The Different Types of Labiaplasty Techniques Explained
When it comes to cosmetic gynecological surgery, there are a lot of different options available that encompass a wide variety of concerns. These concerns range from helping the mons pubis appear to be fuller and more rounded to reduce the size of the clitoral hood. Almost every concern has a procedure that can be used to help women feel happier and more confident in their bodies. One such procedure, which is notably one of the most popular procedures in the world of cosmetic gynecology, is labiaplasty. This procedure is one of the most sought-after and widely performed procedures in cosmetic gynecology today, and with a great reason – most women who undergo this procedure are pleased with the results. But what exactly is a labiaplasty, and what are the different types?
What is a Labiaplasty?
A labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that reconstructs or changes the labia. The procedure, which can be done on the labia majora, labia minora, or both, is typically performed to correct elongated, uneven, or large labia. This can be done to minimize discomfort by wearing tight clothing, as well as to boost self-confidence both in and out of the bedroom. An elongated labia can be the result of aging, medication, weight loss, hormones, and childbirth. Whatever the reason for seeking out a labiaplasty surgery, they have been known to help women all over the world.
What Are The Different Types of Labiaplasty?
Now that you know what a labiaplasty is, you need to learn the different types of labiaplasty procedures available to you. When you think of a labiaplasty, you probably don’t think of there being more than one, but there are actually several, and each type has its own purpose.
The trim technique, or linear technique, is the original labiaplasty procedure and has been around since the start. This type of labiaplasty is performed most often, and since it has been around the longest, the risk for this technique is almost nonexistent. This technique is used to trim the inner labia, or labia minora, to make them symmetrical or to remove excess tissue. The labia can also be lightened at this time if desired. The trim technique utilizes a CO2 laser to minimize bleeding and the risk of infections or scarring.
This new type of labiaplasty is done when the inner labial tissue is removed in a V shape and then stitched to give it a smoother look. This type of labiaplasty is gaining in popularity because it looks natural. It is a great choice for those who are looking to keep their labia majora the way it is, without the labia minora poking out. The doctor will also avoid any cutting or stitching near the clitoris so you can get the results you want without the worry of losing sensation.
This labiaplasty technique will keep the outer edges of the labia intact while concentrating instead on the inner folds of the labia. Tissue from the inner labia is removed, and the area is sutured, which helps reduce the appearance of the protruding labia. Because this procedure focuses on reducing the size of the labia minora, the outer labia remains untouched, and the overall appearance is natural-looking.
What Labiaplasty Procedure is Right for Me?
When it comes to choosing your labiaplasty procedure technique, talking with your doctor will be the best first step. This information is covered in a consultation, and it can be very helpful to know what kind of technique is more fitting for your desired results.
What is Recovery from a Labiaplasty Like?
When you are thinking of getting a labiaplasty, you must take your recovery time into account. Depending on the type of labiaplasty you opt for, you may need to adjust your schedule for some time off of work so that you can rest. Most women do not feel much pain after the procedure, but there is often some discomfort. Over-the-counter medications and cold packs can be used to help with the pain and swelling.
If you would like to learn more about the labiaplasty procedure or to schedule a consultation to review the labiaplasty techniques, call the office of Dr. Ghozland today at 310-393-9359, and we will be happy to help you get scheduled!