WHAT IS LABIAPLASTY SURGERY?
Labiaplasty (vaginal lip reduction, labia rejuvenation, labia reduction) is a surgical procedure performed to sculpt the external structures of the vagina by reshaping or reducing uneven or elongated labia minora (inner lips of the vula) and/or labia majora (outer lips of the vulva). The length and shape of the labia can be detrimentally impacted by the aging, childbirth, and the effects of gravity. These effects can lead to sagging, asymmetry, or enlarged labia. Elongated labia minora may cause a pulling or pinching sensation during physical activities, impede a woman’s ability to exercise or have sexual intercourse, and may also restrict certain clothing choices (ie. bathing suits, tight jeans, leggings).
Fortunately, labiaplasty is a quick (1-2 hour), outpatient procedure that can ameliorate these uncomfortable and potentially embarrassing symptoms, resulting in more aesthetically desirable, thinner, smaller labia. Many patients worry that labiaplasty might reduce sexual sensitivity; however, when performed with proper surgical technique, most women are extremely satisfied with the results.
Labiaplasty is an intricately detailed procedure, requiring a high level of precision and surgical proficiency, and should only be performed by a board certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. J. Timothy Katzen. Dr. Katzen is a widely respected expert in the field of cosmetic body surgery, and has helped many patients enhance the appearance of their labia through labia rejuvenation surgery at his private practice in Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Katzen specializes in the field of cosmetic body surgery, and has a vast scope of knowledge and expertise performing labiaplasty procedures.
LABIAPLASTY PROCEDURE AND RECOVERY
Labia reduction surgery generally takes 1-2 hours under light anesthesia, and causes very little discomfort for the patient. During the surgery, Dr.Katzen will make small incisions to remove surplus labial tissue. Labial asymmetries will be corrected. Then the labial incisions will be closed with dissolvable sutures. Following labiaplasty, most patients return to work within 3-4 days, have very little (if any) bruising, and can have intercourse within 3-4 weeks.
Dr. Katzen’s practice is built on the foundational principle of surgical customization, meaning that as a patient, you will receive a unique treatment plan, tailored to reflect your specific aesthetic preferences, and designed to bring your surgical goals to fruition. Dr. Katzen and his professional staff have created a warm, welcoming, and private office environment, where you will feel secure and comfortable throughout your labia rejuvenation experience.
Dr. Katzen and his professional team understand the importance of well-informed patients, and will take the time to thoroughly explain your labiaplasty procedural details and options. If you would like additional information about labia rejuvenation surgery, please contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Katzen.