Women with enlarged labia due to childbirth, congenital factors or hormonal changes face a great deal of embarrassment and discomfort because of their condition. Enlarged labia can interfere with sexual intercourse, physical activities and even the ability to comfortably wear clothes, as they tend to cause pain, pulling and irritation. When this occurs, Dr. Younai will perform a labiaplasty to reduce and resize the labia and correct any irregularities. In this way, he is able to restore both a more attractive cosmetic appearance and renewed confidence.
How is a labiaplasty performed?
Labiaplasty is considered to be a very simple and minor surgery, performed under a local anesthetic and sedation to ensure your comfort and help you manage any anxiety. Depending on your unique needs, Dr. Younai will either use “The Wedge” or “The Trim” technique for your procedure:
The Trim Technique: Using this approach, Dr. Younai will trim away excess tissue at the edges of the labia to achieve a more desirable shape and size. This technique may be performed with traditional surgical instruments or a laser, and it’s the ideal solution for patients who have uneven or discolored labia.
The Wedge Technique: Using this approach, Dr. Younai will remove a wedge-shaped section of tissue from the middle third section of the labia, before stitching the top and bottom sections back together. Dr. Younai will commonly use this technique on patients with asymmetrical labia and/or a substantial amount of excess tissue. Because it preserves the edges of the labia, this option also allows for very natural-looking results.
Regardless of the technique used, Dr. Younai will make sure that your incisions are well-placed within the natural contours of your body, and are very difficult to detect once you have healed. Dissolvable sutures will then be used to close the incisions, and your more symmetrical and proportionate labia will be apparent immediately, with the results continuing to improve as you progress through the healing process.
Immediately after surgery, you will return home to begin the initial recovery period, which will last from one to two weeks. During this time, you should get plenty of rest, avoid alcohol and smoking, and take your pain medications as prescribed. You can expect to experience some swelling, discoloration, pain and/or numbness in the area, though all of these side effects will subside gradually over time. Once your initial recovery period is complete, you will be able to return to work and resume your normal, daily routine.
In terms of activity, you should attempt to walk as soon as possible after surgery to reduce swelling and prevent potential complications. You shouldn’t lift anything heavier than five pounds for the first week, and you should refrain from having sex and swimming for the first six weeks.
Am I a candidate for a labiaplasty?
As with all of his cosmetic procedures, Dr. Younai determines candidacy for a labiaplasty on an individual basis, following a full physical examination and a thorough discussion of your cosmetic needs, goals and desires.
With that said, the ideal candidate for among the best labiaplasty Beverly Hills has available is generally a healthy woman who is embarrassed about the size, shape and appearance of her labia due to hormonal changes, congenital factors or pregnancy. Ideal candidates also report that their condition causes them a great deal of discomfort and irritation during sex, physical activity or while wearing clothing. In addition, it’s best to undergo a labiaplasty after having children, as pregnancy can cause the labia to stretch even more.
Given its intimate location, many women feel anxious about surgically reducing and reshaping their labia. That’s why it’s important to select a specialist you can trust for your labiaplasty – preferably a board-certified plastic surgeon with a proven track record helping women address these delicate issues. With years of experience, countless successful procedures and a reputation for delivering among the best labiaplasty Los Angeles has available, few surgeons are more qualified than Dr. Younai to correct labia that you feel are enlarged, unattractive or asymmetrical.
To get started, Dr. Sean Younai invites you to come into the office for a private consultation, at which point you will discuss your cosmetic goals and concerns, and he will create a custom surgical plan designed to achieve the ideal vaginal appearance you desire.