Childbirth, menopause, and genetics can all take a toll on the structure, appearance, and function of your genital area. At Marina OB/GYN, cosmetic gynecologists Dr. Jamie Lipeles and Dr. Hope Vermaire use labiaplasty and other cosmetic procedures to help women in Marina Del Rey and Hawthorne, California, reclaim comfort and confidence in the appearance of their genitals. To learn about your options, book a consultation with Dr. Lipeles or Dr. Vermaire by phone or online today.
A labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that sculpts the “lips,” or labia minora and labia majora, around the vaginal opening. It is primarily done as a cosmetic procedure that improves the appearance of the labia and removes excess or sagging skin.
A labiaplasty changes the size and shape of the labia, especially the labia minora, to improve the appearance and comfort of your genital area. Depending on your goals, Dr. Lipeles or Dr. Vermaire may use different surgical techniques to produce the desired aesthetic results.
There are numerous reasons you might consider a labiaplasty. Examples include:
Your surgeon can perform other cosmetic gynecologic procedures in addition to a labiaplasty to achieve desired results.
A labiaplasty takes about 1-2 hours. After the procedure, you may experience tenderness or swelling and should take a week off from work and other everyday activities, including sexual intercourse. Your provider helps you manage pain and sensitivity using medications or ice treatment. A full recovery might take up to six weeks.
Results are usually permanent, and Dr. Lipeles or Dr. Vermaire can enhance the benefits of a labiaplasty with other cosmetic treatments. Many women experience dramatic and long-lasting results when they combine a labiaplasty with the MonaLisa Touch®, which is a laser therapy that rejuvenates vaginal tissue.
Your provider is skilled in numerous cosmetic gynecology procedures. A clitoral hood reduction to remove extra skin compliments a labiaplasty. Fat grafting can help make the labia appear younger. Posterior repair tightens the vagina, and perineum repair fixes scarring from childbirth.
During an office visit, Dr. Lipeles or Dr. Vermaire goes over your medical history and completes a comprehensive exam. She helps you determine which type of cosmetic gynecology procedures best match your needs.
To discuss labiaplasty with a provider at Marina OB/GYN, call the office or book an appointment using the easy online scheduling system.