Dr. Dalia Tobbia has ample clinical experience in the reconstruction of labial imperfection and particularly the reduction of enlarged inner or outer labia also known as labial hypertrophy.This condition can also cause discomfort, therefore corrective surgery in not solely performed for cosmetic reasons. As a woman, she is particularly attentive to patients seeking corrective genital procedures.
Women can encounter an issue with the size of their labia or clitoral hood at any age. It is not uncommon for women to develop labial hypertrophy, which refers to the development of larger or unevenly shaped outer labia, inner labia, or both. Thankfully, labiaplasty can restore the balance, comfort, and confidence female patients want to see again in their bodies.
A labiaplasty is a minor surgical procedure that is intended to correct the appearance of and restore comfortable function to the labia and other female external genital structures. This mostly involves the surgical removal of excess tissue from the inner or the outer labia to reduce their outward protuberance and correct any asymmetries or irregularities. This procedure is becoming increasingly popular as more Patients are realizing that there is a solution to their concerns regarding their genitalia. Frequently women report being unhappy with the anatomical appearance of their labia due to asymmetry or excessive prominence of one or both sides, causing patients to suffer physical discomfort and feel self-conscious about their body during exercise or intimate relations.
Labiaplasty will restore a more tight, even appearance, as well as help relieve the physical discomfort caused by the shape or condition of the labia.
Inner labial hypertrophy usually becomes apparent during puberty and can worsen over time, this is particularly true following pregnancy or child birth. Conversely, outer labial hypertrophy tends to arise with ageing, causing outer labial sagging as a result of tissue laxity. Therefore labiaplasty is a popular surgical treatment option for women of all ages who want to see improvement in the size and shape of their labia.
A labiaplasty is a corrective genital procedure that is capable of delicately adjusting the size of the labia minora, labia majora, or clitoral hood. Some patients may experience best results with a reduction of the labia minora, while others may benefit from exercising excess labia majora tissue. Some patients also receive a clitoral hood reduction. Labiaplasty can be performed in order to restore patient comfort or to meet the cosmetic goals of the patient. For example, candidates for labiaplasty may not be able to ride a bike without discomfort, while others may feel so self-conscious about the appearance of their labia or clitoral hood that they abstain from intimacy.
Thanks to labiaplasty, patients are able to enjoy exercise, intimacy, and even going to the beach more comfortably.
Labiaplasty is a minor procedure that can usually be completed in under an hour.
You are a good candidate for labiaplasty if your:
- Enlarged labia is causing irritation during sex or athletic activities.
- Labia suffered stretching or tearing during childbirth.
- Irritated inner or outer labia are painful to the touch. This may even result in hygiene issues, due to the difficulty of handling this area comfortably.
- Wardrobe options are limited by your labial hypertrophy. Patients may not feel comfortable wearing bathing suits or being seen in lingerie. Tight clothing, in general, may be too irritating to wear.
- Self-esteem is suffering due to the larger or asymmetrical appearance of your vulva.
You deserve to feel confident and comfortable in your body. If your labial hypertrophy is impeding your ability to enjoy the same activities you used to, call Dr. Dalia Tobbia’s Office today to find out more about what labiaplasty can do for your physical comfort and mental satisfaction. Dr. Dalia Tobbia’s helpful staff is happy to schedule your consultation!
Before you consider undergoing a labiaplasty procedure, a physical examination and consultation will take place with our surgical expert. Because each patient is unique, both physically and with regards to aesthetic desires an individually tailored treatment plan is formulated based on detailed discussions of the most up to date surgical options available. Photographs are taken and diagrams used to explain the procedure in a step-by-step manner including limitations and possible risks. The main goal is to provide you with realistic expectations based on previous experience. You are welcome to and encouraged to ask any questions you may have regarding labiaplasty or any other female rejuvenation procedures at this time.
We are particularly sensitive to women seeking genital plastic surgery and strive to provide a comfortable and discreet atmosphere.
You don’t need to let embarrassment or discomfort take away from your quality of life as a woman. Labiaplasty can restore your ability to exercise, enjoy intimacy, and wear clothing more comfortably. To learn more about your candidacy for labiaplasty, call Dr. Dalia Tobbia’s office today to schedule your complimentary consultation.
Before and After Photos
We employ the most up-to-date concepts in our surgical techniques.
This surgery is indicated in patients who have problems with asymmetry or a long flaccid labia. Labiaplasty procedures are performed under local anesthesia in most cases, however general anesthesia for this procedure is also possible. The technique applied is based on individual patient parameters and anatomical location. Accurate preoperative planning is made to suit each individual patient targeting the area that needs to be addressed. Surgical precision and attention to detail are employed when performing surgery on the labia. Meticulous attention to detail is applied to ensure symmetry and the best possible aesthetic results.
Depending on the desired outcomes of the patient, your labiaplasty may be performed with a “trim”, “wedge” or “3D reduction“ method.
A labiaplasty performed with the trim method, also known as the edge excision or linear labiaplasty, will remove the outer part of pigmented labia minora. The extra tissue will be removed and the incision will be closed with fine sutures. Depending on the shape of Labial hypertrophy or if additional hood reduction is needed, the wedge excision method may be preferable. This will remove a portion of labial tissue, usually from the middle of the labia. The upper and lower sections of the labia will then be stitched together. A 3D labiaplasty can be also extended to remove skin excess on either side of the clitoris, in addition to the reduction of labia minora skin excess, thereby reducing both the vertical and horizontal skin excess.
Most labiaplasties can be completed in under an hour. The details of your labiaplasty will depend on the goals for your procedure, as well as what your doctor determines will be the best and safest option for your body.
POST OPERATIVE CARE
It is recommended that you ask a friend or family member to drive or accompany you home after your labiaplasty procedure. You will experience discomfort and swelling after your procedure, but the side effects of your labiaplasty will subside within 72 hours. Regular icing can reduce the severity of these post-procedure conditions. Patients who are interested in relieving discomfort can speak to your doctor about approved medications.
Following labiaplasty, hygiene in the genital area is of the utmost importance.
Sutures used are absorbable and do not require removal. Antiseptic ointments are topically applied as well as light dressings. Patients are instructed to refrain from sporting activities and sexual intercourse during the initial 4 weeks. Some patients are able to return to work after the first few days of their recovery, but patient healing and preference may vary.
A labiaplasty has a high rate of quick, successful healing. It is highly rare for scars to form.
FAQ: Intimate Surgery
Which corrections can be made with a labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a procedure that helps to improve the aesthetic appearance of the external genitalia. This area is typically comprised of the clitoral hood, labia majora, and labia minora. Most commonly, the goal of labiaplasty is to reduce the size and the prominence of labia minora (the inner lips) and the clitoral hood so they no longer extend below the level of the labia majora (the outer or larger labia). Many women want to have a labiaplasty for cosmetic reasons alone. However, others wish to improve symptoms of chafing, chronic wetness, drying or irritation caused by excessively long or prominent labia minora and excessive skin present in the clitoral hood.
Labia majora reduction (the outer lips) can also be done to reduce the excess tissue. A physical inspection will show whether there is excess skin and fat, or whether it is just excess fat. The common approach is to excise the excess fat and skin.
Can you have a labiaplasty procedure while on your period?
A labiaplasty procedure does not have to be timed around your period and it is not unusual for your period cycle to change if you are stressed. In other words, it is perfectly safe to proceed with labia reduction surgery during any time of the cycle. Having your period around the time of your surgery should not affect the outcome. However, it could make the experience just a little more uncomfortable because some women tend to be more sensitive to discomfort while menstruating.
What Will My Labiaplasty Cost?
The price of your labiaplasty will depend on the specific issue your procedure will address, in addition to your aesthetic goals for your body. Once you complete a consultation with Dr. Dalia Tobbia, she will work with you to tailor a treatment plan for your needs. Dr. Dalia Tobbia’s staff will give you your cost breakdown that will be based on the anticipated price of your personalized labiaplasty.