LABIA MAJORA REDUCTION TO DECREASE THE SIZE OF ENLARGED OUTER LIPS OF THE VAGINA:
The outer lips of the vagina (labia majora) can be enlarged with excess skin and tissue. This enlargement causes an embarrassing bulge in pants or swimsuits. The labia majora may be enlarged from birth, secondary to childbirth, or due to aging. Dr. Alter developed a new technique to reduce their size by removing a crescent shaped portion of each inner labium. The scar is hidden in the concavity between the inner and outer labia. This surgery is also minor and takes about one and a half hours.
The surgery is relatively minor and is not very uncomfortable. It is performed in a fully accredited surgical center. General anesthesia is usually used, but sedation with local anesthesia is possible. The complication rate is extremely low. If you have a relatively sedate job, you can probably return to work in 4-5 days. I will see you on the day before surgery, and you can return home 2-3 days after the operation. You can resume sexual relations in about 6 weeks. None of my patients have complained of any loss of sensation or any decline in the ability to have orgasms.
LABIA MAJORA LASER RESURFACING.
A women with mild labia majora skin excess with wrinkling can undergo CO2 laser resurfacing with the FemTouch laser to tighten the skin. This procedure is essentially painless after applying local anesthetic cream. It can take one to three treatments to get the desired result.
LABIA MAJORA FAT INJECTIONS TO INCREASE THE FULLNESS OF THE OUTER LIPS OF THE VAGINA:
Aging, weight loss, childbirth, or heredity can cause loss of the youthful fullness of the labia majora. This is easily corrected by injecting fat taken from another area of the body. The procedure is minor and takes about an hour. Surgery is usually performed under sedation with local anesthesia. It can be done alone or in conjunction with another procedure. You can resume sexual relations in about two weeks.
If you have any questions about labia majora remodeling or labioplasty please feel free to contact Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Gary Alter at his Manhattan, New York or Beverly Hills, California office.