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Debunking Common Misconceptions About Labiaplasty

There is understandably a lot of confusion surrounding the topics of vaginal rejuvenation procedures and labiaplasty. Labiaplasty, also called labial reduction or labial rejuvenation, is a cosmetic procedure designed to correct irregularities and reshape the labia. This procedure is often mistaken for vaginoplasty—a surgery which is intended to address issues related to sexual dysfunction and tighten the vagina. At Weston Plastic Surgery our experienced board certified plastic surgeon, Robert Rothfield, MD, performs labiaplasty for women who are good candidates for the procedure.

While there is no standard labial shape, many of our female patients come to us with concerns about aesthetic appearance, functional issues, such as discomfort or irritation during exercise, or both. Regardless of the reason for interest in labiaplasty, it’s essential to clear the air of any misunderstandings about the procedure:

  • The area being treated is one of great sensitivity, so the level of pain is naturally a common concern; fortunately however, labiaplasty, is associated with minimal discomfort following surgery.
  • The procedure does not require a catheter, and patients may shower and use the bathroom normally after surgery.
  • Dr. Rothfield utilizes dissolvable sutures, which do not require removal.
  • Though some swelling and bruising may occur, it’s typically resolves within the first week after surgery.

At our practice, we understand the desire for labiaplasty is a very personal issue. We are committed to providing a compassionate environment that puts you at ease, and Dr. Rothfield treats every patient with the greatest possible care and sensitivity.

Dr. Rothfield is highly trained and experienced in performing labiaplasty, and utilizes advanced surgical techniques that can deliver optimal results, reduce recovery time, and improve patient comfort. Before surgery he explains every aspect of the procedure so that patients know what to expect at each stage of the process and feel fully prepared. The best way to learn more about labiaplasty and find out if the procedure is right for you is to attend a consultation with Dr. Rothfield to discuss your concerns and ask any questions you may have.

For more information about labiaplasty or other cosmetic enhancement procedures, or if you wish to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rothfield, please contact us today.

Editor’s note: The original version of this post was published on August 21, 2014.

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