Women can be unhappy with the size or appearance of their labia, or vaginal lips. Increased size of a woman’s labia may be due to genetics, child birth, or hormonal changes. This can lead to insecurity, embarrassment with a sexual partner, discomfort in tight pants, underwear or swim wear. Large labia can also cause hygienic problems. Labia reduction or labiaplasty is a common cosmetic procedure to change the appearance to decrease the size and achieve more aesthetically pleasing labia. Labiaplasty is also know as vaginal rejuvenation.
Reasons for Considering Labia Reduction or Vaginal Rejuvination:
Large labia that protrude from the body.
Labia with a darker color that can look more aged.
Labia that can cause discomfort wearing tight underwear or clothing.
There are many variations to labia reduction or labioplasty. Generally, the excess labia are excised and dissolvable stiches are used to create smaller, more youthful appearing labia. This procedure can be done under local anesthesia or general anesthesia based on a patient's desires. Dr. Colque treats every patient individually based on their unique goals. The procedure for a labiaplasty takes about 1 hour.
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Dressings applied after labiaplasty can help the healing process. No stitches need to be removed after the procedure. Every patient is unique, but normal activity can be resumed in 1-2 days and sexual activity can resume in 5-6 weeks. Patients may experience minor pain from the procedure and is typically well treated with oral pain medication.
If you have any questions about labiaplasty or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact Dr. Alex Colque in Waukesha or Milwaukee, Wisconsin at 262.781.9000.