A labiaplasty is a vaginal rejuvenation procedure that improves the appearance and function of the outer female genitalia. This surgery is performed with care and precision to ensure results are excellent.
This surgery is becoming more and more common and popular among women of all ages. Whether the surgery is purely cosmetic or done to improve comfort, a labiaplasty will help you look and feel your best.
What is a Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is the most popular vaginal rejuvenation surgery because women are often bothered by their labia minora.
A labiaplasty is a plastic surgery that removes excess tissue in the labia minora. The labia minora are the small, inner folds within the vulva. The labia minora creates small folds that protect and cushion the female genitalia, including the clitoris. These small folds can grow asymmetrically or very long, which for some, develops into a condition called hypertrophy. Mild to severe hypertrophy of the labia minora can cause discomfort and self-consciousness.
Hypertrophy, the increase of tissue, may cause the labia minora to bulge in tight clothing and get pinched frequently. Hypertrophy or an extended labia minora often cause women to avoid wearing certain clothes or participating in activities that will cause discomfort. In some situations, women will avoid intimacy altogether because they are embarrassed.
A labiaplasty will remove unnecessary tissue and help restore balance to the inner tissues. This may include correcting asymmetry and reducing the clitoral hood. Your surgery will be customized to your body.
Labiaplasty with Dr Frati
Dr Frati understands that this is a delicate surgery and will take steps to make sure you are comfortable and well-informed about the surgical and recovery process. With all of his surgery techniques, Dr Frati makes sure to hide incisions and keep scarring minimal. He has performed plastic surgery on many celebrities and is sought out by men and women from all over the world. The results he achieves are undeniably impressive and help patients live their best lives.
One thing that Dr Frati stresses in all of his procedures is customization. This is particularly important when it comes to a labiaplasty. Every woman has unique genitalia and a particular vision of how it should look after surgery. Dr Frati will tailor your treatment to these goals and implement cutting-edge techniques to provide an incredible outcome. Part of creating your treatment will be showing before and after photos and helping you understand the realistic outcome of the procedure.
Dr Frati and his staff members will be by your side throughout the process to ensure quality care and assistance when needed.
The Benefits of a Labiaplasty
Labiaplasty is an impactful surgery for many women. After this procedure, women find they are more comfortable and have more confidence. Although people may not see the results of the surgery, you will feel it and the outcome will impact the quality of your life.
Women are often surprised by how many aspects of their lives are improved after undergoing a labiaplasty.
Enjoy wearing clothes and engaging in activities without worrying about your genitalia.
Vaginal rejuvenation is a good option for women who are in good health and who are regularly bothered by the appearance or feel of their labia minora. Preferably, potential candidates will have been thinking about genital plastic surgery for a long time and understand the realistic impacts of the surgery.
Women who are ideal candidates will experience discomfort or pain from the length of their minora. This may include the labia twisting, tugging or falling out of underwear regularly.
Women who are unhappy with the appearance of their labia minora are also good candidates for surgery. The best way to tell if labiaplasty is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr Frati.
During your meeting with Dr Frati, he will take you through the techniques involved with a labiaplasty. The surgery will be customized to your features and what your main aesthetic concerns are.
The trim technique is the most commonly implemented method and includes extra tissue to be excised and then closed.
This method removes a pie-shaped area of tissue to be removed from the labia minora.
Clitoral Hood Reduction
Reducing extra folds of skin around the clitoral hood are often performed at the same time.
These methods will be gone over in more detail during the meeting. Dr Frati and you will determine which technique is best for you. Part of determining the details of your surgery will include an examination of the genitalia.
After learning about your health history and performing the examination, Dr Frati will decide if a labiaplasty is a healthy option for you. We prioritize our patient’s safety and will only pursue surgeries that are healthy and will provide the desired results. Dr Frati and you will work together to make your best treatment plan.
You will want to schedule about a week or two off from work. Dr Frati will recommend a specific amount of time for you during your consultation. A few days before the procedure, pick-up necessities like ice packs and medications. You will also need to arrange rides to and from your appointment and have someone stay with you for the first few days of post-operative recovery. Set aside an area of your home where you can recover comfortably and stress-free.
For your best preparation, follow Dr Frati’s instructions and call our office when questions come to mind.
The details of your surgery will be unique to you and be determined in your consultation.
General anesthesia is implemented and will help you have a comfortable surgery. Dr Frati will apply incisions delicately, then remove unneeded tissue. When the desired aesthetic is achieved, the incisions will be closed with dissolvable sutures. The whole procedure will take about an hour.
Dr Frati will provide you with recovery instructions and information. The main symptom you will notice after surgery is swelling. An icepack can be used to decrease swelling and a pillow under the bum will also assist. Any discomfort can be controlled with prescribed medications.
Hygiene is very important throughout recovery. Dr Frati will inform you how to keep yourself clean and comfortable. An important step will be to attend follow-up appointments. During these appointments, your genitalia will be inspected and cleaned.
Most patients can return to work after a week.
A labiaplasty will reshape the outer genitalia and help it appear more attractive as well as function better. A reduction in the tissue will be noticeable right away and as the swelling goes down, the final results will set in. After a few months, you will notice a tighter, more symmetrical appearance in your genitalia. These results are long-lasting! To keep your results looking their best, remain active and keep a consistent weight. A healthy lifestyle is your key to looking and feeling great for a long time.
The Cost of a Labiaplasty
Customization is stressed in our procedures. Costs differ because of the difference between patient appearances and goals. Dr Frati will go over a cost breakdown with you during your consultation with him. To learn more about labiaplasty give our office a call, you can also schedule a consultation right now by clicking here. A private meeting with Dr Frati will give you the chance to have all of your questions answered. Start down the path to a happier you today.
Patients often return to work within two weeks but the labia minora will not be completely healed for about a month or two. At this point, all swelling should be gone. Patients are often able to wear tampons or engage in intercourse after six weeks.However,everyone’s recovery will be different and Dr Frati advise you on what to expect for your body. The important thing to remember through recovery is to take your time. Get plenty of rest and stay hydrated.
A labiaplasty often takes about an hour but everyone will have their own experience. Dr Frati will provide an estimate of time before your appointment.
Labiaplasty costs will be related to the details of your surgery. Dr Frati will discuss costs with you during your consultation.
After surgery, you will be provided with care instructions. These instructions will include what to expect and how to ensure a positive recovery. Getting plenty of rest and controlling swelling will be important. Ice packs on and off throughout the day will control symptoms. Follow the instructions provided by Dr Frati for your best outcome.
Swelling peaks after two to three days and then will diminish from that point on. All swelling should have diminished by the two-week marker. Attending follow-up appointments with Dr Frati will keep you informed on your healing progress and what to expect for the rest of your recovery.
If you are interested in learning more about a labiaplasty and how it will impact your life, schedule a consultation with Dr Frati today.