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Restore Optimal Labial Appearance

Labiaplasty is a surgical intervention focused on altering the size, shape, or appearance of the labia minora, the inner folds of skin surrounding the vaginal opening. This procedure is typically sought by women experiencing physical discomfort or emotional distress due to enlarged or asymmetrical labia. Common reasons for seeking labiaplasty include discomfort during physical activities, irritation while wearing tight clothing, or self-consciousness during intimate moments.

During the procedure, excess tissue is removed to reshape the labia, with the goal of achieving a more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing appearance. While labiaplasty primarily addresses cosmetic concerns, it can also provide functional benefits, such as reducing discomfort or irritation. It’s essential for individuals considering labiaplasty to consult our board-certified plastic surgeons to discuss their goals and expectations.

Benefits of Labiaplasty:

  • The correction of enlarged, elongated, or asymmetrical labia minora
  • Reduced irritation during physical activities such as exercise or wearing tight clothing
  • Enhanced self-confidence and improved body image
  • Relief from discomfort or pain during sexual intercourse
  • Improved hygiene due to reduced excess labial tissue
  • Symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing appearance of the genitalia
  • Customized results tailored to the individual’s desires and anatomical considerations

What Happens During the Labiaplasty Consultation?

During the labiaplasty consultation, our plastic surgeons, Dr. Lauren Patrick and Dr. Catherine Hannan, will take the time to understand your concerns, goals, and medical history. They will discuss the procedure in detail, including potential risks, benefits, and expected outcomes. Our surgeons will conduct a physical examination to evaluate your labial anatomy and determine the most suitable approach for your individual needs.

You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and address any apprehensions you may have about the procedure. Our surgeons will explain the surgical techniques involved, such as trimming excess tissue or reshaping the labia, and discuss the anticipated recovery process. They’ll also provide guidance on pre-operative preparations and post-operative care to ensure a smooth experience. Throughout the consultation, our focus is on empowering you to make informed decisions about your body and your desired outcomes.

You Might Be A Candidate If…

  • You experience physical discomfort or irritation due to enlarged or elongated labia minora.
  • You feel self-conscious or dissatisfied with the appearance of your genitalia.
  • You have asymmetrical labia that cause you distress or embarrassment.
  • You encounter difficulties with hygiene due to excessive labial tissue.
  • You feel discomfort during sexual intercourse because of the size or shape of your labia.
  • You have realistic expectations about the outcomes of labiaplasty.
  • You are in good overall health and do not have medical conditions that impair healing.
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What Is Recovery from Labiaplasty Like?

Recovery from labiaplasty involves a period of healing during which you may experience some side effects. These can include swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort, which can typically be managed with pain medication prescribed by your surgeon. It’s common for these side effects to gradually subside over the first few weeks following surgery. During this time, it’s essential to avoid strenuous activities and sexual intercourse to allow your body to heal properly.

The recovery process typically involves wearing loose clothing and avoiding tight underwear to minimize irritation to the surgical site. You’ll be advised to keep the area clean and dry and to follow specific aftercare instructions provided by your surgeon. While downtime varies for each individual, most people can return to work and regular activities within a week or two, although full healing may take several weeks.

Inspiring Confidence With Natural Results

Washington Women Plastic Surgery is proud to offer compassionate and expert care led by board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Lauren Patrick and Dr. Catherine Hannan. With a focus on empowering women to feel confident and comfortable in their bodies, our practice specializes in labiaplasty procedures that deliver natural and beautiful results. Our patients benefit from the collaborative approach of our surgeons, who work closely together on most surgeries. If you’re considering labiaplasty, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our experienced team.

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