Labiaplasty New Jersey
What is Labiaplasty?
Vaginal Rejuvenation or Labiaplasty allows us to sculpt and shape the most intimate of areas when performed at our New Jersey office. It is an increasingly common procedure performed by plastic surgeons. Women who seek labiaplasty are self-conscious about the appearance of their genitalia and may be uncomfortable or even embarrassed to engage in sexual activities. Labiaplasty can enhance the appearance of the outer vagina leading to improved self esteem.
Social Media and the internet have provided a vast number of images and communications which have fueled the interest in vaginal rejuvenation. Women do not want the labia minora (inner lips) to hang beyond the labia majora (outer lips). They don’t like thickening of the inner and outer lips which can be visible in tight clothing (camel toe). Many are uncomfortable because of rubbing that can occur during athletic activity, while wearing certain clothing and during sexual activity. Cosmetic surgery is not functional, so there is no ideal age. If you are embarrassed by the appearance or your labia or you are symptomatic from pressure or irritation you should consider labiaplasty. Most women who choose to have this procedure are sexually active.
What does Labiaplasty correct?
- Protruding or Asymmetric Labia Minora(inner lips)
- Enlarged Labia Majora(outer lips)
- Atrophied or Thinned Labia Majora(Outer Lips) and Mons Pubis
Am I a good candidate?
The term labiaplasty refers to labia minora reduction. Many women are self conscious about enlarged or asymmetric labia. They may be born with it, or develop it after childbirth and with aging. Enlarged labia may be embarrassing or may be uncomfortable in certain clothing, while exercising, or while engaging in sexual activity. Most women seek surgery to correct the labia because they want to enhance the appearance of the outer vagina. The surgery restores a more appealing, smaller, thinner appearance to the labia with minimal scarring. The enlarged central portion is removed while ensuring that the sensitivity and color are not affected . The surgery is performed as an outpatient.
What to expect after Labiaplasty surgery
There may be mild discomfort, swelling or even spotting during the first week which is entirely normal. All post operative instructions will be reviewed in detail before the surgery. You will be asked to apply an antibiotic ointment. You may return to work in one week and resume sexual activities and athletic activities in 4-6 weeks.*
The mons pubis and labia majora can also be a source of concern. An enlarged appearance may be associated with heredity, pregnancy and aging but weight change plays a bigger role here. In some cases, the labia may appear as a visible bulge in the crotch area, which limits the selection of attractive and feminine attire and impacts self esteem and sexual activity. If the problem is associated with an overgrowth of fat, liposuction alone may be sufficient. Other times, they need to be trimmed. When the mons pubis hangs low, obstructing the vaginal area, as may be seen after weight loss, a pubic lift needs to be performed. A pubic lift raises the tissue by surgically removing excess skin and fat, and then resuspends the skin to lift the mons and create a more youthful appearance. This is often done during a tummy tuck as well.*
Atrophy of the mons and labia majora are less commonly treated. This may be associated with a loss of estrogen, and often is associated with extreme weight loss. The result is a wrinkling, laxity or deflation of the area. The loss of fatty padding which occurs may be a be a source of pain during intercourse or other activities and effect self esteem. This condition can be improved restoring the lost volume with fat grafting. Fat is harvested from areas of natural excess and transferred to the mons and labia to provide more youthful contours and appearance. Fat provides a long lasting correction, but fillers offer other alternatives.
Schedule a consultation
For more details and to find out if you are a candidate for labiaplasty please contact us to schedule a consultation or call our office at 973-912-9120. You may also use our online consultation tool provided on this page.
* = Results may vary