Cosmetic Labiaplasty and Vaginoplasty
A Labiaplasty, or labial rejuvenation, is a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance and drooping of the labia (vaginal lips).
A Vaginoplasty, or vaginal rejuvenation, is a surgical procedure that tightens the opening of the vagina after multiple child births.
Labioplasty – Labia Minora Reduction
Labioplasty or Labia Reduction is a relatively minor procedure in which the excessive labia minora tissue is removed. Women may desire Labia Minora Reduction for comfort or hygienic reasons, to relieve chronic irritation, to prevent interference with sexual intercourse, or simply for aesthetic reasons. For labiaplasty in Jacksonville, FL contact one of our surgeons today.
Most Labia Minora Reductions are performed by excising the protuberant/excess tissue and oversewing the raw edges in a V or W-plasty fashion. This technique replaces the natural contour and normally darker pigmented labial border with an unnatural and irregular scar line of more lightly colored inner labial tissue. A newer technique preserves the normal contour and color of the labia minora edge. The protuberant labia are removed in such a way that allows re-approximation of the normal labia minora edges. After healing, a normal appearing labia minora remains with surgery essentially undetectable. Vaginal rejuvenation in Jacksonville FL is available.
Other procedures to enhance the appearance of the vaginal area include Augmentation Labioplasty, which allows aesthetic enhancement and youthful Labia Majora (outer vaginal lips) by fat transplant/injections. In addition, liposuction can be used to remove fat from an overly large or protruding mons pubis and upper parts of the labia majora. Lipo-sculpturing can alleviate the unsightly fatty bulges of these areas and produce an aesthetically pleasing contour.
Labioplasty in Jacksonville FL
It is generally recommended to have this procedure performed just after one’s period. After speaking with the anesthetist/anesthesiologist, the patient is brought to the operating room. After the patient is asleep (or sedated), local nerve blocks, combined with medication that shrinks blood vessels and capillaries to reduce bleeding, are instilled. The excess labia minora tissue is excised in a fashion that allows re-approximation of the normal labial edges, preserving natural color and contour. The incision is closed with sutures that are self-dissolving. Any additional procedures are next completed. Liposculpture of the mons pubis will require one or two tiny hidden incisions. The excess fatty tissue removed from the mons or a small amount of fat from the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks may be used to enhance and fill out a small area of the labia majora, if desired. Antibiotic ointment and a sanitary napkin are applied.
Recovery After Labioplasty
After surgery, patients will experience some mild swelling. The recovery is easily tolerated and patients generally report some discomfort. Sutures (stitches) are self-dissolving; hence, no sutures need be removed. The evening, or the following day, the patient should shower and use phisoderm/phisohex or baby shampoo to gently clean the area and then apply Bacitracin antibiotic ointment to the incision lines. Most patients return to work in two to four days. Sexual relations may resume in about six weeks. Patients from out of town should plan to stay about two or three days after surgery. Find out if labiaplasty in Jacksonville is right for you.
As with most cosmetic surgical procedures, complications are unlikely when performed by a skilled and competent plastic surgeon. Complications include, but are limited to, anesthesia risks, bleeding, infection, asymmetry, poor or delayed wound healing, incision separation, under or over correction, and need for revisional surgery.