LABIAPLASTY

LABIAPLASTY BASICS

 
Labiaplasty or Aesthetic Vaginal surgery, is a surgical procedure that will reduce and/or reshape the labia minora – the skin that covers the female clitoris and vaginal opening. In some instances, women with large labia can experience pain during intercourse, or feel discomfort during everyday activities or when wearing tight-fitting clothing. Others may feel unattractive or wish to enhance their sexual experiences by removing some of the skin that covers the clitoris. The purpose of a labiaplasty is to better define the inner labia. During this procedure the urethral opening can be redefined, and if necessary improvements to the vagina may be made. The problem can be caused by genetics, sexual intercourse or difficulties in childbirth.

LABIAPLASTY BENEFITS

 
  • Increased level of self-confidence
  • Comfort during intercourse
  • Reduction of asymmetry of the labia

BEST CANDIDATES FOR A LABIAPLASTY

 

The ideal candidate for a Labiaplasty is a female who experiences pain from twisting and tugging of the labia when riding a bike or during intercourse. A Labiaplasty can also be performed if the labia is asymmetrical causing the patient to feel self-conscious.

 


 

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GET TO KNOW YOUR DOCTOR

 

This is your time to get to know Dr. Stiller and the staff at Linea. Be sure to convey your goals and expectations for the surgical procedure.

Dr. Stiller will evaluate your medical health and explain the surgical techniques available to you. All of your questions related to the procedure will be answered as thoroughly as possible. Dr. Stiller will perform an examination of your trouble area at the consultation.

Dr. Stiller will go over the risks and potential complications and he will explain the preoperative and post-operative process.

RISKS

 

All procedures carry some uncertainty and risks. 

As with any surgery, bleeding is a risk. This may form a blood collection called a hematoma and may require drainage. It is important to discuss any history of excessive bleeding or family history of bleeding.
Infection is relatively uncommon. Antibiotics will be given to you during the surgery and usually will be taken after the surgery.
Scars from an abdominoplasty are from hip to hip and around the belly button. Dr. Stiller will try to keep the scars as low as possible. Scars may widen after the surgery and typically fade over time.
Wound edges can occasionally pull apart. Your body will heal it, but it may prolong the healing time.
  • Numbness or sensation changes of the skin
  • Some patients will require additional surgery
  • There may be asymmetry in some areas.
  • Pigmentation change of skin is possible
  • Irregular contour may occur

Skin slough/necrosis: When wound edges are put together sometimes the skin edges can slough. Your body will heal it, but it may prolong the healing time. Smoking increases this risk

GETTING READY FOR SURGERY

During your consultation, an explanation of preoperative and postoperative plan will be reviewed.

You will be given a list of medication to avoid taking two weeks prior to the operation. A Linea staff member will contact you a few days before the surgery and notify you what time you are expected to arrive for your procedure and discuss any last minute details.

At this time, you will be given an opportunity to ask any further questions. Continuing a healthy diet and exercise is very important prior to surgery. Smoking must be stopped two weeks prior to surgery.

SURGERY DAY

Do not eat or drink eight hours before your surgery. You should wear a button-down or zipper front shirt and sneakers. Do not wear sandals or slippers.

You will meet with a member of our staff to prepare for surgery. Dr. Stiller will see you prior to your surgery to answer any final questions and meet family or friends. You will meet with our anesthesia provider to discuss anesthesia. For family or friends that accompany you, we have a lounge area to comfortably pass the time.

You will need someone to drive you home after the operation and stay with you the first 24 hours after the surgery is completed.

THE SURGERY

Fat grafting involves removing fat cells from the lower abdomen, hips, or lower back and injecting the skin of the mons pubis and labia majora. The fat fills the pelvic triangle giving a much more youthful and soft appearance.

AFTER THE SURGERY

Following surgery, you will likely have drainage from your incisions. Any discomfort you feel should be controlled with oral pain medications prescribed by Dr. Stiller.

Pain and discomfort are expected immediately after surgery.

You will begin feeling better in just a few weeks. Healing is a gradual process and it takes time. Please refrain from strenuous activity for one month. Depending on your job, you should be able to get back to work in a few days.

Dr. Stiller will direct you regarding resuming exercise and normal activities during your follow-up evaluations.