Labia majoraplasty is performed to reduce the size or to improve the contour of labia majora. Common complaints of patients requesting the procedure include physical discomfort or self-consciousness. An ideal candidate will be in generally good health and have reasonable expectations for results.
A one-on-one consultation will be scheduled at Plastic Surgery Associates, with Dr. Furnas or Dr. Canales, to determine if you are a good candidate for the labia majoraplasty. During this appointment, the surgeons will come to understand your unique situation and medical history. After discussing your aesthetic desires, the physicians will explain the labia majoraplasty procedure, as well as the recovery requirements. Dr. Furnas and Dr. Canales will share a variety of before and after photographs of labia majoraplasty patients to assist in visualizing your own results. If it is determined that the labia majoraplasty is right for you, a personalized treatment plan will be created.
The Labia Majoraplasty Procedure
Dr. Furnas and Dr. Canales perform their labia majoraplasty procedure at their accredited, adjacent surgical suite. The technique is performed using general anesthesia or sedation with a local anesthetic. Depending on the patient and the techniques included, a labia majoraplasty will take approximately one hour to perform.
Dr. Furnas and Dr. Canales generally remove excess skin and protruding fatty tissue. In cases where additional volume is needed, a fat transfer can be used to increase the shape of the labia majora. Once the targeted area is contoured to the predetermined aesthetic shape, the incisions are closed using absorbable sutures.
What to expect when recovering from a Labia Majoraplasty
Women should expect the recovery from a labia majoraplasty to take from one to two weeks. Swelling is expected, and some patients may experience bruising, and mild discomfort is common. These should improve dramatically over the first five to seven days. However, residual swelling can last for six months or longer. If needed, prescription medication can be prescribed for pain, however many women find over-the-counter pain relief to be adequate. Intermittent ice packs, used 20 minutes ‘on’ and 20 minutes ‘off ‘can be useful to reduce swelling, as is keeping the bottom elevated when lying down. A surgical garment may be recommended to keep swelling down, as well.
Ladies are generally feeling good enough to increase their daily activities in a day or two. Most women are back at work in a week or less. However, wearing a tampon and sexual intercourse should be postponed for four to six weeks. Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas will carefully monitor your recovery progression, giving their approval for adding activities.
The results from a labia majoraplasty can be significant, as a smaller, tighter labia majora is created. Drooping, protruding tissue is eliminated, creating a smoother and more proportionate appearance to the vulva. Discomfort from tight clothing, exercise, and sexual activity is greatly improved. These results will last for years to come.
Enhance your self-confidence with a labia majoraplasty from Plastic Surgery Associates
If you would like to learn more about the labia majoraplasty, contact Plastic Surgery Associates at 707.537.2111. For those patients in Marin County, reach out to the Plastic Surgery Associates office in Novato at 415.895.5032. Consultations can be scheduled with Dr. Furnas or Dr. Canales at either location. If you are coming from outside the northern California area, an online consultation can also be arranged.
Labia Majoraplasty FAQ
What is a labia majoraplasty?
The labia majoraplasty from Plastic Surgery Associates is a surgical procedure designed to contour and resize the labia majora, or the outer, hair-bearing portion of the vulva.
Where is the labia majoraplasty performed?
The labia majoraplasty is performed in one of Plastic Surgery Associate’s state-of-the-art surgical suites. The procedure is performed on an out-patient basis, under general anesthesia or a local anesthetic with sedation.
How long is the labia majoraplasty procedure?
The length of surgery will depend on the individual patient and if any additional techniques are to be included. In most cases, a labia majoraplasty will take about an hour to complete.
When can I return to work after a labia majoraplasty?
Most women are feeling well enough to return to work or school in a week or less, following their labia majoraplasty.
What are the potential risks of a labia majoraplasty?
While the labia majoraplasty from Plastic Surgery Associates is a safe and effective procedure, it is still a surgical procedure, therefore holds the small chance for complications. Risks can include unexpected bleeding, hematoma, infection, scarring, and asymmetry.
Labia Majoraplasty at a Glance
|Purpose:||To contour and sculpt a large or misshapen labia majora.|
|Procedure:||Using a very small incision, Dr. Furnas and Dr. Canales will excise the excess, stretched skin of the labia, creating a desirable aesthetic. Absorbable sutures are then added for proper healing.|
|Recovery:||Recovery from a labia majoraplasty takes about a week, with most women returning to work in five days or less. Swelling and tenderness are common but quickly resolve. In four to six weeks, sexual activity can be resumed.|
|Results:||A labia morjoraplasty creates proportionate, aesthetically pleasing labia that are comfortable under clothing and during intercourse. The benefits of surgery are long-lasting.|
|Related Procedures:||Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Clitoral Hood Reduction|