Labiaplasty and surgical vaginal rejuvenation procedures have become increasingly popular. Many women find that they can resolve and adjust the appearance and function of their genital area for an improved quality of life.
While some women are born with wider vaginas or large or uneven labia, many women find that over time, the vagina has loosened or changed in appearance with age. In either case, our labiaplasty in Phoenix with Dr. Albert Andres can address the problems women face, both cosmetically and functionally.
What is a labiaplasty?
A labiaplasty is a patient-tailored cosmetic procedure done to resolve a condition called labial hypertrophy. It removes the excess unwanted skin stemming from the inner tissue of the female genitalia (called the labia minora) so that it is even with the outer portion (the labia majora), instead of extending outward beyond it. The result is a more youthful-looking and vastly more appealing vaginal region.
Labiaplasties are done primarily for aesthetic purposes and to resolve a natural age- or genetic-related fluctuation in the body, where the inner lips of the vagina become more pronounced and extend beyond the outer lips. Labial hypertrophy can also limit your physical activities and your wardrobe options, as well as occasionally cause pain and discomfort when engaging in certain activities.
What are the benefits of a labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty can resolve minor incontinence problems, increase natural lubrication, and restore a more youthful and appealing appearance to the exterior look and lips of the vagina.
- Will not affect sexual function or feeling
- Tailored to a patient’s individual needs and condition
- Vastly improves appearance of the female genitalia
- Expands the range of clothing you can wear
- Reduces discomfort when wearing certain clothing including jeans, athletic wear and swimsuits
- Can resolve painful pulling or tearing of the labia if present during sexual intercourse
Am I a candidate for a labiaplasty?
Patients experiencing discomfort, vaginal pain or emotional stress due to labial hypertrophy make very good candidates for our labiaplasty in Scottsdale by Dr. Andres. Candidates include those with:
- Stress, trauma or dissatisfaction with vaginal appearance
- Physical discomfort during sex or exercise
- An inability to wear certain clothing comfortably
What is the labiaplasty procedure like
Labiaplasty is a procedure for surgical vaginal rejuvenation. Labiaplasty is intended for patients who have large, misshapen, or uneven labia minora that they would like reshaped. In some cases, the size of the inner labia can be so extreme that the patient experiences discomfort in physical activities. For other women, a labiaplasty is an elective cosmetic procedure to primarily improve genital appearance.
Labiaplasty can include trimming the inner labia, or the removal of a wedge of the inner portion of the labia. As with any surgical procedure, you want a highly-skilled plastic surgeon to perform this surgery. When an aesthetic problem in vaginal appearance is affecting quality of life, it is critical to ensure that the procedure is performed carefully and correctly to achieve a natural, attractive appearance.
The procedure is done under local or general anesthesia depending on the preferences of the patient and the directions of Dr. Andres.
What is recovery like from a labiaplasty?
Our Scottsdale labiaplasty involves some downtime, but it is not extensive when compared to some other surgeries. The patient should rest for the first few days. Labiaplasty patients are advised to use an ice pack to reduce swelling for the first week, but after that they should find that they are able to walk comfortably and resume most of their regular activities. After around four to six weeks, patients typically can resume sexual activity or use tampons.
Patients that have labiaplasty find that they see immediate results from surgery and report to us that they have experienced a dramatic increase in feelings of confidence, sexual satisfaction, and comfort.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I lose feeling after labiaplasty?
No. Your sensation and feelings will remain about the same after a labiaplasty (many patients report an improvement). Nerves and nerve endings are not impacted by the procedure. Any reduction in sensation is temporary and will disappear quickly. Patients often actually report the opposite—that their feeling and sensitivity increased after the procedure.
Can labiaplasty affect intercourse?
Sexual sensation (and self and sexual confidence) tends to increase after a labiaplasty, as excess skin and tissue that was previously causing chafing, discomfort, and reduced confidence is removed.
Can I get a labiaplasty after childbirth?
Yes. Six months after you’ve given birth, you’ll likely be ready and able to benefit from a labiaplasty. Additionally, a labiaplasty won’t prevent future pregnancies either, though some of the results will naturally disappear if one gets pregnant again, and these results can be refreshed post childbirth.
Private & Personal: Your Labiaplasty Consultation
A private, fully tailored consultation is your next step to uncovering what surgical route is right for you and your needs. Dr. Andres will discuss your particular goals with regard to physical enhancement. From there, he will meticulously examine your body to determine the best course of action to reach your cosmetic objectives. Dr. Andres, a board-certified plastic surgeon, makes it his goal to administer some of the best plastic surgery Phoenix & Scottsdale can offer.
Dr. Albert Andres, Labiaplasty Specialist in Scottsdale, AZ
Dr. Albert Andres offers effective labiaplasties in Scottsdale, AZ. He is a highly-skilled, experienced plastic surgeon who can provide you with guidance and professional advice. He can work with you to plan a customized labiaplasty procedure to create a more attractive or symmetrical appearance.
Andres Plastic Surgery is a highly acclaimed plastic surgery clinic, providing a wide range of cutting-edge procedures, including labiaplasty in Scottsdale. Dr. Andres and his staff have an award-winning practice and you can be confident that at our clinic, you will receive personalized, compassionate, professional care and treatment.