What is a labiaplasty surgery?
Laser Reduction Labiaplasty, more commonly referred to as Labiaplasty, is a surgical procedure for a woman who wishes to reduce the appearance of the smaller inner lips (the labia minora) that extends beyond the large outer lips (the labia majora).
Why do women elect to get a labiaplasty procedure?
Most women who undergo a labiaplasty are looking to reduce the excess skin of the labia minora in order to enhance their overall aesthetics. A labiaplasty surgery provides a more youthful look to the body by using laser to reduce large, sagging, thick or uneven labia minora.
It can also be performed for medical or hygienic reasons such as the pinching or rubbing of underwear, a bulge when wearing tight clothing, moisture collection in the genital area, and pain with intercourse or exercise.
Why use a CO2 laser?
The CO2 laser is minimally invasive and offers a more precise incision than the standard scalpel. The laser cauterizes blood vessels as it cuts, so both bleeding and scarring is at a minimal. This assists in decreasing swelling, bruising, pain, and post-operative recovery time.
What are the risks and complications?
Risks can include bleeding, infection, hematoma, and anesthetic complications such as blood clots or allergic reactions. Certain conditions such as smoking or chronic blood thinner use can increase the risk of surgical complication.
Do I need general anesthesia for a labiaplasty?
This is an out-patient surgery, so a laser reduction labiaplasty is usually performed using local or twilight anesthesia.
What is the recovery like?
This surgery is an outpatient procedure, so the recovery is typically quick if performed by a board-certified surgeon. Overall, there is minimal discomfort associated with the labiaplasty surgery.
How long after a labiaplasty can I be sexually active?
Women are advised to refrain from sexual intercourse and heavy lifting for a few weeks. Patients whose jobs are more physically demanding may require additional time off work.
What is the cost of a labiaplasty?
The cost can range from $1,900 to $3,600.
Can this be performed with other cosmetic procedures?
It can be performed alone or in combination with other procedures, such as vaginal rejuvenation, clitoral unhooding, and labial majora enhancement, either with filler or fat transfer.
Where can I have this surgery at an office near me?
To further discuss the cost or the procedure as it relates to you, please schedule your consultation with Dr. Gitiforooz, a gynecologist in the area, today. Office appointments can be scheduled at one of our three locations: Westlake, Beachwood, and Middlefield. Our surgery center is attached to our office Brainard ZEEBA Surgery Center in Beachwood, OH.