Obgyn Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that involves reshaping or reducing the size of the labia minora (inner folds of the vulva) for cosmetic or functional reasons. While labiaplasty is typically performed by plastic surgeons who specialize in genital cosmetic surgery, some gynecologists may also offer this procedure, especially if they have received additional training and certification in cosmetic gynecology.

Here are some important points to consider if you are seeking labiaplasty from an OB-GYN (obstetrician-gynecologist):

  1. Board Certification: Ensure that the OB-GYN is board-certified and has the necessary credentials and training to perform labiaplasty safely and effectively. Look for additional certifications or training in cosmetic gynecology.
  2. Consultation: Schedule a consultation with the OB-GYN to discuss your goals, concerns, and reasons for wanting the procedure. During the consultation, ask about the surgeon’s experience and the specific techniques they use.
  3. Treatment Options: OB-GYNs who offer labiaplasty may have experience with both traditional surgical techniques and laser-assisted procedures. Discuss the available options and which one may be most suitable for your needs.
  4. Benefits and Risks: Have a thorough discussion with the OB-GYN about the potential benefits and risks of labiaplasty. Understand the expected outcomes, recovery process, and potential complications.
  5. Patient Photos and Testimonials: Ask to see before-and-after photos of previous labiaplasty patients to get an idea of the surgeon’s results. Additionally, inquire if there are patient testimonials or reviews that you can review.
  6. Anesthesia and Facility: Inquire about the type of anesthesia used for the procedure and the surgical facility where the surgery will take place. Ensure that both are accredited and meet safety standards.
  7. Cost and Financing: Discuss the cost of the procedure and inquire about financing options or payment plans that may be available.
  8. Postoperative Care: Ask about the postoperative care and follow-up appointments that will be provided to monitor your healing progress and address any concerns.

It’s essential to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon, whether they are a plastic surgeon or an OB-GYN, to perform labiaplasty. Your comfort, safety, and satisfaction with the results should be the top priorities. Be sure to have open and honest communication with your chosen surgeon and make an informed decision based on your individual goals and concerns.

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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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