Labiaplasty

What is Labiaplasty?

The labia consists of two components — the labia majora (outer vaginal lips) and the labia minora (inner vaginal lips). Labial hypertrophy is a condition wherein your labia is enlarged or elongated due to genetic predisposition, age, weight fluctuations, pregnancy, or other factors. Elongated and enlarged labial tissues often protrude through tight clothing, look unappealing, cause discomfort during exercises, and cause self-consciousness.

Dr. Bonni performs a simple labiaplasty procedure to resolve these issues, helping you achieve a cosmetically and functionally desirable labia. Labiaplasty is a reconstructive surgery wherein the excess labial tissues are removed from the labia majora or labia minora. This minimizes itching, irritation, discomfort, and visibility, making you feel more confident and comfortable in your body. Labiaplasty is a highly-personalized treatment that addresses your specific needs and concerns.

You’re a Candidate for Labiaplasty if You…

  • Experience the signs or symptoms of labial hypertrophy, such as enlargement and elongation.
  • Want to reverse the effects of childbirth, age, and weight changes on your labia.
  • Experience irritation and discomfort while exercising, walking, cycling, etc.
  • Are self-conscious about the outward visibility of the labia majora through tight-fitting clothes.
  • Have an asymmetric or disproportional labia.
  • Experience itching and rubbing sensations in your labia.

Dr. Bonni’s Labiaplasty Procedure

Dr. Bonni performs labiaplasty as a simple outpatient procedure under local anesthesia with sedatives or general anesthesia. Local anesthesia is suitable for patients who want to remain awake for the procedure. And general anesthesia puts you in a deep sleep during the procedure. The labiaplasty procedure starts with a detailed consultation wherein the surgeon determines your specific goals and expectations to curate the ideal treatment plan — labiaplasty is a highly-personalized procedure with numerous potential techniques. The surgery itself concludes within an hour.

If you want to address the concerns in your labia majora, Dr. Bonni performs a labia majoraplasty wherein two thin slivers of skin are removed. The excess fat tissues are suctioned out of your body via liposuction. Dr. Bonni might also use a straight-edge technique, wherein an incision is made along the length of the labia to remove the darker pigmented skin from the outer edges. Once the necessary adjustments are made, Dr. Bonni uses dissolvable sutures to close the incisions.

Recovering from Your Labiaplasty

The labiaplasty procedure concludes within an hour, following which you must embark on the recovery process. You’ll experience mild soreness, swelling, and bruising for up to 2 weeks, and you may experience discomfort while walking, running, peeing, etc. However, the discomfort can be managed with pain medications. You must follow Dr. Bonni’s instructions to ensure a smooth and quick recovery.

Dr. Bonni provides a detailed overview of your aftercare tips and guidelines:

  • Avoid long showers.
  • Pat the region dry after bathing.
  • Take pain medications to reduce pain and discomfort.
  • Take the prescribed antibiotics to prevent infections.
  • Avoid running, biking, sexual intercourse, or strenuous workouts for at least six weeks.
  • Use sanitary towels instead of tampons.
  • Don’t wear tight clothes or tight underwear until you’ve healed completely.

Risks of Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty is a safe procedure with minimal risk of harsh side effects or complications. However, like all surgeries, labiaplasty also carries the risk of excessive bleeding, infections, scarring, blood clots in the vein, and allergic reactions to the anesthesia. In these cases, you must contact the surgeon immediately.

Why Choose Dr. Bonni?

Dr. Aram Bonni is a double board-certified and fellowship-trained cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in female pelvic medicine, gynecology, and cosmetic surgery. He listens to your goals and concerns to curate the treatment plan according to your specific needs. For more information on labiaplasty, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Bonni today.