Labiaplasty has emerged as a popular cosmetic surgery for women seeking vaginal tightening and aesthetic enhancement of the labia. A larger labia may occur by birth or the labial tissue may become lax due to aging and other factors. An elongated labia can interfere with the daily activities, impose restrictions on the types of clothes a woman may wear, and may even affect the sexual satisfaction of a woman.
Labiaplasty can correct this condition by reducing the size of the labia and reshaping it to improve the patient’s quality of life and sexual aesthetics. It is important to choose an experienced plastic surgeon for a sensitive and intricate procedure such as labiaplasty for vaginal tightening. Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a leading plastic surgeon providing labiaplasty to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations.
If the inner labial lips hang below the outer labia majora, a woman may be a good candidate for labiaplasty plastic surgery. Women who experience discomfort or pain during intercourse due to excessive pulling on the labial lips, have problems with labial hygiene, or feel embarrassed to wear certain types of clothes with confidence, may seek permanent relief through labiaplasty.
The surgeon will evaluate the condition of the labia to determine whether it is possible to address the woman’s concerns with labiaplasty procedure. Minor asymmetries between labia minora and majora may persist even after the procedure. The surgeon will explain all aspects of the surgery to help the patient make an informed decision.
If the labia majora is excessively large, the cosmetic surgeon may recommend liposuction or excision of the elongated tissue. On the other hand, if the labia majora is unusually small, the surgeon may have to perform a fat transfer procedure to augment the size. The procedure may be performed at an accredited surgical center with the patient under general or local anesthesia with sedation.
Labia minora will be evaluated not only for size, but also for clitoral hooding. Sometimes one part of the minora may be oversized, which can be corrected with partial tissue removal to enhance the size and shape. This technique is often accompanied by removal of excessive clitoral hooding, which will involve an extended incision between the minora and majora.
When excess tissue in both the majora and minora is removed and meticulous hemostatis has been achieved, labia reshaping will be coupled with customized closure. In some cases, the surgeon may offer non-invasive treatment options such as laser tightening or collagen injections into the G-spot. Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for labiaplasty.
Most women can resume their regular activities or return to work in about one week after labiaplasty, but complete healing can take up to six weeks. Hygiene in the incision areas must be maintained carefully, and sexual activity should be avoided for at least one month. The surgeon may provide an antibiotic ointment to be applied twice a day for the first two weeks.
To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at 760-324-2660. To learn more about Dr. Q’s Medical Spa please visit drqmedicalspa.com
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