Labiaplasty in San Diego, CA

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What is Labiaplasty?

Although it's not often discussed openly, many women stress over the appearance of their vaginal lips, which frequently leads to reduced confidence and less satisfying sexual encounters. To address this common concern, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson can help San Diego, CA women feel more attractive and comfortable with surgical vaginal rejuvenation to reduce or improve the shape and size of the labia. The labia, which are the external lips of the vaginal area, can become stretched or develop hanging skin due to genetics, natural aging, childbirth, pregnancy, or injury. A labiaplasty surgically decreases the size of the labia minora to create an appearance that is more pleasing. This surgery can also reduce irritation and discomfort while increasing sexual pleasure and confidence. If you're interested in improving your self-confidence and sexual health, we invite you to schedule an appointment at the San Diego Cosmetic Clinic to learn about labiaplasty and find out if you could be a candidate.

What Are The Benefits Of Labiaplasty?

  • Reduced pain, discomfort, and irritation
  • Improved health and hygiene
  • Enhanced sexual pleasure
  • Increased aesthetic appeal
  • Increased comfort
  • Boosted confidence
  • Ability to wear more revealing clothing

Is Vaginal Rejuvenation Right For Me?

Surgical vaginal rejuvenation at the San Diego Cosmetic Clinic can be beneficial for San Diego, CA women who are self-conscious about the shape and size of their labia. This vital feminine feature can become enlarged as a result of childbirth, genetics, or physical trauma. As a result, abnormal vaginal lips may cause discomfort, pain, irritation, or itching when engaging in activities, like sex and exercise. Labiaplasty can also help those who avoid wearing certain clothing (like swimsuits, leggings, or yoga pants) due to the appearance of their labia. While labia surgery shouldn't impact your ability to get pregnant, Dr. Laverson recommends you wait until you are done childbearing to have this procedure. This may prevent compromising your results later down the line.

How is Labia Enhancement Performed?

Many labiaplasty procedures can be completed in our office with a local anesthetic so you may drive yourself to and from our office. If your treatment plan is more complex, you may need to be put under general anesthesia, which will require you to have a responsible adult to drive you home following your procedure. Dr. Laverson can talk about your treatment plan and more during your consultation so you can make the appropriate arrangements. Although there are many techniques that could be employed, Dr. Laverson most frequently uses a variation of the wedge technique. This particular method involves making a V-shaped incision into each side of the labia minora and suturing the incision closed to reduce its size while maintaining its natural edge. Your specific surgery will be entirely personalized to meet your unique needs and goals.

What Can I Expect After My Labiaplasty?

You will need around one week to heal following your labiaplasty. This will give time for discomfort and swelling to disappear before you return to your normal activities. You will not be allowed to have sexual activity or use tampons for at least 4 – 6 weeks following your surgery. Patients usually see visible results in around six weeks with their final results emerging around six months after the procedure. The improvements of vaginal rejuvenation are long-lasting; however, weight fluctuations, natural aging, and childbirth can impact your result.

Your sensation will be preserved, and both the appearance and function of your labia will be improved. Unlike other plastic surgeons, Dr. Laverson performs this surgery with optical magnification to achieve precision in every aspect of the result. The modified wedge technique we favor produces a trim, feminine appearance with no visible scar. Rather than overly reducing the size of your labia, Dr. Laverson is careful to remove just the amount needed. If you would like additional tissue removed once you have fully healed from your first surgery, this can easily be accomplished with a second procedure.

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How much does a labiaplasty cost?
The total cost of your labiaplasty will depend on several factors. In your initial consultation with Dr. Laverson, he will understand your needs and wants before developing your customized surgical plan. Once you have decided on your options for your vaginal rejuvenation, Dr. Laverson can estimate your costs. The San Diego Cosmetic Clinic accepts several payment methods and can provide you with information on low-interest medical financing.

Should I choose a doctor or OB/GYN?
As you research surgical vaginal rejuvenation, you may discover that a number of OB/GYNs (obstetricians and gynecologists) perform labiaplasty. Although some OB/GYNs are capable of performing a labiaplasty, this may not be your best option. An OB/GYN can surgically remove loose skin from your vaginal lips, but a board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Laverson, will focus on other aspects as well. To perform labiaplasty, he utilizes advanced cosmetic techniques to ensure your absolute best outcome.

Will vaginal rejuvenation surgery cause insensitivity?
Like most surgeries, you may have some numbness in the treated area for a while. This is temporary as your skin and vaginal lips recover. For those concerned about sexual sensitivity, it's important to realize that a labiaplasty addresses the vaginal lips and will not affect the nerves of the clitoris. A skilled plastic surgeon, like Dr. Laverson with years of training and experience in performing vaginal rejuvenation surgery, will avoid the clitoris to prevent desensitizing the area.

What is the recovery process like after a labiaplasty?
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Laverson will go over what to expect following your labiaplasty and give you tips to make your recovery more comfortable. You should expect to see some swelling and bruising in the treated areas, as well as minor discomfort right after your procedure. You need to stay home for at least a week before resuming non-strenuous activities. Dr. Laverson will evaluate your progress during your check-up appointments and let you know when you can resume sexual activity.

Are there nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments?
Our office provides several nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments, all of which may help to improve mild to moderate vaginal laxity. However, vaginal rejuvenation is better for dramatic improvements to reshape and tighten your labia. During your one-on-one with Dr. Laverson, he will discuss your surgical and nonsurgical treatment options and give you suggestions based on your needs and goals.

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Each and every vagina is unique, and there are numerous factors that can affect the appearance, function, and comfort of your vaginal lips. To address any concerns you may have, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson provides customized vaginal rejuvenation surgery for women all across San Diego, CA and beyond. If the size and shape of your labia minora have had a negative impact on your self-esteem, schedule a one-on-one consultation at the San Diego Cosmetic Clinic.

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