Labiaplasty Providence

During a labiaplasty, a surgeon reshapes or reduces the size of the labia minora (the inner folds of the vulva) to achieve the desired aesthetic or functional outcome. Here is an overview of the typical steps involved in the procedure:

Consultation: Before the surgery, a patient meets with a qualified plastic surgeon or gynecologist to discuss their goals, expectations, and medical history. The surgeon will also explain the procedure, potential risks, and recovery process.

Anesthesia: Labiaplasty can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the surgeon’s recommendation and the patient’s preference.

Marking and Incisions: The surgeon carefully marks the areas of the labia minora that will be trimmed or reshaped. There are several techniques for labiaplasty, but two common approaches are the trim technique and the wedge technique:

a. Trim Technique: In this method, the surgeon trims the excess tissue along the edge of the labia minora, creating a neater appearance.

b. Wedge Technique: This approach involves making a wedge-shaped incision in the labia and then removing a triangular piece of tissue from the center. The remaining tissue is then sutured together to create a natural-looking contour.

Reshaping and Suturing: After the excess tissue has been removed or reshaped, the surgeon sutures the incisions with dissolvable or non-dissolvable stitches. The choice of sutures may vary depending on the surgeon’s preference and the patient’s needs.

Dressings and Recovery: Dressings are applied to the incisions, and patients are typically given post-operative care instructions. They may need to wear loose-fitting clothing and avoid strenuous activities during the initial recovery period.

Follow-Up: Patients will have follow-up appointments with their surgeon to monitor healing and address any concerns or complications.

It’s important to note that labiaplasty is a surgical procedure, and like any surgery, it carries potential risks, including infection, scarring, bleeding, changes in sensation, and dissatisfaction with the aesthetic outcome. Patients should carefully consider their motivations and expectations before undergoing labiaplasty and consult with a qualified surgeon to determine if it is the right choice for them.

Additionally, recovery times can vary, but patients typically need to avoid sexual activity and strenuous exercise for a few weeks and follow their surgeon’s post-operative care instructions closely to promote proper healing.

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Dr Richard Young

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

As one of the nation’s leading innovators in aesthetic surgery of the face, hand, breast and body, and a pioneer of reconstructive surgery and stem cell procedures, Dr. Richard Young is certified by the Board of Plastic Surgery and the Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

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