Labiaplasty or vaginal rejuvenation as it is sometimes called is a surgical procedure that reduces and/or reshapes the minora (inner) labia – the skin that covers the female clitoris and vaginal opening. The problem can be caused by genetics, childbirth, age or even excessive weight gain. The surgery does not decrease the size of the vaginal opening affect sexual function, stimulation, nor pleasure and is primarily performed for aesthetic purposes only.
Preparing for the Procedure
During your consultation with Dr. Anton, your areas of concern and your surgical options will be addressed. Many women opt for Labiaplasty surgery in conjunction with a Full or Modified Triple Tuck Abdominoplasty (See Abdominoplasty for details). A Labiaplasty can also be combined with other surgeries of the Face, Breast or Body.
About the Procedure
Labiaplasty is performed under local or general anesthesia in an outpatient surgery facility. Most patients report the surgery as being virtually painless. Soaking in a sitz bath can offer relief from minor discomfort post-operatively. Sutures dissolve after 7-10 days.
After surgery, any activities that would increase heart rate or blood pressure are strictly prohibited. This would include exercise, lifting, sexual intercourse, climbing stairs, intense stress, and walking other than getting from point A to B. Many normal activities may resume after two weeks or as instructed by Dr. Anton. Running, fast walking, lifting weights or any other form of exercise are not advised until after 4 weeks or as instructed by Dr. Anton. Regular sexual activity can usually be resumed after 4 weeks post-op.