Labiaplasty (Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery to Reduce or Reshape the Labia) – Leesburg, VA

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About Labiaplasty

While it is not discussed openly, many women worry about the shape and size of their vaginal lips, which may cause them to be less confident. Plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang can help Leesburg, VA women feel more attractive and comfortable with surgical vaginal rejuvenation to normalize the shape and size of the labia minora and/or majora. The labia, which are the external lips of the vaginal area, can look oversized or have hanging skin created by genetics, childbirth, pregnancy, or an injury. A labiaplasty surgically decreases the size of the labia majora and/or minora to create an improved look. This may eliminate irritation and discomfort while boosting sexual pleasure and confidence. Come in for a consult at Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Leesburg, VA to hear more about labiaplasty and see if you may be a candidate for the surgery.

Ideal Candidates

Surgery for the labia at Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center can be beneficial for Leesburg, VA women who are concerned about the shape and size of their vaginal area, which can be enlarged because of childbirth, genetics, or a physical trauma. Abnormal vaginal lips may cause discomfort, pain, irritation, or itching when engaging in activities like sex and exercise. Surgical vaginal rejuvenation can also be beneficial if you can't wear revealing outfits (including swimsuits, leggings, or yoga pants) because of the appearance of your vaginal lips. While labia surgery shouldn't impact your ability to get pregnant, Dr. Chang suggests you wait until you are done with childbearing to prevent undoing your results.

Surgical Technique

Many procedures for the labia can be completed in our onsite procedure room with local anesthetic, so you may drive yourself to and from our office. If your treatment plan is more complex, you may need to be put under general anesthesia at a nearby surgical facility, so you will need to have a responsible friend or family member to drive you home following your procedure. Dr. Chang can talk about your treatment plan and more at your consultation so you may make arrangements, if needed, prior to your appointment. A labiaplasty is generally done with the trim technique to cut away loose tissue, then the remaining skin is stitched so it is taut. Also available is the wedge technique that cuts away a triangular area of skin and excess folds from the clitoris before stitching the tissue closed.

What to Expect

You will require around one week to heal following your labiaplasty to allow discomfort and swelling to fade away before returning to normal activities. Dr. Chang suggests applying a cold compress or ice pack if needed to decrease inflammation. You can not have sexual activity or use tampons for at least 4 – 6 weeks following your treatment. Patients typically have visible results in about six weeks and final results closer to six months following the procedure. The improvements of vaginal rejuvenation usually last for a long time; however, weight fluctuations, natural aging, and childbirth can impact your result.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a labiaplasty cost?
The total cost of your labiaplasty will be dependent on many factors. During your consultation with Dr. Chang, he will listen to your concerns and goals before creating your custom treatment plan. Once you've decided on your options for your vaginal rejuvenation, Dr. Chang can estimate your costs. Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center accepts many payment methods and we can help you find low-interest medical financing.

Should I choose a plastic surgeon or OB/GYN?
When researching the aesthetic surgery market, most patients will find that a large majority of plastic surgeon offer labiaplasty. While many OB/GYNs are capable of performing labia rejuvenation, the procedure is most often considered cosmetic. An OB/GYN will be able to surgically remove any excess tissue that exists within the labia; however, a plastic surgeon like Dr. Chang will consider the aesthetics as well. This ensures that scarring is minimal and that color, contour, and symmetry all look and feel natural.

Will vaginal rejuvenation surgery cause insensitivity?
As with any surgery, there may be numbness in the vaginal area after the procedure is completed. This is temporary as the skin and vaginal lips heal. In regards to sensitivity, it is important to understand that labia rejuvenation affects, for the most part, the vaginal lips only. Sensitivity is served by the clitoris. A skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Chang who has many years of experience performing vaginal rejuvenation surgery will work around this area so that a loss of sensitivity does not occur.

What is the recovery process like after a labiaplasty?
Before your surgery, Dr. Chang or a member of his team will go over what to expect after your labiaplasty and tips to make your recovery more comfortable. You will have some bruising and swelling in your vaginal area along with some discomfort immediately after your surgery. You should plan to rest for at least 5 – 7 days before returning to light activities. Dr. Chang will assess your healing during your follow-up appointments and let you know when you are able to resume sexual activity.

Are there nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments?
There are nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments that can help to improve mild to moderate looseness in your vaginal area. However, vaginal rejuvenation is best for significant improvements to tighten and reshape the labia. During your consultation with Dr. Chang, he can discuss your options and make recommendations based on your needs and goals.

Comfortable and Confident

Every vagina is not the same and many elements can affect the appearance of the outer labia. If you are not confident or comfortable because of the shape and size of your labia, find out more information about vaginal rejuvenation surgery. Talk to plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang about your needs, concerns, and goals so he can develop your unique plan for vaginal rejuvenation surgery. Schedule an appointment at Aesthetica Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Center in Leesburg, VA to hear more about labiaplasty.

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