Labiaplasty is a vaginal rejuvenation surgery that reduces the size of the labia minora. This is the reduction of the inner part of your vagina between the outer layer of skin that folds over your vagina. This is the most typical reduction surgery. However, the reduction of the labia majora and the clitoral hood can also be done during the same procedure if needed.
During your consultation with Dr. Samuels, you should be prepared to discuss your expectations. It’s essential to provide all of your medical information, including your medical history and current medications. You will also need to discuss any prior surgeries you have had.
Dr. Samuels will provide you with her recommendations based on your expectations. A health evaluation is necessary to ensure you can undergo anesthesia. This consultation is critical as it determines the course your surgeon will take for surgery.
Labiaplasty in Houston
The procedure is becoming much more common for both functional and aesthetic reasons. The effect of the process is increased confidence in terms of aesthetics. Also, issues with the labia minora can be functional as well. Functional bothers may include irritation during daily activities, difficulty with sex, and the inability to wear certain clothes. According to the ASPS, labiaplasty procedures increased by 39% in 2016.
What Causes Issues with the Labia Minora?
Some people are born with a large labia minora. However, others may have changed due to individual life experiences or factors. Natural aging, pregnancy, weight gain or loss, infection, and family history may affect the way that your labia minora looks and changes. If you are unhappy with the way yours look, there are options to correct it.
Labia Minora Reduction Procedure
The procedure itself takes about one to three hours. If you are getting your labia majora or clitoral hood treated as well, it will take longer. You will undergo general anesthesia and be completely asleep for the procedure. This helps patients feel comfortable and allows the surgeon to achieve the best results.
Dr. Samuels and her staff at Essentially You are highly trained and experienced in this procedure. Her meticulous approach to surgery makes it, so there is very little room for error. This attention to detail helps not only to reduce any risks during surgery but also improve with any later side effects. Dr. Samuels always advises her patients on the risks. They include the breakdown of the wound or broadening of the scar after surgery. However, these are rare and can be easily corrected.
The goal is to reduce the labia minora so that it doesn’t hang below the labia majora. That is the hair-baring part of the vagina.
Labia Minora Labiaplasty Recovery
After surgery, you’ll need to follow all of Dr. Samuels’s post-operation steps for recovery. The recovery period is typically four to six weeks. Patients are able to return to work after a few days to a week. Within one to two weeks, the majority of post-surgery symptoms will subside. However, the swelling will last four to six weeks.
Labia Majora Surgery
This procedure reduces the outer, hair-bearing portion of the vagina. Most patients who choose this surgery are unhappy with the look and length of this part of their vagina. The procedure improves both aesthetic and functional issues. Women want to feel sexy and confident during sex, and the look of their vagina is directly correlated with their sexual confidence. In addition, functional issues such as discomfort when wearing certain clothes or doing certain activities can also be fixed with this surgery.
Labia Majoraplasty Procedure
Depending on the number of procedures, it can take a few hours to complete. Patients undergo general anesthesia and are completely asleep for the procedure. As with all of their procedures, Dr. Samuels and her staff at Essentially You are highly trained and experienced.
The goal of the procedure is to reduce the size and length of the labia majora. For those with excessive length, the dropping of the labia majora is improved. For those with excessive volume, the procedure can reduce the overall size.
Labia Majoraplasty Recovery
After surgery, you’ll need to follow all of Dr. Samuels’s post-operation steps for recovery. Patients are usually advised to rest and take time off work for at least one week. Depending on the patient, most swelling will go down within six weeks. Patients can also get back to having sex and wearing tampons within four to six weeks. However, you should follow your post-operation instructions and consult with Dr. Samuels before doing anything outside of it.
Clitoral Hood Reduction
The procedure reduces the size of the excess folds on the clitoral hood. This is often done with labiaplasty. Reducing both can improve the appearance of the outer part of the vagina. It can also make it look more proportioned versus if only one treatment was done.
Depending on the number of procedures, it can take a few hours to complete. Patients undergo general anesthesia and are completely asleep for the procedure. The goal of the procedure is to reduce the size of the clitoral hood to better match with your labia majora.
After surgery, you’ll need to follow all of Dr. Samuels’s post-operation steps for recovery. The recovery period is typically four to six weeks. Patients are able to return to work within a week. Within one to two weeks the majority of post-surgery symptoms will subside. However, the swelling will last four to six weeks. Recovery also depends on the other procedures you are getting at the same time. While you may physically feel better sooner than you expect, it’s important to allow your body to rest as needed. You should follow your post-operation instructions and consult with Dr. Samuels before doing anything outside of it.
Labiaplasty at Essentially You
At Essentially You, Dr. Terri-Ann Samuels, Urogynecologist in Houston, creates a safe place for women to discuss any needs regarding health or aesthetics. During your consultation, 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.