Following pregnancy – or simply as a result of aging or menopause – a woman’s vaginal lips (clinically known as the labia minora) can protrude, making her feel self-conscious or even uncomfortable.
If you are experiencing this common condition, there is a way to correct it. It’s called vaginal reconstruction – also vaginal labiaplasty or vaginal rejuvenation surgery – and it’s a procedure that effectively reduces the inner and/or outer vaginal lips and makes that area of your body more aesthetically pleasing and comfortable.
Of course, like any surgery, vaginal reconstruction has some general and specific risks, which raises the question – is it safe? To answer that, let’s take a look at what the procedure involves, and where you can go in North Miami for a consultation to find out whether it would be a good solution for you.
Why Have Vaginal Reconstruction?
In addition to the cosmetic reasons mentioned above, there are many reasons why a woman may want to undergo vaginal reconstruction, such as correcting:
- Ambiguous genitalia due to intersex condition
- Congenital vaginal or cloacal anomalies
- Severe trauma to the vaginal area
- Imperfections following gender reassignment
Risks Involved with Vaginal Reconstruction Surgery
As with any surgical procedure, vaginal labiaplasty carries certain general risks, such as hemorrhage (excessive bleeding), infection, scarring, and blood clots. However, these are less common if you are in good health prior to surgery.
Uncommon but more specific risks to having vaginal labiaplasty include developing a vaginal fistula (an abnormal opening that connects the vagina to another organ), uterovaginal or vault prolapse (the weakening of pelvic floor muscles), colitis (inflammation of the colon, which is the large intestine), stenosis (in which the vagina becomes shorter and narrower due to the formation of scar tissue), nerve damage, and vaginal peritonitis (inflammation of the inner abdominal wall).
Vaginal Reconstruction in North Miami, Florida
Many of the risks and potential complications from having vaginal reconstruction surgery can be averted by entrusting your well-being to a skilled surgeon who treats you with sensitivity and genuine care – like Dr. Daniel Levin and Dr. Joan Alvarez.
At Levin’s Women’s Health & Wellness Center, our board-certified OB/GYN physicians can perform vaginal labiaplasty using a wedge excision method, also called a linear approach. This preserves normal sensation while restoring a more youthful vaginal appearance and reducing discomfort during both physical and sexual activity. Incisions made during the procedure are discreetly hidden along the edge of the inner labia or along the inside of the outer labia.
Our team at Levin’s Women’s Health & Wellness Center realizes that vaginal reconstruction is a delicate issue for many women. That’s why we not only take every precaution to make your surgery as pain-free and safe as possible, but also explain everything about the process with personalized and friendly care.
To learn more about vaginal labiaplasty and whether it is an appropriate procedure for you, contact Levin’s Women’s Health & Wellness Center today at (305) 981-0231 or fill out our appointment request form online now to arrange a private consultation with one of our doctors. We look forward to being your healthcare partner!