Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure in which the tissue of the outer or inner labia–the folds of skin surrounding the vulva–is reduced. This tissue reduction can be performed for either aesthetic reasons or because the patient wishes to improve comfort and or hygiene.
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Because labiaplasty can sometimes be a sensitive procedure to discuss, Dr. Ogilvie places a special emphasis on patient communication. This is done to ensure patients know what to expect throughout the labiaplasty procedure.
Labiaplasty generally results in significantly less excess skin of the labia minora and possibly the labia majora, and patients report feeling more confident and comfortable once the procedure is complete.
How Do I Get Started on Labiaplasty?
If you’re interested in undergoing a labiaplasty procedure, the first step is to consult with Dr. Ogilvie at his Chicago area office. During your consultation, Dr. Ogilvie will discuss the procedure, step by step, along with what you can expect in terms of pre and post-operative instructions.
Dr. Ogilvie believes in a transparent process, making sure to answer every single patient question during the process. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Ogilvie, contact our Chicago office today.
Candidates who are interested in labiaplasty are often looking for the procedure to correct congenital conditions or to improve overall comfort. The motivations for labiaplasty patients aren’t all that different from other plastic surgery patients: labiaplasty patients simply want to feel comfortable in their bodies.
Dr. Ogilvie recommends that all candidates for plastic surgery refrain from using tobacco products, as they can interfere with proper healing after surgery.
If you think you might be a good candidate for labiaplasty surgery, contact Dr. Ogilvie to schedule a confidential consultation and discuss next steps.
Generally speaking, good candidates for labiaplasty will:
Labiaplasty surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, so patients are allowed to return home once the immediate effects of the anesthesia wear off. Patients are given detailed recovery instructions to follow after they return home and between follow up appointments.
Most labiaplasty procedures will proceed in the following way:
Anesthesia — Labiaplasty can be performed under general or local anesthesia. If local anesthesia is used, Dr. Ogilvie may also recommend the use of a sedative as well.
Incisions — Most labiaplasty procedures focus on eliminating unwanted skin from the inner or outer labia area. Dr. Ogilvie will make incisions consistent with the patient’s overall desired outcome in order to remove excess skin.
Once the procedure is complete, patients can expect swelling and bruising in the operative area. Patients will be given detailed post-operative instructions designed to maximize comfort and protect your final results. Once swelling subsides, patients will be able to evaluate their results. For most patients, this procedure will help the labia look more youthful and proportional, while also improving overall patient comfort. Many patients also report a noticeable increase in confidence and self esteem.
If you want to know more about labiaplasty and how this procedure might benefit you, contact Dr. Ogilvie’s office to schedule a consultation and get started on your transformation!
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