About Labia Majoraplasty
The labia majoraplasty is performed to recontour and resize the labia majora, or the outer, hair-bearing portion of the vagina. 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 or during intercourse. Board-certified plastic surgeons Drs. Francisco Canales and Heather Furnas 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, CA today.
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A one-on-one consultation will be scheduled at Plastic Surgery Associates of Santa Rosa with Dr. Furnas or Dr. Canales 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.
Once you are prepped for surgery, Dr. Furnas and/or Dr. Canales will remove excess skin and protruding fatty tissue. 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
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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 and Dr. Furnas 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 or Dr. Furnas 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.
Enhance Your Confidence
If you are feeling self-conscious about the contour of your intimate area or if it's causing you discomfort, call Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa today to schedule a consult. If you are coming from outside the Northern California area, an online consultation can also be arranged. Our goal is to help you attain the look you want so you can show off your body confidently.