With one of the best female plastic surgeons in Florida, its easy to see why we've become a leader in labiaplasty surgery. We see many patients who feel self-conscious about an enlarged or asymmetrical labia. Some have symptoms related to an enlarged labia that make it difficult to wear tight pants, exercise, ride on a motorcycle or bicycle, or enjoy intercourse without pain. While other patients experience vaginal looseness as a result of childbearing, trauma, or aging. There may be a loss of muscle tone and stretching of the vaginal opening, which may interfere with sexual relations.
Luckily, labiaplasty and clit hood reduction surgery can improve both the appearance and symptoms related due to over-sized or asymmetrical labia or clitoral hood, and vaginal rejuvenation surgery can easily tighten the vaginal walls and opening.
Our patients are often excited to find out that clitoral hood reduction and Labiaplasty surgeries are usually done in the office with oral medication to manage discomfort and anxiety. Because oral sedation is primarily used, labiaplasty surgery costs can be far lower than labiaplasty surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Vaginal rejuvenation surgery however, is usually done at an outpatient surgery center under general anesthesia or IV sedation.
After labiaplasty surgery or clitoral hood reduction, there will be discomfort and swelling for 1-2 weeks, which is controlled with prescription pain medication. This is similar to recovering from an episiotomy. Depending on your job you may be able to go back to work in as few as two of three days. Stitches dissolve on their own within a few weeks after labia reduction or clitoral hood lift surgery. You should also refrain from resuming strenuous activities for 4-6 weeks after labiaplasty or clit hood reduction surgery.
Some women are born with an enlarged labia minora (inner lips) or labia majora (outer lips). Women also sometimes have a change in the appearance of their labia after childbirth, traumatic injury, or with aging. We often see patients who experience embarrassment and discomfort in tight clothing, with exercise, and with sexual intercourse.
Dr. Dana uses labiaplasty surgery to reduce the size of the labia to alleviate discomfort and improve the appearance of the labia. The labiaplasty surgery can be extended to the clitoral hood to provide a clitoral hood lift without a change to the nerves using techniques designed to produce minimal scarring. In most cases, the scars cannot even be seen after several weeks. You will likely have swelling and discomfort for a few days to weeks after labia or vaginal rejuvenation surgery.
Any surgery, including vaginal surgery, labia surgery, and clitoral hood reduction surgeies carry a risk of infection or bleeding. Serious infection and bleeding are extremely rare with labiaplasty and clitoral hood reductions. Additional risks with include asymmetry, delayed wound healing, injury to nerves and blood vessels, injury to the colon (with vaginoplasty), and excessive scarring.