourse
- Overall Self-Consciousness
Amongst other issues, both physical and emotional.
The labiaplasty is a fairly simple and straightforward procedure. The most common method of the labiaplasty procedure is performed by cutting or trimming away unwanted, excess labia tissue. Once the excess tissue is removed the area is then sewn and closed up. Another method of the labiaplasty is known as the wedge procedure, in which a pie-shaped piece of tissue can be removed – this method allows us to remove extra folds within the clitoral hood as well, then closed up using similar sutures.
Recovery & Aftercare
The important thing to understand is that depending on the severity of your procedure, your recovery period may take far longer than normal.
- Most patients, however, will need 1-2 weeks off of work or their daily activities.
- Swelling, bruising, and soreness are very common but should dissipate soon after the procedure.
- Compression garments will usually be provided by the team at Goals.
- Patients are advised to avoid using tampons or sexual intercourse for at least 4 to 6 weeks following the procedure.
- Some light swelling may still be present after a few months.
- The procedure is one of the favorites amongst patients with an over 90% satisfaction rate, which eventually reached the high 90’s after many of the swelling and bruising have passed.
For more information on labiaplasty procedures, be sure to contact Goals Plastic Surgery today.