Labiaplasty in Granite Bay
Having sagging or irregularly shaped labia is nothing to be ashamed of. In fact, many women will experience some degree of sagging or stretching in these tissues at some point in their lives. However, this doesn’t change the fact that sagging or overly large labia can cause significant emotional and physical discomfort.
Labiaplasty, or labia reduction surgery, removes excess tissue and reshapes the external genital tissues (labia majora and labia minora) to restore a more normal or symmetrical appearance and alleviate discomfort associated with large or sagging labia.
A mother of two herself, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christa Clark understands how childbearing, aging, and genetics can affect the condition of the labia and vaginal tissues. Her priority is helping patients feel more comfortable and confident in their appearance, and she has helped women of all ages and stages of life improve their quality of life with labiaplasty.
Why consider labiaplasty?
Women choose to undergo labiaplasty for a variety of reasons; some are cosmetic, some are comfort-related, all of them are personal. If you are bothered by the shape, size or appearance of your genital tissues, reducing the size of the labia can offer many benefits, including:
- Allow you to wear swimsuits and form-fitting clothing with greater comfort and confidence
- Improve intimate experiences for yourself and your partner
- Reduce or eliminate pain during intercourse
- Restore your ability to perform exercise such as running and cycling comfortably
About labiaplasty surgery and recovery
All the key facts you need
Dr. Clark performs labiaplasty as an outpatient procedure at our private, accredited surgical center at Granite Bay Cosmetic Surgery. Depending on the extent of surgery and your needs, local or general anesthesia may be used.
Dr. Clark will make small incisions in the labia minora, labia majora, or both, removing excess tissue and reshaping remaining tissue to reduce labia size and improve symmetry. The procedure is relatively quick, and you can go home shortly after surgery to continue recovering at home.
Labiaplasty patients typically get back to work within 3 to 5 days, and can resume exercise within several weeks. Sex needs to wait for about one month to ensure incisions have fully healed.
Improvements made with labiaplasty should last for many years; however, future pregnancy and vaginal birth can re-stretch labial tissues. The normal aging process will also continue, and hormonal changes associated with menopause can result in additional sagging.
Non-surgical feminine rejuvenation vs. labiaplasty
Not every patient needs surgery to address her concerns about stretched or aging vaginal tissues. We also offer FemiLift laser vaginal rejuvenation at Granite Bay Cosmetic Surgery, a non-surgical treatment that tones and tightens internal or external tissues, helping to enhance sexual intercourse, reduce vaginal dryness, reduce pain during intercourse, and even help alleviate stress urinary incontinence.
However, while FemiLift can be a great option for many women, labiaplasty is typically the most appropriate treatment to reduce or improve overly large or moderately to severely sagging labia.
Ready to regain your comfort and confidence where it really counts? Contact us for a personal consultation with Dr. Clark to discuss your treatment options.