- Do large or uneven vaginal lips cause you pain, hygiene problems or embarrassment?
- Are your vaginal lips, or labia, noticeable when you wear a bathing suit or tight-fitting jeans?
- Do your labia cause you pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse or other physical activities?
- Have large or uneven labia ever embarrassed you in an intimate relationship?
You are not alone if you experience any of these problems. More women than ever are looking to improve their confidence, lifestyle, and appearance through labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation. These procedures have become main-stream and are no longer limited to only models and certain other professions. Better yet, they are quick and easy with minimal downtime.
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Labiaplasty, popularly known as the ‘designer vagina’, can help improve the appearance and function of the genitals. It involves removing or reducing the size of the labia minora that sometimes grow large or asymmetrically. There are many reasons for having large or asymmetric labia which include things such as, genetics, hormonal changes, childbirth, activity, or just aging. Most of the time they are unsightly and are noticed when you wear tight clothing or experience an awkward intimate situation. Other times they may create pain with sexual activity or other physical activities. Leaving this problem untreated will only serve to increase your embarrassment, limit your confidence, and debilitate or create dysfunction in your lifestyle.
There should be no need for embarrassment since this problem is pretty common and can happen to anyone and at any age. New Jersey Plastic Surgeon Dr. Nikesh Patel is a specialist in labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation and can help you overcome your pain and fears. In your private and confidential consultation you will be able to discuss your concerns and understand your options without embarrassment.
What is Labiaplasty or Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Labiaplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that reduces or balances the size of enlarged or asymmetric labia minora, or the inner lips of the vulva. These tissues often cover the vaginal canal and the clitoris. Sometimes the clitoral tissues are also excessive and require additional treatment. After labiaplasty, the vulva has a neater and more youthful look as the labia minora no longer protrude outside the outer vaginal lips. They also do not show or cause discomfort while wearing clothing, during everyday activities, or sex.
Who can have a Labiaplasty?
The procedure is appropriate for anyone who has uneven or enlarged vaginal lips or labia minora. Additionally people who experience discomfort while exercising, wearing clothes, or during sex can benefit from a labioplasty. People who have problems with hygiene, skin irritation, or rashes may also see significant benefits.
More women are also seeking labiaplasty because of embarrassment from intimate situations or their appearance with clothing. Basically, if you have extra tissue, asymmetry, or just want things to be neater then you may be a candidate.
What Labiaplasty techniques do you use?
Labiaplasty can be performed with a few techniques and in several different settings. Lasers can be used to make incisions but are not necessary for the procedure and do not improve results. Generally, labiaplasty procedures remove the excessive or irregular tissues in a linear, wedge, island fashion. All of these techniques are valid and produce excellent results but are appropriate in specific situations. Dr. Nikesh Patel respects the fact that every patient is unique and therefore customizes your procedure based on the problems you are experiencing, your anatomy, and your desired results. A customized surgery will give you the best results for your anatomy.
Labiaplasty will usually take about one hour and can be performed in the office under a local anesthetic or in the operating room with local anesthesia and sedation. Determining which setting is appropriate is a joint decision between you and expert labiaplasty surgeon Dr. Nikesh Patel.
What is clitoral hood reduction or unhooding?
The clitoral tissues usually cover or hood over the clitoris. When you have excess labia and need a labiaplasty you may have extra tissues in this area also. Treating this at the same time as labiaplasty is a good idea and can help give you a more symmetric result. Consulting with Dr. Patel will help you determine if you will benefit from this procedure.
How will I feel after Labiaplasty
Recovery from labiaplasty if usually quick and easy especially with our rapid recovery protocols. Most people will be back to work in about 3 days. This is far sooner than some of the stories you may read online or hear from others. Our rapid recovery process is optimized to help you get back to normal as soon as possible because who wants more downtime than necessary after such a private procedure?
We interviewed Sara, a patient of Dr. Patel, to gain insight into her journey to finding comfort and confidence through a personalized labiaplasty procedure at New Reflections.
“I was 13 or 14 when I realized it wasn’t normal, I guess,” she explains. “It looked weird to me, and I was just very uncomfortable and insecure about it. So I always told my mom, ‘When I turn 18, I’m gonna get the surgery.’ I always wanted to do it.”
Read Sara’s Story
When do I follow up after labiaplasty surgery?
All follow up visits are scheduled to keep a close eye on your progress so you have the best experience possible. initially this means every few weeks and less as time passes.
When can I go back to work after labiaplasty?
With our rapid recovery process you can usually go back to work in about 3 days with minimal discomfort.
When can I exercise after labioplasty?
This depends upon the extent of surgery but usually you can begin light exercises in just a few weeks.
When can I have sex after labiaplasty?
Dr. Patel recommends that you wait about 4-6 weeks before engaging in sexual activity after this procedure.
Can Labiaplasty even the color of my labia?
Some women complain about darkened tissues in the labial area. If your tissues are dark in the elongated parts of the labia they can be adjusted.
What are results like for labiaplasty surgery?
Labiaplasty should give you smaller and more symmetric labia and produce a neater and smoother look. The scars should be nearly invisible and hide well in the natural wrinkles of the labia once healed. This is the sign of an expert treatment. The labia should be about at the edge of the outer labia (labia majora) or below, but it can vary by individual. Clitoral hood reduction should look natural and not expose the actual clitoris. Ultimately it should may you happy and more confident because you’re experiencing less discomfort and embarrassment.
Dr. Patel specializes in Labiaplasty in New Jersey and takes pride in giving you great results. It doesn’t make sense to accept less than that especially with all of the other stories of bad results that you may hear elsewhere. Take a look at our before and after photos to see some of the amazing transformations that have brought satisfaction to so many other women.
How much does labiaplasty and clitoral hood reduction cost?
Labiaplasty surgery takes about an hour and can vary in price from $6000-$8500 depending upon the extent of surgery.
Are there any non-surgical labiaplasty or vaginal rejuvenation techniques?
ThermiVA™ is the latest treatment for vaginal rejuvenation and is completely non surgical. It gently heats tissues like a massage, takes about 20 minutes, and is completely non invasive – so no anesthesia needed! It is also a great procedure that can help improve the tissues of the vaginal and vaginal canal making things shrink tighter and can work with a labiaplasty to improve sexual function.