Labiaplasty South Bend

Labiaplasty typically results in permanent changes to the labia minora (the inner folds of the vulva) or labia majora (the outer folds) since excess tissue is surgically removed during the procedure. However, it’s important to understand that while the anatomical changes made during labiaplasty are considered permanent, the appearance of the labia can evolve over time due to various factors:

Aging: Like other parts of the body, the labia can undergo changes with aging. Over time, the labia may lose some of their youthful appearance, and the skin may become lax.

Weight Fluctuations: Significant changes in body weight can affect the appearance of the labia. Weight gain or loss can lead to changes in the distribution of fat in the genital area.

Pregnancy and Childbirth: Pregnancy and childbirth can also have an impact on the appearance of the labia. The labia may stretch and change during pregnancy, and childbirth can further affect their appearance.

Scarring: While surgeons take care to minimize scarring during labiaplasty, some degree of scarring is inevitable. Scars can fade over time but may remain visible.

Natural Variation: Labial appearance can vary greatly among individuals. Some variation is normal, and the appearance of the labia may naturally change over time.

It’s important to have realistic expectations about the results of labiaplasty. The goal of the procedure is to achieve a specific appearance and address any discomfort or concerns that led to the surgery. While the initial changes made during surgery are permanent, the labia can still undergo natural changes over the years.

Patients who undergo labiaplasty should also understand that the procedure carries risks and potential complications, and they should carefully consider their motivations and the potential long-term effects before deciding to undergo the surgery. Additionally, maintaining good overall health and practicing proper hygiene can help preserve the results of labiaplasty and minimize the risk of complications.

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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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