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6 Things You Need To Know About Labiaplasty

August 11, 2022

A Closer Look At The Details & Benefits Of This Elegant Procedure

What To Know About Labiaplasty

Those that aren’t completely familiar with labiaplasty often don’t understand why someone would want one. Some may even question why someone else would spend money to change something that is covered up most of the time.

At the end of the day, it is a choice that you get to make.

“Why would you get a labiaplasty?”

The simple answer: Because you want to!

First, Let’s Clear Up Any Confusion & Answer The Question: What Is A Labiaplasty?

The removal of excess labia skin.

The goal of this delicate procedure is to create a smaller, more proportionate appearance to the female genitals. It is performed under local anesthesia meaning only the area being operated on is completely numb, so you won’t feel a thing. 

Now, here are 6 facts you should know about labiaplasty:

1) A Labiaplasty Can Change Your Body In Both Aesthetic & Functional Ways 

Most labiaplasty procedures are performed on younger women who want to change the size and proportion of their labia or those who have given birth and want to restore their vaginal areas to a pre-motherhood appearance. Labiaplasty is sometimes employed for medical reasons like if the size of the labia is causing pain or chronic UTIs.

2) There Are Actually Two Common Techniques: Trim & Wedge

Trim is a more simplistic approach that involves cutting the skin in a straight line and then stitching the area along. the edge. The wedge method employs a “v”-shaped cut when removing the skin.

Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson utilizes a modified wedge technique that only removes the skin on top of the muscle, which leaves the inside unchanged. This approach minimizes scarring and drastically reduces potential risks, with less than 1% of patients experiencing complications.

3) Recovery Is Quicker Than You May Think

You’ll feel a slight stinging sensation for a few days, and you’ll be advised to wear a pad and apply ointment. Most patients stay home for a day or two to take it easy. It’s smooth sailing from there!

4) It Won’t Impact Childbirth Or Sex

Labiaplasty does not affect the size or tightness of the vagina, because it is changing the external look of the area rather than the internal structure. 

5) You’ll Likely Notice Some Unexpected Benefits

Benefits Of Labiaplasty

Patients experience physical changes, like feeling more comfortable in their clothing, reduced chafing and discomfort, and even an easier time maintaining hygiene in the area.

6) Say Hello To Confidence!

The biggest change our patients see is in their confidence levels in their personal & professional lives! Labiaplasty can help reduce anxiety surrounding intimacy or stress about wearing tight clothes or swimwear.

At This Point, You May Be Wondering: Should I Get A Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a low-risk, minimal-downtime, minimally-invasive procedure that changes lives. We always recommend patient do their research and move forward with whatever plan they feel the most comfortable. You should never feel uncomfortable or rushed during this process.

Always Remember: This Is Your Personal Decision

Just because you want to change your physical appearance doesn’t mean you love yourself, your body, or your body’s capabilities any less. The long-term results of your labiaplasty will boost your inner confidence which carries forward into your personal, professional, and every other aspect of your life.

Some patients feel a little vulnerable during the parts of the process and that is valid. Our team of experienced providers will do everything within its power to help you be as comfortable as possible. Your surgeon should make you feel at ease by educating you on the surgery and showing compassion.

Are You Ready To Take The Next Step In Your Confidence Journey?

Board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Michelle Sieffert and Dr. Jeffrey Donaldson are here whenever you’re ready to take the first step. We’re here for you every step of the way- from your first phone call until you are satisfied with your results.