Outer Labiaplasty

Outer labiaplasty is a surgical procedure performed on the external genitalia of a person, specifically the labia majora. The labia majora are the outer “lips” of the vulva, and they encase and protect the labia minora and other sensitive genital structures.

The goal of outer labiaplasty is typically to reshape or reduce the size of the labia majora. This can be done for various reasons, including:

  1. Cosmetic purposes: Some individuals may feel self-conscious or unhappy with the appearance of their labia majora and seek this surgery to enhance their genital aesthetics.
  2. Functional reasons: Enlarged or elongated labia majora can cause discomfort during activities such as exercise, sexual intercourse, or while wearing tight clothing. Surgery can address these issues.
  3. Aging or weight loss: The labia majora can lose volume and sag with age or significant weight loss, which may be corrected through labiaplasty.

The procedure typically involves removing excess tissue and reshaping the labia majora to achieve the desired appearance. It can be performed under local anesthesia with or without sedation or under general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s preferences and the surgeon’s recommendations.

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with outer labiaplasty, including infection, scarring, and changes in sensitivity. Therefore, it’s essential to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon or gynecologist who specializes in genital surgery to discuss your goals, expectations, and potential risks before deciding to undergo this procedure. Additionally, make sure to choose a qualified and experienced healthcare professional to perform the surgery, as this will help minimize potential complications and ensure a satisfactory outcome.

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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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