Feeling comfortable and confident in your most intimate moments is important. Some women, though, feel embarrassed by their labia and desire a reduction. Led by board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David B. Brothers, Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta offers labiaplasty for women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, and surrounding communities in Georgia.
What is Labiaplasty?
The labia are the lips that surround the opening to the vagina. Women can feel very self-conscious about their labia, either because of the way the lips look or if the labia interfere with intercourse. Labia reduction is a cosmetic procedure that improves either the inner or outer lips, known as the labia minora and labia majora respectively. Many factors affect the appearance of a woman’s labia, such as:
- Natural anatomy
- Hormonal changes
Benefits of Labiaplasty
Labiaplasty offers several benefits for women, such as:
- Improved confidence and emotional comfort
- Less irritation and discomfort during sex
- Improved sexual experience
- Fewer hygiene problems that affect the labia and vagina
Who is the Ideal Candidate for Labiaplasty?
Some of the common reasons that Dr. Brothers recommends labia reduction are:
- Experiencing pain during intercourse
- Having chafing and irritation when performing normal activities
- Embarrassment about the size and/or shape of the labia
Women who are considering labia reduction surgery should not be planning to have children in the future, as childbirth can affect the longevity of the results.
What Do I Need to Do Before Having Labiaplasty?
Because labiaplasty is performed on your genital area, you should only entrust your care to a plastic surgeon who is experienced in the procedure. Dr. Brothers is a board-certified surgeon who specializes in labia reduction. Schedule a consultation with him to find out why he is uniquely qualified to perform labiaplasty and help you feel more confident in your most intimate moments.
What Should I Expect on the Day of My Labiaplasty?
Dr. Brothers uses several techniques to precisely and gently remove excess skin and fat from the labia. The tissue may be excised with a scalpel or laser. Excess fat is removed from the labia majora via liposuction or excision.
How Long Does It Take to Perform Labiaplasty?
For most of our patients, labia reduction takes one to two hours. This procedure is highly customized to the patient, so your personal surgery time will vary.
What to Expect After Labiaplasty
Your labia will be swollen and tender after the procedure. Expect to stay home from work for up to five days, and you will not be able to exercise for up to three weeks. You will need to avoid intercourse, feminine hygiene products, and tampons for three to eight weeks.
Will I Have Scars After Getting Labiaplasty?
Scars are minimal, and the natural anatomy of the labia is well-suited for hiding any scars from your labia reduction.
When Will I See Results?
You will see full results once your labia are fully healed, which can take one to two months.
How Long Will the Results of Labiaplasty Last?
Labiaplasty permanently changes the size and shape of the labia, but some factors can shorten the results, such as aging and childbirth.
Additional Procedures to Enhance Your Labiaplasty Results
To feel your absolute best, you may want to consider other body contouring, such as a tummy tuck or liposuction. If you are having your labia reduction after having your child, you may want to consider a mommy makeover.
How Much Does Labiaplasty Cost in Atlanta?
Even though labiaplasty can have some medical benefits, the surgery is not covered by insurance. After your consultation, we will provide a detailed cost that includes the applicable fees for Dr. Brothers and his surgical staff as well as any necessary medical supplies and your follow-up care. Financing is available through CareCredit® and Alphaeon™ Credit, and we also accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards.
You no longer need to feel self-conscious in your most intimate moments thanks to labiaplasty, a cosmetic procedure for the labia minora and labia majora. At Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta, we use the most advanced techniques for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. David B. Brothers, and his team offer labiaplasty, emphasizing improved self-image and confidence of women in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, and surrounding communities in Georgia. Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation!