Labiaplasty emerged as the second fastest growing cosmetic surgery procedure in the US in 2013, with 44 percent more surgeries performed than the previous year. Women are increasingly open to the idea of enhancing their sexual aesthetics and are willing to explore the possibility of vaginal tightening and rejuvenation procedures such as labiaplasty.
Dr. Kristi Hustak is a board certified female plastic surgeon providing labiaplasty and various other cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Dr. Hustak will educate her patients about labiaplasty and help them to make a well-considered choice. She provides labiaplasty to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding communities.
What is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a plastic surgery procedure involving enhancement of both the labia minora or the inner vaginal lips and the labia majora or the outer vaginal lips. Many women only require labia minora correction through this surgery.
Women should know that there is no standard appearance of the labia, which may be termed as normal. Each woman’s sexual anatomy is unique, and they have personal aesthetic and health needs that should be assessed individually by the labiaplasty surgeon.
Need for Labiaplasty
Women typically seek labia minora or majora reduction for one or more of the following reasons:
- Birth related or acquired asymmetry in the labia
- Discomfort while wearing tight clothes or bathing suits
- Unhappy with the appearance of inner lips extending significantly beyond outer lips
- Inner lips rubbing against each other during physical or sexual activity
- Labia majora causing a feeling of bulkiness in the area and ill-fitting clothes
Labia minora or major reduction procedure can be performed using a local anesthetic in the surgeon’s office as a minor procedure. In some cases, it may require general anesthesia, which can be performed at a surgery center or a hospital, often in conjunction with other procedures. Labiaplasty procedure is usually completed in about 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the number of procedures and the complexity.
In case local anesthesia, a topical numbing cream will be applied to the targeted and left for a while for the anesthetic to take effect. Discreet incisions will be placed in specific areas to perform the surgery. The surgeon will precisely trim away the excess skin and reshape the labia minora or majora or both to create a more youthful looking appearance of the labia.
Following the surgery, the incisions will be closed with absorbable sutures. The patient will be placed in disposable undergarments to absorb any drainage from the incision areas. She can usually return home the same day. Committed female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas and nearby areas for labiaplasty and various other surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures.
The patient will be kept on modified bed rest for five days. For about three weeks, she will have to refrain from performing any vigorous activities or heavy lifting of weights. Intercourse must be avoided for six weeks. Initial discomfort will improve from the second week with rest and medications. Most patients can return to their workplace or resume normal routine in the second or third week.
For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.354.5145 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.