Labiaplasty in Greater Cleveland, OH
A labiaplasty might sound exotic, but it’s actually a common procedure for women seeking improved confidence and increased comfort through a more symmetric labium. At Greer Plastic Surgery, we have all your labial needs covered with our expert labiaplasty procedures.
Labial Reduction Near You
A longer labium can cause irritation and chaffing during exercise, interfere with sexual intercourse, and sometimes even show through tight-fitting clothing. A labiaplasty is a procedure where your labia minora is trimmed to adjust its size, symmetry, and shape, effectively eliminating these annoyances, and providing women with the confidence boost they need to enjoy their everyday activities.
What is a Labiaplasty?
A labiaplasty is a simple procedure that involves altering the shape and size of the skin folds around the vaginal opening. These skin folds are the labia majora and the labia minora, which are both part of the vulva — the external part of women’s genitalia. Sometimes, the minora may either be tucked inside or extend past the labia majora. It can also stretch due to aging or childbirth. While these cases are completely normal, they can cause self-consciousness. With a labiaplasty, we can alter the both the labia minora and majora to keep you comfortable and confident.
Why Get a Labiaplasty?
If you feel self-conscious about your labia or have noticed uncomfortable sensations like pain in the area, a labiaplasty can solve your problems. The labia are an essential part of your genitals’ structure, keeping the vaginal opening protected. However, when elongated, they may cause irritation and pain, especially with exercise. Women with long labium might feel a tugging, or pulling sensation whilst working out, or experience their extended labia pulled into the vaginal opening during penetrative sex, something easily resolved with a labiaplasty.
How Common is a Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty procedures are a lot more common than you might think. There are many reasons women choose to undergo a labiaplasty, with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons stating that 11,218 women had a labiaplasty performed in 2019, up from around 10,000 women in 2018. So, if you’re considering undergoing this kind of procedure, know that you’re not alone. The issues that come from an enlarged labia can affect any woman — but they don’t have to last forever thanks to labiaplasty.
When Should You Consider a Labiaplasty?
If you’ve ever felt uncomfortable exercising, had the sensations of pulling or tugging during sexual intercourse, or even feel insecure about the appearance of your labia, a labiaplasty can help. No one should live in discomfort, and more and more women are taking back control of their confidence in their bodies by undergoing this procedure. You can learn more about whether you’re a good candidate for labiaplasty in a consultation with us at Greer Plastic Surgery.
How Does Labiaplasty Surgery Work?
A labiaplasty is a simple, outpatient procedure that requires a deft hand, like that of Dr. Greer’s. The procedure itself only takes about an hour and you can even stay awake during the process!
We initially apply topical numbing cream to the area before injecting any further numbing medication. The mucosa of the labia absorbs the topical cream well, so you won’t even feel the injection. During the surgery, you won’t feel any pain, but you might experience a tugging or pulling sensation. We’ll clean the area with betadine antiseptic, cover the surrounding skin with sterile towels, and then trim the edges of the labia minora to reduce its size and adjust its symmetry. We’ll then close the incision with dissolving sutures.
How Long Does It Take To Recover
From a Labiaplasty?
Following a labiaplasty, the first day or two is usually the most difficult. Soreness is normal and swelling and bruising are common as well, and an ice pack can help relieve these symptoms. If you experience burning while urinating, try rinsing the area with water as you go. Peri-bottles, made for post-childbirth, are designed for exactly this purpose and are easily available to purchase. Even if you don’t experience any burning, you should still rinse and gently pat dry the area after using the bathroom.
Rest is extremely important after your procedure, so avoid activities that put pressure on the vulva for at least four weeks after surgery, including horseback riding, cycling, and sex. It’s good to avoid rigorous exercise in general, so stay away from running or weightlifting as this can cause further swelling.
What is the Cost of
a Labiaplasty in Cleveland?
We can discuss the cost of your labiaplasty during a consultation. Dr. Greer will explain the total cost breakdown including the surgeon’s fee, facility fee, and any applicable anesthesia fees. She’ll also include the cost of your postoperative care.
Dr. Jennifer Greer
Schedule a Labiaplasty Consultation with Our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon in Cleveland, OH
Dr. Jennifer Greer knows exactly what it’s like to be a woman seeking greater self-confidence, especially having undergone cosmetic work herself. Dr. Greer is here to listen to your concerns with empathy and provide you the solutions that you need to feel like your best self. When it comes to labiaplasty, Dr. Greer is fully aware of how many benefits this simple procedure can have, whether it’s regarding your comfort or just how you feel when you look in the mirror. Dr. Greer is here to help you from consultation to aftercare while prioritizing your needs and wants throughout the entire journey.
Our patients are real women who are looking to improve their lives, whether it’s for greater comfort, confidence, or both! Take a look at some of our patients’ results to see just how much of a difference a labiaplasty can make.