Genital plastic surgery
Our genitals are an important part of our body, and in some cases, you might want to improve the visual aspect of your genitals. All this is possible and in most cases, they are ambulatory procedures so you can leave the clinic a few hours after the surgery is done. Some of the surgeries that we can perform:
- Labia minor reduction
- Removing excessive skin of the labia mayor
- Fat transplant to labia mayor for enhancement
- Removing excessive skin surrounding the clitoral hood
- Repairing episiotomy scars
- Repairing the perineum
- Hymen restoration
What Are The Benefits of a Labiaplasty?
The shape and size of a woman’s labia are largely determined by genetics. Other factors, including the aging process, pregnancy, and childbirth, hormonal changes, and fluctuations in weight, can also contribute to changes in the appearance of the labia.
No matter what the cause is, some women feel embarrassed or even ashamed of the look of their labia. They may feel their labia are excessively large, elongated, oddly shaped or asymmetrical, and seek surgical intervention to correct the aesthetic concerns they have regarding their intimate area. Other women seek labiaplasty to alleviate the physical pain or discomfort they suffer when engaging in certain activities, such as sexual intercourse or riding a bicycle, due to their enlarged labia.
How a Labiaplasty is Performed?
Watch as one of our talented plastic surgeons, Dr. Castañeda, explains in detail what is a labiaplasty and who is a good candidate for it. In this video, Dr. Castañeda also shows how vaginal rejuvenation surgery is performed and what the recovery process is like.
Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure. Patients can opt for general anesthesia, twilight sedation, or local anesthesia. The labiaplasty surgeon uses specialized surgical instruments to excise the delicate, surplus labia tissue and to reshape the residual tissue. He strategically positions the incision within the natural folds of the vaginal area and closes them with dissolvable sutures to minimize and conceal scarring. Eventually, the scars become nearly invisible to the naked eye.
Following labiaplasty, patients usually take about three days off from work or their everyday routine. During the first two days after surgery, bed rest is recommended. This is mainly to minimize any irritation that can occur as a result of walking or wearing certain clothing. Patients should wear loose-fitting clothes for one week following labiaplasty. They should use a sanitary napkin for a few days after surgery to protect their clothes from fluids. Women should abstain from strenuous activity, including sexual activity, for about six weeks.
Is Labiaplasty Painful?
Patients may experience mild discomfort throughout the treatment area. The treatment area may be bruised, swollen, or slight bleeding. These are normal symptoms that should subside over time. In the meantime, taking oral pain relievers and applying an icepack to the treatment area helps alleviate symptoms and minimize swelling.
Although some of the results of labiaplasty are apparent immediately, it takes about one month for the final results to become fully actualized, as this is how long it takes all residual swelling to subside.
Can I Walk After Labiaplasty?
Following a Labiaplasty, you will be able to walk briefly and with care. Your doctor will recommend that you take short walks after the surgery in order to prevent blood clots from forming. If this causes you discomfort, ask your doctor what you can take to decrease the pain. The first days after vaginal rejuvenation surgery you should be very gentle with your movements, from sitting down to walking and wiping after going to the restroom.
The majority of women return to work within a week of having surgery, at which point they feel more comfortable with daily routines.