Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hueneke offers labiaplasty, a surgery performed for women concerned about the appearance of their genitalia or perhaps troubled by discomfort or pain in this area. Plastic Surgery Affiliates is proud to serve female patients from Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, or Lebanon who desire a labiaplasty procedure.
What Is Labiaplasty?
While it is frequently referred to as aesthetic vaginal surgery, labiaplasty is a procedure that can aid a woman’s personal quality of life due to a variety of factors, not all of which are strictly aesthetic in nature. If you want to remove excess tissue from your genital area then labiaplasty cosmetic surgery as performed by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hueneke may be worth your consideration. In labiaplasty, specific sections of the labia minora, the inside lips of the vulva, are decreased, thus making them smaller than the labia majora, the outer and typically the larger-sized lips. Sometimes portions of your clitoris may cause frequent irritation due to extra, surplus skin along the side of the clitoris that is excessively loose, which may also be reduced in labiaplasty surgery, a procedure which also called a clitoral hood reduction or a prepuce reduction.
Who is a Good Candidate for Labiaplasty?
It is natural and quite normal as we age that some women begin to suffer from an elongated labia,which can, unfortunately, result in more ongoing irritation, some tenderness, and irritating pain during your daily routine movements, not to mention during more athletic activities. If it is the case that your labia minora is stretched out or otherwise elongated this can very well lead to there being a risk of infection or chafing, and in these cases, labiaplasty is highly recommended. Labiaplasty may also be completely appropriate if there are frequent instances of the labia minora experiencing the sensation of being pinched which results in really noticeable discomfort and even experiences of bodily pain during normal activities like bicycle riding or during intercourse. You may also experience embarrassment due to your appearance or discomfort when sitting, wearing very tight pants or a swimsuit, in which case labiaplasty may very well help to solve these sorts of issues. So no matter whether your procedural need is due to pregnancy, childbirth or aging, labiaplasty provides an excellent opportunity for aesthetic vaginal restoration. Labiaplasty is not intended as a treatment to tighten the vagina, and during your consultation, Dr. Hueneke may recommend alternative treatments if this is the case for you.
Can a Labiaplasty be Part of a “Mommy Makeover?”
While the traditional mommy makeover consisted of only a tummy tuck and a breast lift, it has become increasing common to include vaginal rejuvenation as well and any other procedures that improve upon those natural changes in a woman’s body that occur during and after pregnancy and childbirth, and in particular hormonal changes following childbirth can tremendously alter the female genitalia. Contact us now to set up your labiaplasty consultation.
Can Labiaplasty Be Done Before Pregnancy?
Yes, and in fact, adult woman of any age can undergo labiaplasty surgery, and the improvements made during your surgical procedure will not interfere with or complicate any subsequent pregnancy or childbirth. Pregnant woman may want to reconsider the timing of their procedure until after childbirth to also include any vaginal changes that might occur as a result of childbirth.
What are the Different Types of Labiaplasty?
More and more women are turning to the benefits of labiaplasty to improve their quality of life and to enhance their self-confidence, and there are quite a few different labiaplasty procedures and methods available, depending upon the needs and preferences of each patient. Contact us now to set up your consultation and to learn more about which procedure will be best for you.
What is Labia Minora Reduction?
The rise in popularity of this procedure, which delivers phenomenal results when it comes to reducing the size of the inner lips or labia minora of the vagina, is empowering and enriching the quality of life of more and more women who are dissatisfied by their genitalia. This is a one to two-hour procedure,which makes your inner labia smaller than your labia majora through a procedure whereby Dr. Hueneke skillfully removes excess tissue thereby reducing the size of your labia minora and effectively creating vaginal symmetry and delivering impressive aesthetic improvements at the same time. Contact us now to set up your complimentary consultation.
What is Labia Majora Reduction?
Do you feel self-conscious or even embarrassed due to the size or perhaps the shape of your labia majora, which are the outer lips of the vagina? The soft tissue of the labia majora can be readily apparent when you are wearing particularly close-fitting clothing or when you are at the beach or the pool, in which case during your consultation discuss the possibility of removing excess tissue from these areas during your labiaplasty surgery.
What is Clitoral Hood Reduction?
While still managing to protect the clitoris, during this procedure excess tissue is removed, in those instances where a patient experience limited sexual pleasure because of the additional tissue covering the clitoris. Because the clitoral hood is made of soft tissue which covers and protects the clitoris, in some women, when there is too much tissue, then sexual stimulation may be difficult or impossible to attain and in those instances where that is the case, a clitoral hood reduction may be recommended.
What Happens During a Labiaplasty?
Typically general anesthesia is used to maximize your comfort and to eliminate any discomfort during your procedure. Dr. Hueneke meticulously and gently marks the zones where the tissue will be removed once you are completely comfortable, and utilizing specialize surgical glasses for magnification; Dr.Hueneke will delicately remove the designated skin and tissue structure, sculpting the aesthetically improved appearance that you desire. Afterwards, an antibiotic ointment is used as protection against the possibility of infection and also to further your healing process. Following your procedure, you may experience a short period of recovery in our recovery room where your progress is carefully monitored.
Is Liposuction Done Together With Labiaplasty?
Many patients are interested in learning more about having liposuction performed in conjunction with their labiaplasty procedure, and Dr. Hueneke does recommend liposuction in conjunction with labiaplasty because the liposuction can contribute to the process of perfectly and more precisely shaping your labia. This procedure can also represent an opportunity to remove unwanted fat from your inner thighs or your buttocks, and in addition, you can also consider focusing on your back, your abdomen or undergoing a joint tummy tuck.
What is the Recovery Process after Labiaplasty?
Following your procedure, you may experience some sensations of numbness that can last for a few days, and it is important to be vigilant and careful as well as cautious during your recovery to ensure that your stitches will remain intact and undamaged. We will provide you with detailed instructions for your post-procedural healing and recovery phase so that you are fully prepared when you return home,but in general it is advisable to remain home from work for at least two days, and to take precautions to avoid all strenuous activities for several weeks.
After surgery, you may also need to:
- Limit how often you wear tight-fitting clothing that rubs the crotch area
- Avoid using tampons, vaginal suppositories for yeast infections, and douches
- Abstain from sexual intercourse
- Exercise only in moderation
How Do I Know Whether Labiaplasty is Right for Me?
During your consultation with Dr. Hueneke you can discuss all of your concerns that you may have, and he, in turn, will listen carefully and closely to your issues, in addition to providing you with all the necessary information to help you make an informed decision about labiaplasty, including the benefits and the unique personalized approach for your specific surgery. With Plastic Surgery Affiliates, you can be confident in the knowledge that you can count on board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hueneke, an authority on labiaplasty who brings extremely high-level skills and experience set for this procedure.
How Much Does Labiaplasty Cost?
Labiaplasty is generally regarded by the majority of insurance companies as an elective cosmetic procedure, and as a result, they may not cover the procedure costs. Fortunately, Plastic Surgery Affiliates offers convenient financing options through CareCredit® so contact us now to learn more.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hueneke offers labiaplasty procedures to women from across Tennessee, including Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, and Lebanon. If you would like a labiaplasty consultation, please contact Plastic Surgery Affiliates today