WHAT IS LABIAMINORA PLASTY?
We perform labial reduction surgery for women with enlarged, or asymmetrical labia minora using the highly precise and minimally traumatic Ellman Surgitron device. This device is a magnitude less destructive than any laser. Some women feel uncomfortable with their enlarged labia minora(lips), which can lead to discomfort with wearing certain clothing, exercising, or having sex. The enlarged labia minora can have an abnormal appearance that can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. We have developed and refined a special reconstructive surgical technique for labia reduction surgery to reduce uneven or large labia minora to a more comfortable, and more appealing size and shape. The use of the Ellman Surgitron has dramatically decreased the scarring from surgery as compared to using lasers, knives, or traditional cautery. We customize the labial reconstruction procedure to the individual needs and expectations of the patient. In most cases, the labia reduction surgery is virtually undetectable after complete healing, and patients have been extremely pleased with our results. The surgery is usually performed under local anesthesia (awake). Patients may choose conscious sedation to help them feel more relaxed and comfortable. General anesthesia is an option for some patients. The procedure is outpatient, meaning you go home the same day.
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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.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS?
The risks associated with labiaplasty include those of most surgical procedures, including bleeding, hematoma and infection. The most common complication is over-resection. While some women desire an aggressive reduction, this can result in chronic dryness, scarring at or near the vaginal opening and pain with intercourse. Healing problems are more likely to occur with a wedge procedure, particularly if the patient is exposed to substances that cause blood vessels to shrink.
POST-OPERATIVE CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Pamper yourself and take it easy, especially the first couple of days. Please be aware that you may experience some pain or discomfort in the vaginal area. You may spot blood or have a small to moderate amount of discharge. This is normal and will lessen within a few days. You may initially experience some irritating symptoms, such as rubbing and sticking, puffiness, and bruising. This is not unusual during the early phases of healing and will resolve with time. Wear loose clothing for comfort and keep your vaginal area clean and dry. Use soap and water and do sitz baths daily. A hand sprayer is helpful to keep discharge and debris from accumulating in your vaginal region. If you had a laser procedure, clean off the whitish discharge often.