In the last several years, interest in repair and rejuvenation of the labia minora and majora (labiaplasty) has increased among patients, surgeons, mass media and social media. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, there were 44% more labiaplasties performed in 2013 compared to 2012, making it one of the fastest-growing cosmetic surgical procedures in the country. Despite its popularity, there is much misinformation and misguided opinion on this relatively simple and extremely effective procedure.
Genetics, childbirth and age can all contribute to labial hypertrophy, or enlargement and stretching of the labia. This may cause functional and/or cosmetic concerns: pain during exercise, cycling, horseback riding or prolonged sitting, discomfort during intercourse, and embarrassment in bathing suits or during intimacy. These problems may be corrected through labiaplasty, which helps patients reclaim their activities, sexuality and self-esteem. Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson offers a minimally-invasive technique with safe and lasting results. Other procedures of interest may include diVa and diVaTyte for total vaginal rejuvenation.”
The staff at Donaldson Plastic Surgery understands that privacy, discretion and professionalism are paramount to a patient’s experience when this delicate matter is treated. You will be pleased during consultation when all of your options are reviewed and discussed. The outpatient surgery lasts less than an hour (you are comfortable and pain-free the whole time); recovery takes a week or two and there are no sutures that need to be removed.