Labiaplasty San Jose

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure designed to alter the labia minora (inner lips) or labia majora (outer lips) of the female genitalia. The primary goal of labiaplasty is to change the size, shape, or appearance of the labia, typically for cosmetic or functional reasons. Here’s a more detailed explanation:

Cosmetic Labiaplasty: Many individuals seek labiaplasty for cosmetic reasons. They may be dissatisfied with the appearance of their labia, feeling that they are too large, asymmetrical, or protruding. Cosmetic labiaplasty aims to create a more aesthetically pleasing and symmetrical appearance.

Functional Labiaplasty: In some cases, labiaplasty is performed for functional reasons. Enlarged or elongated labia can cause discomfort or pain during various activities, such as exercise, sexual intercourse, or wearing tight clothing. Functional labiaplasty aims to alleviate these discomforts and improve overall comfort and quality of life.

The procedure itself typically involves the surgical removal of excess labial tissue. There are different techniques used for labiaplasty, including the trim method (removing the excess tissue along the edge of the labia) and the wedge method (removing a wedge-shaped section of tissue). The choice of technique depends on the individual’s specific concerns and the surgeon’s expertise.

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure, and like all surgeries, it carries potential risks and complications, including infection, bleeding, scarring, changes in sensation, and dissatisfaction with the cosmetic outcome. Therefore, individuals considering labiaplasty should consult with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon or gynecologist who can provide a thorough evaluation, discuss the procedure’s risks and benefits, and help them make an informed decision.

It’s important to have realistic expectations about the results of labiaplasty and to ensure that the procedure is performed by a skilled and board-certified surgeon in a reputable medical facility. Additionally, individuals should carefully consider their motivations for seeking labiaplasty and weigh the potential risks and benefits before undergoing the surgery.

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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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