How Invasive Is Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty can be either surgical or non-surgical, with varying degrees of invasiveness.

Surgical labiaplasty is a procedure that involves making incisions in the labia minora to remove excess tissue. This is the more invasive option, but it also offers the most dramatic results. The procedure is typically performed under local or general anesthesia and takes about an hour. Recovery time is usually around 2-4 weeks.

Non-surgical labiaplasty is a newer, less invasive option that uses lasers, radiofrequency energy, or fillers to reshape the labia minora. These procedures are often quicker and have a shorter recovery time than surgical labiaplasty, but the results may be less noticeable.

Here is a table that summarizes the different types of labiaplasty and their invasiveness:

Type of Labiaplasty Invasiveness Anesthesia Recovery Time
Surgical labiaplasty Most invasive Local or general 2-4 weeks
Laser labiaplasty Minimally invasive Local 1-2 weeks
Radiofrequency labiaplasty Minimally invasive Local 1-2 weeks
Filler labiaplasty Least invasive Topical None

It is important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss which type of labiaplasty is right for you. They will be able to assess your individual needs and goals and recommend the best course of treatment.

Here are some additional things to keep in mind about labiaplasty:

  • It is not a cosmetic procedure and should only be performed for medical reasons.
  • It is important to have realistic expectations about the results of the procedure.
  • There are risks associated with any surgery, including infection, bleeding, and scarring.
  • It is important to choose a qualified surgeon who has experience performing labiaplasty.

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Dr. Richard Young is a board certified cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon

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