Genital plastic surgery is typically done to improve the appearance of the genital area and reduce discomfort. Like other types of plastic surgery, genital plastic surgery involves manipulating the shape and size of genital tissues in order to alter the appearance of it. Some women opt for genital plastic surgery to help repair damage to the vaginal tissues that occurred during childbirth.
Here at Levin’s Women’s Health and Wellness Center, we offer a variety of genital plastic surgeries and vaginal rejuvenation services. Read on to learn about the two genital surgical procedures we perform: labiaplasty and vaginoplasty.
A labiaplasty is a procedure that reduces the size and length of the labia minora. Some women choose this procedure purely for cosmetic reasons. Others want to reduce discomfort that happens when the labia minora rubs against clothing or interferes with rigorous activity, such as exercise and sports. The goal of the procedure is to reduce the size of the labia minora, so it doesn’t hang lower than the labia majora. A labiaplasty can also be done if the labia minora is asymmetrical.
Labiaplasty can be done with local anesthesia under oral sedation or under general anesthesia. Risks, like most procedures, include bleeding and infection. Recovery involves using ice packs to relieve swelling, keeping the area clean and dry, and getting rest. Intercourse and tampon use can be resumed after 4-6 weeks. Most women find relief after a labiaplasty and satisfaction rates for the procedure average around 90%.
A vaginoplasty is a procedure that helps tighten the tissues inside the vaginal canal. After childbirth, some women notice their vaginal tone has decreased, so much so that a tampon falls out or they experience reduced sexual pleasure. This results from stretching of tissues and the separation of vaginal muscles following childbirth. A vaginoplasty bring the separated muscles back together.
A vaginoplasty can be done under local anesthesia, however, most women opt for it to be done under general anesthesia. Typically, a bowel prep is done before the procedure. Risks are similar to that of a labiaplasty and include bleeding, infection, and pain. It’s recommended to avoid intercourse and tampon use for 8 weeks following the procedure. Patients may feel some aching for a few days after the procedure. Results usually help with sexual satisfaction by the tightening of the muscles of the vaginal canal.
Genital Plastic Surgery in Miami, FL
If you are thinking about genital plastic surgery, look no further than Levin’s Women’s Health and Wellness Center. Our team of board-certified physicians are here to help you look and feel your best. We offer labiaplasty, vaginoplasty, as well as other vaginal rejuvenation and cosmetic procedures for all your aesthetic needs.
If you have questions or would like to schedule a consultation, call our office today at 305-981-0231 or use our convenient online appointment request form. Our friendly staff is here to serve you. We look forward to helping you look and feel your best!