Labiaplasty, also known as vaginal rejuvenation, is a procedure designed to modify the labia minora, labia majora or both. The labia minora are the inner lips of your vagina and the labia majora are the outer lips of your vagina. At the office of Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA, your comfort, satisfaction and safety are our top priorities.
While sexual health can be a sensitive subject, there is no need to feel embarrassed or ashamed. If you think you could benefit from the reduction or reshaping of your labia, please don’t hesitate to call the office of Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA to schedule a consultation. In the meantime, it may help to know some things about this procedure:
How Long Does Labiaplasty Take?
Most labiaplasty procedures take between an hour or two. If you are only having your inner lips or outer lips altered, the procedure will take around an hour. If you are having both of your lips altered, or you are having your lips altered and your vaginal walls tightened, your procedure will take a couple of hours.
However, if you are having other procedures performed at the same time as labiaplasty, the length of your procedure can be extended by up to six hours. For example, this procedure is often performed as part of a mommy makeover.
What Happens During Vaginal Rejuvenation?
During your vaginal rejuvenation procedure, we will start by trimming the hair around your vagina if you did not trim or shave before you came in. Then, we will cleanse the area to ensure that you do not get an infection caused by bacteria on your skin getting inside. Next, we will administer either general anesthesia or local anesthesia and sedation.
General anesthesia numbs your entire body and puts you to sleep. Local anesthesia is administered via injection to the pelvic region and does not put you to sleep. However, sedation will put you to sleep so you don’t feel anxious or nervous about the procedure. Depending on your goals, Dr. Bruce Kadz may remove excess skin, reshape your skin or remove excess fat.
Am I a Good Candidate for This Procedure?
A good candidate for labiaplasty is a woman who believes her comfort and self-confidence could be improved by altering the lips of her vagina. She is in fairly good emotional and physical health and choosing this procedure for herself rather than for the benefit of a partner.
She has realistic expectations regarding the preparation for the procedure, the procedure itself, the recovery and the results. To ensure that vaginal rejuvenation is right for you, we will review your medical history, assess your current health, perform a physical evaluation and discuss your goals and expectations.
Do I Have to Be a Mom to Be a Good Candidate for This Procedure?
While this procedure is often performed as part of a mommy makeover, you do not have to be a mom to be a good candidate for this procedure. You may be a good candidate for this procedure if you have never given birth. This procedure may be right for you even if you have never given vaginal birth.
There are several factors that can change your vagina. For example, the aging process begins to affect your skin at age 30. Your skin starts to produce collagen and elastin fibers at a reduced rate and your skin becomes lax.
What Results Can I Expect From This Procedure?
The results of the procedure vary on a case-by-case basis. The techniques used during the procedure will be tailored to what you are trying to accomplish. For example, we can focus on only your inner lips, only your outer lips, both your inner and outer lips or only focus on your left inner lip.
When considering this procedure, it is important to note that there is a very wide range of “normal” lengths of your vaginal lips. Just because you think your lips are too long or large doesn’t mean that they are. It is also important to note that if you are satisfied with the appearance of one side of your vagina, we can alter the other side to match the other.
How Drastically Will This Procedure Rejuvenate My Vagina?
No vaginal rejuvenation procedure or treatment will make you feel or look 18 again. However, your self-confidence will be improved. If you’re worried about asymmetry, that can be corrected. If your lips are so large you feel self-conscious wearing skinny jeans, tight dresses or bathing suits, you will feel comfortable in such clothes.
Because this procedure can also rejuvenate the vaginal walls and improve natural lubrication, sex will feel better than it has in years. Nobody can ever reverse the aging process entirely. But you can certainly pause it and slow the process.
What Can I Expect During the Recovery Process?
It can take up to two months for your skin to settle fully into its new shape and position. However, if you are between the ages of 18 and 29 and fairly healthy, it should only take around a month for your final results to be visible. As for the recovery process itself, you will only need to take 10 to 14 days off of work or school to heal.
During your recovery process, you should wear soft, loose underwear and skirts or sweatpants to prevent abrasive rubbing. If you menstruate during your recovery process, use sanitary napkins rather than tampons. Keep your skin clean and dry to prevent a yeast infection or urinary tract infection.
How Soon After the Procedure Can I Have Sex?
You should not have sex until your skin has fully healed. On average, this will be around six weeks post-op. During this time it is also important that you do not consume tobacco products, like chewing tobacco or cigarettes, and alcohol.
You should also avoid vigorous exercise for six to 12 weeks depending on how you’re feeling. However, walking regularly is strongly encouraged. Walking supports a strong circulatory system that encourages rapid recovery.
Is This Just a Cosmetic Procedure?
Vaginal rejuvenation is not just a cosmetic procedure. It can alter the size and shape of the vaginal lips. However, it can also tighten the vaginal walls, improving the quality of orgasms. This procedure can also be used for other medical purposes, like treating vaginal dryness and urinary incontinence.
How Long Do the Results Last?
The results of this procedure last, on average, 10 to 15 years regarding the reversal of skin laxity. The younger and healthier you are, the longer your skin will remain tight. However, if you are in your 60s and regularly smoke and drink alcohol, you may need a follow-up procedure in seven to 10 years.
Will This Procedure Impair the Sensations of My Labia?
Absolutely not. You will have just as much sensation after your procedure as you did before the procedure. The difference is the type of sensation you will experience. Often, people who seek this procedure feel pain or discomfort during sex because there is so much excess labia skin that it rubs or pinches.
Between the rejuvenation of the skin and the increased production of natural lubrication, sex will be more enjoyable than it ever has been. Even better, since you will no longer need to rely on artificial lubrication, sex can be more spontaneous and care-free than it ever has been.
Will There Be Visible Scarring?
No. While incisions are required to perform this procedure, they will not result in visible scarring. Dr. Bruce Kadz takes care to make the incisions within the natural folds or your tissues.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a series of procedures performed to rejuvenate a woman after childbirth. The procedures included depend on your unique aesthetic goals. However, we often perform abdominoplasty, a breast lift and a breast reduction or breast augmentation along with labiaplasty. Other options include an arm lift, thigh lift and liposuction.
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Labiaplasty usually doesn’t take more than an hour or two. But it can last over six hours if it is performed at the same time as other procedures as part of a mommy makeover. To learn more about this procedure, please contact us today at the office of Dr. Bruce Kadz in Beverly Hills, CA to schedule your initial consultation.