Saber Plastic Surgery

Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty, otherwise known as labia reduction surgery or female rejuvenation surgery, is a procedure that involves trimming the labia minora, i.e., the “inner lips” of a woman’s vulva, for either medical or cosmetic reasons. A few of these reasons include irritation from clothing, discomfort during physical activities, painful sexual intercourse, and cosmetic concerns during intimacy.
If you are considering labiaplasty in Glendale, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sepideh Saber has the expertise and attention to detail needed to ensure a safe and successful procedure. As a female plastic surgeon in a largely male-dominated field, patients in Burbank, Pasadena, and elsewhere in the Greater Los Angeles area appreciate the unique perspective and sensitivity that Dr. Saber brings to the most intimate procedures.

What is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a procedure that shortens the length of the labia minora when they are disproportionally longer than the labia majora. This is often performed in conjunction with an additional procedure called clitoral hood reduction, which is performed to achieve a balanced appearance of the genital region. Labiaplasty surgery can also address the labia majora. Some patients would like to have the size of the labia majora reduced by removing fat and contouring the outer lips. Other patients wish to restore some of the age-related or weight-loss-related volume deflation through fat grafting to the area.

Benefits

Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty can do the following:

  • Shorten the length of the labia minora
  • Contour the size and shape of the labia majora
  • Correct asymmetries
  • Reduce the bulge of the pubic mound
  • Reduce irritation, discomfort, and pain during activities such as exercise, biking, or sexual intercourse
  • Improve the comfort of form-fitting clothing
  • Enhance self-confidence during intimacy

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The Labiaplasty Procedure

Dr. Saber performs labiaplasty as an outpatient procedure either under local anesthesia or under combined general anesthesia and local anesthesia. She uses the latest surgical techniques with minimal incisions and tailored specifically to the patient’s needs. Depending on the patient’s anatomy and desired goals, she uses either the trim technique or the wedge technique.

The trim technique is the most commonly used surgical method because it creates an incision that removes the edge of the labia minora. This method is preferred by women who want the darker edge of the inner labia removed. Particular care is taken to create an even transition of the two trimmed sides to where they meet at the clitoris. The wedge technique is a newer method during which a V-shaped wedge of excess labia minora is removed and the edges are then sutured together on each side. While this method minimizes the incisions, it does not remove the darker edges of the labia minora. During your consultation with Dr. Saber, she will discuss the options and determine the right method for you.

Q&A

Is Labiaplasty Right for You?

If you often experience discomfort caused by the tugging or twisting of your labia minora due to its length, a labiaplasty may be a good solution for you. Other female rejuvenation procedures can help those who feel that their labia majora is too large or are embarrassed by the size of their mons or pubic mound.

A woman’s body undergoes many changes through childbirth, hormonal changes, weight fluctuations, and the natural aging process. If you have experienced changes in your intimate area after losing a significant amount of weight or giving birth, you could be a good candidate for genital cosmetic surgery.

Because of the highly personal and specific nature of a feminine rejuvenation surgery, however, it requires a plastic surgeon’s knowledge to know when procedures are advisable. The best way to find out if you are a good candidate is through a consultation with Dr. Saber in her Glendale office.

What Is the Recovery Process Like?

While each patient’s recovery time will vary, patients typically experience some swelling and discomfort which can be managed through ice packs and medication.  Most patients can return to work within three to five days and resume exercising within three to five weeks after surgery. Patients will need to postpone intercourse and the use of certain sanitary products for about a month.

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For a plastic surgeon in Glendale, you can trust for labiaplasty surgery or any other type of plastic surgery or cosmetic procedure, call Dr. Saber today at the number on your screen. You can also reach out through our contact page.