INTRO TO PROCEDURE
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What is Labiaplasty?
An enlarged labia can be the result of sexual activity, childbirth, the aging process, and even something as simple as genetics. It’s not only an embarrassing cosmetic issue, it can also make practicing good hygiene difficult, restrict certain styles of clothing that may be too uncomfortable to wear, cause discomfort while exercising, and even adversely affect a woman’s sex life. The labiaplasty is designed to help address these concerns by targeting the labia minora and labia majora.
During the procedure, NYC plastic surgeon Dr. William Lao will perform a surgical alteration of the appearance of the folds of skin around the vulva.
Why Undergo Labiaplasty?
In some women, the labia may become disproportional with the skin of the inner labia extending beyond the outer labia or the skin of the outer labia extending longer than the inner labia. While what’s considered normal varies from person to person, a labiaplasty is often pursued by women who feel their’s is too long and desire a reduction.
Labiaplasty can mean the removal, shortening, or reshaping of either the labia majora, labia minora, or both. There are six types of traditional methods used to perform the procedure. They include:
- Edge resection technique.
- Central wedge resection technique.
- De-epithelialization technique.
- Labiaplasty with clitoral unhooding.
- Laser labiaplasty technique.
- Labiaplasty by de-epithelialization.
Are You A Candidate For Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is an excellent solution for women who desire an alteration in the size of their labia. If you are not happy with the appearance of your labia or the length has caused a number of functional issues to arise in your daily life, then a labiaplasty is an excellent solution for you. Ideal patients should be in good physical health and have realistic expectations. Dr. Lao will perform an examination and ask you about your medical history during your consultation to ascertain your candidacy for the surgery.
Preparing For You Labiaplasty
Dr. Lao will provide you with a few post-surgical instructions that you should adhere to before undergoing labiaplasty. These instructions include avoiding alcohol, smoking, and certain medications for a couple of weeks before the procedure and after. After the treatment, you will also have to refrain from sex and strenuous workouts for a few weeks after the surgery. Dr. Lao will explain the instructions in more detail during your appointment.
Cost of Labiaplasty in NYC
The cost of getting a Labiaplasty in New York City can vary on a number of different factors. During your consultation with Dr. Lao in his Manhattan office, he will go over the procedure and all of the associated costs with you.
Contact Our Office
Labiaplasty may be exactly what you need to feel comfortable and confident in your body again. If you’re interested in learning more about Labiaplasty, contact our NYC office to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. William Lao today.