Labia Minora Reduction
Labiaplasty For Inner Labia Minora
A labiaplasty is a vaginal rejuvenation surgery that reduces the size of the inner
labia minora. This procedure is generally known as a labiaplasty. Labiaplasty procedures are becoming more common for aesthetic reasons to increase a woman’s confidence. However, functional purposes may be bothering a patient as well. Functional bothers may include irritation during daily activities, difficulty with sex, and the inability to wear certain clothes. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons’ latest data report, labiaplasty procedures increased by 39% in 2016. Causes of a misshapen labia minora that create a desire for labiaplasty surgery are common. For example, a misshapen inner labia may occur due to age, pregnancy, weight gain and loss, or infection.
Labia Minora Reduction Surgery & Recovery
Labia minora reduction can be combined with a labia majora surgery or a clitoral hood reduction based on a patient’s needs. Depending on whether or not there are additional procedures, the labiaplasty can take anywhere from one to three hours.
Generally, a surgeon uses general anesthesia for a labiaplasty to keep the patient comfortable and achieve the best results. Dr. Terri-Ann Samuels and the staff at Essentially You, are highly trained and experienced, her meticulous approach to surgery makes little room for error during procedures. This attention to detail helps reduce risks and side effects. However, the possible side effects of this procedure are the breakdown of a wound or broadening of the scar after surgery. Cases of these effects are rare, less than 5% and can often be easily corrected. The recovery period is typically 4-6 weeks with variances for activities. Typically swelling may last for 4-6 weeks, but patients can return to work after a few days to a week. The majority of post-surgery symptoms will subside within 1-2 weeks.
Labiaplasty At Essentially You
Here at Essentially You, Dr. Terri-Ann Samuels creates a safe place for women to discuss any needs regarding health or aesthetics. She takes the time to listen and answer questions in clear detail so there’s no doubt when undergoing a procedure. Call now to schedule a consultation in Houston with Dr. Samuels.