Labiaplasty Miami

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.

What is Labiaplasty?

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.

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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.

Benefits of Labia Rejuvenation

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:

  • Vaginal Tugging
  • Vaginal Pulling
  • Discomfort
  • Irritation
  • Vaginal Bulging
  • Labia Minora Asymmetry
  • Embarrassment from Vaginal Appearance

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.

Candidates for Labiaplasty

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.

Who shouldn't have labia reduction surgery?

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.

Surgical techniques used in Labiaplasty Miami

Labia reduction surgery

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:

Edge resection/ Trim Method

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.

Central wedge resection/ Wedge Method

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.

Labia Majora Labiaplasty

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.

De-epithelialization

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.

Laser labiaplasty

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.

Labiaplasty surgery

Labiaplasty surgery

Preparation before a labia reduction at Jolie plastic Surgery

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.

The day of the cosmetic genital surgery

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.

Post-operative Care

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:

  • Bleeding, infections, hematomas, blood cloths and bacteria
  • Sometimes the wound opens up
  • At worst the patient may experience temporary or permanent numbing of the labia area
  • Their clitoris may look bigger
  • Labia may become asymmetrical, wrinkled, discolored or swollen
  • Discomfort during intercourse

Labiaplasty recovery: What to expect after the 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.

How much does labiaplasty cost?

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:

  • Surgical facility costs
  • Anesthesia fees
  • Medical/laboratory tests
  • Prescriptions for medications
  • Surgeon's fee

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!

Contact a skilled labiaplasty surgeon in Miami today

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!

Frequently asked questions for Labiaplasty Miami

Can labiaplasty be performed with vaginoplasty?

Many women prefer to perform both procedures together. Surgeons can both reduce the labia sizes and perform a vaginal tightening procedure. However, this is up to the patient to decide whether she wants these procedures performed together or separate.

Doctor, can you tell me the pros and cons of Wedge or Trim method?

Wedge Pros: The wedge method produces transverse scars, about 1/3 centimeters. Cons: This technique may only be performed in the mid labia area and it requires 2 incisions in the clitoris. It extends to deeper portions of the labia and it creates a visible edge. Trim Pros: With this technique, the entire labia may be treated. It only requires one incision in the clitorial hood. This technique may be used to operate in an area that does not have too much blood flow. Trim Cons: This technique produces a visible linear scar.

After birth, my doctor sewed my labia tissues together. Can you help me?

I do not think your doctor sewed them together on purpose. Sometimes during childbirth, the labia tissues get damaged. During the recovery period, both labias may have fussed together. It rarely happens, however, such a problem can be easily corrected. Simply, the plastic surgeon creates an incision between both labias. The end results produces a smaller, more separated labia. You do not need general anesthesia for this procedure. For a few days, you may feel some mild discomfort but it will eventually subside.

How may I find out if I even need a labiaplasty?

Some women seek a labiaplasty because they feel self-conscious about the size of their outer lips. They may also not like how their inner lips stick out or perhaps they feel discomfort during intercourse or when doing physical activities. Others simply hate the way it looks. If you fall within any of these scenarios, then you may be able to have a labiaplasty. In the end, it all depends on the patient’s preferences.

How old does a patient need to be to receive a labiaplasty?

A patient needs their parent’s consent if they have yet to turn 18. However, I suggest you consult the board of surgeons for children bellow 15. Also, parents cannot compel their young children into getting a labiaplasty.

What happens if I have intercourse before the end of the six week recovery period?

You will be asked to refrain from any intimate relations for approximately 6 weeks after your surgery. This is to unintended avoid suture opening, infections, bleeding, or hematomas. In addition, intercourse will be painful as the sutures have not properly healed.

What is the cost of a Labiaplasty?

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.

What is the financing for labia reduction?

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!

What kind of anesthesia can be used in Labiaplasty?

The surgery can be done with general or local anesthesia, sedation, or ketamine twilight sedation. This depends solely on what technique is performed and the patients desires.

Do labial reductions provide durable results?

Labiaplasty usually lasts for a lifetime. Childbirth does not undo the surgery. As a matter of fact, labial reductions tend to make it easier to give birth.

Updated on: June 28, 2017

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