Considering Getting a Labiaplasty in DC? Here’s All the Information You Need to Know
Every woman deserves to feel confident and self-assured, especially in the most intimate areas of your body. At Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery, we’re committed to delivering results and giving you the body you’ve dreamed of.
The labiaplasty procedure surgically sculpts and reshapes the labia minora and/or labia majora. For women who are uncomfortable, embarrassed, or have pain during sexual intercourse, know that you have the power to decide how your body should look and feel, including in the vaginal area. Labiaplasties typically result in shorter labia that no longer hang down below the level of the hair-bearing labia majora.
The Basics of a Washington, DC Labiaplasty
Every patient’s body is different and requires its own personalized plan of action. Before the procedure, our doctors will talk to you about the following considerations:
- Labia asymmetry
- Labial sagging
- Labial reshaping
- Labial resizing
- Lifestyle and activity levels
Once you and your doctor have outlined what you want your results to look like, you will discuss which procedure is right for you. You may either move forward with a labia majora or labia minora labiaplasty. The labia majora procedure involves reducing the size and shape of the outer lips of your vagina. The labia minora procedure reduces the size and shape of the inner lips.
In both procedures, these reductions are typically made using the trim technique or the wedge technique. During the trim technique, the plastic surgeon removes excess skin around the outer edge of the labia. During the wedge technique, a v-shaped “wedge” is cut out of the labia at the widest point then the edges are stitched together. Your doctor will determine which technique is best for you during your consultation.
A labiaplasty may take as little as 45 minutes to an hour. While many patients elect to undergo general anesthesia for extra comfort, it is also possible to perform the procedure using a local anesthetic if this is your preference.
Recovery from labiaplasties are considered minimal, but it is recommended to hold off on any significant or strenuous lower body exercise for several weeks. This procedure involves delicate tissues that require being well cared for during the healing process. Healing may take up to 4 to 6 weeks. At-home remedies like ice packs, elevation, and OTC or prescribed medications will help with the discomfort and pain.
Choosing Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery For Your Labiaplasty in Washington, DC
Choosing to get plastic surgery can be a difficult decision, especially when it comes to your intimate areas. Finding the right plastic surgeon for your labiaplasty procedure is critical. Our doctors are considered some of the area’s top-rated plastic surgeons, serving the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area, including Maryland and Northern Virginia. They have decades of experience making each and every patient feel confident with the latest, most innovative practices.
Dr. Bruno, Dr. Brown, and our staff will ensure that you feel comfortable at every step in the process. Not only do we want you to feel confident post-surgery, we want you to feel confident throughout the whole thing.