FAQ

Vaginal Rejuvenation in New York

Frequently Asked Questions

I do not like the look of my labia they are too big can you reduce them?

Many women complain about the size of their labia. There are various procedures that can be performed to reduce the size of the labia. This includes using excision patterns that can employ trimming the edges of the labia, performing a wedge excision, a z-plasty excision, or using de-epithelization techniques.  These techniques can be performed as an outpatient and performed under local anesthesia with or without sedation.  The various techniques have pros and cons. Most of the time I prefer to use a wedge excision using a z-plasty technique to maintain the appearance of the labial border, but at the same time reducing the size of the labia.

What is labiaplasty?

A labiaplasty is a procedure that is performed to improve the appearance of the labia. This usually entails a procedure in which the labia are reduced in size through various excision techniques.

The tissue around my clitoris is hanging and loose can this be treated?

Clitoral hood reduction surgery can be performed to reduce the overhanging clitoral hood tissue. This is often performed using a small excision pattern along the lateral borders of the hood. Absorbable sutures may be used. If non-absorbable sutures are used, then they are usually removed within one-to-two weeks after the procedure.

What is the recovery like from labiaplasty?

A labiaplasty procedure is performed as an outpatient. Sutures used are absorbable or non-absorbable. If non-absorbable sutures are used, they are usually removed within two weeks. Patients are able to shower after the procedure but should avoid baths for several weeks. Patients can return to light desk work within a few days but should avoid strenuous exercise for three to four weeks. Sexual intercourse should be avoided for about 6 weeks to allow for the tissues to heal.

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