WHAT IS LABIAPLASTY?
Sometimes referred to as vaginal lip reduction, labia rejuvenation, or labia reduction, labiaplasty is a surgical procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the external structures of the vagina by reshaping or minimizing elongated or asymmetrical labia majora (outer lips of the vulva) and/or labia minora (inner lips of the vulva).
Childbirth, genetics, and the natural aging process can all have negative effects on the shape and appearance of the labia, causing aesthetic issues such as: asymmetry, sagging, or labial enlargement. In addition to the aforementioned aesthetic problems, elongated labia minora can result in an uncomfortable pinching or pulling sensation during physical activities, thereby hindering a womanâs ability to have sexual intercourse or to exercise, and can also make certain clothing choices very uncomfortable (i.e. leggings, tight pants/jeans, or bathing suits).
Fortunately, labiaplasty can address and correct these unpleasant and potentially embarrassing symptoms, by creating smaller, thinner, and more proportionally sized labia. A common concern among labiaplasty patients is the fear that the surgery will decrease sexual sensitivity; however, these fears are generally unfounded, because (when performed properly), labia reduction surgery can actually enhance sexual sensitivity by providing increased clitoral access.
Labiaplasty is an extremely delicate procedure, requiring a high level of surgical expertise and accuracy, and should only be performed by an experienced, Board Certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Farbod Esmailian, whose private practice in Los Alamitos, CA serves patients in the greater Los Angeles area, including Newport Beach and Orange County. Dr. Esmailianâs attention to detail, compassionate demeanor, and beautifully natural surgical results, has made him the top choice for many patients seeking to rejuvenate and enhance the appearance of their labia with labiaplasty procedures.
LABIAPLASTY PROCEDURE AND RECOVERY
Labia reduction surgery is typically performed as a 1 hour outpatient procedure under local, IV sedation or general anesthesia, and causes minimal discomfort for the patient. Dr. Esmailian will begin the surgery by making small incisions, through which he will remove excess tissue and (when necessary) even out the edges of the labia minora, before utilizing dissolvable sutures to close the incisions. Most labiaplasty patients have minimal bruising, and are able to return to work within 3-4 days, and resume having sexual intercourse within 4-6 weeks.
Dr. Esmailian is a double board certified plastic surgeon who focuses on providing superior patient care, and who makes it a priority to stay informed about the most cutting edge developments in the field of aesthetic enhancement surgery. Supported by a compassionate and competent staff, Dr. Esmailian will work tirelessly to ensure that your surgical experience is as safe and comfortable as possible.
If you have additional questions about having your labiaplasty performed by Dr. Esmailian, please contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Esmailian.