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Have you ever heard of a labiaplasty procedure? If you haven’t heard the exact name, I bet you’ve still thought about this procedure a million times. Now that women are mentioning the procedure’s name out in the open, you’ll probably be excited to learn more about a labiaplasty.
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Childbirth, aging and gravity can have devastating effects to your body and your female genitalia. This includes the labia minora and majora, clitoral hood and perineum. All of these areas work together to make you feel feminine and confident. If you’ve got changes to this area, it can be a real problem.
Some changes you may notice are:
- Stretching and laxity of the vaginal wall
- Laxity and stretching of the labia minora (the inner lips)
- Sagging of the Labia Majora (the outer lips)
- A sagging of the mons pubis (the soft area in front of the pubic bone)
To learn about labiaplasty, please read the guide below or contact Ennis Plastic Surgery at 561-405-9020 to book a consultation or ask us a question. We are here to help you get the look you desire.
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Understanding Your Body
Your labia is the described as the minora labia (inner lips) and majora labia (outer lips). The labia minora are the thin, smooth tissue that surround the vagina. The labia majora are the full, fleshy tissue that surround the labia minora, typically the area that is covered in hair.
Symptoms that may indicate a labiaplasty would help you
If you have long labia minora it can negatively impact intimate situations and even exercise, causing you to feel embarrassed or insecure. Long labia can also hurt during exercise or intercourse. In addition, elongated labia minora can limit a woman’s ability to wear certain bathing suits and leggings, creating an unwanted bulge.
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Goals of Labiaplasty
Labiaplasty can help restore and correct labia related issues causing embarrassment and pain. Let’s look at all the great things a labiaplasty procedure can provide:
- Increased self confidence
- Improved appearance of altered or asymmetrical labia minora
- A youthful appearance to the female genitalia
- Remove the darker skin and restore a youthful pink color
- Improved comfort during exercise and intimate situations
- The ability to wear tight fitting clothing, including bathing suits and leggings with ease
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that is meant to change the size or shape of the labia minora, usually making them smaller or correcting for any asymmetry. It is designed to sculpt the external vaginal anatomy by correcting for long or uneven labia. Labiaplasty can also be performed on the labia majora, the outer fleshy lips surrounding the vagina.
Trim Method vs the Posterior Wedge Method
There are two main techniques used to address the appearance of the labia minora:
- trim method
- posterior wedge method.
More about the Types of Labiaplasty
The trim method:
With the trim method, your surgeon “trims off” a long strip of the labial edge, removing the darkened, lengthy and unwanted tissue. The newly cut edge is then sutured for prompt healing. This trim method achieves labial reduction, removing the thick and darkened region of tissue with a smaller and more youthful edge. It also removes the length of the labia minora so that it is positioned more appealingly in the natural folds of the labia majora. If you have uneven or discolored edges, this is a great option for you.
[tip] Good to know. If you’re having a clitoral hood reduction, it’s best to do them at the same time. That way, you’ll only need one incision for all of your procedures.
The Posterior Wedge method:
The Wedge or “V” technique reduces the size and length of the labia minora by removing a “V” shaped wedge of unwanted tissue. The surgeon creates an incision and removes a wedge-shaped section of labial tissue from the middle or back third of the labia. Then, the top and bottom sections of the labia are sutured back together. This technique preserves the appearance of the labial edge, giving a more natural appearance and better preserves the sensation. This more commonly used procedure is for women who want to maintain the appearance of the labial edge and youthful appearance, but who have asymmetry or excessive labial tissue.
There are also options for labia majora labiaplasty, including reduction or augmentation. Due to today’s culture of shaving the hair away from the vaginal area, many more women are concerned about the labia majora than in years past.
Labia majora labiaplasty:
Due to aging, the labia majora can become wrinkled and have a deflated appearance. Augmentation on this area can fill and enhance a deflated-looking labia majora. If you’ve got a wrinkled labia majora, your skin lacks laxity in this area. For this, you can have a fat transfer procedure or a skin-tightening procedure to get the younger look of the labia majora.
You might also benefit from a surgical reduction to make the labial majora smaller and tighter looking. A reduction can be achieved through liposuction to remove excess fat in the labia majora and surrounding pubic region.
What to Expect During the Labiaplasty Procedure
Before you settle on the correct procedure for your labia, you’ll meet with Dr. Ennis and his wonderful medical team to discuss your wishes for surgery. You’ll be able to ask any questions or calm any worries you may have about your labiaplasty.
On the day of surgery, you’ll be given local or general anesthesia from our board-certified MD anesthesiologist. Dr. Ennis will then create your gorgeous labia. The procedure will take anywhere from one to two hours depending on your exact needs.
After your surgery, you can expect to experience mild swelling and mild discomfort for the first several weeks after surgery, but most women can return to work activities within one week. Vigorous exercise and sexual intercourse is not appropriate for approximately six weeks (just like after a birth), in order to ensure proper and complete healing of the labial tissues.
After undergoing this procedure, women report increased self-confidence during intimate situations, as well as, relief from the discomfort that was previously felt during exercise. In addition, women are able to wear tight-fitting clothing such as bathing suits and leggings more comfortably. It’s a total win-win.
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About Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. L. Scott Ennis
Ennis Plastic Surgery, you can be confident in the modesty, privacy, and personal attention you will receive from all levels of clinical care. Your journey will begin with a one-on-one consultation with our renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Scott Ennis.
Dr. Scott Ennis is a leader in the field of reconstructive cosmetic surgery for women. He has a known reputation for achieving beautiful and natural results with minimal scarring. Dr. Ennis earned his medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, achieving the award for Best Intern and Outstanding Chief Resident. He then followed a plastic surgery fellowship at the University of Virginia, earning honors for his work in plastic surgery research.
Dr. Ennis is known for achieving beautiful and natural looking results in all of his cosmetic surgical procedures, including labiaplasty. He uses the most advanced techniques for minimal incisions and minimal scarring with all of his procedures.
Dr. Ennis’s experience and expertise allows for beautiful results and preservation of sensation to the labia minora. When performed by an inexperienced surgeon, many women complain of abnormal appearance or lost sensation. However, Dr. Ennis approaches this procedure from both a cosmetic and functional approach. The overall appearance is improved, while attempting to keep sensation intact. If you want to know more about this exciting surgery, contact our office today. Our team loves to help you take the next steps to a better you.