Women choose labiaplasty for a variety of reasons, including as a way to treat discomfort, improve appearance and fortify self-confidence. As an experienced Virginia Beach plastic surgeon, Dr. Kevin Bounds is skilled in this proven procedure, which can reduce the size and even change the shape of the labia minor or majora.
Benefits of Surgery
Dr. Bounds performs this procedure using either local or general anesthesia. After labiaplasty, his patients report an end to pain and infections, less chafing and visibility through clothing, freedom to pursue a wide range of sports and other vigorous physical activities, greater sexual confidence and even an enhanced sense of femininity.
Dr. Bounds removes excess skin, sometimes referred to as “the trim technique,” to create aesthetic balance. This is the most commonly used procedure for a labiaplasty.
Recovery from labiaplasty can happen quickly, if the delicate area is allowed to heal without strain or trauma. Healing is aided by sutures that will be removed in a few weeks. At that point, scar tissue will begin to form and initially feel firm. The scars will soften over time. Scarring is well-hidden by the anatomy of the labia.
Pain and swelling are an expected part of the healing process after labiaplasty. In the case of swelling, it may take several weeks to subside. Dr. Bounds will prescribe pain medicine, antibiotic creams and ointments to manage these symptoms.
During the first weeks of recovery, it is important to avoid behaviors that can interfere with healing, such as sexual activity, vigorous exercise, heavy lifting or use of tampons. You should be able to return to work or school in less than a week, but the affected area will remain delicate for as long as six weeks.
To learn more about labiaplasty, schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Bounds in his Virginia Beach office by calling or emailing today.