Labiaplasty Monterey — Restoring comfort, sexual confidence in women
The labiaplasty procedure reduces the length of the labia minora. It is the most commonly performed vaginal rejuvenation procedure and it can relieve symptoms women experience from twisting and tugging of the labia. Many women can feel bulky in pants or a bathing suit to the point of not wanting to wear any revealing clothing. Most patients who experienced symptoms from twisting and tugging of their labia generally find relief after surgery. According to multiple studies, labiaplasty is associated with a high satisfaction rate of over 90 percent. And an overwhelming majority of women report an increase in sexual confidence.
Who is a candidate for labiaplasty?
Women opt for surgery for a variety of reasons, including pain from twisting and tugging of the labia when riding a bike or during intercourse, itching, irritation and self-consciousness.
What does a labiaplasty do?
The delicate procedure is customized for each patient. The goal is to reduce the labia minora so that they don’t hang below the hair-bearing labia majora. A labiaplasty may be performed to reduce asymmetry when one is longer than the other or, more commonly, to reduce the length of both labia so that there is no twisting, tugging or falling out of a bathing suit. The most common type of labiaplasty is the trim procedure, in which the extra tissue is removed and sewn up directly. Next in popularity is the wedge procedure, which maintains a natural border after a pie-shaped piece of tissue has been removed. Extra folds of the clitoral hood can also be reduced at the same time. Closure is usually done with absorbable sutures. The procedure normally takes about 45 minutes and may be performed under local or general anesthesia. A follow up appointment is scheduled for 2 weeks and 2 months after the surgery.
Recovering from a labiaplasty
Most patients take a week off from work, during which they can reduce swelling and pain by icing with a cold pack. The patient can also lie with her bottom elevated to reduce swelling. Patients can resume wearing tampons or having sexual intercourse after four to six weeks. Trim labiaplasty generally allows for a quicker recovery. Sutures dissolve with time and minimal if any pain medication is necessary afterwards. While the most distorting swelling is gone by 6 weeks, residual swelling may take six months to disappear.
Begin with a consultation
The process begins with a detailed, sit-down consultation with Dr. Morwood in his office. During your labiaplasty surgery consultation be prepared to discuss:
- Your goals
- Medical conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments and smoking history
- Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drug use
- Previous surgeries or treatments
Dr. Morwood will also:
- Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
- Discuss likely outcomes and any risks or potential complications
Call Dr. Morwood today
Dr. Morwood is a board certified plastic surgeon who will provide a custom-designed approach to help you achieve your aesthetic vision. Please call (831) 646-8661 to set up a consultation.