Among the many procedures in demand at a plastic surgeon’s practice, labiaplasty has become popular. Many women feel uncomfortable with the appearance of their genitalia and never thought that an easy solution was reachable. This can be embarrassing, uncomfortable and can lead to sexual dissatisfaction and difficulty. In the past the only option was to have your OB/GYN cut the extra skin off, leaving bad scarring and possible problems. Magazines of sexual content have brought a new awareness as to the sex appeal of the vagina. However, it is not just about appearance; oftentimes, women complain about pain and discomfort caused by the extra skin folds.
Asymmetrical or enlarged labia minora typically causes self-consciousness sexually and when the subject wears tight pants. Fortunately, women with exceptionally long or unequal lengths of the labia minora can have them aesthetically reshaped by undergoing labia rejuvenation (“labiaplasty surgery”). This procedure involves the reduction of the labia minora while maintaining the normal labial edge and color.
When choosing to undergo this procedure, it is important to find a professional who is qualified. Prospective Aventura labiaplasty and Ft. Lauderdale labiaplasty patients can achieve their aesthetic goals with the help of Dr. Leonard M. Hochstein, or “Dr. H.” He has seen a greater demand for this procedure in the Greater Miami area, as it is more popular than ever before.
Potential Causes for Enlarged Vaginal Lips
Most commonly, the condition is linked to origins such as:
- Chronic irritation/friction
- Excessive stretching from childbirth or activity
The results of the protrusion are often such unpleasant effects as:
- Compromised hygiene
- Sexual interference
- Urinary obstruction
Although aesthetic surgery of the female genitalia has not been significant interest among physicians, women have become more aware of differences in genital appearance owing to publication of nude pictures in magazines and nude presentation in movies. If the labia minora are enlarged or unequal in size, some women harbor secret feelings of being deformed or abnormal, causing embarrassment and loss of self-esteem. Labia minora protruding past the labia majora are considered aesthetically unacceptable to these women.
By safely reducing the excess labial skin and tissue, our Miami labiaplasty specialist can help you attain a more favorable aesthetic appearance and comfortable physique. Due to the personal nature of this procedure, before and after labiaplasty Miami photos will be available to you during your first appointment with Dr. Hochstein. However, we also encourage you to view our before and after plastic surgery photo gallery, which attests to his expertise regarding cosmetic procedures.
What does labiaplasty involve?
This procedure will be performed under a general anesthetic and can be approached in one of two ways; Dr. Hochstein may trim the inner folds by reducing the edges, so that they no longer protrude, or he may snip out a “V” shape wedge of tissue. The remaining edges will be sewn back together to attain the most natural-looking results possible.
The old technique consisted of on amputation of the labia which was poor because of the obvious scarring and the damage to sensory nerves. The current technique does not cause nerve damage, maintains the normal anatomy, and because the scar is in an almost invisible position which usually may not even be seen by the surgeon who performed the surgery. This is the only way to accurately re-approximate the pigment border of the labia.
How long does surgery take?
This labia rejuvenation procedure will take about 1 hour. Patients can go home the same day as the operation.
What will happen during the recovery period?
After surgery, women may experience some mild discomfort and swelling, which usually disappears completely after 1 to 2 weeks. The labial incisions usually heal quickly and are rarely noticeable. After the procedure you will wear a panty liner. The sutures dissolve so there is no need for physical removal. You are advised to avoid vigorous exercise for 3 weeks and vaginal intercourse for 6 weeks. A daily bath or gentle shower ensures quick healing which is usually complete within 2 weeks. Follow-up visits will be scheduled to check on your progress.
What is the recovery time?
This will depend on the individual labiaplasty patient, although recovery is quite rapid; a week after surgery you should be able to return to work, and be able to resume normal activity after 2 to 3 weeks.
Labia Reduction Offers High Satisfaction to Miami Labiaplasty Patients
You have to be realistic in your expectations. In most cases labiaplasty is virtually undetectable after complete healing. Patients are extremely pleased with the final results, because this surgery can help them attain a more youthful appearance in a very safe and reliable manner. Recent data has shown what Dr. Hochstein has already seen at his practice in Miami, Florida – this surgery has a satisfaction rate higher than most of the cosmetic surgeries in the greater 90 percent range.
Please Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation
If you would like to meet with Dr. Hochstein to discuss the details of this labial rejuvenation procedure, please contact our office to schedule a free consultation. Dr. Hochstein is also a reputable body contouring professional, and can help tighten and contour other areas of your body with surgical enhancements, such as liposuction (“lipoplasty”), tummy tuck surgery (“abdominoplasty”), and/or breast augmentation surgery (“augmentation mammaplasty”).
Please contact our Miami labiaplasty surgeon at (305) 931-3338, or you can e-mail us to receive a reply from a member of our staff.