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.
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.