Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Labia Reduction
Satisfaction with any part of a woman’s body is a personal and private decision. If ANY body part is giving you pain or discomfort – including your labia – a consultation with a doctor is in order. Thanks to modern medicine there is no need to suffer in silence with a labia that rubs, chafes, extends past underwear, or gets painfully pinched in clothing and exercise equipment.
And, as women take control of their own bodies, it is also their decision if they want to cosmetically enhance an area of the body to improve their self-esteem and confidence.
At AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa we offer both surgical and non-surgical options for enhancing the appearance of the labia, or reducing its size. The right procedure for you will depend on the size, shape and condition of your labia, as well as your lifestyle and your long-term aesthetic goals for the appearance of your genitalia.
Surgical Labia Reduction
At AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Birmingham, MI, we offer patients both traditional surgical labiaplasty, as well as the revolutionary new Viveve radiofrequency non-surgical labiaplasty alternative.
For women with extremely long or distended labia, surgical reduction of the area is a safe and routine procedure that Dr. Ali has performed on hundreds of satisfied patients.
Also known as “labia edge excision,” surgical labiaplasty is performed by physically cutting excess skin off of the labia. Labiaplasty surgery requires patients to undergo anesthetic prior to their procedure. Even the largest labia 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. Following surgery, at least a week of downtime is required. After this initial recovery period, labiaplasty surgery patients can return to daily activities but must 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.
Non-Surgical Labia Reduction
Nonsurgical radiofrequency (RF) treatment, however, is an excellent alternative to surgery for women with mild to moderate labial distention – or who are troubled by a wrinkled or slightly saggy labia. Greater amounts of labial distention may, however, benefit more from surgery, rather than this non-surgical labiaplasty alternative.
Viveve is a one-time, in-office treatment that can reduce the labia (as well as tighten the vagina and improve lubrication) with no anesthetic needed and no downtime afterwards. 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 labia will continue to become smaller, smoother and more youthful looking over the next several months.
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.”
Unlike labiaplasty surgery, Viveve has no downtime and patients can returning to their normal daily routine as soon as they leave their appointment. Following treatment, patients are even free to engage in sexual intercourse and other strenuous physical activities the same day as their Viveve non-surgical labiaplasty!
Labia Reduction & Enhancement | Birmingham MI
At AMAE Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Birmingham, MI is one of the only practices in the entire Detroit area to offer both labiaplasty surgery and non-surgical Viveve labia remodeling.
If you are suffering from the pain or discomfort of a large, distended labia, or you are dissatisfied or self-conscious about the appearance of your labia, schedule a discreet and confidential consultation at AMAE in Birmingham, MI and see if either of these life-changing treatments are right for your needs.