Labiaplasty Specialist in Raleigh, NC serving patients in South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and worldwide.
Learn if labiaplasty is right for you and what other procedures can be part of a vaginal rejuvenation at Blue Water Plastic Surgery Partners in Raleigh.
What is the Purpose of a Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty surgery is the removal of excess tissue of the labia minora (inner lips) that can get in the way and cause discomfort like pinching, or tugging in certain clothing or underwear. This helps improve the aesthetic appearance of the labia and can also alleviate functional problems such as discomfort with intercourse or feeling self-conscious during sex.
Labiaplasty surgery can be one part of a vaginal rejuvenation. Different procedures for vaginal rejuvenation depend on each patient’s anatomy and concerns. During a consultation with Dr. Alexandra Schimdt, who specializes in transformative female plastic surgery, such as mommy makeovers and labiaplasty, we can discuss which vaginal rejuvenation treatment is best for your lifestyle and your needs.
What is a Vaginal Rejuvenation?
Several treatments and even a combination can be performed for a vaginal rejuvenation.
Labiaplasty: a surgical intervention to remove excess skin to improve both appearance and comfort. Removing this extra tissue makes the labia appear neat and tidy without labia minora tissue hanging down below the labia majora. It can also reduce darkly pigmented tissue or improve asymmetrical labia.
Emsella at Blue Water Spa: a non-invasive treatment for vaginal tightness and urinary incontinence. Perfect procedure for a new mom who delivered vaginally and is concerned over vaginal laxity, as well as the woman who is tired of ‘peezing’- sneezing and peeing at the same time. The Emsella treatment, also known as The Vagina Gym or Kegel Throne, strengthens the pelvic floor muscles while you sit and read a magazine. It does the work for you. Patients have reported feeling a difference after just one session, but more sessions may be needed depending on each patient for optimal results.
Fupa surgery: Liposuction of the mons pubis to reduce fullness in the lower abdomen. This procedure can sometimes be combinedwith an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck procedure to remove the ‘c section shelf’ that some women obtain after having a c section.
How To Know if You Need a Labiaplasty
Labia come in all shapes and sizes. Labiaplasty surgery can include removal of specific excess tissue. The three styles of labiaplasty are:
Edge trim labiaplasty: The outer rim of the labia minora is removed, placing the scar along the edge of the labia. This technique is best for removing darkly pigmented tissue of the labia or improving asymmetric labia.
Wedge excision labiaplasty: A pie-shaped wedge of tissue is removed from the labia minora, placing the scar vertically and heading into the vaginal canal. The natural edge of the labia and pigmentation is maintained. This technique is best for patients with redundancy that is located mostly in the central part of the labia.
Clitoral hood reduction: Removal of excess tissue from the clitoral hood. This can be done with linear incisions on either side of the clitoris or with an inverted V incision over the clitoris.
Not all labiaplasty surgeries are a result from childbirth. While childbirth and hormonal changes can cause unwanted changes to the size, shape, and color of the labia, some women are born with longer, darker, or asymmetric labia.
For some patients, the appearance of the labia is their primary concern and for others it is more of a functional concern, including discomfort with certain clothing or activities. Common patient complaints include elongated labia minora that hang down below the labia majora, deflated and saggy labia majora, darkly colored labia minora, asymmetry, discomfort with sexual activity or exercise, diversion of the urinary stream, and labia that are visible in athletic pants and bathing suits.
How Long is Recovery from a Labiaplasty?
The labiaplasty procedure is about an hour long. Dissolvable stitches are used after labiaplasty surgery, so no uncomfortable suture removal is necessary. Patients typically have swelling and discomfort for the first week after surgery, then quickly feel back to normal. Patients are to limit exercise and physical activity during the initial phases of healing, but most patients are able to return to their normal routine quickly.
A small amount of swelling can persist for about 3 months after surgery. Patients are asked to avoid exercise for 2 weeks after surgery and sexual intercourse for 6 weeks.
The labia heal beautifully, and incisions become difficult to see after a few months. Most patients are unable to point out their scars. The location of labiaplasty scars depends entirely on the technique used and the patient’s unique anatomy. An “edge-trim” labiaplasty places the scar along the edge of the labia whereas a “wedge excision” places the scar in a vertical orientation going into the vaginal canal. A clitoral hood reduction can place linear scars on either side of the clitoris or an inverted V-shaped scar above the clitoris.
Labiaplasty Cost NC
Labiaplasty pricing is specific to each patient depending on the technique being used. Pricing also varies if labiaplasty surgery is performed in conjunction with another procedure for vaginal rejuvenation such as FUPA correction, or even a mommy makeover procedure. For more specific information on labiaplasty cost you can text our office and one of our Patient Care Coordinators will be able to provide information on the cost of labiaplasty surgery in our initial complimentary phone consultation.
Best Labiaplasty Surgeon
Dr. Alexandra Schmidt is a board certified female plastic surgeon practicing in Raleigh, NC. Dr. Schmidt has been described as the Best Female Plastic Surgeon in North Carolina in many patient reviews. Dr. Schmidt performs aesthetic surgery of the face and body with a special emphasis on very natural looking results with a comfortable and rapid recovery. Dr. Schmidt focuses on female plastic surgery procedures such as: mommy makeover procedures, labiaplasty, abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, breast augmentation and lift, to name a few. She is considered a top plastic surgeon for all female plastic surgery procedures by several publications and magazines. Dr. Schmidt performs most labiaplasty procedures under local anesthesia in our Joint Commission and AAAASF accredited, state of the art outpatient facility. Most patients are eager to return to driving and other daily activities immediately after surgery, although some prefer sedation for their procedure and require a driver afterwards. Most patients are very comfortable after surgery and onlytake Tylenol for pain control. Patient safety and privacy are Dr. Schmidt’s highest priorities.
Do I Need Mons Pubis Surgery?
Mons pubis surgery removes excess tissue from the fatty pad over the pubic bone. Commonly known as Fupa, this area can be difficult to reduce naturally via exercise and diet.
Mons pubis reduction surgery not only reduces stubborn excess skin, but can give women the confidence and comfort they are looking for in jeans and tight fitted clothing.
What to Look for In Mons Pubis Reduction Surgery Near Me?
It’s important first and foremost to choose someone who you feel comfortable with. Mons Pubis reduction and labiaplasty can be a sensitive subject and your provider should make you feel empowered to discuss everything that bothers you and not embarrassed. Once you have found that person, ask to see before and after photos and ensure that you would be pleased with similar results.
What is Emsella?
Emsella treatment in Raleigh is a non-invasive approach to improve vaginal tightening. You remain fully clothed while you sit on the Emsella chair. BTL EMSELLA™ utilizes High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic technology (HIFEM) to cause deep pelvic floor muscles stimulation and restoration of the neuromuscular control and stimulation of the entire pelvic floor area.
For labiaplasty in Raleigh NC contact Blue Water Plastic Surgery Partners at (919) 870-1052 or text (919) 739-3910 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org today.