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
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.