Large or irregular labia can be uncomfortable for many women; some women feel the condition is also unsightly. If you are a woman who was born with large or irregular labia or who developed the condition after childbirth or with aging, labia reduction (labiaplasty) and cosmetic enhancement can ease your physical or mental discomfort.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Davidson performs labiaplasty, often called vaginal rejuvenation, to help women from the Greater Boston area, including Wellesley, Framingham, and Natick, restore comfort, confidence, and even health. The road to a new look and feel begins with a consultation handled with sensitivity, compassion, and discretion.
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Reasons women choose labiaplasty surgery include:
The actual cost for your procedure depends on the specifics of your surgery. Dr. Davidson discusses cost with you during your consultation to ensure you have a good idea of what to expect. Please contact the practice at (781) 237-7700 or request a consultation online to get an accurate quote.
Labia reduction and cosmetic enhancement diminishes the size or alters the shape of the small lips on the outside of your vagina (known as the labia minora). The surgical procedure typically takes Dr. Davidson less than one hour to complete.
Some patients choose to undergo their labiaplasty while they are awake, while others choose to have short-acting, conscious sedation. This sedation will render you unconscious and ensure greater comfort during the procedure. Because the sedation is short-acting, you will awaken within minutes after Dr. Davidson finished the labiaplasty surgery.
After an hour spent resting in the recovery room following the procedure, you will be able to go home.
Any physical discomfort you experience in the area where the surgery occurred should disappear in the first few days after your procedure, and you can expect to be fully healed in approximately six weeks. You will be able to sit and stand within a few days after surgery, but it is recommended to avoid strenuous activity for the first few weeks. Sutures are absorbable and therefore do not need to be removed.
Pain after surgery can be managed using over-the-counter pain medication. If you experience more intense pain, swelling, or discomfort that continues, you should contact your surgeon.
Most women return to work within two to four days after their labiaplasty surgery. Should you need longer to recover, we are happy to provide a medical excuse letter for work upon request. Dr. Davidson advises against strenuous exercise for at least four weeks or more. Dr. Davidson advises against engaging in any sexual activity for six to eight weeks after the procedure.
Dr. Christopher Davidson's patient first approach to aesthetic medicine means that every decision he makes is aimed at achieving the optimal outcome for the patient. This is apparent, not just in the beautiful, natural-looking results he creates, but also in the compassionate care he delivers through every step of the process.
Dr. Davidson offers many woman-focused surgeries and treatments available besides labiaplasty. Breast lift and breast augmentation procedures can help clothes to fit better and to give women a new outlook on their own physical appearance. A Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures that help women reclaim their pre-pregnancy bodies by tightening what’s loose, lifting what’s sagging, and slimming down what’s bulging. Talk to Dr. Davidson about who any of the procedures and treatments he offers can be combined for a total-body rejuvenation.
A. Like most surgeries, labiaplasty requires time to allow your body to heal. You can expect some swelling and discharge after your labiaplasty procedure, including minimal spotting and some soreness and tenderness in the treated area. If you are experiencing excessive swelling, pain, discharge, or reopening of stitches, I recommend reaching out to your plastic surgeon immediately. To learn more about labiaplasty recovery, visit my blog.
A. During labiaplasty, I most often use dissolvable stitches to avoid the discomfort associated with stitch removal following the procedure. It is common to experience some itching at the surgical site, and occasionally the area around the stitches may develop bumps. These should fade over time as you heal.
I recommend gently cleansing the treated area with mild soap and water then patting the area dry. Follow the instructions provided by your surgeon to ensure complete healing of the area.
A. After labiaplasty surgery, I recommend waiting until your incisions are fully healed before taking a bath. I usually recommend waiting 48 hours after surgery before taking a shower but recommend waiting a few weeks after surgery before taking a bath to avoid potential complications and to allow proper healing.
Discover the benefits of vaginal rejuvenation. Framingham, Newton residents and women from throughout the Boston area choose Dr. Davidson, a Harvard-trained, board-certified plastic surgeon for labiaplasty procedures. You can call (781) 237-7700 to learn more, or request a consultation at Dr. Davidson’s office.