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Labiaplasty (Labia Rejuvenation or Reduction) – Fort Worth, TX

Overview

The truth is most women are dissatisfied with the size of their labia but are embarrassed to approach the subject. Labiaplasty has quickly become one of the most popular office procedures at Fort Worth Plastic Surgery because the experience is comfortable, and the results are incredible. Pregnancy, weight gain or loss, hormone changes, and physical activity are all contributing factors to an increased labium.

Many women seek labiaplasty with the labia reduction specialists of Fort Worth Plastic Surgery to alleviate discomfort caused by thick or large labia, which can interfere with everyday activities and exercise or when wearing tight-fitting clothes. Others find that large labia can cause discomfort or pain during intercourse. Many women want to aesthetically enhance or improve the appearance of asymmetrical labia. Even the most intimate areas of a woman’s anatomy can be sculpted and refined to restore her confidence and femininity. Whatever the reason, this procedure can help women who experience pain, embarrassment, or hygiene problems due to large and protruding labia. Experience full freedom with this innovative procedure by scheduling a consultation to learn more.

Surgical Technique

Before aesthetic surgeons improved the labiaplasty procedure, the approach was to amputate the excess skin and fold deformity. This approach led to numerous complications including scarring and sensory nerve damage. It is important to find a skilled labiaplasty surgeon who understands that this cosmetic surgery requires some reconstructive processes. Qualified surgeons are able to incorporate the latest reshaping techniques so that it not only reduces the size, but also preserves most of the natural contour, color and sensitivity of the labia with minimal scarring.

How Labiaplasty Is Performed

Labiaplasty can be performed a couple of different ways. One technique uses surgical tools to reshape the inner folds of the labia, so they no longer protrude. Essentially, it creates a contoured “V” shape wedge that is removed to reduce the size. The remaining edges are sewn with absorbable sutures for a natural appearance. Another technique is one that uses a laser to trim and reshape the labia. This is known medically as “laser labial rejuvenation.” While this approach is effective, it is generally more suitable for smaller skin defects of the labia.

During/After Surgery

Labiaplasty is performed either under a local anesthetic in a surgical office setting, or under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. In either case, labiaplasty is considered an outpatient procedure. The entire surgery typically takes 1-2 hours to complete. Following this surgery, women should rest and avoid any activities that will result in additional swelling and discomfort. Vigorous exercise, vaginal intercourse, and the use of tampons should be avoided for 4-6 weeks. The incisions made during surgery are minimal. In most cases, the scarring will be almost undetectable.