Why Do Some Women Choose to Get A Reduction Labiaplasty?
Feeling self-conscious about your vagina? Board-certified gynecologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Otto Huertas is pleased to offer Dallas, TX women reduction labiaplasty. This procedure is a safe and effective option for women who wish to gain a more natural appearance to their labia. We understand that this is a sensitive topic, and it can seem embarrassing. But, our expert team at CosmeticGyn Center has helped countless women gain newfound confidence with reduction labiaplasty and are here to help you. Contact our office in Dallas, TX today to schedule a private consultation to learn more.
What is reduction labiaplasty?
Reduction labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that reduces the size and shape of the labia. The labia are the lips around the vaginal opening. These bundles of skin can become elongated or stretched, resulting in discomfort and embarrassment. During a reduction labiaplasty, the excess tissue is trimmed away, and the remaining skin is pulled taut to achieve a more symmetrical appearance.
What causes an enlarged labia?
There are several factors that can alter the size and shape of the labia. Childbearing, genetics, and advanced age are some of the main contributors to enlarged labia. These factors are common and affect thousands of women. The result usually leads to a number of concerns, including medical and cosmetic issues. These typically include:
- Pain during sex
- Skin that sticks to the upper leg or groin area
- Chronic itch or rash due to friction
- Discomfort during sports or other physical activities
- Discomfort when wearing tight clothes or a swimsuit
- Psychological and emotional distress
Why do women choose labiaplasty?
Undergoing reduction labiaplasty is a personal decision. And, in many cases, it has little to do with the cosmetic aspect and more to do with the emotional impacts this condition can have on a woman’s quality of life.
How is labiaplasty performed?
Reduction labiaplasty is considered an outpatient procedure and is performed within an accredited surgical facility with the patient under general anesthesia. Dr. Huertas will excise the elongated tissue and use specialized techniques to achieve a tighter appearance. Once the designated tissue is removed and the remaining area is sculpted, patients will be monitored for a short while before they are discharged to go home.
What is recovery like after labiaplasty?
On average, recovery after labiaplasty takes about one week. A follow-up exam will generally be scheduled 7 – 10 days after your procedure so Dr. Huertas can check your progress.
When can I resume sexual activity?
Generally, most women can resume sex and other physical activities, like sports, after about 4 – 6 weeks following their surgery. Prior to this time, patients will also undergo a follow-up exam, where Dr. Huertas will provide his recommendation on when they may be cleared for such activities.
Does insurance cover labiaplasty?
While labiaplasty is considered a cosmetic procedure, it may also be deemed medically necessary. CosmeticGyn Center will reach out to your provider to confirm whether your medical insurance offers any coverage for labiaplasty.
Reduction Labiaplasty in Dallas, TX
If you are tired of feeling deep emotional distress and physical discomfort from enlarged labia, consider reduction labiaplasty. Board-certified gynecologist and cosmetic surgeon Dr. Otto Huertas is highly trained and experienced in reduction labiaplasty. He has performed this remarkable procedure on countless women who desire greater comfort and confidence. Reach out to CosmeticGyn Center in Dallas, TX today to see if labiaplasty is right for you.