Why Might a Woman Choose Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery?
The most common reason a woman chooses vaginal rejuvenation surgery is to treat labia minora excess. The labia minora is not the only area that can be treated with vaginal rejuvenation surgery, however. Other areas that can be treated include labia majora excess, fat loss of labia majora or mons, excess fat of the mons, and excess clitoral hood skin.
What Is a Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure designed to remove excess labia minora skin that hangs below the labia majora. Beyond the obvious cosmetic benefits, it can also be performed to help correct asymmetry that develops during puberty wherein one labia is significantly larger than others.
Finally, labiaplasty can also provide functional benefits, as some women with labia minora excess complain of pinching with walking or sitting, pushing in of the labia during sexual intercourse, or chaffing during sports.
What about Labia Minora Reduction?
With massive weight loss, the labia can become deflated, and the skin can appear to be in excess. This can be treated either by a surgical removal of the extra labia majora skin or filling and plumping of the labia majora with fat grafting.
What Is a Clitoral Hood Reduction?
The clitoral hood is the layer of skin that overlies the clitoris. In some women, this skin can be excessive, leading the clitoris to be covered. This extra skin can be removed using a clitoral hood reduction, which can improve appearance and potentially sexual satisfaction.
Why Would a Woman Want to Inject Fat in the Vaginal Region?
Occasionally, with severe weight loss, the labia majora will develop a deflated look with the appearance of loose, flabby skin in the area. This can be corrected by performing liposuction to remove unwanted fat from another part of the body and then injecting that fat into the area of the labia majora and mons to plump the area.
Are There Different Types of Labiaplasty?
The two most commonly performed labiaplasty procedures are the edge trim and the wedge resection. Our plastic surgeon performs both vaginal rejuvenation procedures, depending upon patients’ individual needs.
Are Patients Happy After Vaginal Rejuvenation?
A recent study of over 400 cases showed that 93% of women who undergo labiaplasty report an improvement in self-esteem.
Are Women Opting for Labiaplasty to Serve Others or Themselves?
Another study of 131 labial reductions showed that 93.1% of women sought to have this surgery performed only for their own personal satisfaction.
Is Labial Reduction or Labiaplasty Safe?
Labial reduction surgery is an extremely safe outpatient procedure that is one of the fastest-growing procedures performed by plastic surgeons nationwide.
Will Vaginal Rejuvenation Hurt? What about Recovery?
At North Texas Plastic Surgery, Dr. Obaid performs labiaplasty with the patient completely asleep to ensure that they are perfectly comfortable. Patients are able to return home the same day. They may return to work within 4 to 5 days.
Patients can return to the gym for cardio work at 3 weeks and return to the gym for weight training and yoga at 6 weeks. Full sexual activity can usually resume without restriction by 6 weeks.
Why Would I Need Vaginal Rejuvenation after Weight Loss?
As a result of extreme weight loss, the fat in the labia majora thins out, causing the appearance of loose skin and the loss of a soft, young look. This can often be fixed by performing liposuction to remove unwanted fat somewhere else on the body and transferring that fat into the labia and the mons pubis.
Discuss your vaginal rejuvenation options at North Texas Plastic Surgery by calling 817-416-8080 today to schedule a free consultation. Our Southlake and Plano offices welcome patients from Dallas and other nearby areas.