Have you considered having a labiaplasty or vaginal rejuventation done? Dr. Masters is one of very few doctors in Oklahoma that perform this life-changing procedure.
What is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that involves improvement of the appearance of the vaginal area. The areas that can be addressed during a labiaplasty are the labia majora (the outer lips), labia minora (the inner lips) and the clitoral hood (the skin over the clitoris)
Most commonly women complain of issues with the labia minora being too large. It is normal and common to have labia minora that “stick out” more than the labia majora. This can be present during normal development and can occur with child birth and aging. Excess labia minora can cause pain and discomfort when wearing tight fitting clothes or engaging in sexual activity. It can also be psychologically unsettling as it can prevent women from wearing bathing suits or tighter clothing that can be potentially embarrassing or uncomfortable.
Excess labia minora can be treated in a number of different ways. For women with mild labia minora excess this can be treated with the “trim” labiaplasty. The trim technique removes a small amount of labia minora to tuck into the labia majora to reduce the amount of labia minora show. For moderate to severe excess labia minora the “wedge” labiaplasty technique is utilized to remove greater amounts of labia minora. For very severe cases the trim and wedge techniques can be combined to create a more smooth labial contour for excessive amounts of labia minora show.
It is not uncommon to have excess clitoral hood skin in addition to excess labia minora. This can be addressed during labiaplasty procedures. A excess clitoral hood skin can be trimmed to lessen the amount of clitoral “hooding”.
Labia majora fat grafting is also performed during labiaplasty procedures. Fat grafting is performed to improve the shape and improve the harmony of the vaginal area. The labia majora can become droopy and lose volume after weight loss and child birth causing more of the labia minora and clitoris to be visible. By transferring fat the labia majora, we can improve the overall vaginal shape and make it appear more full and youthful.
After surgery you can expect mild discomfort, swelling and bruising. Dr. Masters will give you appropriate medications to improve this. For the next 4 weeks you will need to keep the area clean and dry. You are to avoid sexual activity or use of tampons for 4 weeks. You can expect to see your full results in 8-12 weeks after swelling and bruising has resolved.
If you feel ready to schedule a free consultation to learn about labiaplasty or your vaginal rejuvenation options, please call our Oklahoma City office at (405)945-0001 or you can click here to contact us online.
You can also learn more about our non-surgical laser, CO2RE Intima, for vaginal rejuvenation here.