While it is not discussed openly, several women worry about the shape and size of their vaginal lips, which may cause them to be less confident. Plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Ethan Baughman can help Westlake Village, CA women feel more attractive and comfortable with surgical vaginal rejuvenation to correct the shape and size of the labia. The labia, which are the external lips of the vaginal area, can look oversized or have hanging skin created by genetics, childbirth, pregnancy, or an injury. A labiaplasty surgically decreases the size of the labia majora and/or minora to create an improved look. This may eliminate irritation and discomfort while boosting sexual pleasure and confidence. Come in for a consult at Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery in Westlake Village, CA to hear more about labiaplasty and see if you may be a candidate for the surgery.
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Surgery for the labia at Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery can be beneficial for Westlake Village, CA women who are worried about the size and shape of their vaginal area, which can be enlarged because of childbirth, genetics, or a physical trauma. Abnormal vaginal lips may cause discomfort, pain, irritation, or itching when engaging in activities, like sex and exercise. Surgical vaginal rejuvenation can also be beneficial if you can't wear revealing outfits (including leggings, yoga pants, or bathing suits) because of the appearance of your vaginal lips. While labia surgery shouldn't impact your ability to get pregnant, Dr. Baughman suggests you wait until you are done having children to prevent altering your results.
A labiaplasty is typically performed at an accredited surgical facility as an outpatient procedure with anesthesia selected based on the extent of your surgery. Dr. Baughman can talk about your treatment plan and more at your consultation so you know what to expect. A labiaplasty is generally done with the trim technique to cut away loose tissue, then the remaining skin is stitched so it is taut. Also available is the wedge technique that cuts away a triangular area of skin and excess folds from the clitoris before stitching the tissue closed.
What to Expect
You need to wait at least one week to heal following your labiaplasty to allow discomfort and swelling to fade away before returning to normal activities. Dr. Baughman suggests applying a cold compress or ice pack if needed to decrease inflammation. You can not have sexual activity or use tampons for at least 4 – 6 weeks following your procedure. Patients typically have visible results in around six weeks and final results closer to six months following the procedure. The improvements of vaginal rejuvenation usually last for a long time; however, childbirth, natural aging, and weight fluctuations can impact your result.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a labiaplasty cost?
Vaginal rejuvenation surgery costs will be based on several factors. In your initial consultation with Dr. Baughman, he will listen to your needs and wants before developing your personalized surgical plan. As soon as you have made your choices for your vaginal rejuvenation surgery, Dr. Baughman can start to estimate your costs. Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery takes several payments, and we can give you information on low-interest financing.
Should I choose a plastic surgeon or OB/GYN?
As you research surgical vaginal rejuvenation, you will discover that most OB/GYNs (obstetricians and gynecologists) perform labiaplasties. Although most OB/GYNs are qualified to perform a labiaplasty, they may not be your best choice. An OB/GYN can remove loose skin from your vaginal lips, but a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, like Dr. Baughman, will focus on other aspects as well. He will ensure minimal scarring, as well as making sure your final contour, color, and symmetry are natural in both appearance and feeling.
Will vaginal rejuvenation surgery cause insensitivity?
Like most surgeries, you may have short-term numbness in the treated area for a while. This is should dissipate as your vaginal tissue and skin recover. For those concerned about sexual sensitivity, it's important to realize that a labiaplasty corrects the vaginal lips and will not affect the nerves of the clitoris or internal sensitivities. A skilled plastic and reconstructive surgeon, like Dr. Baughman, with years of training and experience in labiaplasties will avoid the clitoris to prevent desensitizing the area.
What is the recovery process like after a labiaplasty?
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Baughman or someone on his team will explain what you should expect following your labiaplasty, plus advice on how to keep yourself comfortable during your recovery. You should expect some swelling and bruising in the treated area, plus a certain amount of discomfort right after your procedure. You need to stay home for at least a week before resuming non-strenuous activities. Dr. Baughman will evaluate your progress in your check-up appointments and tell you when you can resume sexual activity and exercise.
Are there nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments?
Nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments are available, which may improve small amounts of vaginal laxity. However, vaginal rejuvenation surgery is better for dramatic improvements to reshape and tighten your labia. In your initial consultation with Dr. Baughman, he will review your surgical and nonsurgical treatment options and give you suggestions on what will meet your goals.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $2,500 - $3,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 Week
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
- Procedure Recovery Location
Comfortable and Confident
Every woman is different and many elements can affect the appearance of the outer labia. If you are not confident or comfortable because of the shape and size of your labia, find out more information about vaginal rejuvenation surgery. Talk to plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Ethan Baughman about your concerns and needs so he can develop your unique labiaplasty treatment plan. Schedule an appointment at Ethan Baughman Plastic Surgery in Westlake Village, CA to hear more about rejuvenation with a labiaplasty.