Connecticut Labiaplasty Surgeon

For some women, the size of their labia can become a significant source of daily discomfort, causing issues that range from low-self esteem and sexual irritation to difficulty wearing certain clothing. As a result, the labiaplasty is a procedure that has been developed in order to reduce the size of and improve the appearance of the labia.

For those who are considering undergoing a labiaplasty, it is important to take a look at the procedure before scheduling anything, as this is a procedure that will require a bit of thought, so it is best to speak with your Connecticut labiaplasty surgeon before committing to it.

Getting a Labiaplasty

Women who are good candidates for the procedure are often those who are experiencing physical and emotional discomfort due to the appearance of their sexual organs, and those whose organs may not be clearly defined.

Some women may want to relieve themselves of the discomfort that comes with having a labia that they feel is too prominent. Under these circumstances, women may experience chafing, discomfort during intercourse and other sexual activity, and embarrassment when they feel that private areas of their bodies become too apparent when wearing certain clothing, or are too self-conscious to be able to wear the clothes that they would otherwise choose to wear.

While these are all certainly valid reasons to undergo a labiaplasty, many women choose labia beautification procedures to give themselves the confidence and satisfaction of their bodies looking the way they want them to look.

As with any surgical procedure, women considering labiaplasty should talk to their doctors about their options and what can be expected from the procedure before deciding it is the best option for their circumstances. An experienced Connecticut labiaplasty surgeon will explain important details and outline surgical expectations to help guide their patients to making an informed decision about electing this surgery.

Benefits of Labia Reduction

There are a number of benefits that can be gained from having this procedure, and they are noticed in day-to-day behavior and improvements in well-being. When the size of the labia is reason for discomfort, a reduction in size manifests as a reduction in discomfort. Enlarged labia can cause sexual intercourse to be incredibly painful, and the results of a labia reduction can restore pleasure to these activities.

Labia reduction can also alleviate the pain some women experience while wearing tight clothing. Upon recovering from this procedure, women no longer have to worry about the discomfort they previously dealt with on a regular basis.

Of course, there are some drawbacks to a procedure like this, so caution should be taken when making these decisions. The recovery period can take up to six or seven weeks for some women to fully heal, which can sometimes mean having to stay home from work. Like all surgeries, patients may endure significant pain during recovery, so it is crucial to stick to the recovery plan that the doctor provides, and follow the pain management protocols to maximize recovery.

Overall, however, this procedure, when administered by a knowledgeable Connecticut labiaplasty surgeon, can help improve overall comfort and a strong sense of self-esteem.

Labiaplasty Process

Labia reduction is done under twilight anesthesia in conjunction with long-acting local anesthesia that will provide six to 12 hours of pain relief following surgery.

Labia reduction surgeons can contour the labia to form either a tapered, natural look, or make the edges very narrow to produce a thin look. The patient chooses exactly what they would like, and examples of the natural look and the thin look can be seen in the Photo Gallery. During the labiaplasty, reduction of the clitoral hood can be undertaken if necessary or desired.

The skin of the labia is marked according to the planned surgery, and the surgeon will follow the markings on the labia with the minimally traumatic Ellman Surgitron. The Surgitron is a unique instrument in that it has a cool tip, so thermal damage to the underlying tissue is able to be measured in microns instead of in millimeters.

Compared with the laser used for vaginal rejuvenation, high frequency (no scalpel) surgery produces far less post-operative swelling, inflammation, and pain, yet achieves superb cosmetic results. To help with occasional bleeding sites, fine point electrocautery is used. We have used a laser for many years, but now our patients experience the remarkable difference the Surgitron makes. It is unparalleled in its finesse and no-touch technique.

Labiaplasty Techniques

There are two basic techniques that a labiaplasty surgeon in Connecticut may use to sculpt the inner lips. The first was mentioned above, and the second is known as the wedge or V technique. This technique is preferred by plastic surgeons, and removes a horizontal wedge of labia tissue. The edges of the remaining V shape are brought together horizontally with fine sutures.

Unfortunately, this method has the potential for many complications and can often pull apart in circumstances where there is too much tension and not enough suture strength to keep the edges together.

A variable blood supply can also impair healing. The preferred method of gynecologists is to use the technique that vertically contours the edges to the desired size without the high-tension wedge incision. This creates minimal wound breakdown and fewer problems with restoration of blood flow. Our Connecticut labiaplasty surgeons favor this technique because of its precision and flexibility. There is no guesswork in how the top will line up with the bottom, the edges always line up.

Once the excess labia tissue is removed, meticulous suturing begins. To achieve supreme healing of the wound, very fine dissolving sutures are used in several layers to ensure proper alignment of the edges. Various suturing methods can be used, but this is a tried-and-true technique that has been developed over the years, and is the safest method of all to ensure that wounds do not open up, while also preserving the most natural appearance.

The key to a successful labiaplasty reduction or beautification is to blend the upper portion of the labia and skin next to the clitoris into the reconstructed lips so the edges flow evenly. This is where the art and experience of the repair come together. If excess friction against the healing labia causes separation of the edges, the good news is that they come together again naturally with excellent results.

To Watch a Very Informative Video About the Labiaplasty Procedure Please Click on the Play Button Below. This Video Does Contain Some Material of a Graphic Nature.