What is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is also known as vaginal rejuvenation or aesthetic genital surgery. Vaginal rejuvenation or labiaplasty is the reshaping of the labia, the inner and outer lips of the vagina. Childbirth, significant weight loss, aging or injury to genital structures often impact the vaginal structure which can alter or stretch over time. Labiaplasty may increase both your comfort and confidence.
Who is a good candidate for Labiaplasty surgery?
This is the fastest growing procedure being requested by women. Increased attention to perineum grooming and shaving has stimulated interest in having improved aesthetics of labia minora and labia majora. Women who have lost a significant amount of weight, gone through vaginal childbirth or are simply unhappy with the appearance of their vagina are perfect candidates for Labiaplasty surgery.
The Labiaplasty Procedure
This surgery is often performed under general anesthesia; however, in certain cases the technique may be performed under local anesthesia. The essential elements of the operation involve injection of the labia which is being tailored with local anesthetic. This is usually 1% lidocaine. Once the local anesthetic takes effect the tissue is numb and little to no sensation is detected by the patient with tissue manipulation. The injection also includes epinephrine which promotes blood vessel constriction. With tightening of the blood vessels there is less bleeding at the time of surgery and less bruising in the recovery period.
The recovery period is about 4-6 weeks. Complications may include hematoma, scarring or wound separation.