Many women complain that their labia have changed with age or due to childbirth or other issues. It is more of a universal concern that one might think. A labiaplasty is a relatively simple operation that can make a woman’s genitals look younger.
A labial reduction, also known as labiaplasty, is becoming increasingly popular among Denver area women. Women who have a problem with large labia and/or asymmetric labia can now have labia surgery to reduce the outward appearance of the labia and correct misshapenness or irregularities.
Labiaplasty may be undertaken for functional reasons, cosmetic reasons, or a combination of the two. Enlarged labia can cause women discomfort in tight clothes, discomfort when engaging in sports or other physical activities, pain during sexual intercourse, and increased risk for urinary tract or yeast infections, as well as self-consciousness.
The procedure is frequently performed to reduce the size of one or both labia and represents a relatively safe solution to most medical issues.
This outpatient surgery is usually performed under IV sedation in combination with local anesthesia in just over an hour. Denver’s board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hunsicker uses a special technique to reduce uneven or enlarged labia minora to a more comfortable and appealing size and shape.
Dr. Hunsicker takes care to maintain the natural contour, pigmentation, and sensitivity of the labia minora with minimal scarring. In most cases, the labiaplasty surgery is virtually undetectable after complete healing, and patients have been extremely pleased with their results.
After surgery, you can expect some discomfort that can be alleviated with pain medication. Elevation and ice packs will help control the bleeding and swelling in the first few days. Dr. Hunsicker uses dissolvable stitches that will last 2 to 4 weeks. Expect some restrictions on physical activity for up to 6 weeks.
As with any surgical procedure, complications from labiaplasty, although rare, do exist. The specific risks, as well as suitability, for any given individual cannot be determined until the time of consultation. While we hope this information is helpful, it cannot substitute for a consultation.
We invite you to contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hunsicker in the Denver area. Together, you can determine if you are a good candidate for labiaplasty as well as specific risks and complications that may occur.