Learn About Vaginal Rejuvenation in Huntersville
Bodies come in all shapes and sizes. Cheekbones, finger length, and even the sex organs vary from woman to woman. Many women are born with larger or more noticeably asymmetric labia; others can acquire the condition in many ways, such as aging, childbirth, or hormonal effects. Enlarged labia can be a source of embarrassment and discomfort for some women. Vaginal rejuvenation can provide dramatic improvement for women that are uncomfortable with the appearance of their labia. Patients should never be embarrassed about approaching their physician with concerns about their genitalia, this condition can be safely and effectively treated with very satisfactory results.
What is vaginal rejuvenation?
Vaginal rejuvenation has become an increasingly popular option for women. For those who desire reshaping after childbirth, significant weight loss, aging, or injury to genital structures, vaginal rejuvenation offers increased self-confidence and relief from discomfort. The surgical procedure, also known as labiaplasty, involves removing excess tissue from the labia minora, or inner genital lips. The process is extremely safe and allows women to be more comfortable, both mentally and physically.
Why do women undergo vaginal rejuvenation?
Women with enlarged inner and outer vaginal lips that cause pain or make them feel self-conscious may seek labiaplasty. Long labia minora may cause painful sexual intercourse, exercise or discomfort while wearing tight clothing. Vaginal rejuvenation can provide relief and an improved aesthetic look, to feel more comfortable in more form-fitting clothing, or to enhance the sexual experience.
What does the procedure entail?
Labiaplasty in Charlotte is performed by Dr. Miles along with highly experienced anesthesiologists and surgical assistants. First, a long acting local anesthetic is administered. Strategic marks are placed to ensure maximum removal of excess tissue without removing too much and constricting the vaginal opening. The surplus tissue is then cut out using a wedge technique that optimizes scar location for closure. If necessary, the clitoral hood can also be reduced. Absorbable sutures are then used to secure the multiple layers. This expert technique lowers the risk of nerve damage, preserving the maximum amount of sensation.
Dr. Miles will walk you through everything during the private consultation process. He will explain the procedure in detail using pictures and diagrams and answer all questions to determine if labiaplasty is the right treatment option for you.
What can I expect after labiaplasty?
Topical ointments and oral pain medication will be prescribed for post care. Some minor bruising and swelling is normal. An icepack can be used as needed. Patients are encouraged to move around to promote circulation and avoid discomfort associated with prolonged sitting. Depending on the extent of each individual procedure, patients can usually return to normal activities after one to two weeks, although exercise and intercourse should be avoided for six weeks. Dr. Miles will schedule one or two follow up visits during the first week after surgery and one six weeks post op appointment to ensure proper healing.
If you are interested in vaginal rejuvenation in Huntsville, contact the office of Dr. Erik Miles of North Charlotte Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. His friendly staff can answer questions or schedule a consultation at (704) 896-5556.