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Labiaplasty- reducing the size of the Labia
When I started performing Labiaplasty a number of years ago I had no idea how popular it would become. A patient once told me that she regretted not having had it done when she had her breast augmentation; she just didn’t know that I did it. Because of her I added a “while you’re at it” section to my D.C. breast webpage to point out surgeries that are commonly combined.
Labial tissue comes in all shapes and sizes. Some have more, others less. Common concerns patients share with me include a self consciousness during sexual activity, difficulty wearing certain clothing or swimwear and even discomfort with some athletics.
There are two basic types of Labiaplasty and I perform both procedures. I believe both are good as long as the patient’s goals are accomplished. The labia minora is the most commonly reduced.
Straight excision simply cuts away the redundant tissue and leaves a straight narrower labial edge. It is the simplest and removes the most tissue. Some believe that it leaves an unnatural looking edge but I have not found this to be the case.
The other method involves removing a wedge or wedges of tissue which preserves the natural edge of the labia.
Labiaplasty can be done under a local or general anesthesia. I am happy to show examples in consultation but I don’t put Labiaplasty photos on the web. If you are interested in a Labiaplasty then contact me to schedule a consultation.