The labia majoraplasty is performed to recontour and resize the labia majora, or the outer, hair-bearing portion of the vagina.
- 1 Before and After Photos
- 2 About Labia Majoraplasty
- 3 Ideal Candidates
- 4 How It Works
- 5 What to Expect
- 6 Publications on Labiaplasty by Dr. Francisco Canales, Dr. Heather Furnas, and Dr. Culbertson
- 7 FAQ
- 8 Schedule an Appointment
Before and After Photos
About Labia Majoraplasty
Learn more about labia majoraplasty in Northern California.
Many women decide to undergo this procedure at Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa every year because they are unhappy or self-conscious about the contours of their intimate area. In many cases, an abnormally shaped labia can also cause great discomfort when wearing tight clothing , yoga pants, or during intercourse. Board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Francisco Canales, Dr. Heather Furnas, and Dr. Culbertson want you to be able to live your best life, which is why they are proud to offer labia majoraplasty. If you’d like to schedule a private consultation to learn more, call our office in Santa Rosa, California today.
Here’s A Look At The Ideal Candidate For A Labia Majoraplasty In Northern California.
A one-on-one consultation will be scheduled at Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa with Dr. Canales, Dr. Furnas, and Dr. Culbertson to determine if you are a good candidate for a labia majoraplasty.
During this appointment, we will come to understand your unique situation and medical history. After discussing your aesthetic desires, we will explain what you can expect from the procedure, as well as the recovery requirements. We will share a variety of before-and-after photographs of labia majoraplasty patients to assist in visualizing your own results. If it is determined that a labia majoraplasty is right for you, a personalized treatment plan will be created.
How It Works
In cases where additional volume is needed, a fat transfer can be used to increase the shape of the labia majora. Once the targeted area is contoured to the predetermined aesthetic shape, the incisions are closed using absorbable sutures. Depending on the patient and the techniques included, a labia majoraplasty will take approximately one hour to perform.
What to Expect
Here’s what to expect with a labia majoraplasty in Northern California.
After your treatment
Women should expect the recovery from a labia majoraplasty to take from 1 – 2 weeks. Swelling is expected, and some patients may experience bruising and mild discomfort. These symptoms should improve dramatically over the first 5 – 7 days. However, residual swelling can last for six months or longer.
If needed, prescription medication can be prescribed for pain, however, many women find over-the-counter pain relief to be adequate. Intermittent ice packs used 20 minutes ‘on’ and 20 minutes ‘off’ can be useful to reduce swelling as is keeping the bottom elevated when lying down. A surgical garment may be recommended to keep swelling down, as well.
The results from a labia majoraplasty can be significant, as a smaller, tighter labia majora is created. Drooping, protruding tissue is eliminated, creating a smoother and more proportionate appearance to the vulva. Discomfort from tight clothing, exercise, and sexual activity is greatly improved. These results will last for years to come.
Publications on Labiaplasty by Dr. Francisco Canales, Dr. Heather Furnas, and Dr. Culbertson
Dr. Francisco Canales, Dr. Heather Furnas, and Dr. Culbertson are board-certified plastic surgeons with additional training in labiaplasty, and are international leaders in female genital cosmetic surgery. They have published many articles and book chapters on labiaplasty and vaginoplasty surgery, trained hundreds of plastic surgeons around the world in their techniques, and received professional awards for their work in this area.
How much does labia majoraplasty cost?
The needs of every patient are different so once a treatment plan is created, we can discuss your cost and payment options. We can also provide information on low-interest medical financing.
Where is the labia majoraplasty performed?
The labia majoraplasty is performed on-site in one of our state-of-the-art surgical suites. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia or a local anesthetic with sedation.
Generally, most women feel well enough to increase their daily activities in a day or two following their procedure. Most women are back to work in a week or less. However, wearing a tampon and sexual intercourse should be postponed for 4 – 6 weeks. Dr. Canales, Dr. Furnas, or Dr. Culbertson will carefully monitor your recovery progression, giving their approval for physical activities.
What are the potential risks of a labia majoraplasty?
While a labia majoraplasty performed by Dr. Canales, Dr. Furnas, or Dr. Culbertson at Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa is a safe and effective procedure, it is still a surgical procedure; therefore, it holds a small chance for complications. Risks can include unexpected bleeding, hematoma, infection, scarring, and asymmetry.
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Feel confident and comfortable
Every vagina is not identical and many elements can affect the appearance of the outer labia. If you are not confident or comfortable because of the shape and size of your labia, find out more information about vaginal rejuvenation surgery. Talk to Dr. Canales, Dr. Furnas, or Dr. Culbertson about your needs and concerns so they can develop your unique labiaplasty surgical plan. Schedule an appointment at Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa in Santa Rosa, CA to hear more about rejuvenation with a labiaplasty.