Labiaplasty Rancho Cucamonga

During a labiaplasty procedure, a plastic surgeon or gynecologist surgically alters the size or shape of the labia minora (the inner folds of the vulva) and sometimes the labia majora (the outer folds). The specific techniques and approaches can vary depending on the individual’s anatomy, goals, and surgeon’s expertise, but here is a general overview of what typically occurs during a labiaplasty:

Consultation: The process typically begins with a consultation between the patient and the surgeon. During this consultation, the patient discusses their concerns, expectations, and goals for the procedure. The surgeon evaluates the patient’s anatomy and explains the surgical options, potential risks, and benefits.

Anesthesia: Labiaplasty can be performed using local anesthesia with or without sedation, or under general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s preference and the surgeon’s recommendation.

Marking and Incisions: The surgeon marks the areas of the labia to be reduced or reshaped based on the patient’s desired outcome. Incisions are made along the marked lines. There are different surgical techniques, including the trim method and the wedge method:

Trim Method: In this approach, the surgeon removes excess tissue along the edges of the labia, creating a neater, more symmetrical appearance.

Wedge Method: This technique involves removing a triangular-shaped piece of tissue from the middle of the labia, preserving the natural edge of the labia.

Tissue Removal and Reshaping: After making the incisions, the surgeon removes the excess tissue and reshapes the labia according to the patient’s goals. The surgeon takes care to achieve symmetry and maintain the natural contour of the labia.

Closure: The surgeon closes the incisions using fine dissolvable sutures to minimize scarring. The incisions are usually located in areas where they will be less visible.

Dressing and Recovery: The surgical site is typically dressed, and the patient is monitored in the recovery area. Patients are usually advised to take it easy for a few days and avoid strenuous activities.

Follow-Up: Patients will have follow-up appointments with their surgeon to monitor the healing process, remove sutures if necessary, and address any concerns or questions.

It’s important to note that labiaplasty is a surgical procedure, and like any surgery, it carries risks and potential complications, including infection, bleeding, scarring, changes in sensation, and dissatisfaction with the results. Patients should carefully consider their reasons for undergoing labiaplasty, have realistic expectations, and choose a qualified and experienced surgeon to minimize these risks. Additionally, the recovery period can vary from person to person, but most individuals can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising during the initial healing phase.

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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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