More than ever, women are feeling empowered to decide for themselves how their bodies look, feel and function. Even the most intimate areas of a woman’s anatomy can be sculpted and refined to enhance her sensuality, invigorate her sexuality and maybe even invite a sense of sexual prowess. All this and more is possible with vaginal rejuvenation / labia reduction.
Labia reduction is not a new procedure, but is receiving fresh attention now that so many women are determined to seize their sexuality and discuss issues affecting their sex lives with their doctors and surgeons. If you suffer from extended or stretched labia that are uncomfortable, cause embarrassment, hygiene frustration or are even painful during sex, labia reduction plastic surgery can alleviate these problems. Your vagina can be a beautiful declaration of your taste and style rather than an impediment or humiliation.
Vaginal Rejuvenation / Labiaplasty FAQ:
What is Vaginal Rejuvenation, Labiaplasty or Labia Reduction?
Labia reduction is a procedure to reduce the size and length of the labia minora (the inner lips) and/or the labia majora (the outer lips). The labia minora are necessary to cover the clitoris and vaginal opening and can be surgically reduced while still maintaining their necessary function. Also known as labiaplasty, this procedure can help women who experience pain, humiliation and hygiene problems due to large and protruding labia. The labia majora can also be decreased in size by reducing fat deposits.
If you were born with very thin labia or if you’ve lost volume over time or due to trauma, labia rejuvenation and labia repair can enhance your labia and add overall shape to the outer areas of your vagina. A pubic lift can also be performed when the pubic area descends or collapses downwards due to weight fluctuation or age. This procedure raises the entire area by surgically removing excess skin and fat from the region and then re-draping the skin to lift the pubic appearance.
Is Vaginal Rejuvenation, Labiaplasty or Labia Reduction right for me?
If you are unhappy or uncomfortable with the shape and/or size of your labia minora, then labiaplasty is the perfect procedure for you. Most women have enlarged or asymmetric labia minora from birth. Others may have developed enlarged labia after pregnancy or as they age. The enlarged labia can make daily activities and exercise uncomfortable, interfere with or make you embarrassed during sexual intercourse, or create a bulge in tight clothing. Labiaplasty with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Long can reduce the labia minora so that they do not protrude and are more symmetric. The results are very satisfying to patients.
Who is a candidate for Vaginal Rejuvenation, Labiaplasty or Labia Reduction with Dr. Long?
You are candidate for this plastic surgery procedure if you have
Protruding labia minora
Thickened labia minora
Labia minora that you would like reshaped
Asymmetric labia minora
How is Vaginal Rejuvenation, Labiaplasty or Labia Reduction performed?
During our initial consultation, Dr. Long will take a complete medical history and examine the areas of concern. He will evaluate the labia to assess the degree and type of enlargement and check for asymmetry. Dr. Long and his friendly staff will confer with you to determine what changes you would like. Then, we will design the labiaplasty procedure that will give you the result that you are looking for.
The Vaginal Rejuvenation, Labiaplasty or Labia Reduction procedure is performed in slightly different ways depending on the exact anatomy of the labia. In all cases, the procedure is very low risk with a quick recovery. The stitches will dissolve and do not need to be removed.
Where is Vaginal Rejuvenation, Labiaplasty or Labia Reduction with Dr. Long performed?
Vaginal Rejuvenation, Labiaplasty or Labia Reduction by Dr. Long is performed under local anesthesia and sedation anesthesia. You may choose the type of anesthesia you prefer. You will need to have a close friend or family member drive you to and from your surgery and care for you for the first 24 to 48 hours after surgery.
What is recovery like after Vaginal Rejuvenation, Labiaplasty or Labia Reduction?
Recovery after labiaplasty with Dr. Long is relatively mild. The first three days are spent relaxing. Cold compresses or ice packs will help keep the swelling to a minimum. You will feel fine. You will have some bruising and swelling that will resolve over the next week or two. Stitches will dissolve and do not need to be removed.
When can I return to work after Vaginal Rejuvenation, Labiaplasty or Labia Reduction?
While healing time varies, most return to work 4-7 days after labiaplasty with Dr. Long advises patients to avoid any pressure to the labia for six weeks. This would include wearing tight clothes such as thongs or using tampons or having sexual intercourse. Excessive movement such as jogging can also slow the healing process and should be avoided. We will closely follow your progress to ensure that you are ready to resume normal activities.
How will I look after Vaginal Rejuvenation, Labiaplasty or Labia Reduction?
Depending on what you discussed with Dr. Long your labia will be more symmetric and will be less protuberant. This should make you more comfortable in tight clothing and while exercising and should give you more confidence during sexual intercourse.
Why choose Dr. Long for Vaginal Rejuvenation, Labiaplasty or Labia Reduction?
Dr. Long is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon that specializes in cosmetic plastic surgery of the face, neck, breast, and body. His residency and fellowships training at prestigious institutions are strong credentials that give him a unique set of skills to perform cosmetic plastic surgery. Dr. Long wants his patients look their best and is dedicated to helping them achieve their personal, social, and professional goals by providing natural looking results.
Why go to a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for Vaginal Rejuvenation, Labiaplasty or Labia Reduction?
Practitioners who are not residency trained and Board Certified to perform Vaginal Rejuvenation, Labiaplasty or Labia Reduction have been found to suffer a higher rate of complications. One of the most common complaints is minimal improvement, asymmetries, etc.