Labiaplasty Boston - Vaginal Rejuvenation Wellesley

Vaginal rejuvenation surgery has become very popular in the last few years. Public awareness of these procedures has increased because of the frequent articles in women’s magazines. Labiaplasty (also spelled labioplasty) is plastic surgery of the vaginal opening, including the labia minora (inner lips) or labia majora (outer lips). The procedure involves surgically reducing excess tissue of the labia.

Women request vaginal rejuvenation surgery for many reasons. Most women simply wish to change the appearance of the external sex organs: the Mons Pubis (fatty area under the pubic hair) or the external/ internal labia (lips of the vagina). Most patients have labioplasty to reduce the length of the genitalia. Some feel discomfort during sexual intercourse with increased friction when the overly large inner lips get drawn inward. For others, the labia can become enlarged and elongated, causing discomfort when wearing certain clothing, as well as being aesthetically displeasing. Labiaplasty surgery permanently corrects this problem, and is considered by plastic surgeons to be a fairly simple procedure that can usually be done under a local anesthesia on an outpatient basis.

The appearance of the vaginal area can can be improved in many ways. Most frequently the inner lips are enlarged and this area is trimmed down to a more pleasing appearance. At Accurate Aesthetics, we most commonly use the wedge method to remove the central portion of the lips. Dr. LoVerme enhances the results by using a Z-plasty which is the Spanish modification of the central wedge technique. This gives less scarring and can more comfortable afterwards.
When the outer lips or labia majora are enlarged a small amount of liposuction in this area can most often help. If the mons pubis is enlarged this area can also be reduced by liposuction. If the area of the mons (escutcheon) is actually hanging down and covering the vaginal area aa abdominoplasty can be performed which will improve the appearance. This most frequently happens in women who were much heavier (obese) and have had massive weight loss.

These procedures allow women to feel better about themselves and their sexuality. They are more attractive wearing the tight fitting clothes they desire without embarrassment. Dr. LoVerme does not perform the internal vaginoplasty procedure or the hymenoplasty which restores the appearance of a virgin vagina. He does perform the clitoral unroofing which gives more sensation to the clitoris.

Labiaplasty procedures most often take 1 to 2 hours to perform and can be done under local anesthesia with oral sedation. It can easily be performed in the privacy of our surgical facility. Some mild discomfort and swelling are common and this often resolves within 1 to 2 weeks. Patients must abstain from from intercourse, horseback riding and bicycle riding for one month. The labial incisions heal well and are rarely noticeable. Please ask your doctor about specific risks for this type of surgery.

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