Labiaplasty is a form of plastic surgery used to alter either the inner or outer labia of the vagina. Labiaplasty is performed for several reasons. Women normally are seeking ways to restore sensation, repair tissues damaged during childbirth or change the appearance of their vagina because they believe they do not fall within a normal range.
During a labiaplasty, the surgeon manipulates existing tissue or removes tissue to modify the size of the labia lips. In some cases, this is done to make the vaginal opening feel smaller, with the added goal of increasing sensitivity in the region. It should be noted that increased sensitivity is not necessarily always positive, as many women experience discomfort or pain around the sutured areas for a while after recovery as the skin and muscles stretch again.
Improving vaginal appearance without surgery
women choose to have a labiaplasty for cosmetic reasons only. This practice is not generally advised as there can be many negative side effects associated with surgery. Luckily, we now have amazingly effective non-surgical procedures available to us. ThermiVa, a groundbreaking non-surgical solution, helps stimulate collagen growth and tightens the muscles and tissue of the vagina–both internally and externally. Collagen also helps restore health to nerves naturally. With ThermiVa, there is no downtime and you can resume sexual activities the same day. Patients have experienced significant improvements in vaginal tightness, enhancement of vaginal appearance and restored vaginal moisture.
Risks of Labiaplasty
Labiaplasty is a complex procedure which can be used to modify the appearance of both the inner and outer labia. In addition, there is a significant risk of scarring and pain. Labiaplasty is sometimes done as part of a vaginoplasty which also helps tighten up the muscles in the area. It has become increasingly popular in recent years as a means of recovering from the trauma of childbirth, but is not generally used unless absolutely necessary. Many doctors do not recommend having labiaplasty for purely cosmetic reasons as labia vary widely from woman to woman and there are no “perfect” labia. Many doctors choose to perform labiaplasty only after the woman has tried other collagen growth treatments or non-surgical procedures to avoid the risk of permanent damage.
There are now a number of other treatment options available to treat nerve damage and improve sensation. Plastic surgery should be a last resort after all other treatment options have been exhausted.
Call the biostation today at (561) 284-8729 or contact us online to schedule schedule a personal consultation and learn more about ThermiVa for non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation. We work with each patient individually to determine their goals for their body and design a treatment plan that delivers results and meets their needs.