Labiaplasty is a plastic surgery procedure of the female external genitalia folds – the labia minora and/or the labia majora. Labiaplasty reshapes the labia minora or the labia majora and reduces their size. If you’re interested in labiaplasty in Baton Rouge, consider a visit to Associates in Plastic Surgery.
Is Labiaplasty Right for Me?
The labia play a major role in the overall appearance of the vagina. Labiaplasty is an excellent choice for patients who are interested in addressing labial thickness, elongation, discoloration, and asymmetry. These issues come about as a result of factors like childbirth, genetics, and the aging process.
You are an ideal candidate for this vaginal rejuvenation option if you are experiencing any of these problems and are facing physical, social, or emotional discomfort because of them. Physical discomfort during sexual intercourse or one’s exercise routine is a common motivator for getting labiaplasty surgery.
Patients who are in good overall health, have realistic expectations, and do not smoke are the best candidates for labiaplasty.
What Is Labiaplasty Like?
First, general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation will be administered. Once this has taken effect and the patient is comfortable, the plastic surgeon will use one of two incision techniques:
- The wedge technique involves making an incision in the tissues and then removing a wedge-shaped area. The edges are then carefully sutured together, closing the incision.
- The trim technique involves precisely excising tissue from the edges of the labia with a scalpel. After this, the incisions are closed with sutures.
Once the labia have been reshaped and sutured using the appropriate technique, dressings are used to protect the incisions as they heal.