Dr. DiFrancesco offers the labiaplasty for vaginal rejuvenation, a procedure that involves the reshaping of the vulva or labia, the outer and inner lips of the vagina. It has become an increasingly popular option for women. For individuals who desire recontouring after childbirth, significant weight loss, aging or injury to genital structures, labiaplasties offer increased self-confidence and comfort.
Concerns about women’s intimate health aren’t often talked about. For many women, this means they suffer in silence when it comes to feeling confident in their intimate life and their body after life events like childbirth or substantial weight loss. In some cases, surgical procedures are some of the most effective ways to reshape and restore the vulva, labia and clitoris with the help of a board certified plastic surgeon.
What is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a procedure that involves the reshaping of the vulva, labia (the outer and inner lips of the vagina) and the clitoris. It has become an increasingly popular option for women. In many cases, it can effectively reduce enlarged labia and restore labia that have torn or become displaced by childbirth. Often, women that opt for labiaplasty have labia that affect their quality of life by causing discomfort and wardrobe concerns. However, labiaplasty can also be performed for cosmetic reasons.
Candidates for Labiaplasty
For women who desire recontouring after childbirth, significant weight loss, aging, or injury to genital structures, labiaplasty offers increased self-confidence and comfort when wearing tight clothing or during intercourse. Additionally, many women who opt for labiaplasty also experience dryness and itchiness because of elongated labia. It can also be used to reduce asymmetry. In order to be a good candidate for labiaplasty, you should be in overall good health and able to undergo surgery. If you’ve recently given birth, you should be fully recovered. During a private consultation, Dr. DiFrancesco can assess your anatomy and goals to determine if labiaplasty is the best option for you. Because of the sensitive nature of this procedure, before-and-after pictures will be available at your consultation.
Types of Labiaplasty
There are generally two techniques that can be used to reduce the labia during this procedure. Dr. DiFrancesco can determine which option will suit you and your goals best so you have a full understanding of your surgical plan.
During this type of procedure, the labia are simply trimmed down by removing excess skin from the edge of the labia. The remaining tissue is then sutured and made ready for recovery. This option often comes with lesser downtime.
This option maintains the natural border of the labia but removes a wedge-shaped section. This allows the edges of the removed section to be sutured closer together for effective reduction.
Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure, and it’s often performed under general or local anesthesia. It usually takes around one hour, and you can return home afterwards. During your consultation, Dr. DiFrancesco will go over your unique surgical plan so you know
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Most patients require around one week off work and regular activities. During this time, you should be sure to reduce swelling using ice packs and wearing compression garments. It can take between four to six weeks for most swelling to subside, and you should avoid intercourse and the use of tampons during this time. Dr. DiFrancesco will prescribe medications to manage pain and swelling and will instruct you on the most appropriate sleeping positions to avoid complications. In total, it can take up to six months for any residual swelling to go away.
Schedule a Consultation
If your intimate health interferes with your ability to feel confident in your body and comfortable with your partner, then Dr. DiFrancesco can help. To get started on discussing your options for labiaplasty, contact our Atlanta office by calling or filling out our online form for a private consultation.
Due to the sensitive nature of photographs, before and after galleries will be available at your consultation.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does vaginal rejuvenation cost?
Vaginal rejuvenation may include the addition or removal of fat the the labia majora. Labiaplasty or reduction of the labia minora and clitoral hood.
What is labial rejuvenation?
Labiaplasty includes reduction of the labia minora and/or clitoral hood reduction.
Am I a good candidate for vaginal rejuvenation?
Women usually undergo vaginal rejuvenation after childbirth, massive weight loss, aging/ menopause or injury to the genital structures. Vaginal rejuvenation can help restore self-confidence, improve discomfort experienced wearing tight clothes, or pain with sexual activity.
What is the recovery like?
Most patients can return to everyday activity and work in a week and resume exercise with 3 to 4 weeks. Immediately post op medication will easily control the discomfort, bruising and swelling.
What can be used to tighten the vagina?
ThermiVA uses radiofrequency energy to tighten the vagina. It can help with urinary incontinence and vaginal lubrication. It is an in office procedure done in 30 minutes with a series of 3 treatments performed 4 weeks apart.