Labioplasty, also known as labia reduction, vaginal lip reduction, or labia rejuvenation, is a procedure to decrease the size and improve the appearance of enlarged, hypertrophic or asymmetrical labia minora. The enlarged labia may cause some women to experience discomfort with pinching or pulling during certain activities, or with some clothing.
This procedure can greatly enhance the cosmetic appearance of the outer vagina giving many women greater confidence and self esteem. This is especially important for women who are unhappy or embarrassed with the way their labia look. Often this problem affects sexual relationships and a woman's ability to feel better about herself. This is a problem that is fairly common but which most women are embarrassed to discuss with their physicians. Dr. de Ramon understands this concern and has handled patients with care and dignity. Labioplasty not only helps with the external vaginal appearance, but women experience significant improvement or relief of symptoms.
A labioplasty consists of making fine incisions on the sides of each labia (labia minora or inner lips) placed within natural folds and creases. The excess tissue is removed and the incision site is closed using absorbable sutures. Therefore, no suture removal is required. Most patients return to work within a few days. Exercise, lifting and sexual intercourse will be restricted for 4-6 weeks after surgery. Dr. de Ramon's decade of experience in plastic surgery combined with his attention to detail and precise nature ensure consistent results.
During the consultation, Dr. de Ramon reviews your medical history, discusses your concerns and goals and performs a physical exam. There is opportunity for questions and an explanation of the procedure(s) that will meet your needs. A second consult is recommended for final questions and to discuss risks of surgery.
This procedure is not considered medically necessary, and therefore it is cosmetic surgery performed to enhance appearance.
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