Labiaplasty is a procedure performed by surgeons to help women who have experienced difficulties with their vaginal labia area. The surgery can relieve the emotional and physical discomfort associated with labia majora (outer lips) and labia minora (inner lips) conditions. The goal of the surgery is to provide a balanced, comfortable appearance of the labia area. Labia appearance issues typically result from sexual intercourse, childbirth, genetics, or aging. There may also be asymmetry between the inner and outer labia lips, which may cause discomfort.
Dr. Messa and his staff appreciate that the labial area is a sensitive issue for women. Enlarged inner or outer labia lips of the vagina may cause discomfort, embarrassment, or adversely affect sexual intimacy. Candidates may have a poorly defined labia anatomy, which can make everyday activities difficult. Close-fitting pants and bathing suits may be uncomfortable. Sporting activities may be difficult. All of these factors can be distressing. However, our staff is sensitive to your needs and will respect your privacy when discussing this procedure.
Labiaplasty can restore the contour of the labia minora or labia majora, and alleviate these distressing conditions.
Fully developed young women and adult women who are in good health are the best candidates. We encourage you to speak frankly with Dr. Messa about your anticipated desired results. Pre and postoperative photographs are available for you to view at the time of your private consultation.
Dr. Messa will review your medical history and explain the risks associated with the procedure. A treatment plan will be developed, then the precise technique for your procedure can be determined. Your procedure may include the surgical reduction of the labia major (outer lips) or labia minor (inner lips) or both. The procedure can usually be performed in the office. Time in surgery is typically under one hour. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia, with intravenous sedation or “twilight” anesthesia, or under local anesthesia only, if the patient so desires.
The labia and surrounding area may be slightly bruised. Patients can expect some postoperative swelling. Oral medications can be administered to reduce pain. Oral antibiotics may be prescribed to reduce the risk of infection. You will receive a list of postoperative instructions that may include the restriction of heavy exercise for three or more weeks and other points that will be covered in detail at the completion of your surgery. If you have suffered from discomfort or embarrassment in the vaginal area you may want to consider this surgery as an option. Please call our office at 954.659.7760 to set up an appointment to meet with Dr. Messa. Labiaplasty may be the answer for you.