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Are you bothered by the appearance of your labia? Do you frequently experience discomfort, such as chafing, due to excess or large labial skin? You may be a candidate for labiaplasty, one of the most common female genital cosmetic surgeries. Labiaplasty in Denver alters the size or shape of the labia minora (inner lips) or labia majora (outer lips) to restore comfort and confidence among women of all ages.
Board-certified urogynecologist Dr. Oscar A. Aguirre has undergone specialized training with the pioneer of Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation (LVR®), Dr. David Matlock in Los Angeles, to perform the most advanced and precise labiaplasties using patented LVR technology. He pursued this additional training after completing a 4-year residency program in OB/GYN and then a 2-year fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, which he completed in 1999.
Why Choose Labial Reduction?
Oftentimes, a woman chooses labiaplasty surgery to repair and correct changes brought on by the natural aging process. Mothers may desire labiaplasty to correct injury or other concerns like loose labia resulting from childbirth. Younger women benefit from surgery, as well. Many women are simply born with large labial skin and seek surgery to not only improve cosmetic appearance, but also functional concerns, such as chafing and discomfort when wearing tight-fitting clothing or exercising, and pulling-in and pain with intercourse.
Labiaplasty of the Labia Minora
Reducing the size and altering the shape of the labia minora (inner lips) can be accomplished as an in-office procedure. Elongated, unequal or dark labia minora are very common complaints in women seeking cosmetic vaginal rejuvenation surgery. Most women tell us that they do not want the inner labia to project beyond the outer labia. With labiaplasty, we can meet the unique needs of each patient to improve confidence and comfort and provide long-lasting satisfaction.
Labiaplasty of the Labia Majora
Reducing the size and/or tightening the skin of the labia majora (larger outer labia) can also help to improve confidence, comfort, and sexual pleasure. Sagging and loose labia majora is seen in women with naturally more elastic skin, but also in older women who have lost their skin tone and volume. This is also seen in those who have lost a lot of weight.
FAQ’s: Labiaplasty in Denver
What happens during a labiaplasty?
Dr. Aguirre uses the Ellman Surgitron Radio Frequency device to carefully reduce excess labial skin and excess prepuce of the clitoris, if indicated. (Clitoral hood reduction is a common addition to labial reduction surgery.) Dr. Aguirre uses delicate, fully-absorbable sutures to redefine labial edges and other tissue for natural-looking and impeccably balanced results. This advanced surgical process takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. Following surgery, patients will recover in our post-operative room before returning home that day.
What is the recovery time for labiaplasty?
Most patients need to take a full week off from work following their surgery, and should refrain from sexual intercourse and vigorous exercise for a full six weeks. In the first few days, we advise patients to ice their treatment areas on and off to minimize swelling. It is not uncommon for patients to experience bleeding and swelling throughout the first week or two following surgery. Swelling and other discomfort will gradually subside in the weeks following surgery.
Can a labiaplasty involve more than just the labial skin?
Yes! Dr. Aguirre applies his decades of surgical expertise to achieve the most balanced and flattering results. This means he often administers several “corrections” in one surgery. For example: During the consultation process, Dr. Aguirre may determine that a patient would benefit from clitoral hood reduction in addition to labiaplasty to achieve the most balanced and flattering results. Other types of surgical add-ons could include anal tag excision or tightening of the vaginal entrance. There are many possible surgical combinations! Rest assured, Dr. Aguirre and his team are meticulous with every patient and will carefully devise a surgical plan that meets each patient’s exact needs and goals with maximum ease.
What is a clitoral hood reduction and why would I need one?
Sometimes a patient’s clitoral hood, also known as prepuce, appears large due to extra folds of skin. When the labial skin is reduced during a labiaplasty, it can make the clitoral hood stand out even more. To help restore balance to the labia and surrounding area, Dr. Aguirre can gently remove or reduce any excess skin as needed.
Other Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedures
Labiaplasty is often combined with other surgeries to achieve a balanced, aesthetically-pleasing result. In addition to labiaplasty, Dr. Aguirre performs a wide range of other vaginal rejuvenation surgeries in Denver to help improve the form and function of the vulvar area, including clitoral hood reduction, excision of excess prepuce, excision of redundant prepuce, perineal rejuvenation, augmentation labiaplasty, vulvar lipoplasty/mons pubis liposuction, laser hymenoplasty, and anal tag excision.
Dr. Aguirre feels truly privileged to have devoted his career to female pelvic medicine. Every one of his patients who undergoes labiaplasty or another vaginal rejuvenation treatment reports an astoundingly high level of satisfaction. Without a doubt, Dr. Aguirre and his team know that labiaplasty can dramatically improve a woman’s quality of life. To learn more about this amazing surgery, call us today to schedule your personal consultation!