Real Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that involves altering the labia minora (the inner folds of skin around the vaginal opening) or the labia majora (the outer folds of skin surrounding the vaginal area). This procedure is typically performed for cosmetic or functional reasons and is sometimes referred to as “real labiaplasty” to distinguish it from other types of labia surgery.

Here are some key points about labiaplasty:

  1. Labiaplasty for Labia Minora: Labiaplasty of the labia minora involves reducing the size or reshaping the inner labial folds. This procedure is commonly sought by individuals who are unhappy with the appearance of their labia minora, experiencing discomfort, or facing functional issues.
  2. Labiaplasty for Labia Majora: Labiaplasty of the labia majora focuses on the outer labial folds. It can involve removing excess tissue, tightening, or enhancing the volume of the labia majora. This procedure may be chosen to address concerns related to sagging or loss of volume.
  3. Reasons for Labiaplasty: People seek labiaplasty for various reasons, including cosmetic concerns, discomfort caused by enlarged or elongated labia, irritation during physical activities or sexual intercourse, or to enhance their self-confidence and body image.
  4. Surgical Techniques: Labiaplasty can be performed using different surgical techniques, such as the trim technique (removing excess tissue along the edge) or the wedge technique (removing a wedge-shaped piece of tissue). The choice of technique depends on the patient’s anatomy and desired outcome.
  5. Consultation: Before undergoing labiaplasty, it’s essential to have a consultation with a qualified and experienced healthcare provider, such as a plastic surgeon or a gynecologist with expertise in genital plastic surgery. During the consultation, your provider will assess your concerns, discuss your goals, and provide information about the procedure and potential risks.
  6. Recovery: After labiaplasty, it’s crucial to follow your surgeon’s post-operative care instructions for a smooth recovery. Recovery times can vary, but most individuals can return to normal activities within a few weeks.
  7. Realistic Expectations: It’s important to have realistic expectations about the results of labiaplasty. Open communication with your surgeon is key to ensuring that your goals and concerns are addressed appropriately.

Keep in mind that elective cosmetic surgery procedures like labiaplasty should be undertaken after careful consideration, thorough research, and consultation with a qualified healthcare professional. Each individual’s situation and goals are unique, so the specific details of a labiaplasty procedure may vary based on those factors.

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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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Written by Dr Richard Young. The article was written and approved by Dr Richard Young, who specializes in plastic surgery.

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