What is a Labiaplasty?
As a plastic surgery practice, we often do work that’s highly visible to others, such as facelifts, breast augmentation, and other cosmetic procedures. But we also perform more discreet, personal procedures such as labiaplasty, also known as vaginal rejuvenation. Labiaplasty reduces the size of the labia minora. The labia minora are the bands of tissue on either side of the vagina that is directly inside the labia majora.
Hormonal changes in the body brought on by pregnancy and vaginal delivery, puberty, menopause, and age can enlarge and darken the color of these tissues. Many women find these changes particularly uncomfortable for a few reasons. In some cases, the labia minora can become so large that they will cause low self-esteem and physical discomfort during sexual intercourse and other physical activities. Labiaplasty is one of the most common genital rejuvenation procedures performed by plastic surgeons.
The procedure is performed in a Reno outpatient surgery center using sedation with local anesthetic or general anesthesia. Dr. Timothy Janiga carefully cuts away excess skin and tissue and then closes the treated area with dissolvable sutures. The goal of surgery is to reduce the labia minora and reposition the excess tissue for a more natural contour, not to completely remove them.
A labiaplasty usually takes around one hour with another one to two hours for post-surgery recovery time before leaving the surgical center.
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Recovery & Results
Dr. Timothy Janiga will examine you during your post-op physical examination and advise you on when it’s okay to return to work. Most patients can return to non-strenuous work within a week to 10 days after their surgical procedure. More strenuous work demands can require a longer recovery period. Sexual intercourse should be avoided for a minimum of four weeks. Straddling type of activities such as cycling and horseback riding should be avoided for six weeks. Full results are expected within three months.
Schedule a Consultation
For more information, or to set up a consultation with Dr. Timothy Janiga to discuss labiaplasty in Reno, please send us an email or call 775-364-0224.
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