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.