Labiaplasty in Middletown, NJ
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Taylor offers labiaplasty to patients in Red Bank, NJ, who want to correct issues with their labia for hygienic, cosmetic, or functional reasons or to relieve pain and discomfort.
What Is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that trims large or asymmetric labia minora. Many women suffer from enlarged, uneven, or thick labia minora which may sometimes extend beyond the labia majora. Some women are born with this while others may develop large labia with age or after giving birth. This may cause labial irritation while conducting normal activities or may make it difficult to keep the labial area clean. In addition, it may be a source of pain during sexual intercourse, sports, and vigorous activities or even when wearing jeans or certain clothing.
This can be an embarrassing condition to discuss with a doctor or gynecologist, but there is a procedure available to help. Labiaplasty reduces large labia or reshapes uneven labia, improving their appearance and reducing associated discomfort.
Benefits of Labiaplasty
More and more women are seeking labiaplasty because the procedure offers the following benefits:
- Relieves pain or discomfort during sex
- Corrects the size of uneven labia minora
- Relieves any embarrassment from having larger labia minora
How Is a Labiaplasty Performed?
Labiaplasty is usually scheduled in the hospital or surgery center after the patient has had her period. The patient receives anesthesia or IV sedation, and then Dr. Taylor trims excess labial tissue and recreates the edges of the labia with a natural-looking shape. Absorbable stitches are used which the body naturally absorbs in time, requiring no suture removal.
The procedure takes about two hours and is followed by another hour in recovery. Once complete, the results are permanent but may become stretched again as a result of pregnancy, childbirth, and sexual activity.
Preparation for Labiaplasty
Prior to your labiaplasty, Dr. Taylor will review your case and evaluate your issue. Additionally, because the procedure is considered surgery, you may be asked to have the following completed:
- Blood work
- Overall health check-up
- Cessation of smoking two weeks prior to the procedure
- Interruption of certain current medications prescribed on a daily basis
- Break from certain over the counter medications, vitamins, and supplements at least two weeks prior to the procedure
Recovery from Labiaplasty
Antibiotic cream is applied, and post-op care involves keeping the area clean and reapplying antibiotic cream to prevent infection. There is relatively little downtime, with most patients experiencing only mild swelling and little to no discomfort. Patients return to work in a few days and may resume sexual activity in six weeks. Complications with labiaplasty are rare but can include bleeding, infection, poor healing, and labial asymmetry.
How Much Does Labiaplasty Cost?
The cost of labiaplasty may vary with each patient depending on the extent of the procedure. During your consultation, we are more than happy to go over the costs including payment options. We accept cash, checks, and most major credit cards in addition to offering financing through CareCredit®.
Is Labiaplasty Right for Me?
If you are unhappy or embarrassed with the way your labia look, feel, or interfere in your life, labiaplasty may be the procedure for you.
Why Choose Dr. Taylor for Labiaplasty?
Dr. Taylor takes his time with his patients to understand what they want out of plastic surgery and then how to best achieve those goals. He has spent many years perfecting his passion for combining art and science in surgical procedures designed to enhance and improve parts of the human body.
What to Expect at Your Labiaplasty Consultation?
Dr. Taylor will carefully evaluate your issue and discuss the best options for you. He understands that this can be somewhat embarrassing and takes great care to treat you with the dignity you deserve. He will also walk you through the entire process and answer any questions you may have.
At Allure Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. John Taylor offers plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures as well as non-invasive advanced skin care treatments to patients in Red Bank, NJ, and the surrounding areas. Contact us to set up your consultation today.