An enlarged labia minora occurs when the inner tissue is more extended than the outer tissue. This may result in difficulties with wardrobe, sexual health, and physical discomfort. Further, some women with this condition may feel self-conscious or unhappy with the appearance of their vagina. If any of these issues apply to you, you may want to seek a labiaplasty in Cleveland. Labiaplasty is a surgical option for reducing inner labia tissue to reduce physical discomfort while improving cosmetic appearances.

What is a Labiaplasty Surgery?

A labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that aims to decrease the size of inner labia tissue, known as the labia minora, to be in proportion with outer labia tissue. Additionally, this surgery could reduce labia asymmetry if one side of the labia is longer than the other. Typically, this procedure involves removing extra labia tissue with trimming techniques followed by sutures to close incisions.

Twisting, tugging, and irritation from enlarged labia tissue could be significantly relieved following this operation. A simultaneous clitoral hood reduction could reduce excess tissue around the clitoris for increased sensation.

Typically, patients in Cleveland who have received a labiaplasty may return to work after one week of recovery. After four to six weeks of recovery time, patients could resume sexual intercourse and tampon use if they choose to do so.

Reasons to Undergo a Labiaplasty

Many women in Cleveland choose to undergo a labiaplasty due to an enlarged labia size. An enlarged labia could result from several factors, including genetics, childbirth, previous sexual activity, and aging. One of the most common motivators for labiaplasty surgery is cosmetic appearance as some women may feel self-conscious about their labia size.

Larger labia sizes may also lead to function disruptions, such as difficulty with hygiene, physical activity, sexual activity, and urinary tract infections. If a patient experiences a tugging or twisting of the labia minor, a labiaplasty could resolve these physical issues. Further, the procedure may reduce discomfort during intercourse, irritation, and itching of the labia.

Preparing for a Labiaplasty Surgery

Labiaplasty surgeries in Cleveland can be complex procedures that require appropriate preparation measures prior to the surgery. First, patients should understand what the surgery entails, and if any specific care is necessary after the procedure. Once a patient knows what to expect, it is crucial to take the appropriate steps before the surgery to reduce the risk of complications.

For instance, for at least two weeks prior to the surgery, it is important to avoid any blood-thinning medications. Having traces of these medications in the body may cause complications during the procedure. Generally, avoiding specific supplements such as vitamin C, for at least one-month prior to the procedure can limit other risks. Many times, our doctor advises her patients to avoid eating or drinking after midnight the night before the surgery. Getting eight hours of sleep the night before the surgery is also recommended.

Contact a Cleveland Gynecologist to Discuss Labiaplasty Surgery

Having surgery on your labia is an excellent option for altering the appearance of your genitalia or reducing the discomfort enlarged labia may cause. Labiaplasty surgery could help you regain confidence in your appearance while improving your quality of life. If you are interested in receiving a labiaplasty in Cleveland, make an appointment with our highly regarded gynecologist, Dr. Gitiforooz, at one of our offices in Beachwood, Westlake, or Middlefield.

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Laser Reduction Labiaplasty

Laser reduction labiaplasty is procedure for a woman who wants to reduce the appearance of the labia minora that extends beyond the large outer lips (the labia majora). Some concerns that a laser reduction labiaplasty can address include a large, sagging, thick or uneven labia minora. Most women who undergo a laser reduction labiaplasty surgery are looking to reduce the excess skin of the labia minora in order to enhance their overall aesthetics and provide a more youthful look to their body.

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Reconstructive Vaginal Labiaplasty

Reconstructive LASER Vaginoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure to correct the adverse effects of pregnancy, childbirth, and/or natural aging on vaginal and perineal muscles.  Not only does this procedure enhance the physical appearance and increase sexual gratification, but it also improves the stress urinary incontinence syndrome.

Reconstructive LASER Vaginoplasty (RLV) is a procedure that is performed with LASER, and it can restore the vagina back to its pre-pregnancy state without having a major surgery.  In fact, some individuals report feeling and looking like when they were at much younger ages.

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Laser Reduction Labia Majora via Elliptical Excision (LRL)

LRL is the most popular procedure for the complete aesthetic reconstructing of the labia majora. This procedure is performed to provide a more youthful appearance to a woman’s labia majora. This is a procedure that is typically performed under general anesthesia. During the procedure, the doctor will use a LASER for cutting and dissecting and uses absorbable suture material to aesthetically reapproximate the deep tissues and skin edges.  In addition to the LRL, a labia majora lift may be performed. This procedure aims to correct sagging, drooping and relaxed skin of the mons area. If necessary, Lipo-Sculpting may be performed at this step of the procedure. This not only removes the excess fat tissues, but it can shape the area to your aesthetic goals.

Many women notice changes in appearance of their external genitalia as they grow older or experience weight loss.  Sometimes these changes become more noticeable after losing weight, giving birth or after menopause.  These changes collectively manifest themselves as a large, sagging, thick, and sometimes uneven appearance to the external genitalia. LRL is a procedure intended for women wishing to change the appearance of their labia majora to achieve the more youthful and younger look.

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Labia Majora Enhancement with Fat Transfer

Often times with age, weight loss or childbirth, a woman may experience labia majora skin relaxation. The labia majora is the outer lips, and over time the lips lose tone and volume and may begin to stretch and become saggy. During a labia majora enhancement with fat transfer, a patient’s own fat is injected into the pocket of the labia majora. This fat transfer aims to enhance and restore the outer lips by increasing the volume as the fat is injected. Following this procedure, the sexual drive and sexual pleasure will be restored.

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Labia Majora Enhancement with Fillers

Often times with age, weight loss or childbirth, a woman may experience labia majora skin relaxation. The labia majora is the outer lips of the vagina, and over time the lips lose tone and volume and may begin to stretch and become saggy. During a labia majora enhancement with filler, filler is injected into the pocket of the labia majora. This filler injection aims to enhance and restore the outer lips by increasing the volume of the lips. Following this procedure, the sexual drive and sexual pleasure will be restored.

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