A labiaplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery that both resizes and reshapes the inner and outer vaginal lips, or the labia minora and labia majora. Women may choose to have this surgery for cosmetic reasons or to increase physical and emotional comfort during exercise or intimacy.

Only a board-certified physician can perform a Fairfield County labiaplasty procedure. If you are interested in undergoing this surgery, do not hesitate to call Dr. Edward Jacobson today to arrange your initial consultation

What is the Procedure for a Labiaplasty?

A labiaplasty involves surgically removing excess tissue from the labia in order to change the size, form, or thickness of the vaginal lips and achieve enhanced symmetry. This procedure is a type of vaginal rejuvenation designed to help a patient regain optimal appearance and comfort without inhibiting sexual activity or affecting sensitivity.

Labiaplasty Candidates

It is vital that labiaplasty candidates understand both what the procedure may accomplish as well as the steps to be taken afterwards to ensure a healthy recovery. Candidates for this type of vaginal surgery must meet certain health requirements, including the following:

  • Have an enlarged labium
  • Be in good physical health
  • Be fully healed from giving birth
  • Not be taking medications which could result in undue complications (i.e. aspirin, blood thinners, some anti-inflammatory medications, etc.)
  • Be a non-smoker or be willing to cease smoking prior to and following the procedure

The best way for a Fairfield County patient to identify whether a labiaplasty procedure is the right choice for their body is to consult with an experienced surgeon.

Benefits of a Labiaplasty

Some of the benefits associated with a successful labiaplasty include:

  • A reduced bulging labium that previously showed through tight clothing or swimwear
  • Alleviated pain during exercise or intercourse
  • Heightened sexual arousal and clitoral stimulation due to removal of excess tissue
  • Balanced labium
  • Improved emotional comfort during intimacy
  • Improved personal hygiene

What Happens during and after Surgery?

A labiaplasty procedure in Fairfield County generally lasts about two hours and is completed under a general or local anesthesia. Dr. Jacobson would trim the labia to ensure a smaller, more symmetrical shape and appearance. The scope of the procedure would depend on both the thickness and size of the surgical site.

It is paramount for the patient to adhere to all instructions provided by their doctor both before and after surgery in order to minimize any risks of potential complications and catalyze the healing process. Patients are typically advised to take one to two weeks off of work to recover and to keep activity levels at a minimum.

Using tampons and engaging in sexual intercourse is not recommended for a minimum of six weeks, and the patient must ensure the incisions always remain dry and clean. It is important to only shower, as opposed to submerging in a bath, for at least the first week. A patient recovering from a labiaplasty should also refrain from lifting anything that weighs over ten pounds.

Schedule a Consultation for a Fairfield County Labiaplasty Procedure

If you are struggling with discomfort during intimacy or are displeased with the cosmetic appearance of your labia, you could benefit from a Fairfield County labiaplasty procedure. A board-certified surgeon at our Connecticut office could discuss what options may be available to you and help you determine the next steps to revitalize both your physical and sexual wellness. Call today to request an appointment with Dr. Jacobson.