Don’t Let The Hands of Time Affect Your Most Personal Areas
Many of the signs of getting older are easily visible: lines and wrinkles around the eyes and mouth or the slow accumulation of unsightly bulges around the mid-section, for example. Yet while other effects of aging, gravity, childbirth, and hormonal changes are less obvious, they may be just as problematic. Unforeseen changes to the labia, such as sagging, asymmetry, and/or enlargement, can be embarrassing and even cause physical discomfort during physical activity or sexual intercourse.
Labiaplasty (also known as vaginal lip reduction, labia rejuvenation, or labia reduction) is an advanced surgical procedure designed to correct unevenness, sagging, and/or elongation of the labia minora (inner lips of the vulva) and/or labia majora (outer lips of the vulva). The goal of this intimate procedure is to eliminate stretched tissue around the labia and reshape the lips of the vulva, creating a thinner, smaller, more aesthetically pleasing labia. Tightening and reshaping these delicate tissues can also reduce discomfort and embarrassing physical complications, and in some cases even increase sexual sensitivity by removing excess tissue blocking the clitoris.
We understand that this is a highly personal area of the body and can be difficult to discuss. Yet at the warming, welcoming environment at Plastic Surgery of Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, we hope that you will feel 100% comfortable discussing concerns about these types of personal issues, including changes to your labia and the impact these changing are having on your active lifestyle. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ross Bunch is an experienced plastic surgeon with the surgical skill, detailed anatomical knowledge, and commitment to excellence required to ensure that this intricate and delicate procedure is performed as safely, comfortably, and successfully as possible.
Your Labiaplasty Procedure and Recovery
Labiaplasty involves a highly personal and sensitive area of the body and therefore many patients are hesitant to pursue it due to concerns about the potential for discomfort. In fact, our patients are surprised at just how little discomfort they experience during and after this procedure. Most labiaplasty procedures can be performed under light anesthesia and require only about 1-2 hours to complete. The incisions required to remove excess tissue and/or re-sculpt existing tissue are extremely small and closed with dissolvable sutures. Most patients require about 3-4 days of recovery time before returning to work and most normal activities, although we usually ask patients to refrain from sexual intercourse for about 3-4 week to ensure complete healing.
Contact Plastic Surgery of Tuscaloosa
At Plastic Surgery of Tuscaloosa in Tuscaloosa, AL, Dr. Ross Bunch and his professional, caring staff stand out among local surgical practices for their dedication to the most advanced cosmetic and reconstructive procedures in the industry. We are well-established in the community and have built a reputation for high quality patient care and excellent customer service. Dr. Bunch is a Board certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience in microsurgery, facial and rhinoplasty surgeries, and endoscopic surgical techniques, and brings a specialized skill and artistry to every procedure he performs. Our mission is to restore form, function, and beauty to all aspects of your body so you look as gorgeous on the outside as you feel on the inside!
If you are interested in learning more about labiaplasty or any of our other body contouring procedures, please contact our office at 205-349-0049. We look forward to speaking with you and to scheduling your consultation with Dr. Bunch!