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Labiaplasty also referred to as “labia minora reduction” or “labia reduction”, is a cosmetic procedure for reshaping the labia minora (inner labia). This is not to be confused with labia majora ( outer labia) and the folds of skin in the vulva complex. The vulva appearance varies significantly as related to size, color, and shape
What Is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a surgical vaginal-rejuvenation procedure used to reduce the length or width of the folds of the vagina (labia minora). It is performed to aesthetically improve the appearance of your genital area and to reduce discomfort or congenital concerns.
The changes seen within the vulva might be attributed to
- Weight fluctuations
- Normal variation
Am I an Ideal Candidate for Labiaplasty?
If you are self-conscious about your genitals or are feeling any irritation or discomfort in your vaginal area, you can benefit from this procedure. This surgery addresses the asymmetry of your labia if one is longer than the other.
It is not recommended for patients younger than 18 years of age, as the labia still grow beyond puberty into early adulthood.
Your Labiaplasty Surgery Consultation
Your initial appointment with Dr. Daisy Ayim will be the best time to discuss your concerns and expectations. Set realistic goals and let her know what your desired results are. She will perform a physical exam in order to assess the extent of your surgery and recommend a course of treatment.
Dr. Ayim cautiously approaches labiaplasty with a keen aesthetic eye to optimize your result, with the knowledge that this procedure is a delicate one that requires finesse. Labiaplasty is performed in the office setting or outpatient surgery facility using local anesthesia.
The trim procedure involves removing the excess tissue from the outer edges, while the wedge procedure removes a pie-shaped piece of tissue while preserving the natural border. The best option for you will be chosen during your consultation.
In some cases, extra folds on the clitoral hood may also be excised. Finally, absorbable sutures will be used to close the incisions.
- No intercourse 4-8 weeks
- Nothing inside the vagina
- No tampons or douching
- No rubbing or tight undergarment/clothing
- Showers only
- No soaking in bathtub, pool, hot tub
- No swimming
- Vaginal cream may be necessary
Cost of Labiaplasty
The total cost of your labiaplasty will depend on several factors, including the amount of work involved, which varies from patient to patient. Consult with Dr. Ayim to determine the price of your surgical procedure.
Contact Us to Learn More
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ayim to find out more about labiaplasty in Houston. Explore your options regarding genital cosmetic surgery to learn more about the benefits.