Is Labiaplasty Right For You?



Labiaplasty is a procedure that targets the outer lips of the vagina (the labia major), the inner lips of the vagina (the labia minor), or both. Surgeons perform this procedure to alter the size or shape of the labia to enhance patient comfort and ensure they appear balanced. While many opt for this surgery to reduce pain and discomfort, it can also have aesthetic benefits.

Keep reading to discover if a labiaplasty in San Antonio, TX, is right for you!

Why Do Patients Opt for Labiaplasty?

Labia that are misshapen or labia of larger than normal size can lead to pain or discomfort for women as they go about their day. Sexual intercourse and exercise can greatly exacerbate this pain. Additionally, the size or shape of the labia can also lead to labial irritation and hygiene issues, making it difficult to keep them clean.

Beyond these core medical concerns, many women choose to pursue labiaplasty for purely aesthetic reasons.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for This Procedure?

Regardless of the reason behind their labiaplasty, patients must be in generally good health for this procedure. Labiaplasties are primarily for women who do not plan to have children in the future because tissue affected by the procedure can become damaged during vaginal birth and affect your labiaplasty results.

Before, During, and After Labiaplasty

To avoid complications, the best time to schedule a labiaplasty is directly after the patient has finished menstruating. The procedure is done using IV sedation or anesthesia as well as a bleeding suppressor to ensure the patient remains comfortable. The surgeon then alters the shape and size of the labia.

The average labiaplasty takes an hour or two to complete, after which the patient is immediately released. Complications are rare; the patient can expect to return to work and other normal activities within two to four days. However, you should continue to avoid sexual intercourse, exercise, and other strenuous activities for another six to eight weeks.

Schedule a Labiaplasty Consultation with Earl E. Ferguson, III, MD

Are you wondering if a labiaplasty in San Antonio, TX, is right for you? Schedule a consultation with Earl E. Ferguson, III, MD, to fill out a short contact form, or call 210-290-9078 to speak directly to one of our team members.

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