While it is not discussed openly, several women worry about the shape and size of their vaginal lips, which may cause them to be less confident. Seasoned plastic surgeons Dr. Peter Chang and Dr. Ankur Mehta can help Houston, TX women feel more attractive and comfortable with surgical vaginal rejuvenation to correct the shape and size of the labia. The labia, which are the external lips of the vaginal area, can look oversized or have hanging skin created by genetics, childbirth, pregnancy, or an injury. A labiaplasty surgically decreases the size of the labia majora and/or minora to create an improved look. This may eliminate irritation and discomfort while boosting sexual pleasure and confidence. Come in for a consult at Timeless Plastic Surgery in Sugar Land, TX to hear more about labiaplasty and see if you may be a candidate for the surgery.
"Dr. Mehta did a great job on my revision labiaplasty. Once I set up the appointment and met him and his staff I knew I was in good hands. My surgery was done under local in office and I hardly felt a thing. The nurse was also very kind and made me feel comfortable. The fact that he was so careful and meticulous about the procedure I healed quite painlessly and fast. If I needed to ask him questions I had access to his phone number anytime. I followed all of the instructions but within weeks I was already running around as usual and I was ecstatic with the results. He really did a beautiful job and I am so glad I did a little more research this time and found such a talented plastic surgeon. I only wish I had gone to him in the first place. Thank you timeless plastic surgery!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Aug 26, 2014
Labiaplasty Ideal Candidates
Surgery for the labia at Timeless Plastic Surgery can be beneficial for Houston, TX women who are worried about the size and shape of their vaginal area, which can be enlarged because of childbirth, genetics, or a physical trauma. Abnormal vaginal lips may cause discomfort, pain, irritation, or itching when engaging in activities like sex and exercise. Surgical vaginal rejuvenation can also be beneficial if you can't wear revealing outfits (including leggings, yoga pants, or bathing suits) because of the appearance of your vaginal lips. While labia surgery shouldn't impact your ability to get pregnant, we suggest you wait until you are done childbearing to prevent undoing your results.
Labiaplasty Surgical Technique
Labiaplasty can be completed in our on-site surgical suite with local anesthetic, so you may drive yourself to and from our office. If your treatment plan is more complex, you may need to be put under IV sedation, so you will need to have a responsible friend or family member drive you home following your procedure. Dr. Chang or Dr. Mehta can talk about your treatment plan and answer questions at your consultation so you may make arrangements, if needed, prior to your appointment. A labiaplasty is generally done with the trim technique to cut away loose tissue. Then the remaining skin is stitched so it is taut. Also available is the wedge technique that cuts away a triangular area of skin and excess folds from the clitoris before stitching the tissue closed.
What to Expect with Labiaplasty
You will require around one week to heal following your labiaplasty to allow discomfort and swelling to fade away before returning to normal activities. Dr. Chang suggests applying a cold compress or ice pack, if needed, to decrease inflammation. You should not engage in sexual activity or use tampons for at least 4 – 6 weeks following your treatment. Patients typically have visible results in around six weeks and final results closer to six months following the procedure. The improvements of vaginal rejuvenation usually last for a long time; however, childbirth, natural aging, and weight fluctuations can impact your result.
Labiaplasty Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a labiaplasty cost?
Vaginal rejuvenation surgery costs will be based on several factors. In your initial consultation, we will go over all your needs and wants before developing your personalized surgical plan. As soon as you have made your choices for your vaginal rejuvenation surgery, we can start to estimate your costs. Timeless Plastic Surgery takes several payments and we can give you information on low-interest financing.
Should I choose a plastic surgeon or OB/GYN?
As you research surgical vaginal rejuvenation, you will discover that most OB/GYNs (obstetricians and gynecologists) perform labiaplasty. Although most OB/GYNs are qualified to perform a labiaplasty, they may not be your best choice. An OB/GYN can remove loose skin from your vaginal lips, but a plastic surgeon like Dr. Chang or Dr. Mehta will focus on other aspects as well. We will focus on minimal scarring, and make sure your final contour, color, and symmetry are natural in both appearance and feeling.
Will vaginal rejuvenation surgery cause insensitivity?
Like most surgeries, you may have short-term numbness in the treated area for a while. This should dissipate as your vaginal tissue and skin recover. For those concerned about sexual sensitivity, it's important to realize that a labiaplasty corrects the vaginal lips and will not affect the nerves of the clitoris.
What is the recovery process like after a labiaplasty?
Prior to your procedure, we will explain what you should expect following your labiaplasty, plus advice on how to keep yourself comfortable during your recovery. You should expect some swelling and bruising, but these symptoms will subside. You need to stay home for at least a week before resuming non-strenuous activities. We will evaluate your progress in your check-up appointments and tell you when you can resume sexual activity and exercise.
Are there nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments?
Nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments are available, which may improve small amounts of vaginal laxity. However, vaginal rejuvenation surgery is better for dramatic improvements to re-shape and tighten your labia. In your initial consultation, we will review your surgical and nonsurgical treatment options and give you suggestions on what will meet your goals.
Labiaplasty Comfortable and Confident
Every woman's body is different and there are many elements that can affect the appearance of the outer labia. If you are not confident or comfortable because of the shape and size of your labia, find out more information about vaginal rejuvenation surgery. Talk to us about your concerns and needs so we can develop your unique labiaplasty treatment plan. Schedule an appointment at Timeless Plastic Surgery in Sugar Land, TX to hear more about rejuvenation with labiaplasty.