Many women during puberty or after childbirth may see their labia minora become unusually large or misshapen. Other women develop a loss of fullness in the labia majora after menopause. Surgical labial reduction, also called labiaplasty, can greatly improve the aesthetic appearance of the female genitalia, and alleviate the discomfort and embarrassment that may accompany excess labial tissue. At CaloAesthetics® Plastic Surgery Center, our surgeons perform labiaplasty in Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky, to help women relieve their physical discomfort and improve their confidence.
The anatomy of the female genitalia can vary significantly. Like breast sizes, the desired appearance of the labia will vary with individual preferences.
In some individuals, the labia minora (the inner frond of tissue) can be quite large and redundant creating both a cosmetic and sometimes even a functional concern. Some women develop hypertrophic or enlarged labia minora after multiple childbirths or as the result of aging.
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Reduction of the labia minora is the most common genital enhancement surgery for women. Many women choose to combine labiaplasty with vaginal rejuvenation (vaginoplasty) to tighten and repair the vagina and surrounding tissues. Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure usually performed under local anesthesia. Most patients will take oral pain medication and/or sedatives. Twilight or general anesthesia is also available and can be performed in our AAAASF-approved operating rooms. The procedure takes less than 1 hour.
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Labial incisions usually heal very nicely and are rarely noticeable.
CaloAesthetics is pleased to offer diVa® and diVaTyte™, options for adding tone and tightness to both the labia and vagina without surgery. These devices use radiofrequency energy to stimulate collagen production and encourage the contraction of the skin for a lasting improvement in just a few simple sessions. Learn more about nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation and how it can help.
Whether you want the latest non-surgical aesthetic procedures or you desire a relaxing day spa experience, CaloSpa® Rejuvenation Center is ready to serve you.
Women need to be at least 18 years old to have this procedure.
Will labiaplasty affect future childbirth?
Labiaplasty will not affect future childbirth or delivery.
When can I resume yoga or Pilates?
Any vigorous activity involving the surgical site should be avoided for 4 to 6 weeks. Patients may immediately resume workouts that are restricted to unaffected areas such as exercises limited to the arms and shoulders.
How soon can I swim or go in a hot tub after labiaplasty?
Soaking in hot tubs and swimming may be resumed 4 weeks after labiaplasty.
How soon can I go to the tanning booth?
Tanning after labiaplasty is not restricted, but any surgical site should be covered to protect the skin.
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