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What is Labiaplasty surgery?
Labiaplasty is a procedure that has been increasing in demand and popularity in the United States. It is a surgical procedure that reduces the size and volume of enlarged or asymmetric labia minora (inner labia) and/or majora (outer labia) to achieve improved comfort, sexual satisfaction, symmetry and desired appearance. Patients may seek labiaplasty procedures due to aesthetic and/or functional concerns.The goal of labiaplasty is individualized to the patient’s unique presentation and aesthetic desire. The goal is to achieve genital proportion and harmony for each specific patient anatomy. Patient satisfaction of over 90% has been reported in studies from labiaplasty procedures, with patients reporting significant improvement in sexual satisfaction for partner and self. Dr. Mahmoud utilizes two gold standard approaches in our labiaplasty surgery clinic in New York City – the trim technique and the wedge technique.
Before and After Labiaplasty Photos
Labiaplasty Trim Technique
During trim labiaplasty an incision is made that removes the outer edges of the inner labia, creating improved symmetry by making the inner labia even with the outer labia while removing redundant tissue.
Labiaplasty Wedge Technique
The wedge technique is a newer and more advanced alternative to trim labiaplasty. During this method, Dr. Ammar makes careful incisions to remove a V-shaped “wedge” from both sides of the labia and then reattaches the remaining edges together.
The best way to determine which surgical approach is best suited for you is to discuss your concerns and goals with Dr. Ammar during the consultation.
Clitoral Hood Reduction
Clitoral hood reduction is often performed alongside a labiaplasty. Also called a hoodectomy, it’s a surgical technique which reduces the size of the clitoral hood by trimming away excess tissue. Normally the clitoral hood covers the clitoris to protect it from external irritation and friction. For some women, however, excess skin overhang in the clitoral area may cause discomfort, infections and decreased sexual enjoyment. Clitoral hood reduction can be performed on its own or as part of a larger procedure.
Complementary Procedures to Labiaplasty
Dr. Mahmoud offers a number of other procedures that may enhance the results of a surgical labiaplasty. These include growth factor injections to the labia, O-shot (amplification of G-spot via your body’s own platelet rich fibrin matrix injection to increase sexual gratification) and fat transfer to labia majora, vulva and/or vagina. At Labiaplasty New York City, we also offer clitoral hood reduction, hymenoplasty, cystocele and rectocele repair.
Non-Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation
In certain cases Dr. Mahmoud may recommend a non-surgical approach to vaginal rejuvenation or combine surgical procedures with non-invasive treatments, such as radio-frequency and laser therapy.
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Why Women Have Labiaplasty Surgery?
There are two main reasons why patients seek labiaplasty, an increasingly popular surgical vaginal rejuvenation procedure. These are cosmetic and functional.
Women at any age, whether they’ve had children or not, who are unhappy with the size, symmetry and appearance of their labia may turn to life-changing labiaplasty surgery to reshape or re-size their vulva.
After surgery, the end result is a more aesthetic appearance of the labia that allows women to exercise, be active and engage in sexual intimacy without the discomfort of certain anatomical irregularities related to the vulva.
The first step in regaining your confidence through vaginal rejuvenation begins with a comprehensive consultation and assessment. Industry-leading gynecologist and Labiaplasty NYC Doctor Ammar Mahmoud will review your medical history and listen carefully to your concerns before recommending a customized treatment plan just for you.
Just like the labia, a woman’s clitoral hood can vary in shape and size. Excess tissue or skin overhang of the clitoral hood may lead to masking of the clitoris during intimacy causing a decrease in sexual satisfaction. Similarly, excess skin/tissue may lead to irritation or discomfort during the course of day-to-day activity or exercise. If this is so, then clitoral hood reduction may offer relief. It can also improve the appearance of the clitoral area.
Clitoral hood reduction can restore balance and the appearance of the female genitalia. The procedure can also improve sexual function and increase the ability to achieve clitoral orgasms.
Candidates should be at least 18 years of age, be in good general health and have realistic expectations about the surgery.
A woman may be a candidate for labiaplasty if she’s unhappy or embarrassed with the appearance of her labia. The size, symmetry and appearance of the labia can be affected by many factors. This may be a condition that was present from adolescence or perhaps a problem developed after childbirth or other trauma. If the appearance of the labia interferes with being able to perform physical activity, enjoy sexual relationships or appearance detracts from self-esteem then a labiaplasty may help a woman look and feel better.
Excess labial tissue will be removed using either the trim or wedge technique, depending on your goals and desired results.
The type of anesthesia used will depend on what you and your doctor decide. In some cases the procedure can be performed with local anesthetic administered at the surgical site. During this type of anesthesia no pain or discomfort is felt during the surgery and the patient is awake. Additionally, oral medications can be taken to reduce anxiety during the procedure that may exist..
Some patients may prefer general anesthesia via intravenous sedation. This is where the patient sleeps through the entire procedure.
The average length of labiaplasty or vaginoplasty procedures is 30-90 minutes.
Normally only one treatment session is required.
You will experience minor discomfort at the surgical site for 1-2 weeks. Immediately after your Labiaplasty procedure you will have dissolvable sutures (stitches) in the treatment area. These will typically dissolve or are removed after 2-3 weeks. Once dissolved, the incision sites begin to blend into the natural vulvar contours, leading them to be almost undetectable.
After the procedure and during the healing process you will be required to keep the area clean and dry. A feminine pad can be used if you prefer although tampons must be avoided for 2-3 weeks.
You’ll be supplied with detailed post-care instructions for your reference. Additionally, you’ll be prescribed pain medication that you can take that as required. Most women are pleasantly surprised by how little pain they experience after their labiaplasty and how simple over the counter pain medication is usually more than adequate for pain control.
All surgical procedures have some degree of risk; however, major complications from cosmetic gynecological procedures are relatively rare. As with any surgery, some common risks and bleeding, bruising, swelling and infection. Our specialized team will continue to follow your recovery process and assist as needed. Rest assured, your surgeon will be with you every step of the way to ensure a safe and pleasing outcome.
Immediately After Labiaplasty
In most cases, cosmetic gynecology surgery is performed on an outpatient basis and you’re discharged shortly after the surgery. Patients may a few days of experience bruising, swelling and numbness. Most patients do not require prescription pain medication but are provided if necessary.
First 1-2 Days After Labiaplasty
You may experience some numbness and temporary discomfort around the incisions which will typically subside within 1 week of procedure. Your comfort level will improve rapidly after the first two days.
Dr. Ammar will see you within 2-3 days at your first postoperative visit.
First Two Weeks After Labiaplasty
You will become more comfortable as the pain and swelling subsides within the first week after surgery, with most of the swelling and bruising resolving after two weeks. Numbness at the incision sites can take several weeks to go away completely. It’s normal to experience itching during the healing process.
When women experience pain or discomfort due to enlarged labia (hypertrophic labia) then a Labiaplasty may be necessary.
The procedure is performed in our state-of-the-art facility in New York City.
For best results, women seeking vaginal rejuvenation via Labiaplasty should see an experienced cosmetic gynecologist like Dr. Ammar Mahmoud who, as a surgeon, specializes in vaginal cosmetic procedures.
Most women can resume sexual activity after 3-4 weeks.
Strenuous exercise should be avoided for 2-3 weeks after your procedure.
Labiaplasty is an extremely safe procedure with few risks and side-effects when performed by a qualified medical professional like Dr. Mahmoud. Risks are rare but commonly include: bleeding and swelling.
Yes, both procedures can be performed during the same appointment.
Swimming and bathing are allowed after 3-4 weeks.
Labiaplasty and Vaginaplasty typically enjoy high patient satisfaction rates and most women are able to notice significant improvement from sexual intimacy if their sexual experience were previously hindered by any issue relating to their labia or vagina.