Labiaplasty Specialist in Greenwood Village, CO
Reconstructive surgeries are very common for both necessary medical and aesthetic purposes. Whether you are experiencing discomfort or soreness due to labial inflammation, or wish to become more confident with the appearance of your vaginal area, receiving a labiaplasty procedure can be just the answer you have needed. With a minor, same-day surgery, a labiaplasty will remove excess labial tissue, allowing you to live your life comfortably. Talk to Dr. Asela Russell, M.D. at Center for Wellness for consultation. For more information, contact us or book an online appointment. We serve patients from Greenwood Village, CO and surrounding areas.
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The primary reason one would receive a labiaplasty procedure is to reduce discomfort they may be experiencing due to excess labia. During some activities, such as particular physical activities or sexual intimacy may cause the labia to catch on clothing, chafe, twist, or rub against surrounding skin until sore. These actions on excess labia can cause the labia to become enlarged or distorted, leading to further discomfort preventing them from sitting down or doing exercise comfortably. Another reason one may opt for a labiaplasty procedure is to surgically restore their labia after childbirth or undo changes that have occurred due to aging. For those undergoing a gender-affirming surgery, the surgical reconstruction process will likely include a labiaplasty.
The primary benefit of labiaplasty is the overall reduction of discomfort that is caused by enlarged or swollen labial tissues. Many people will experience irritation or pain if they have excess labia that is frequently twisted, rubbed, or chafed. Additionally, a labiaplasty can restore confidence in vaginal appearance and allow for the receiver of the procedure to be more comfortable or no longer self-conscious when in intimate situations by changing the appearance of the vaginal area. Many people are simply born with more labial tissue than others, and often the vaginal area will change in appearance due to childbirth or aging as well. Those with excess labial tissue may also be more prone to experiencing vaginal infections such as yeast infections or bacterial vaginosis, so a labiaplasty can help to reduce the frequency of infections that they experience.
Most health insurance benefits are not able to cover the costs of a labiaplasty. Fees for labiaplasty and general vaginal rejuvenation procedures can vary greatly starting around $3000 and can be as much as over $7000. The total cost of the labiaplasty procedure will depend mostly on how much needs to be done surgically, the type of anesthesia that is used and quantity, and will also be affected by which medical center you receive care. Schedule a consultation with a medical professional to learn more about the procedure and associated costs to see if labiaplasty is the right choice for you.
A labiaplasty is a surgical procedure, so the necessary preparation is similar as other minor surgeries. Since labiaplasty includes being put under with anesthesia, the recipient of the procedure should be careful to avoid specific medications, supplements, and anything containing blood thinners for multiple weeks before the procedure. In the 8 hours leading up to the procedure, it is important to avoid all food or drinks and to get a good sleep the night before to ensure your body is able to heal as effectively as possible. It is also highly recommended that the recipient of the procedure has someone drive them home especially if they were put under with anesthesia. It is most commonly a same day procedure, allowing for a quick recovery time. Most patients will be back to living their life normally within 2 to 4 weeks. It is also very common for patients to wear a sanitary pad for at least one week after the procedure that will need to be changed regularly.
Before receiving the procedure, it is required to meet with the surgeon for a consultation, in which case this is the time for patients to address any questions or concerns they may have regarding a labiaplasty, to ensure that they are the right fit for this procedure and that they have reasonable expectations for the results and recovery. Recovery will look different for everyone, so it is vital to be knowledgeable about all necessary instructions and possible reactions that may be experienced before having the procedure done.
For more information, please feel free to call us or book a consultation appointment online. We serve clients from Greenwood Village CO, Centennial CO, Lone Tree CO, Southglenn CO, Littleton CO, Dove Valley CO, Castlewood CO, Hampden South CO, Columbine Valley CO and surrounding areas.