The appearance of the labia is a deeply intimate concern, and if it is one that you would like to address, a labiaplasty at Rosenthal Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Dermatology may be a suitable treatment. We offer this unique treatment to women living in and around Boynton Beach, Delray Beach and Wellington, FL.
What is a Labiaplasty?
A labiaplasty is a procedure that reduces the size of the labia, either for cosmetic reasons, comfort, or both. Enlarged or elongated vaginal lips can often cause discomfort, making it difficult to wear certain clothes or engage in exercise and other regular activities. The labia also play a large role in the overall appearance of the genitalia, and having large vaginal lips can make a woman feel self-conscious about her appearance. This, of course, can cause issues with intimacy, bringing with it emotional stress. A labiaplasty, or labia reduction, can safely reduce the size of the vaginal lips to make a woman more comfortable and confident in her appearance.
How Much Does a Labiaplasty Cost?
The cost of a labiaplasty will vary based on your unique needs and treatment goals. During your consultation, we take many things into consideration to design a personalized treatment plan that will optimize your results and treatment experience. Once this treatment plan is determined, we will be able to provide you with a clear breakdown of the costs associated with your labiaplasty treatment. For your convenience, we accept cash, checks, credit cards, and financing through CareCredit®.
What Can I Expect During the Labiaplasty Procedure?
Before a labiaplasty, we will use anesthesia to ensure that you remain safe and comfortable throughout the treatment. Then, we will remove excess tissue from the labia to produce your desired results. The most common approach for doing this is known as the wedge technique. With the wedge technique, triangular portions of the labia are removed from the largest part of the labia, most often in the center. Then, the remaining edges of the labia are reattached. The wedge technique is the optimal labiaplasty approach because it preserves the natural outer edge of the labia. Other techniques may trim around the outside of the labia, but this leaves scar tissue on all sides, which may be different from the natural color or texture of the labia.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect from a Labiaplasty?
The results from a labiaplasty are visible almost immediately after the procedure, once any swelling subsides. The results from a labiaplasty are permanent, but future life events such as childbirth can cause changes to these results. For this reason, we encourage you to only have a labiaplasty if you do not plan on having a pregnancy in the future.
What is the Recovery Period Like Following a Labiaplasty?
Due to the invasive nature of a labiaplasty, as well as the sensitivity of the treatment area, you will likely have to take time away from work and other activities while recovering. Dr. Rosenthal will inform you how to care for yourself during the healing process, which may include important instructions regarding hygiene, sexual intercourse, and daily activities.
A labiaplasty can help women feel more comfortable with the appearance of the vagina and reduce discomfort caused by large labia. To learn more about the labiaplasty procedure or to schedule a consultation, contact us today. Rosenthal Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Dermatology welcomes residents from Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, Wellington, and the neighboring areas of Florida.