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Labiaplasty in Houston TX
Reshape and restore your feminine form with labiaplasty procedure!
Female genital rejuvenation surgery has become more prevalent in recent years. There is more awareness of procedures available and women are now seeking these procedures. Older women chose to undergo a feminine rejuvenation procedure due to changes that happen with aging and childbirth, and younger women seek procedures due to correct congenital differences that may cause them discomfort and makes them feel less attractive.
Do you suffer from protruding labia that causes pain and chafing with activity? If you are a woman who experiences uncomfortable symptoms caused by having protruding and large inner lips (labia minora) or someone who wishes to revive her youthful-looking labia, feminine rejuvenation procedure can help you achieve these results. Labial rejuvenation can address issues with labia minora (inner lips), clitoral hood, labia majora (outer lips), and mons pubis. Consult with Dr. Bachilo and learn how she can help alleviate your pain that may be caused by exercising and sex and create more symmetrical and attractive anatomy.
What Are the Options for Feminine Rejuvenation?
Labia Minora Reduction
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that reshapes labia minora (inner lips) that may have been altered and stretched due to aging, weight loss, during the natural process of vaginal birth or maybe asymmetrical or large from birth. Women with these changes may experience pain and discomfort when wearing tight clothing, exercising as well as during sexual intercourse.
Clitoral Hood Reduction
Enlarged clitoral hooding may be reduced through trimming procedure to decrease bulging and to improve the appearance of this area.
Labia Majora Rejuvenation
With aging and weight loss, labia majora (outer lips) may become deflated and wrinkled or develop excess skin. Thus it may need to be surgically corrected. If there is excess skin and labia majora is enlarged, it can be reduced surgically. Fat grafting may be performed to correct fat atrophy and deflation of labia majora.
Mons Pubis Rejuvenation
The mons pubis (fat pad above the pubic bone) may become thin and saggy with aging or weight loss. Lifting procedures may be performed to address these problems and fat grafting may restore it to a more youthful appearance. If mons is too large and puffy, liposuction or direct reduction can be done.
What to Expect During Your Labiaplasty Consultation?
When you meet with Dr. Bachilo she will ask you about your symptoms and listen to what goals you would like achieved with this surgery. Dr. Bachilo will ask your medical history and perform an examination to recommend whether you are a candidate for a genital rejuvenation procedure. She will design a surgical plan and describe what procedures will need to be performed in order to address your concerns and deliver you the results you are looking for. Dr. Bachilo will talk about the benefits and risks associated with labial rejuvenation.
If you desire to proceed with your operation after your consultation, you will be scheduled and provided instructions on how to get ready for surgery. You will be asked to avoid medications such as aspirin and anti-inflammatory pain medicine. As with any elective surgical procedure you will also be advised to stop smoking one month before your procedure to maximize your healing.
How Is Labial Rejuvenation Performed?
Labial rejuvenation procedures may be performed under local anesthesia in an office or in an outpatient surgery center under general or local anesthesia. The procedure length is 1 to 2 hours. All incisions are closed with absorbable sutures. Patients go home after a short time in the recovery room.
There are two most commonly used techniques to perform a labiaplasty: the wedge method and the trim method. With the wedge method, a wedge of labia is resected to shorten it and create more attractive anatomy. Dr. Bachilo prefers the wedge labiaplasty in most cases as it results in a shorter and more inconspicuous scar. Trim labiaplasty is sometimes utilized and with this method excess tissue is excised along the edge of the labia.
Fat grafting to the labia majora or mons pubis may be combined with labiaplasty. A small amount of fat is removed from the abdomen via liposuction and is injected into the labia majora or mons pubis.
Alternatively, the surgical reduction of labia majora or mons pubis may be done during the same operation.
What to Expect During Labiaplasty Recovery?
You will be given written instructions on post-operative care. You will be instructed on hygiene maintenance and will be given prescriptions for pain medication and a topical pain-relieving spray. When you go home you may use ice for swelling and pain as needed. Pain is usually mild. Sutures do not need to be removed as they are all absorbable. Due to great vascularity to this area of the body, healing is rapid and with minimal scarring. Discomfort and swelling resolve within a week and most patients are able to return to work. At 4 weeks most of the healing is complete and you may return to all normal activities including exercising and sexual intercourse.
What Results Should I Expect From Labiaplasty?
Dr. Bachilo will go over your expected results prior to your procedure. After genital rejuvenation, our patients report being more comfortable in clothing and report relief from their previous discomfort. They report being less self-conscious in the bedroom and report having confidence in their new look.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to reduce the size or correct asymmetry of the female genital area. During the procedure inner, outer or both labias can be surgically corrected.
The ideal candidate for labiaplasty is a woman who has large or asymmetric labia she was born with or developed as a result of childbirth or changes with aging. Patients often experience physical discomfort with wearing tight clothing or performing certain physical activities and may be self-conscious about their appearance.
For a large excess of labial tissue, surgical labiaplasty is the best option. For laxity and minor excess of labia, nonsurgical techniques can be a good alternative to traditional labiaplasty surgery. One such nonsurgical modality is Ultra Femme 360 vaginal rejuvenation procedure which can help to tighten and improve the appearance of the female vaginal area without surgery.
The price for labiaplasty in Houston will depend on the technique used and the type of anesthesia required. Having procedures under general anesthesia in the operating room will cost more than having a labiaplasty in the office setting with a local anesthetic. So how much is labiaplasty surgery? The cost range one can expect to pay for labia reduction surgery is between $3,500 and $5,000.
Labiaplasty can be done under general anesthesia in an outpatient surgery center, or with the use of local anesthetic in the office setting.
Labiaplasty surgery is about one to two hours depending on complexity.
Dr. Bachilo prefers the wedge technique for labiaplasty procedure which helps to minimize the length of scar one has after surgery. The incision is placed away from the vaginal canal to prevent any potential discomfort with intercourse.
Discomforts after labiaplasty surgery are minimal and you will be given pain medications to keep you comfortable.
The main risks and potential complications with labiaplasty are bleeding, infection, hematoma, wound healing problems. A most common complication is not removing enough tissue, and patients may need an additional procedure to correct that. Surgeons take caution not to remove too much labia, as it is much more difficult to correct a problem when too much tissue has been removed.
Recovery after labiaplasty surgery is about a week. You will have some discomfort for two to three days, which will quickly improve. Labial tissue has a great blood supply and heals very rapidly, but you will still have to be careful and refrain from strenuous exercise and intercourse for 6 weeks.
Most women are able to return to work two to three days after their labiaplasty surgery, but it will depend on what type of work you do. Just in case, plan to stay home a week after your procedure.
Mild upper body exercise and walking can be resumed just a few days after labiaplasty. Any running and vigorous exercise needs to be postponed 4-6 weeks.
On occasion, when there is a medical necessity and significant patient discomfort with enlarged labia, insurance companies would cover the cost of labia reduction. You would need to call your specific insurance plan and ask if labiaplasty is a covered benefit.
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