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Labiaplasty

Conveniently located to serve Columbus, Cincinnati, and Cleveland

At the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery Dr Shah specializes in all facets of cosmetic surgery of the face, breast and body. With specialized training and extensive experience in body contouring surgery, they can work with you to identify and reach your goal with the cosmetic Labiaplasty procedure. Learn how a short outpatient procedure under local anesthesia can address your concerns.
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WHY IS THE LABIAPLASTY PROCEDURE SO POPULAR?

In 2013, the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported that labiaplasty, or the reduction of excess tissue of the labia minora of the genital region in women increased by 44%, making it one of the fastest growing cosmetic procedures. The motivations for women seeking this procedure are complex, but include, a desire to improve their appearance in and out of clothing, comfort, hygiene, asymmetry, trauma, and a myriad of psychosocial considerations. The procedure’s effectiveness and natural looking resutls as documented in several health outcomes survey is one of the main reasons for the increased popularity of this procedure

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF THE LABIAPLASTy PROCEDURE?

The appearance of female genitalia varies significantly under normal conditions but can be affected by congenital defects, trauma, aging, surgery, or childbearing. Gender re-assignment patients are another group of patients that benefit from labiaplasty procedures. In a 2008 publication, Journal of Sexual Medicine researchers found that approximately on third of women seek this procedure for primarily functional concerns, one third for strictly cosmetic concerns, and one third for a combination of functional and cosmetic concerns. Irrespective of the reason for initially seeking the procedure, postoperatively, the vast majority of patients are satisfied with the results.

HOW IS THE LABIAPLASTY PROCEDURE PERFORMED?

The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia in the privacy of the office. Excessive, misshapen or asymmetric tissue is tailored to achieve a more normal and symmetric outcome. Recovery from the procedure takes approximately two weeks. It involves refraining from prolonged sitting or standing to avoid excessive swelling and discomfort. After approximately two weeks, most patients can return to normal activities of daily living. Sexual intimacy can be resumed after 6 weeks. Patient satisfaction with this procedure has been reported to be as high as 90-95% in various studies. While not commonly discussed, cosmetic labiaplasty is a viable consideration for women with similar concerns.

For additional information and pricing for the Labiaplasty procedure, contact us today!

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