A labiaplasty, along with vaginoplasty, is a procedure in cosmetic gynecology, a growing area of women’s health made for women interested in boosting their self-confidence and improving their sexual satisfaction. In recent years, more and more women have begun requesting this procedure to alleviate the discomfort caused by a large, thick, or asymmetric labia minora. This discomfort can interfere with biking, working out, wearing tight clothes, and sexual intercourse. If you feel pain, itchiness, or irritation from the twisting and tugging of the labia, Turner Medical Arts is here to address your needs and provide you with the treatment you seek.
What Is a Labiaplasty?
This procedure aims to reduce the labia minora so that the vaginal folds don’t hang below the labia majora. An excellent choice for addressing asymmetry, a labiaplasty can adjust the length of both labia as well as reduce it to prevent twists and tugs. Many women opt for this procedure after damage incurred following childbirth, illness, injury, or aging. Most commonly, patients either have a congenital irregularity or one that appeared during puberty, or they are post-menopausal or experience labia changes due to significant weight loss. In either case, this treatment can be performed quickly and provide relief with little downtime.
Cosmetic gynecology is provided on an outpatient basis. A labiaplasty is typically performed under general anesthesia. During the treatment, small cuts are made to trim any excesses and reshape the labia. After trimming, Dr. Turner will carefully place incisions so as to minimize scarring after the procedure. Patients can expect to return to work within 2-3 days after their labiaplasty surgery. Additionally, exercise can be resumed in 3-4 weeks and all sexual activity can be resumed after about six weeks.
Expected Labiaplasty Results
Labiaplasty typically results in a shorter labia minora that no longer hangs below the level of the labia majora. Most patients find relief from the twisting and tugging of their labia after the procedure. Studies show a high satisfaction rate among women who have received a cosmetic gynecology procedure such as labiaplasty surgery. Here at Turner Medical Arts, we do all we can to ensure our patients have a gentle experience. After your surgery, we encourage you to return for follow-up consultations to ensure that your body is healing properly.
Before and After Photos
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Labiaplasty in Santa Barbara, California
Turner Medical Arts is dedicated to the health and beauty of the wonderful Santa Barbara community. If you are struggling with vaginal issues, we encourage you to visit us and see if a cosmetic gynecology procedure such as a labiaplasty is the right treatment for you. Make an appointment to learn more by calling (805) 962-1957 or submitting your information via the form below.