Vaginal Rejuvenation surgery has become increasingly popular in the United States as women realize there are more options and more information than ever. As procedures become more advanced and risks are minimized, women across the country are realizing that they have more control than ever over their vaginal appearance and function.
Vaginal Rejuvenation is an umbrella term for different procedures that can be performed for a tighter, fresher appearance. Labiaplasty is one of the procedures of vaginal rejuvenation, and it is growing ever more popular as the stigma behind it is reduced. In 2013, more than 5,000 labiaplasty surgeries were performed in the United States. While this may not seem like a huge number, it’s a 44% increase from the year before.
So, What Is A Labiaplasty Exactly?
Labiaplasty is a procedure which reshapes the labia majora and minora which are the soft tissue “wings: on either side of the vaginal opening. The labia major and minor can become elongated for a variety of reasons whether it’s simply genetics, ago, or after childbirth. Many patients with elongated vaginal “wings” can feel embarrassed or discomforted during sex and/or exercise. A Labiaplasty is a great option for women after childbirth, weight loss, aging, or injury who want to contour their vagina in order to achieve the look from before.
Why Do Patients Get Labiaplasty Surgery?
Getting a Labiaplasty, or and cosmetic surgery procedure should always be a personal decision independent from the opinion of others. It is a personal choice, and a decision to be made between patient and physician. As with any plastic surgery, a patient ought to be in good health to be considered for the procedure. It is also important to have realistic expectations regarding plastic surgery. If you are in good health and have good expectations, why might you elect to get a Labiaplasty? Here are some documented reasons for why women have chosen to undergo Labiaplasty:
· If your labia majora or minora have elongated over time
· You’ve noticed a change in appearance after childbirth
· After weight loss you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your vagina
· You feel self-conscious about the appearance of your vagina
· You wish to have a sleek, more refined shape to your vagina
Due to advanced procedures, recovery time after a Labiaplasty is minimal. Patients are often able to resume normal activity the third day after surgery. It is normal for patients to experience swelling or soreness after the procedure, but this is normal and usually subsides quickly.
As with any surgical procedure, recovery time depends upon the individual extent of the procedure and how your body responds to it. Make sure you follow all of your doctor’s instructions for the post-surgery and recovery period. You should always keep in close contact with your physician and report all side effects to her. Communication is key to a safe and beneficial recovery process.
To schedule a consultation regarding Labiaplasty in the Orlando area, schedule your consultation with our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Z. Speak with a trained medical expert about the benefits of vaginal rejuvenation surgeries and you'll be one step closer to the vaginal appearance and function you desire.