Some plastic surgeries are of a more sensitive nature than others. Labiaplasty, or labia reduction, for instance is one of them, While the majority of plastic surgeons do not perform this procedure at all, Dr. Rodgers’ patients can benefit from the care, skill and understanding of an experienced female surgeon. Dr. Rodgers approaches labiaplasty with the utmost professionalism and conveniently performs most of these procedures in the comfort of our office.
Labiaplasty can be performed for a variety of reasons, including cosmetic purposes or to reduce pain that larger labia may cause during athletics and/or intercourse. Contrary to popular belief, labia reduction will not enhance sexual pleasure.
Labiaplasty removes excess tissue of enlarged labia minor or major by one of two techniques. The trim technique helps correct labia discoloration by removing the excess skin. The labia minora (or inner lips) will then be gently moved to just within the labia majora (or outer lips). This procedure can usually be performed at the Denver Plastic Surgery office unless the patient would prefer to have it done in a hospital.
The wedge technique is a more complex procedure, which is also used to correct the shape or size of the labia. Dr. Rodgers recommends this technique to women who do not want any incisions on the outer surface of their labia and just want them to be set back a bit. This type of surgery is performed in the safety of an operating room.
At a Glance
|Procedure||Outpatient surgery performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia depending on the technique chosen and the patient’s request. Process involves removing excess tissue for a slimmed down result.|
|Benefits||Reduced size of labia major or minora and improved comfort and confidence.|
|Recovery time||Patients may experience discomfort and swelling for several days and should refrain from sexual activity, bike riding, horseback riding or excessive athletic activities for 5–6 weeks following surgery to promote proper healing.|
|Potential risks||Infection; bleeding; temporary discomfort.|
|Tips||Keep the area clean to avoid infection and avoid clothing or activities that irritate the surgical site.|
As with all surgeries, there are certain risks involved. That’s why Dr. Rodgers will be sure to discuss your procedure in detail—describing the realistic potential results and any possible risks—during your initial consultation.