Everything You Wanted To Know About Labial Reduction Surgery In Louisville
When it comes to pelvic floor health, we see women everyday that are struggling with issues that they have not been able to discuss with other health providers. As leading experts in this field, we take a personal approach with our patients that makes them feel comfortable. Our practice is dedicated handling the private nature of female sexual aesthetic and function. Labial reduction surgery is just one of the many procedures we offer to help women regain their confidence and sexual function. Let’s discuss this procedure and if it could be right for you.
What Is Labial Reduction Surgery?
Also called labiaplasty, labial reduction surgery is a type of plastic surgery that involves altering the appearance of the labia minora (inner lips) and/or the labia majora (outer lips). Typically, one of two primary types of surgical techniques are used for labiaplasty:
- Trim/Edge Technique – Trimming of “excess” protruding tissue, creates a new edge.
- Wedge Technique – Preserves the natural edge by removing wedge shaped sections from the center.
To address the labia majora, we often use either liposuction or injectable filler depending on the desired appearance. Since no two vulvas are alike, no two procedures are alike. Many times, this procedure is done only on the inner lips to create a more youthful “tucked in” appearance. Often, patients desire the two sides to be more symmetrical. Dr. Warren will advise you on the best surgical solution to address your specific needs.
Why Do Women Choose Labiaplasty?
Patients come to us for a variety of reasons, some physical and some psychological. While a huge range of size and shape is normal, sometimes women become self-conscious of their labia. Over time, the labia can change due to aging, childbirth, or other factors. Regardless of the reason, we want you to feel confident in your body. We take great care to address your concerns while maintaining appropriate biological and sexual function.
Is It Ever Medically Necessary?
Sometimes the size or shape of the labia causes discomfort during physical exercise or sexual activity. Women report persistent urinary track infections (UTIs) or have trouble wearing certain types of clothing. In these cases, labial reduction surgery can increase quality of life beyond cosmetic appearance.
Am I A Good Candidate For Labial Reduction Surgery?
After discussing your medical history in detail, Dr. Warren will decide if you are a good candidate for labiaplasty. Generally, you should be in otherwise good physical and mental health without pre-existing conditions.
What Is the Recovery Like?
It’s important to remember that even though labiaplasty is outpatient surgery, it is still a surgical procedure. We provide specific instructions for recovery. Most patients experience swelling and pain for 3-7 days, so you should plan to take off work. Over the counter anti-inflammatories, ice packs, and sitz baths can help with both pain and swelling. Follow all post-surgical care recommendations to heal as quickly as possible and prevent complications.
Considering surgery of any kind is a major decision, and we are here to help. Through the month of November, we are offering free no risk, no obligation consultations. Now is the perfect time to sit down with us and discuss this procedure to see if it is right for you. To learn more about labial reduction surgery, you can visit our website or give us a call at 502-425-5258 to schedule a consultation.