Why Have A Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty or vaginal rejuvenation surgery is a short surgical procedure to improve the appearance and function of a women's external genitalia. It can be done on the inner, or outer labial lips, or both.
Large, protruding or hanging labia may cause pain, discomfort and embarrassment. Women who have Labiaplaty are among the happiest of all plastic surgery patients, with meta-reviews confirming patient satisfaction rates of well over 90%, and the operation is the fastest growing in America.
Labiaplasty is both a cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to improve the function and appearance of female genitals. As women's health and intimate issues receive greater attention, labiaplasty is becoming increasingly popular. It is the fastest growing surgery in the US, and also boasts the highest satisfaction rates of any common surgical procedure.
Any woman who is in relatively good health, is unhappy with the size or shape of her labia, and has realistic expectations for surgery.
Some women may be born with a large labia, whilst others may experience labial growth over time due to aging and childbirth. As well as making women feel self-conscious whilst wearing underwear or a swimsuit, enlarged labia can cause serious discomfort. Women who experience a painful twisting and tugging of the labia whilst riding a bike, or discomfort during intercourse, should speak to Dr. Salas, and see if the problem can be resolved. Generally, women suffering from these problems can expect relief after labiaplasty.
This is a very personal decision, and you should never feel pressured into undergoing surgery. Many women find that labiaplasty markedly improves their quality of life, and wish they had undergone the surgery years earlier.
Preparation & Recovery
Each patient will be given specific and tailored instructions regarding preparation for surgery.
Those who smoke run a greater risk of chest infection and the healing wounds in smokers may be slower. For patients who smoke it is advisable to cut down for a week before surgery and to stop smoking completely for three days immediately before the operation. Assumption of Aspirin or blood thinning medication should be avoided for two weeks before surgery as it can reduce natural blood clotting after the operation.