Don’t Let Even Your Most Intimate Places Betray Your Age
Most women are prepared for changes to their bodies as a result of pregnancy, childbirth, hormonal changes, and the natural aging process: bulges around the waist, loose and sagging skin, drooping breasts, stretch marks, and so on…and so on…and so on. But most women are surprised to learn that these life events can have unfortunate effects on less visible, more intimate areas of the body as well.
Alterations to the labia can be both embarrassing and problematic: sagging, asymmetry, and/or enlargement of the lips of the inner and outer vulva can make your private area look saggy and “old”, and in the worse cases can restrict clothing choices and even cause physical discomfort during physical activity and sexual intercourse.
Labiaplasty (also referred to as vaginal lip reduction, labia reduction, or labia rejuvenation) is a remarkably advanced, yet amazingly simple, surgical procedure designed to reduce elongation, unevenness, or other physical alterations of the labia minora (inner lips of the vulva) and/or labia majora (outer lips of the vulva). The goal of this quick outpatient procedure is to reshape and re-sculpt the vulva, restoring your smaller, more youthful, and more aesthetically pleasing labia. In addition to the cosmetic benefits, labiaplasty can also offer functional benefits as well, reducing discomfort and embarrassing physical complications that can result from wearing some types of clothing, as well as enhancing sexual sensitivity by increasing access to the clitoris that may otherwise be blocked by the enlarged labia.*
We understand that discussing unexpected and unwelcome changes to your most intimate body areas can be potentially embarrassing and difficult. At Modern Body Contouring and Laser Center (MBody), conveniently located in Richmond and Vienna, VA, we strive to offer a welcoming, professional, relaxing environment where you can feel comfortable and at ease discussing changes to your labia and other personal aesthetic concerns. Board Certified (ABPS) plastic surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin will work closely with you to alleviate your embarrassment, understand your aesthetic and medical concerns, and create an individually-tailored surgical plan designed to restore your labia to its youthful form safely, comfortably, and successfully*!
Labiaplasty Procedure and Recovery at MBody
In addition to simply feeling embarrassed having to discuss changes to a very intimate area such as the labia, many women avoid labiaplasty because they believe it will involve discomfort in a highly sensitive location. In fact, labia reduction surgery is a relatively simple outpatient procedure that can be performed with very little discomfort, usually only requiring light anesthesia and topical anesthetic. The procedure usually requires less than two hours, and involves removing excess skin and tissue and re-sculpting existing tissue through precisely-located small incisions. Once the procedure is complete, the incisions are closed with dissolvable sutures.
The side effects from labiaplasty are usually mild and temporary, and are usually limited to minor swelling and bruising around the labia. Most patients require 3-4 days of downtime before resuming work and normal activities. It is important to avoid tampon use for at least 10 days post-surgery, but feminine hygiene pads are ok and in fact may be useful for absorbing fluid drainage from the healing incisions. Patients can resume workouts and physically demanding activities after three weeks, but may need to avoid sexual intercourse for up to six weeks if the tissues of the labia remain sensitive. G-strings and thong underwear should be avoided for at least six weeks to ensure that your labia has time to heal into its rejuvenated, youthful, and pleasing new shape.
*Individual results may vary. Results not guaranteed.
Contact Modern Body Contouring and Laser Center (MBody)
At MBody Contouring and Laser Center, with office locations in Richmond and Tysons Corner, VA, our valued patients know they will receive patient care in a serene, tranquil treatment environment. Your MBody experience will provide you with a much-needed respite from the chaotic pace of everyday life—and will be your time to take care of yourself and emerge rejuvenated, refreshed, and looking your very best!
If you are unhappy with unexpected changes to your labia and would like more information on whether you may be a candidate for a labiaplasty, please contact MBody Contouring and Laser Center today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with one of our esteemed cosmetic surgeons.