A: Typically, the labiaplasty technique is performed by cutting an inverted triangle on the backside of the labia, roughly in the middle, The tissue is then retracted, or pulled back, to make the labia smaller. This is usually a twenty-minute procedure and it is called “scar-less” because normally no one is going to see the inside, hidden areas of the labia.
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Very commonly, women feel that fuller outer vaginal lips and perfectly shaped (symmetrical and short) inner vaginal lips are perceived as being more youthful and sexually attractive in appearance.
In spite of the stigma clouding this procedure, Labiaplasty (also known as labia minora reduction, and labial reduction) is becoming widely popular as more women started realizing that they in fact desired more pleasing genitals. While a growing number of women are motivated to enhance their sex lives and feel better about themselves, many may feel too embarrassed to discuss this issue while they live with discomfort because of labial asymmetry and/or excessive labial appearance. “In many cases, this procedure can ultimately help you fall in love with your sexual life AGAIN!” says Dr. Svetlana M. Danovich.
As a female labiaplasty specialist, I've helped many women to enhance their self-esteem and create new possibilities of the ultimate sexual experience. As a part of your consultation, my staff and I will go above and beyond to make you as comfortable as possible while discussing all of your specific concerns and develop a customized plan just for you.
SD Comprehensive Signature Labiaplasty is a procedure that involves altering the size, shape and/or fullness of the Labia Minora and Labia Majora. This procedure has gained much popularity in the last few years, and has received a great deal of media attention This is due to the demand for creating a more attractive and symmetrical appearance to the vagina; restoring the ability to wear all types of tight clothing without thinking twice, and enjoying sexual intercourse to a greater degree.
Am I a good candidate for the Labiaplasty?
This procedure is perfect for the woman with asymmetrical, protuberant, and excessive inner vaginal lips.
Labiaplasty allows the reduction of large labia (labia minora and labia majora) to perfect their outward appearance and correct asymmetry. After the preoperative marking of the edges of the labia minora in a symmetric fashion on both sides, the incisions are placed on the medial (inside) surfaces of the labia to excise the excessive protuberant area. The remaining edge is over sewn with an absorbable suture.
The procedure is very well tolerated but you can expect a few side effects such as soreness in the treated areas, swelling, bruising, and redness for a few days. You can take over the counter pain medication, if necessary.
You will see the results* of this procedure immediately, with maximum effects seen after 8-12 weeks. For the most part, only one treatment is necessary to achieve your desired results. After the procedure, a special supporting undergarment is applied and you may resume normal daily activities in 10-14 days, but refrain from sexual intercourse for 3-4 weeks.
*results may vary from person to person
The average cost for the Labiaplasty Procedure starts from $8,500 depending on the complexity of the case.
Q&A / QUESTIONS AND SD ANSWERS
Q: Do you use a special technique for Labiaplasty? Will this leave unnatural scarring? Will it be obvious?
Q: Is it recommended to undertake this type of surgery if I've not had children yet?
A: Absolutely. If large labia are troubling to you, either physically, or emotionally, there is no reason to live with that pain. Why would you wait? After labiaplasty, your self-esteem and anatomical form will be corrected.
Q: What type of anesthesia can be used in labia reduction surgery?
A: The surgery can be done with local anesthesia, level two IV sedation, or level three general anesthesia. We prefer IV sedation, or what is commonly known as “twilight sleep,” as it makes postoperative recovery immediate and usually results in none of the discomforts from general anesthesia—typically, post-op drowsiness, nausea, vomiting and endotracheal post-surgical effects.
Q: How many visits to your office will be required?
A: Over 90% of cases are from outside the region. Our skilled staff can help facilitate the travel and planning process. Only one trip will be required. Patients may come in for a post-op exam if they wish, and are encouraged to do so (4-6 weeks after surgery), but it’s not always possible when traveling from out of the area. In those instances, some patients can simply send a photograph of the surgical area for the doctor’s review post-operatively. All routine pre-op tests and blood work are performed by 4PM the day before surgery.
Q: Is it better to have labiaplasty done at an early age if there is a need, or is it better to wait until one gets older?
A: In almost every case, it’s better to have labiaplasty done when it’s needed. If large labia bother you there is no reason to delay corrective surgery Today, with a heightened awareness of the problem by both young girls and parents, many are now turning to the surgical methods that are available. Young women today are more physically active and armed with the knowledge that there is a simple, one-hour surgery to correct the problem – thus many women are moving forward with labiaplasty while still young. As far as any medical reason for delaying a labiaplasty, there simply isn't one. Whether or not a young woman decides to have the minimal procedure performed, or not, is up to how she feels about herself. In those cases, women and young girls who have an actual physical problem with their labia – such as large, or asymmetric labia – having labiaplasty performed early can result in an anatomical correction that results in greater patient self-esteem as they mature.
Q: Will there be a rough edge on the labia when the labiaplasty is finished and healed?
A: Our surgical technique creates a natural appearing and feeling edge with no loss of sensation.
Q: Will my sexual partner see or feel any changes resulting from my labiaplasty?
A: Feeling a change after a labiaplasty largely depends on the degree of labia abnormality to begin with. Prior to labiaplasty, if there is enough labia tissue present that interferes with sexual activity, then usually the sexual partner will feel a difference after labiaplasty. This is because the excess tissue won’t interfere with any sexual act as it might have before. Additionally, it will be very apparent to your sexual partner that the external structure of the labia will have been altered visually for the better – namely, they’ll be smaller and better aligned.
Q: Could labiaplasty cause insensitivity?
A: There is no physiological association for sensory pleasure with the labia – that function is served by the clitoris. The only sensation elicited from labia is pain upon tearing or stretching. Labiaplasty doesn’t cause a loss of sensitivity when done correctly.
Q: Is the skin around my clitoris involved in the procedure?
A: In most instances, no. However, in those cases where women have excessively large labia, the skin around the clitoris is reduced due to the retraction of tissue during the labiaplasty procedure. In some instances, this adjunct tissue removal can result in an increase in clitoral sensation during normal sexual activity.
Q: Is it possible to inject fat around the vagina?
A: Fee fat transfer, or FFT is indeed possible, and some surgeons report success with this technique. Unfortunately, transplanted fat acts in varying ways in different patients and it’s largely a matter of technique to achieve good success. Because of this, there is a large amount of evidence that in the majority of cases, fat can be reabsorbed over a period of time and leave the area as it was before.
Q: If dissolvable stitches are used when do they typically dissolve?
A: Dissolvable sutures are used exclusively in labiaplasty. Depending on the specific type of suture (there are a few different types), and the location of the suture, they typically dissolve at 7 – 21 days (some dissolve in 7 – 10 days), allowing tissues to heal in the most natural way.
Q: How soon after my surgery can I resume normal sexual intercourse?
A: Your surgeon consults with each patient on this topic. Depending on a number of factors including age and extent of surgery, normal sexual relations can usually be resumed in 6 to 8 weeks.
Q: What is considered normal labia size?
A: “Normal” labia size is whatever you choose, based on your own self-esteem. If you’re happy with your existing labia, whether symmetrical, or asymmetrical, and you have no problem with the way they look, then, in your case, “normal” labia is whatever you choose, or accept. The point to remember is that with labiaplasty, you can literally pick and choose the size or shape of your labia, and elect to have them anatomically reformed, if you wish.
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