Orange Blossom Aesthetics
Medical Spa located in New Port Richey, FL
If the outward appearance of your genitalia causes discomfort, painful intercourse, or personal embarrassment, a labiaplasty can offer a life-changing solution. The team at Orange Blossom Aesthetics led by Reut Bardach, MD, in New Port Richey, Florida, can safely and effectively reduce or reshape the labia minora, labia majora, or clitoral area and provide you with the contours and confidence you’ve been missing. To find out more, call the office to schedule a consultation, or make an appointment online today.
Labiaplasty Q & A
What is labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to reduce the size of the labia minora - the inner “lips” of the female genitalia. The same procedure can address the enlargement of the outer vaginal lips, known as the labia majora. Some women naturally have longer labia; childbirth, significant weight loss, and aging can cause the tissues of the labia to become stretched out over time.
Elongated labia can cause pain and irritation when wearing tight clothes or during activities such as cycling and other types of exercise. It may also cause embarrassment and discomfort during intercourse.
What are the benefits of labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty can reduce or eliminate pain and discomfort during physical activity or intercourse. Labia reduction can also dramatically alter the appearance of your external genitalia, which offers a boost of self-confidence and may have a positive impact on your intimate relationships, especially because many women experience enhanced sexual sensation following a labiaplasty procedure.
Who is a candidate for a labiaplasty?
If you were born with atypical labia minora, large labia, or you’ve experienced a lengthening of the tissue following childbirth, menopause, or weight loss, labiaplasty may be right for you.
Labiaplasty can help correct the following concerns:
- Long labia minora
- Extruding labia minora
- Asymmetrical labia
- Vaginal/labial discomfort
- Large or sagging labia majora
- Excess tissue over the clitoris
To qualify as a candidate for labiaplasty, you’ll need to be in good general and emotional health, and you’ll need to have realistic expectations for your results.
What is involved in labiaplasty surgery?
The team at Orange Blossom Aesthetics usually performs labiaplasty under general anesthetic in a surgical environment. Some patients are candidates to perform this procedure under local anesthesia in an office setting. To remove excess labial tissue, your provider makes small incisions on either side of the labia; these incisions will be nearly invisible once they’ve healed. Once the procedure is complete, she’ll use ultra-fine sutures to close the incision.
You’ll need to keep the area bandaged for a few days following your surgery, and you may need to use a special cushion to keep you comfortable when sitting. You should expect some swelling for several days after your procedure, but as this subsides, you’ll be able to see the shapely new contours of the labial area. You can expect to resume normal activities, including intercourse, in about two to three weeks.
To learn more about labiaplasty, call the team at Orange Blossom Aesthetics, to schedule a consultation, or make an appointment online today.