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Labiaplasty Surgery vs Viveve Non-Surgical Labia Remodeling

Non-Surgical Labia Remodeling Instead of Labiaplasty –  

An important component of enjoying a sex life that is both happy and healthy is self-confidence in the bedroom. But for many women, insecurities about their body make that kind of confidence seem almost impossible. The root of such insecurities for many such women is an above-average sized labia, or a labia that is loose or wrinkled. In the past, the only way to correct such issues was through labiaplasty surgery. Today, however, Detroit area women now also have access to an innovative non-surgical labiaplasty alternative.

Thanks to recent technological developments in the field of gynecology, non-surgical labiaplasty is a noninvasive alternative to traditional labiaplasty surgery. Renowned Detroit area plastic surgeon is pleased to offer both labiaplasty and non-surgical Viveve radiofrequency labia remodeling.

Through Viveve non-surgical labiaplasty, our patients are able to improve the overall appearance of their labia, shrinking and tightening it to deliver results to rival surgical labiaplasty. In this article, board certified Detroit area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali discusses the difference between traditional labiaplasty surgery and Viveve non-surgical labiaplasty.

Labiaplasty Surgery

Also known as “labia edge excision,” surgical labiaplasty is performed by physically cutting excess skin off of the labia. Unlike non-surgical labiaplasty, traditional labiaplasty surgery requires our Detroit area patients to undergo anesthetic prior to their procedure. Even the largest of labias can be trimmed to a beautiful length with labiaplasty surgery.

Typically, labiaplasty surgery patients must allow for at least two full days of bed rest following treatment, something not required of our non-surgical labiaplasty patients. Traditional labiaplasty differs further from non-surgical labiaplasty in that, following surgery, at least a week of downtime is required. Following this, labiaplasty surgery patients must also avoid strenuous physical activity -as well as sexual intercourse- for at least 4 to 6 weeks.

During the healing process, pain medication will be prescribed as needed, to treat any discomfort.

Viveve Non-surgical Labiaplasty Alternative

At AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa, we not only offer our Detroit area patients not only traditional labiaplasty, but also provide Viveve radiofrequency non-surgical labiaplasty alternative. Viveve is a perfect alternative to surgery for Detroit area women with mild to moderate labial distention – or wrinkled labia. Greater amounts of labial distention may, however, benefit more from traditional surgery, rather than this non-surgical labiaplasty alternative.

Using a slim device resembling a wand, Viveve non-surgical labiaplasty is capable of remodeling the labia on a deep, cellular level by emitting radiofrequency energy. Patients who choose Viveve non-surgical labiaplasty walk away from treatment with a labia that is smoother, smaller, and more youthful in appearance. And, as the effects develop over time, the l;abia will continue to become smaller, smoother and more youthful looking.

Radiofrequency (“RF”) – the technology used in Viveve –  has a long history of incredible skin tightening, toning, and contouring results. When used to treat the skin of the face, RF treatments are referred to as being a “non-surgical facelift.” The radiofrequency energy in Viveve offers the same level of skin tightening, and toning on the labia. So, in many ways,  Viveve non-surgical labiaplasty is like a “facelift for the labia.”

No Downtime With Viveve Non-surgical Labiaplasty

Our Detroit area Viveve non-surgical labiaplasty patients are not subject to the downtime that comes with traditional labiaplasty surgery, nor do they require pain medication to manage discomfort. And unlike traditional labiaplasty patients, Viveve non-surgical labiaplasty patients have the luxury of returning to their normal daily routine as soon as they leave their appointment. Following treatment, our Detroit area patients are free to engage in sexual intercourse and other strenuous physical activities the same day as their Viveve non-surgical labiaplasty!

Viveve non-surgical labiaplasty results in no scarring, no risk of infection, and no ongoing pain with this safe, effective non-surgical labiaplasty alternative.

Non-surgical Labiaplasty – Detroit Area

At AMAE Med Spa, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali is one of the only physicians in the Detroit area to offer both labiaplasty surgery and non-surgical labia remodelling.

If you are suffering from the discomfort or embarrassment of a large, distended or wrinkled labia, contact us today for more information, and see if either of these life-changing treatments are right for your needs.

Non-surgical Labiaplasty Consultation – Detroit Area:  248-335-7200

What to Know Before Getting Labiaplasty Surgery

What You Need to Know Before Getting Labiaplasty Surgery – 

Just as the skin on the face ages over time, so does the skin on the labia. And changes to the appearance of the labia can leave many women feeling less confident during intimacy. This dissatisfaction with their labia is often compounded among women who have labia that are enlarged, distended, or asymmetrical due to hereditary factors. But fortunately, thanks to labiaplasty surgery, women in the Oakland and Macomb County area can regain vaginal comfort and their sense of confidence with surgical labia remodeling.

Any conversation about one’s sex organs can feel difficult or embarrassing. And while now more than ever, women are encouraged to confidently take control of their own bodies, discussing the actual aging process of the vagina can still seem a bit uncomfortable. For this reason, many women many have no idea how to go about getting the right kind of treatment, despite having identified a problem with their labia. But at AMAE Plastic Surgery, we are happy to provide direct and discreet answers to your labia questions. And in many cases, the solution the patient is looking for is labiaplasty surgery.

At our Oakland & Macomb County area plastic surgery practice, Labiaplasty is quickly becoming one of the most popular cosmetic procedures we perform. In this article, we will discuss why labiaplasty is one of the Top 5 most common plastic surgeries performed in the country, as well as how to tell if labiaplasty is right for you.

Why Women Consider Labiaplasty Surgery

Women consider labiaplasty for a variety of reasons. In most cases consideration of labiaplasty surgery arises from dissatisfaction with the appearance of their pubic area. However, an enlarged or distended labia can also cause discomfort in tight clothing, or when engaging in activities such as bike riding, exercise and sexual intercourse.

There are two sections of the outer skin of the vagina, respectively called the labia minora and the labia majora. The labia majora is refers to the fatty area on the outside of the labia minora. Of the two, the most sensitive section is the labia minora. Problems of the labia minora often cause a stretching or pulling sensation, which can be both painful and a source of embarrassment while wearing bathing suits or other articles of clothing. An uneven “lip-like” area of the labia minora can potentially protrude out of clothing, and can cause exercise and other types of physical activity to be painful. Fortunately, Oakland and Macomb County women afflicted by a distended or sagging labia minora can get the relief they deserve through labiaplasty at AMAE Plastic Surgery.

Conversely, problems of the labia majora include an excessively puffy appearance (often caused by weight gain), as well as sunken and/or asymmetrical dimples of the skin caused by loss of tissue. These issues can be a normal part of the aging process, as well as the perfectly healthy result of heredity. They can also occur as a result of the stress faced by the vaginal area during pregnancy and childbirth. Whatever the cause, the good news is that labia issues such as these can be repaired and reversed through labiaplasty surgery.

While it is primarily regarded as a cosmetic procedure, the benefits of labiaplasty extend beyond improving a woman’s appearance. Labiaplasty surgery can lead to improved sexual sensation, and can also put an end to vaginal area pain experienced during intercourse or athletics.

Labiaplasty Surgery Methods

At AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Oakland and Macomb County area, our labiaplasty patients are given incredible results with very little downtime. Labiaplasty surgery can be performed either under general anesthesia, or local anesthesia – for the utmost comfort.

There are two surgical methods through which labiaplasty can be performed, but at AMAE Plastic Surgery Dr. Ali generally prefers the posterior wedge method, for preserving sensation.

Traditionally, most surgeons have performed labiaplasty using what is known as the trim method. This involves making a linear incision in the labia minora to remove excess skin. While the end result is a very symmetrical labia minora, the trim method can potentially alter the patient’s sensation in the treatment area. And, in some cases, the trim method can also result in the vagina’s natural appearance looking distorted.

For these reasons, most advanced board certified plastic surgeons such as Dr. Ali prefer the posterior wedge method of labiaplasty surgery. This technique makes a V-cut incision in the posterior portion of the labia, an area that has little sensation. The wedge method of labiaplasty surgery achieves beautiful cosmetic results, while putting patients at much less of a risk for loss of sexual sensation.

Labiaplasty Before & After

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Recovery from Labiaplasty Surgery

Since the skin on a person’s sexual organs heals very quickly rapidly, our labiaplasty patients enjoy a rapid recovery time. Depending on the specifics of their individual post-surgical instructions, labiaplasty patients can usually expect to resume normal activities like driving and showering just a few short days after their procedure.

While patients should refrain from bicycling and other exercise for at least a few weeks after labiaplasty, most women are able to return to work on an average of three to four days following treatment.

While recovering from labiaplasty, it is important for patients to abstain from sexual activity for at least six weeks. Once the swelling has gone down and they have received the “all-clear” from board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali, our labiaplasty patients may resume sexual activity.

Labiaplasty Surgery – Oakland & Macomb County

At AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Oakland and Macomb County area, we understand the sensitive and personal nature of labiaplasty surgery. Our caring, discreet and expertly trained staff at AMAE plastic surgery are dedicated to providing all of our labiaplasty patients with a safe, comfortable, and confidential experience.

Through the expert knowledge obtained through decades of experience in the field of cosmetic surgery, board certified Macomb County area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has helped hundreds of women achieve their personal appearance goals with labiaplasty surgery. For more information on how labiaplasty surgery can give you comfort and confidence in the appearance of your private area, contact AMAE Plastic Surgery today.

Labiaplasty Consultation: 248-335-7200

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Everything You Were Afraid to Ask About Labiaplasty

Everything You Were Afraid to Ask About Labiaplasty – 

While the vagina is easily one of the most durable organs in the human body, factors like childbirth and natural aging can leave many women feeling less confident in their pubic area’s appearance. Such a lack in confidence is often compounded among women who -due to hereditary factors- simply have labia that are enlarged, distended, or asymmetrical. But fortunately, thanks to labiaplasty, women in the Oakland County area can regain that sense of confidence.

Any conversation about one’s sex organs is can be potentially difficult or embarrassing. And while now more than ever, women are encouraged to confidently take control of their own bodies, discussing the actual aging process of the vagina can still feel difficult or embarrassing. For this reason, many women many have no idea how to go about getting the right kind of treatment, despite having identified a problem with their vagina. But at AMAE Plastic Surgery in Oakland County, we are happy to provide answers to any such questions. And in many cases, the solution the patient is looking for is labiaplasty.

At our Oakland County practice, Labiaplasty is quickly becoming one of the most popular cosmetic procedures we perform. In this article, we will discuss why labiaplasty is one of the Top 5 most common plastic surgeries performed in the country, as well as how to tell if labiaplasty is right for you.

Why Consider Labiaplasty Surgery?

Oakland County women consider labiaplasty for a variety of reasons, but all boil down to some form of dissatisfaction with their vagina. There are two sections of the vagina, respectively called the labia minora and the labia majora. The labia majora is refers to the fatty area on the outside of the labia minora.

Of the two, the most sensitive section is the labia minora. Problems of the labia minora often cause a stretching or pulling sensation, which can be both painful and a source of embarrassment while wearing bathing suits or other articles of clothing. An uneven “lip-like” area of the labia minora can potentially protrude out of clothing, and can cause exercise and other types of physical activity to be painful. Fortunately, Oakland County women afflicted by problems of the labia minora can get the relief they deserve through labiaplasty.

Conversely, problems of the labia majora include an excessively puffy appearance (often caused by weight gain), as well as sunken and/ore asymmetrical dimples of the skin caused by loss of tissue. While such issues are normal parts of the aging process, as well as perfectly healthy results of heredity, they generally occur as a result of the stress faced by the vagina during pregnancy and childbirth. Nonetheless, issues such as these can be reversed through labiaplasty.

While it is primarily regarded as a cosmetic procedure, the benefits of labiaplasty extend beyond the cosmetic. Labiaplasty can lead to improved sexual sensation, and can also put an end to vaginal pain experienced during intercourse or athletics.

The Labiaplasty Surgery Procedure

At AMAE Plastic Surgery in Oakland County, our labiaplasty patients are given incredible results with very little downtime. Labiaplasty can be performed either under general anesthesia local anesthesia. There are two methods through which labiaplasty can be performed, but at AMAE Plastic Surgery in Oakland County, MI, Dr. Ali generally prefers one over the other.

Most GYN surgeons perform labiaplasty using what is known as the trim method. This involves making a linear incision in the labia minora two remove excess skin. The end result is a more symmetrical labia minora. While commonly performed, the trim method of labiaplasty can potentially alter the patient’s sensation in the treatment area, and can also result in the vagina’s natural appearance to be distorted. For these reasons, plastic surgeons such as Dr. Ali prefer the second method.

Called the posterior wedge method of labiaplasty, this procedure makes a V-cut incision in the posterior portion of the labia, an area that has little sensation. The wedge method of labiaplasty puts patients at much less of a risk for loss of sexual sensation, and as a result is the preferred method of labiaplasty performed by board certified Oakland County plastic surgeon Dr. Ali.

Recovery from Labiaplasty Surgery

Since the skin on a person’s sexual organs heal incredibly rapidly, our Oakland County area labiaplasty patients enjoy an incredibly rapid recovery time. Depending on the specifics of their individual post-op instructions, labiaplasty patients can usually expect to resume normal activities like driving and showering just a few short days after their procedure.

While patients should refrain from bicycling and other exercise for at least a few weeks after labiaplasty, most women are about to return to work an average of three to four days following treatment.

While recovering from labiaplasty, it is important for patients to abstain from sexual activity for at least six weeks. Once the swelling has gone down and they have received the “all-clear” from board certified Oakland County plastic surgeon Dr. Ali, labiaplasty patients may resume sexual activity.

Labiaplasty Surgery – Oakland County

At AMAE Plastic Surgery in Oakland County, we understand the sensitivity that surrounds a procedure like labiaplasty. The expertly trained staff at our facility are committed to providing all of our labiaplasty patients with a safe, comfortable, and discreet experience.

Through the expert knowledge obtained throughout his decades in the field of cosmetic surgery, board certified Oakland County plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has the skill and experience required to guarantee all of his labiaplasty patients meet their specific aesthetic goals. For more information on labiaplasty, contact AMAE Plastic Surgery today.

Labiaplasty Consultation – Oakland County: 248-335-7200

Labiaplasty FAQs (Part 1)

Labiaplasty FAQs (Part 1)

Women who wish to reduce the length of the inner folds of skin on either side of the vagina may wish to consider labiaplasty. Labiaplasty is the most rapidly-growing type of cosmetic surgery in the world, and is among the procedures most commonly requested by our Detroit Area patients.

In this three-part article Macomb County area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali answers patients’ most frequently asked questions about this intimate and life changing surgery.

Why do women get labiaplasty?

If a woman has a large, loose, or wrinkled labia, he bikini area can be a source of great embarrassment, and may be enough to significantly undermine her sexual confidence. But while labiaplasty is technically considered a cosmetic procedure, many of our Detroit Area patients turn to labiaplasty to solve more than just aesthetic concerns. A large and/or protruding labia minor can cause major discomfort when wearing tight clothing, while exercising, and of course, during sex.

Who is a good candidate for labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty candidates often experience feelings of self-consciousness during moments of intimacy. Our Detroit Area labiaplasty patients also often seek relief from discomfort to their genitalia during physical activity. Women whose labia is easily pinched or chafed also benefit from the procedure, as may women for whom intercourse is painful. Women for whom it is uncomfortable to wear tight-fitting clothing (such as yoga pants) may also find relief through labiaplasty, as will women whose labia protrudes through the sides of underwear/bathing suits.

Women who experience one or more of the above symptoms are encouraged to discuss them with board certified Detroit Area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali during their labiaplasty consultation.

How do patients prepare for labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty patients may be asked to undergo a number of tests prior to their procedure (such as a pregnancy test).

For at least a few weeks before their surgery, labiaplasty patients must refrain from smoking, and must also refrain from taking blood-thinning drugs (such as aspirin) and anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen).

What happens during labiaplasty?

During labiaplasty, labial tissue is surgically removed. Through cosmetic changes to the treatment area, labiaplasty patients are left with a smaller, more natural-looking labia.

Depending on the extent of the procedure, most cases of labiaplasty take approximately one to two hours to complete, and are performed on an outpatient basis.

Labiaplasty is performed using small incisions, which are closed up with tiny, absorbable sutures. For these reasons, our Detroit Area labiaplasty patients are left with practically no scarring.

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Labiaplasty – Macomb County

Recent studies conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons report that labiaplasty is not only more popular than ever, but also comes along with a high degree of success and satisfaction on the part of the patient.

At AMAE Plastic Surgery, we are committed to providing all of our Detroit Area patients with a successful and satisfying labiaplasty experience. For more information about labiaplasty, contact us today for a consultation.

Labiaplasty Consultation – Macomb County Area: 248-335-7200

Labiaplasty FAQs (Part 2)

Labiaplasty FAQs (Part 2)

A large, wrinkled, uneven or distended labia can be a source of embarrassment during intimacy. It can also cause discomfort in tight clothes or when engaging in activities such as riding a bike. Women who wish to reduce the length of the inner folds of skin on either side of the vagina may wish to consider labiaplasty. Labiaplasty is the most rapidly-growing type of cosmetic surgery in the world, and is among the procedures most commonly requested by our Detroit Area patients.

In this three-part article Oakland County area board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali answers patients’ most frequently asked questions about this intimate and life changing surgery.

CLICK HERE for Part 1 of Labiaplasty FAQs

 

What are the different techniques used to perform labiaplasty?

While most GYN surgeons perform labiaplasty using a technique known as the Trim Method. This technique involves removing the inner labia’s outer edge in order to create an even appearance between the inner and outer labia. While many instances of labiaplasty are performed using the Trim Method every year, most plastic surgeons (including board certified Detroit Area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali) favor a different, safer method: The Wedge Technique.

The wedge technique is a newer alternative to trim labiaplasty and is used by Dr. Ali whenever medically possible. This method involves removing a V-shaped “wedge” from either side of the labia, with its remaining edges then being sutured together.

Labiaplasty performed with the Wedge Technique allows for smoother transitions at the clitoris, which in turn is less likely to impact sexual sensation.

At AMAE Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ali will gladly discuss all options available to his every Detroit Area labiaplasty patient, and will then assemble a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan accordingly.

Does labiaplasty require anesthetic?

Labiaplasty can be performed using either local anesthesia or with general anesthesia.

Does what effect does labiaplasty have on childbirth?

The process of childbirth is not influenced by labiaplasty whatsoever.

Labiaplasty also has no negative effect on conception. Our Detroit Area labiaplasty patients are free to attempt getting pregnant as soon as they can safely resume sexual intercourse.

How does labiaplasty affect sexual sensation?

When performed by expert, board certified Detroit Area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali, labiaplasty should neither negatively impact sexual sensation, nor should it result in scarring of the clitoris.

On the contrary, many of our Detroit Area labiaplasty patients report experiencing enhanced sexual sensation after their procedure.

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Labiaplasty – Oakland County

Recent studies conducted by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons report that labiaplasty is not only more popular than ever, but also comes along with a high degree of success and satisfaction on the part of the patient.

At AMAE Plastic Surgery, we are committed to providing all of our Oakland County patients with a discreet, comfortable, successful and satisfying labiaplasty experience. For more information about labiaplasty, contact us today for a consultation.

Labiaplasty Consultation – Oakland County: 248-335-7200

Labiaplasty FAQs (Part 3)

Labiaplasty FAQs (Part 3)

Of the many cosmetic procedures available in the United States, the one currently experiencing the most rapid growth is labiaplasty. Performed to reduce the length of the inner skin folds on either side of the vagina, labiaplasty allows for women to enjoy renewed confidence in their own self-image.

In this two-part article, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali answers more of his labiaplasty patients’ most frequently asked questions about this life changing procedure.

CLICK HERE for Part 2 of Labiaplasty FAQs

 

What is the labiaplasty recovery like?

For about two weeks or so after their procedure, labiaplasty patients usually experience soreness, bruising, and swelling to their genital area. While every woman’s individual recovery will be different, below is a general timeframe labiaplasty patients can expect for their recovery.

Work after Labiaplasty: For the most part, our Detroit Area patients are able to return to work as soon as a few days to a week after their labiaplasty surgery. One exception to this are patients whose job requires heavy lifting, which labiaplasty patients must avoid for 2 to 4 weeks after treatment.

Exercise after Labiaplasty: Unless expressly stated in their aftercare instructions, our Detroit Area labiaplasty patients must avoid any kind of strenuous exercise for a minimum of three weeks after treatment.

Sex  after Labiaplasty: Sexual intercourse must be avoided for three to four weeks, or more post-labiaplasty. You will have one or two follow appointments after your labiaplasty surgery, at which time Dr. Ali will tell you when you can resume intercourse

Showering after Labiaplasty: Labiaplasty patients are free to resume showering as soon as two days after their procedure (unless otherwise specified in their aftercare instructions.)

Driving after labiaplasty: Our Detroit Area labiaplasty patients may begin driving again as soon as they feel well enough to do so.

Does labiaplasty cause scarring?

When performed by an expert professional, such as board certified Detroit Area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali, labiaplasty will not leave the patient with any external scarring. This is accomplished by making incisions only in areas that will fold naturally into the skin’s creases.

However, the anatomical structure of some individual treatment areas have, in the past, resulted in some minor scarring. Should this occur, there is no cause for alarm, as such scarring typically disappears within a year or less.

Will the sutures need to be removed after labiaplasty?

At AMAE Plastic Surgery in the Detroit Area, most of the cases of labiaplasty we perform use absorbable sutures. This means they do not need to be removed.

When can I go back to work after labiaplasty?

Depending on what their job entails, our Detroit Area labiaplasty patients can usually return to work 2-3 days after their procedure.

Labiaplasty – Detroit Area

Labiaplasty is a safe and effective way for Detroit Area women to feel comfortable in their own body. Through labiaplasty, patients experience both improved self-image and sexual satisfaction. Board certified Detroit Area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali has the skill and experience to deliver flawless results to all of his labiaplasty patients.

If you are in the Detroit Area and think you are an ideal candidate for labiaplasty, schedule a consultation at AMAE Plastic Surgery today.

Labiaplasty Consultation – Detroit Area: 248-335-7200