The Labiaplasty Miami surgery, also known as the labia reduction, or labioplasty, is a surgical procedure that aims to reduce the size and improve the appearance of the labia minora (vaginal folds) to achieve symmetry and it can be performed in conjunction with other procedures in a vaginal rejuvenation or not. Within this article, we will touch upon the benefits, ideal candidates, highly reviewed plastic surgeons, pricing and so much more about the labia reduction procedure.
Aging, gravity, and childbirth are all factors that can alter the appearance of the female genitalia including the labia majora and minora, perineum and clitoral hood.
Changes in the laxity and stretching of the vaginal wall and the labia minora, along with sagging of the mons pubis and labia majora are all possible with age.
The female labia is defined by the outer and inner labia, also known as the majora and minora. The labia majora is the fleshy and full tissue that surrounds the minora, usually covered in hair. The labia minora is the smooth and thin tissue that surrounds the vagina.
Elongated labia minora can impact an individual negatively in intimate situations and exercise, sometimes cause pain or embarrassment. This can also limit a woman’s ability to wear leggings and certain bathing suits, causing a bulge. The labiaplasty is a great surgical procedure that can restore and correct the appearance of the labia to a more comfortable and youthful one.
Restoring and correcting the labia has many benefits for a woman. The labiaplasty procedure restores the youthful appearance of the genitalia, improves comfort during intimate situations and exercise, improved ability to wear bathing suits and tight clothing, and most importantly, increased self-confidence.
This procedure has two major benefits. It increases hygiene, and symmetry; and it may also boost self-confidence in some patients. This procedure decreases irritation of the labia area caused by tight clothing. It can also remove some of the physical discomfort caused by some activities, during certain exercises, or during intercourse. In addition, many female patients report reaching orgasms faster after this surgery has been performed on them.
This procedure aims to eliminate:
Labiaplasty usually lasts for a lifetime. Childbirth does not undo the surgery. As a matter of fact, labiaplasty tends to make it easier to give birth.
Females who are experiencing pain from their elongated labia minora are an ideal candidate for this procedure. This usually occurs in the form of tugging or pulling of the labia when women are having intimate relations, exercising, or wearing tight fitting clothes.
It is never too early or too late to undergo this procedure as women undergoing this procedure vary in age range from teenagers to elders. If a minor is undergoing this procedure, there will need to be parental consent and full psychological understanding of the procedure from the teenager. Patients must be in good standing health with no underlying medical conditions.
The ideal candidate must not have any STDs. Usually, women who experience changes after child birth or major weight loss, seek out a labiaplasty. The patient must be in good health and be a nonsmoker. If they smoke, they must stop for at least three weeks before the operation. Patients of any age can get this surgery done. Teenagers need their parents’ consent for this type of operation. The patient must not be menstruating on the day of surgery.
Since local or general anesthesia is used during a labiaplasty, patients who are extremely elderly should most likely not undergo this elective procedure. Patients who have underlying heart, lung, nervous system, or muscular conditions should opt for receiving other treatments for labia pain instead of undergoing surgery as complications may arise.
The goal of the labiaplasty procedure is to correct the shape and/size of the labia minora, typically creating symmetry or making them smaller. It is deigned to sculpt the anatomy of the female genetalia by correcting uneven or long labia. The labiaplasty can also be performed on the outer fleshier lips surrounding the vagina, known as the labia majora.
Women who seek this procedure often want the labia minora to be decreased to the length of the labia majora or smaller. It is also common for women to want to remove the darker skin of the labia minora, giving it a lighter and more youthful appearance. There are several techniques for the labiaplasty procedure that include:
With this technique, the doctor “trims off” a strip of the edge of the labia, removing the unwanted, lengthy and darkened tissue. The remaining skin is sutured for proper healing. This method reduces the size of the labia removing the darkened and thick region. In doing this, the labia minora is better positioned so that it lies at the natural folds of the labia majora.
This technique is often recommended to those who have discolored or uneven edges. This may also be a good option for those who are also doing a clitoral hood reduction. Patients will only need one incision for both procedures. Fortunately, this procedure does not leave a scar that becomes sensitive. In addition, the labia become lighter in appearance after surgery.
The second method is known as the Wedge or “V” method. The Wedge method reduces the length and size of the labia minora by removed the “V” looking wedge of extra tissue. The doctor creates an incision and removes the “V” shaped section of the labia from the back or middle third of the labia. This method is meant to preserve the edge of the labia for better sensation and a more natural look. This procedure is most common among women who want to create symmetry and remove unwanted tissue while still maintaining the original appearance of the labial edge.
There are also various options for the labia majora labiaplasty Miami including augmentation or reduction. Over the last decade, women have become more concerned about the appearance of the labia majora.
With age, the majora can become deflated and wrinkled. Women may benefit from an augmentation to enhance and fill the labia majora that appears deflated. For a wrinkled labia majora, it is clear that it lacks skin laxity and sufficient fullness. Both these situations may benefit from skin tightening and fat transfer to the labia majora. On the other hand, certain patients may benefit from a reduction to tighten the labia and make it smaller. A labia reduction can be achieved by removed excess fat through liposuction.
This labial reduction technique works by de-epithelialization of the vaginal tissues, which means scalpel cutting the skin of the middle region on the inside and outside of the labia minus (smaller fold). This method eliminates the vertical view of excessive labia tissue while still persevering the natural fold, senses, and erect characteristics of the labia minora. The only disadvantage of this labia reduction procedure method is that the width of the each labium may increase disproportionately if a larger piece is extracted on one of the labium.
This technique combines de-epithelialization with lasers. Instead of using a scalpel, this technique uses laser beams. The only disadvantage comes about when the laser removes far too much labium epidermis. This procedure is likely to be performed under a general anesthia, epidural, nerve block to the vaginal area often referred to as a pudendal block, sedation, or ketamine sedation (twilight).
Shortly After, the formulated laser treats the affected area by way of gentle laser technology. Sutures that are made specifically for this procedure are then placed around the labia minora. The edges are then closes and stapled to absorb the sutured skin.
This procedure takes about one to two hours, depending on the amount of work being done. The patient is given anesthesia for comfort and safety. Patients should expect to have mild discomfort and swelling for the first few weeks after the procedure, but may return to work after about a week. Intense exercise and sexual intercourse is prohibited for the first six weeks to ensure complete and proper healing of the labial tissues.
After this surgery, many women report an increase in self-confidence during intimate situations, along with increased comfort during physical exercise. In addition, patients are able to wear tighter fitting clothes, bathing suits and leggings without feeling self-conscious.
On the day of your surgery, the Anesthesiologist applies a mild sedative. When patients fall asleep, the doctor injects them with local anesthesia. When the anesthesia takes effect, the doctor performs the surgery. When the doctor finishes, the patient can go back home after resting for one to two hours. If the patient wishes it, she may be allowed to stay overnight.
Patients must also go to their schedule appointments with their plastic surgeon. During the recovery period, the surgeon must check up how the wound recovers. He also may determine if the patient needs further revisions. If the patient has her period during her recovery time, she must not wear tampons. They must also not wear any restrictive clothing or thong underwear. The swelling usually last for 1 to 4 months.
There are a few risks associated with this minor surgery:
When undergoing any cosmetic procedure, understand that there will always be a chance for side effects, risks and complications. The abdominoplasty can be potentially challenging and requires attentive preoperative planning and recovery care.
A few of the more familiar risks include infections, internal bruising, hematoma, modification to the skin and vaginal sensitivity, soreness, bleeding,and fluid imbalance. All potential side effects from the labia reduction procedure can be efficiently treated through proper instruction follow through and medication for pain management.
The patient may return to work after four days; the simpler the procedure, the shorter the recovery time. Strenuous works should be avoided for at least a month. Intercourse should also be avoided for six weeks. On the first day, the patient should have someone taking care of her. On that day, she should not get out of bed. Patients must also go to their schedule appointments with their plastic surgeon.
During the recovery period, the surgeon must check up how the wound recovers. He also may determine if the patient needs further revisions. If the patient has her period during her recovery time, she must not wear tampons. They must also not wear any restrictive clothing or thong underwear. The swelling usually last for 1 to 4 months.
Labiaplasty costs around $2,500 - $5,000. When the procedure requires reduction of both the upper and lower labia, the prices may be as high as $10,000. In the end, it all depends on the patient’s needs and the experience of the surgeon.
The ASPS states that:
“The average cost of a labiaplasty is $2,730, according to 2016 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.”
Cost of Labia rejuvenation surgery Augmentation at Jolie Plastic Surgery includes:
At Jolie Plastic Surgery, we understand that paying for the vaginal rejuvenation procedure may not be a possible option for many of our patients. This is why we offer a variety financing plans through systems like Care Credit in which the patient would need to be pre-approved. We also accept in-house payment plans that only require a minimum deposit. Patients can also take advantage of Our “Lay Away Plan” which requires a minimum deposit of $500 at a 0% interest rate!
We always suggest that patients perform thorough research when deciding which plastic surgeon to perform any procedure on their body. Remember that the results for cosmetic procedures are supposed to be durable; therefore, you should be very comfortable with your doctor. We suggest looking into the doctor’s educational history, training, and previous work such as before and afters.
The best labia reduction doctors take the time to listen to your desires based on your initial consultation. They will properly evaluate you in determining if you an ideal candidate for this procedure. After the evaluation, they will discuss what labia reduction method and technique best suits your body composition. And finally, together with a patient, they will decide on the goal from the procedure.
Dedicated abdominoplasty surgeons will also provide you with individualized instructions for post- operative care. They will be willing to display some of their work such as before and after pictures so that patients can get a better sense of the surgeons’ technique. The best abdominoplasty doctor will also be at the patient’s disposal by willing to address any questions or concerns a patient may have.
If you are interested in this Labiaplasty Miami life-changing procedure, call Jolie Plastic Surgery at (305) 262-8347 so that you can embrace your beauty once again!
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