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.
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.
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.