Sergio M. Zamora MD, FACS offers labiaplasty procedures for those women who live in Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach and the surrounding communities of Florida.
What Is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is the term for labia reduction surgery, and it is one of the fastest growing procedures in terms of popularity. In fact, in 2015 over 95,000 labiaplasty procedures were performed, according to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. The rise in popularity of this procedure, which delivers phenomenal results when it comes to reducing the size of the inner lips or labia minora of the vagina, is empowering and enriching to the quality of life of more and more women who are dissatisfied by their genitalia.
Hormonal changes following childbirth can tremendously alter the female genitalia. More and more women are turning to the benefits of labiaplasty to improve their quality of life and to enhance their self-confidence. There is quite a few different labiaplasty procedures and methods available, depending on the needs and preferences of each patient. If it is the case that your labia minora is stretched out or otherwise elongated this can very well lead to there being a risk of infection or chafing, and in these cases as well, labiaplasty is highly recommended.
Benefits of a Labiaplasty
Sexual intimacy and health may be compromised in some women due to embarrassment or discomfort caused by the size of their labia minora. The embarrassment can be due to your appearance or discomfort when sitting, wearing very tight pants, or when wearing a swimsuit. If this sounds like you labiaplasty may very well help to solve these sorts of issues.
The soft tissue of the labia majora can be readily apparent when you are wearing particularly close-fitting clothing or when you are at the beach or the pool. Labiaplasty may also be completely appropriate if there are frequent instances of the labia minora experiencing the sensation of being pinched which results in noticeable discomfort during daily normal activities like bicycle riding or during intercourse. Specific sections of the labia minora, the inside lips of the vulva, are decreased, during a labiaplasty, thus making them smaller than the labia majora, the outer and typically the larger-sized lips.
Who Is The Ideal Candidate For A Labiaplasty?
Do you feel self-conscious or even embarrassed due to the size or perhaps the shape of your labia majora? Some women experience discomfort when wearing tight undergarments or during sexual intercourse due to the excessive skin on the labia. It is natural and quite normal as we age that some women begin to suffer from an elongated labia, which can, unfortunately, result in more on-going irritation, some tenderness, and irritating pain during your daily routine movements – not to mention during your more athletic activities. For more and more women, labiaplasty is being performed to reshape the labia for cosmetic reasons, such as correcting asymmetries as the procedure reshapes the labia minora in adult women whose labia feels or appears to be too long. No matter whether your procedural need is due to pregnancy, childbirth or aging, labiaplasty provides an excellent opportunity for aesthetic vaginal restoration, and it’s important to note that improvements made during your surgical procedure will not interfere with, nor will they complicate any subsequent pregnancies.
For more and more women, labiaplasty is being performed to reshape the labia for cosmetic reasons, such as correcting asymmetries as the procedure reshapes the labia minora in adult women whose labia feels or appears to be too long. No matter whether your procedural need is due to pregnancy, childbirth or aging, labiaplasty provides an excellent opportunity for aesthetic vaginal restoration, and it’s important to note that improvements made during your surgical procedure will not interfere with, nor will they complicate any subsequent pregnancies.
What Do I Need To Do Before A Labiaplasty?
Just like any other surgery, it’s important to make preparations. You will need to prepare your home for your recovery period and arrange for assistance in the first 24 hours after your procedure. You will also need to complete the following pre-operative preparations:
- Have an overall health check-up
- Complete necessary blood work
- Discontinue use of aspirin, ibuprofen, and certain vitamins and other supplements two weeks prior to your procedure
- Cease smoking two weeks prior to your procedure
- Alter, adjust or discontinue your current daily medications temporarily based on Dr. Zamora’s recommendation
What Should I Expect On The Day Of My Labiaplasty?
Dr. Zamora and his world-class team are committed to providing you with comprehensive, compassionate care and expertise in such delicate surgeries as a labiaplasty. His degree of expertise, combined with his compassionate bedside manner, make him the ideal surgeon for your labiaplasty. Typically, labiaplasties can be performed in our office under local anesthesia on occasions with more complex labiaplasies general anesthesia is used to maximize your comfort and to eliminate any discomfort during your procedure. Sedatives administered through IV or general anesthesia are typically the options for anesthesia prior to labiaplasty. Dr. Zamora will meticulously and gently mark the zones where the tissue will be removed once you are completely comfortable. Utilizing specialized surgical glasses for magnification, Dr. Zamora will delicately remove the designated skin and tissue structure, sculpting the aesthetically improved appearance that you desire. Afterwards, an antibiotic ointment is used as protection against the possibility of infection and also to further your healing process. Following your procedure, you may experience a short period of recovery in our recovery room where your progress is carefully monitored.
How Long Does It Take To Perform A Labiaplasty?
A labiaplasty is a one to two-hour procedure, which makes your inner labia smaller than your labia majora through a procedure in which Dr. Zamora skillfully removes excess tissue, reducing the size of your labia minora and effectively creating vaginal symmetry and delivering impressive aesthetic improvements. Most patients are able to go home within an hour of being moved to the recovery room.
What To Expect After A Labiaplasty?
Following your procedure, you may experience some sensations of numbness that can last for a few days. It is important to be vigilant and careful as well as cautious during your recovery to ensure that your stitches remain intact and undamaged. It is normal to experience mild discomfort and swelling following labiaplasty surgery. The swelling typically subsides within the first two weeks, but minor swelling and irritation may persist for up to six weeks.
We will provide you with detailed instructions for your post-procedural healing and recovery phase so that you are fully prepared when you return home. In general, it is advisable to remain home from work for at least two days and to take precautions to avoid all strenuous activities for several weeks. We recommend that you limit how often you wear tight-fitting clothing that rubs the crotch area, avoid using tampons, and abstain from sexual intercourse during your recovery period. Typically, patients can comfortably enjoy sexual activity after four weeks.
Will I Have Scars After Getting A Labiaplasty?
Creases in the skin naturally camouflage the scars from this procedure, making them nearly invisible. During your consultation, Dr. Zamora will discuss his incision technique with you, which is specifically done so that you will not have visible scars after getting a labiaplasty.
When Will I See The Results?
Once your body fully recovers from the surgery, you will see your final results and you may return to a normal and active lifestyle, including sexual activity.
What Are Possible Complications Of A Labiaplasty?
Any possible complications, as well as information about the procedure, are shared during your initial consultation with Dr. Zamora.
How Long Will The Results Of A Labiaplasty Last?
The results of your labiaplasty can be expected to last throughout your lifetime, which is why a labiaplasty from Dr. Zamora is such an invaluable investment in your current and future happiness, self-confidence, and self-esteem.
How Much Does a Labiaplasty Cost in Daytona Beach?
Because each patient has a different goal in mind, your labiaplasty costs will vary accordingly. During your consultation, all of your questions will be answered, and we will give you a better idea of what to expect for your fee. Fees are typically paid for in advance, and in addition to accepting cash, checks, and most major credit cards, we also offer convenient financing.
Will I lose sensitivity after labiaplasty?
No, you will not lose any sensitivity or feeling to your intimate areas following your labiaplasty. While some patients find they have enhanced pleasure following surgery, most of our patients do not feel any difference in their sensitivity at all.
How common is labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is becoming a more popular procedure for women to consider across the country. According to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgery, nearly 13,000 patients received labiaplasty in 2018 alone. If you’re interested in learning more about whether labiaplasty is right for you, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation.
Will insurance cover my labiaplasty?
Because labiaplasty is typically considered a cosmetic procedure, it is generally not covered by health insurance providers. Dr. Zamora and his team are happy to offer flexible financing options that allow you to pay for your procedures at your own pace.
Does labiaplasty cause vaginal dryness?
Vaginal dryness is a very rare side effect that typically does not occur for our patients following labiaplasty. To learn more about possible risks of labiaplasty, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Sergio Zamora and his expert medical team.
Can you walk after labiaplasty?
While you will be able to walk following your labiaplasty, we may ask that you minimize your walking for the first two to three days of your recovery period. This is to ensure there is no excess irritation or swelling around your treated areas. Patients are typically able to return to most regular daily activities including work about one week following surgery.
Sergio M. Zamora MD, FACS is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team offers full body plastic surgery, emphasizing overall health and wellness to the residents of Daytona Beach, New Smyrna Beach and the surrounding communities in Florida. Contact us today!