Cosmetic Vaginal Surgery (Labiaplasty)
It is becoming increasingly common for women to consider cosmetic procedures to improve the appearance of their vaginal area. With procedures such as vaginal tightening, labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation, many Naples and Fort Myers women are making positive changes to enhance their physical comfort and overall satisfaction.
Vaginal rejuvenation procedures restore the look and tightness of the vaginal area. Vaginal rejuvenation is popular with women who are interested in reversing the changes caused by childbirth and the aging process. Procedures such as labiaplasty and vaginal tightening are often considered to be types of vaginal rejuvenation.
If you feel self-conscious about the appearance of your labia or you are bothered by discomfort when wearing tight-fitting clothing or while engaging in certain activities (such as biking or horseback riding), you may be a candidate for labiaplasty. To reduce the labia, excess skin and tissue will be removed and the labia will be reshaped.
This procedure reduces the size of the vaginal canal and surrounding tissues. The procedure may also involve tightening vaginal muscles, as these may become stretched during childbirth.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Some women are born with functional or aesthetic features about their vagina that bother them. Other women see changes due to childbirth, sexual activity, or the natural aging process. These women may be candidates for cosmetic vaginal surgery.
Many women who choose vaginal rejuvenation to treat the effects of motherhood also choose to combine their cosmetic vaginal surgery with other procedures – such as breast lift, liposuction, BOTOX® Cosmetic or a tummy tuck – for what is commonly referred to as a "Mommy Makeover."
Surgery and Recovery
Cosmetic vaginal surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia or sedation. Each procedure is different, based on the type of surgery being performed as well as the goals and anatomy of the patient.
Patients should expect to experience some swelling and discomfort after vaginal surgery. You should plan on taking a few days off from your usual routine to relax and recover. Sex and strenuous activity will typically need to be avoided for several weeks.
Vaginal cosmetic surgery procedures require precise skill and delicate technique to protect this sensitive and important area, so be sure to choose a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon. You can trust Dr. Hasen to perform your cosmetic vaginal surgery.