Labiaplasty Lexington KY | Labiaplasty Louisville KY
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There are multiple reasons why a woman may choose to undergo labiaplasty. After childbirth, this area can become stretched and misshapen. Other women can be dissatisfied with the labial size or shape they were born with, and the sagging that comes with age can be a factor as well. Whatever the cause, oversized or unsightly labial tissue can affect your confidence in swimwear, tights and leggings, and in maintaining a healthy sex life. It can even be a cause of painful intercourse.
The goal of labiaplasty is to create visual harmony between the outer and inner lips of the labia. This can include altering the size and shape of the labia majora, labia minora, and the clitoral hood. There are also procedures, known as vaginal rejuvenation or vaginoplasty, available that can tighten the inner vaginal canal following childbirth, restoring tone and sexual function to the interior of the vagina.
To find out more about the highest rated labiaplasty in Lexington Kentucky at Lexington Plastic Surgery, PLLC, request a consultation or call (859) 279-2111.
Labiaplasty is typically a safe, moderately painful procedure that is accomplished quickly and has a relatively short period of healing. Nearly 100 percent of our patients who’ve opted for labiaplasty are happy with the result. The minor swelling and pain that can result over the days following labiaplasty are typically easily managed with prescription pain medication.
Of course, all surgical interventions come with some risk including that of infection, bleeding, and hematoma. An overly aggressive labial reduction can cause lasting damage, including causing dryness, pain with sexual intercourse, and scarring. Dr. Gerstle has performed hundreds of labiaplasties over the years and knows how to create a balanced, harmonious look without going too far.
While there is an outside chance that sensation could be reduced during sexual intercourse, the usual outcome is that sensation and sexual satisfaction are improved after labiaplasty. There are incidences of flap necrosis, or tissue death, after a wedge resection, but Dr. Gerstle has never encountered this problem in any of his patients.
The Labiaplasty Procedure
A labiaplasty can typically be completed in about an hour under local anesthesia.
You will be cleared to return home on the same day of the surgery. Please ensure that there is someone available to take you home..
Labiaplasty Post Op
You will likely experience some pain and swelling following labiaplasty. Most of the swelling should resolve within a week following the surgery. Be sure to wear loose clothing to avoid irritating the already swollen area.
Plan to take about a week off from work to recover following the surgery. Because sitting for long periods of time can put pressure on the sutures and disrupt healing, we recommend trading off standing and lying on your back rather than sitting in chairs. Lying on an incline with your bottom higher than your head can also relieve pressure on the affected area and decrease swelling.
Dr. Gerstle recommends avoiding sexual activity, vigorous exercise, tub baths, and swimming for four to six weeks after the surgery.
Benefits of a Labiaplasty
- Eliminates chafing and irritation caused by excess skin
- Reduces sagging skin
- Reshapes the contours of the labia to enhance appearance
- Makes sexual intercourse and certain athletic activities (biking, horseback riding) more enjoyable
- Increases confidence when you wear tight clothing, bathing suits, and lingerie
- Trims darkened labial folds
- Improves self-esteem
The New You—Working With Dr. Gerstle
We will be happy to welcome you to our office for a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Gerstle. First you will discuss your medical history and cosmetic goals. It is important to communicate any physical discomfort you might have with your current anatomy. A look through our before and after pictures can help you to pinpoint the look that will work for you. Remember that each woman has her own vision of what she would like her post-op look to be, and the doctor can accommodate your wishes. Typically, women prefer to have the labia minora shortened so that they are completely hidden by the labia majora; asymmetries of the labia majora are likewise often a target of this procedure. A clitoral hood reduction reduces the amount of tissue surrounding the clitoris.
After a thorough physical exam, Dr. Gerstle will present the approach he will take to improving the look of your labia and surrounding area. If you are interested in combining labiaplasty with vaginal rejuvenation or another complementary procedure, he will take that into consideration and get you scheduled for the procedure.
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Theo Gerstle, MD
Theo Gerstle, MD
Theo Gerstle, MD
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