What is Labiaplasty?
Although it is not talked about a lot, some women worry about the shape and size of their vaginal lips, which can cause them discomfort during sex or physical activity and can affect their self-confidence. Plastic surgeon Dr. Saba Motakef can help you feel more attractive and comfortable with surgical vaginal rejuvenation that improves the size and shape of your vaginal lips. The labia (the lips of the vaginal area) may look stretched or loose because of natural aging, childbirth, or pregnancy. Some patients may be born with asymmetry or more redundant tissue in this area. A labiaplasty surgically reduces the size of the labia minora and/or majora to create a more normal appearance. This may eliminate discomfort and irritation during sex, exercise, and other physical activities while enhancing self confidence. Come in for a consultation at Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for offers to learn more about labiaplasty, and to see if you are a candidate for vaginal rejuvenation surgery.
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Ideal Candidates for Labiaplasty
A labiaplasty at Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery may be helpful for women who are worried about the shape or size of their vagina lips, which can be abnormal due to childbirth, genetics, or aging. Abnormal vaginal lips may cause discomfort, pain, itching, or irritation when engaging in activities, like sex and exercise. Surgical vaginal rejuvenation may also help if you are hesitant to wear tight clothing (like bathing suits, leggings, or yoga pants) because of the size of your vaginal lips.
How Is Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery Done?
Vaginal rejuvenation surgery can either be performed in our office under local anesthesia or under sedation or general anesthesia in the operating room. Depending on your specific needs and goals, a number of different methods can be used to optimize the appearance and function of the labia minora. The most commonly performed methods by Dr. Motakef are the direct excision or wedge techniques. A direct excision technique will directly trim excess tissue from the labia minora. Incisions are then closed with absorbable sutures. A wedge technique removes a wedge of tissue from the labia minora, and then closes incisions with absorbable sutures. If you have asymmetry or loose skin involving the labia majora (the outer lips), a number of different techniques can be used to address this area as well.
After Your Labiaplasty
You will need around a week to recover after your labiaplasty to allow discomfort and swelling to abate before returning to normal activities. Dr. Motakef recommends a perineal pad during the first 5 to 7 days after surgery and applying a cold compress or ice pack as needed to reduce swelling. You should abstain from sexual activity and tampon use for 4 – 6 weeks following your procedure. Patients usually notice visible improvements immediately after surgery with final results around three to six months following surgery. The improvements of a labiaplasty usually last for a long time; however, natural aging, childbirth, and weight fluctuations can alter results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a labiaplasty cost?
Vaginal rejuvenation surgery costs will depend on several factors. During your initial consultation with Dr. Motakef, he will listen to your concerns and goals before creating your personalized treatment plan. As soon as you have decided on your options for your vaginal rejuvenation, Dr. Motakef can start to estimate your costs. Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery takes several payment methods, and we can give you information to help you obtain low-interest medical financing.
Should I choose a plastic surgeon or OB/GYN?
When researching vaginal rejuvenation surgery, you may find that most obstetricians and gynecologists (OB/GYNs) perform labiaplasty. Although most OB/GYNs are capable of performing labia rejuvenation, the procedure is most often considered cosmetic. An OB/GYN can remove loose skin from your vaginal lips, but a plastic surgeon, like Dr. Motakef, will focus on other aspects as well. This ensures minimal scarring and that your final symmetry, color, and contour all look and feel natural.
Will vaginal rejuvenation surgery cause insensitivity?
As with any surgery, there may be short-term numbness in your labia after the procedure is completed. This is temporary, and should resolve as your incisions heal. For those concerned about sexual sensitivity, it is important to understand that labia rejuvenation shapes the vaginal lips and not the clitoris. Dr. Motakef will work around the clitoris to prevent desensitizing the area.
What is the recovery process like after a labiaplasty?
Before your surgery, someone on our staff will go over what to expect after your labiaplasty, plus suggestions to keep yourself comfortable during your recovery. You will have some swelling and bruising in the treated areas, plus some discomfort immediately after your surgery. You should plan to take it easy for about a week before resuming non-strenuous activities. Dr. Motakef will assess your progress in your follow-up appointments and tell you when you can resume sexual activity and exercise.
Plan Your Procedure
Labiaplasty: Comfortable and Confident
Not every vagina looks identical, and many factors may play into the appearance of your outer labia. If you don't feel confident or comfortable because of the size and shape of your vaginal lips, find out more information about a labiaplasty. Schedule a consultation at Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Anaheim Hills, CA to learn more about vaginal rejuvenation with a labiaplasty. You can talk to Dr. Motakef about your needs and concerns so he can create your unique labiaplasty treatment plan.