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As a woman, vaginal reconstructive surgery may be something you have considered. Just like other parts of your body, your intimate areas can change in appearance over time. And these changes can naturally hurt a woman's self-esteem due to cosmetic appearance and physical pain or discomfort, often making it uncomfortable to have sexual intercourse, exercise, and even wear certain close-fitting garments.

What Is Labiaplasty Surgery?

Labiaplasty is a plastic reconstructive surgery that reduces and reshapes the labia minora (the inner vaginal lips surrounding the vaginal opening) or the labia majora (the external outer vaginal lips surrounding the vulva). Labiaplasty can often be combined with liposuction to re-contour the surrounding areas, like the hips, buttocks, and thighs.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Adam Basner has provided rejuvenating labiaplasty surgery results to many women in our confidential, state-of-the-art surgical suites. He also incorporates pain-alleviating medication so that your labiaplasty recovery will be virtually painless. To learn more, please call us at 410-616-3000 to schedule a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Basner at our office serving greater Baltimore, Owings Mills, and other surrounding areas.

Before and after images will be available during your office consultation.

How Common Is Labiaplasty Surgery?

Today, vaginal reconstructive surgery is a very common procedure. In fact, it is the most commonly performed aesthetic genital plastic surgery available. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), over 10,000 labiaplasty surgeries were performed just in the US in 2018. Women often opt for the procedure for a variety of reasons, including itching, irritation, self-consciousness, and/or twisting and tugging of the labia during exercise or intercourse.

Dr. Basner, who is also the chief of the Division of Plastic Surgery at Sinai Hospital, has a lot of experience performing this labiaplasty surgery. He can explain all the pros and cons you should consider, as well as what you can expect from the procedure itself and the recovery. During your consultation, Dr. Basner will show you before-and-after photos of his past patients who have received this procedure so that you can have a better idea of the results possible.

Will I Lose Feeling If I Have A Labiaplasty?

Many women who are considering undergoing labiaplasty have concerns about loss of sensation or feeling. As with any plastic surgery, it is common to experience a temporary feeling of numbness in the treated area following the procedure. But this will dissipate in a short amount of time. You will be provided instructions and guidelines, so you know exactly what to expect during recovery. Dr. Basner will work delicately and expertly around this area to ensure any loss of sensitivity or feeling of numbness is minimal.

During your follow-up appointments, be sure to bring up any questions or concerns you might have regarding the treated area. Dr. Basner can examine the results and verify that you're recovering as expected. Following labiaplasty, most patients experience increased sexual sensation due to the removal of excess skin and tissue that previously was causing chafing and discomfort. But keep in mind that everyone's healing process is different and results may vary.

Can You Be Awake During A Labiaplasty?

No, you cannot be awake during a labiaplasty. The procedure is conducted in our office using sedation or full anesthesia. We work to achieve an optimal position and contour that fits each individual patient. Suture lines will also be placed in natural creases, so they are practically invisible once healed. Generally, labiaplasty surgery allows you to return home the same day as surgery.

How Long Does A Labiaplasty Take To Heal?

Typically, most swelling will go down in six weeks or so. To improve your post-operative experience, Dr. Basner has developed an approach to alleviate discomfort after your labiaplasty procedure. Because of the medication he uses for this surgery, your recovery will be virtually painless.

Dr. Basner will use various procedural methods during surgery to ensure there are no raw nerve injuries in the vaginal region post-surgery. But as with any surgery, you will need to take time off work in order to fully heal and recover. Most patients take three days to a week off from work, during which time they can reduce swelling and pain by keeping their bottom half elevated and icing the treated area. Patients can typically resume wearing tampons or having intercourse after four to six weeks.

How To Speed Up Labiaplasty Recovery?

The best way to speed up labiaplasty recovery time is to follow any and all instructions provided by Dr. Basner. It is crucial to keep the vaginal area clean and free from infection during recovery. As we've said, everyone's healing process and recovery time is different. Don't rush your recovery.

How Do You Know If You Need A Labiaplasty?

Are you a good candidate for labiaplasty? The appearance, shape, and size of these intimate areas can often change over time and as a result of:

  • Tearing and stretching caused by childbirth
  • Congenital defects of the vulval-vaginal complex
  • Aging
  • Weight loss
  • Certain injuries

Many women experience these changes and it's completely normal. But having an enlarged labia minor can make you feel self-conscious and embarrassed, and you may feel like you would be more confident if a more youthful, sleeker shape and size were restored. Not only is it an aesthetic issue, but many women find they have persistent discomfort when exercising, being active, wearing certain types of clothes, and when having sexual intercourse. These times of discomfort can seriously affect your well-being. If you are experiencing discomfort or pain, you may be a good candidate for labiaplasty.

If you are instead considering labiaplasty for beauty reasons, remember that every body is different and beautiful. While you may think your genitals aren't "normal-looking," it doesn't necessarily make you a good candidate for a labiaplasty. When you make a consultation appointment with Dr. Basner, he'll carefully evaluate your case and medical condition, offering you his professional opinion and whether or not you're the right candidate for a labiaplasty.

How Much Does Labiaplasty Cost?

The cost of  labiaplasty can vary greatly depending on your location, the expertise of your surgeon, whether you are having multiple procedures done, the extent of your surgery and more. The final cost of your labiaplasty surgery will be determined by our staff after your initial consultation with Dr. Basner.

Call us today to learn more about the cost of a labiaplasty in Maryland and whether CareCredit financing is an option for you.

What Are the Benefits Offered By the Procedure?

Labiaplasty is a simple outpatient procedure that can enhance your life in many ways, alleviating discomfort and embarrassment for qualified candidates. The following are the most significant benefits you can expect from labiaplasty surgery:

  • Reduced discomfort during sexual intercourse
  • Improved cosmetic appearance of the labia
  • Improved self-esteem and confidence
  • Reduced discomfort from enlarged, stretched labia

If you feel uncomfortable or are in pain due to enlarged labia folds, it's time to do something about it. A labiaplasty can improve your quality of life, allowing you to enjoy sexual intimacy once again and embrace everything life has to offer!

Reclaim Your Comfort and Confidence with the Help of Dr. Adam Basner

If you are interested in rejuvenating the shape and size of an enlarged and/or stretched labia with a labiaplasty surgery, reach out to The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland by calling 410-616-3000 to schedule a cosmetic consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Adam Basner today.

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