Labia Minora Reduction Phoenix
Patients undergoing labia minora reduction feel that their labia minora are too large for their body. This can occur on one side or both. Labiaplasty is a procedure designed to remove excess skin from the opening of the vagina which often results from childbirth but can occur genetically as well. The labia minora are the small, inner lips of the vulva. Sometimes the labia minora can protrude outside the body or cause discomfort.
For most patients, the procedure takes less than an hour to complete and is performed with either local anesthesia or general anesthesia. The procedure results in the labia majora that is smaller and shapelier for an enhanced cosmetic look. Labia minora reduction can also correct certain health and psychological problems caused by enlarged labia minora.
Various techniques are available for treating prominent labia minora. Surgeons typically perform labia minora reduction (labia reduction or labiaplasty) by excising the excess labia minora and over sewing the raw edge. This is the easiest technique and can be performed quite easily in the office. The incision line lies along the edge of the labia minora. The excess is excised in a “V” manner and the upper and lower edges are joined together with dissolvable sutures. The results in a suture line that is less visible because it is on the edge is a transverse horizontal line instead of a longitudinal vertical suture line. The goal is to preserve the normal contour, color, and anatomy of the labia minora edge whenever possible.
Any discomfort that patients experience can be managed with medication. Because dissolvable sutures are used, there are no stitches that need to be removed. Some slight bruising and swelling can be expected around the labia and surrounding tissue. Most patients are able to return to work on the day after surgery, though more strenuous activities will need to be postponed for four to six weeks.
Learn More about Sexual Health and Cosmetic Genital Surgery
Many patients suffer from genital deformities or believe their sexual health could be improved. It’s a taboo subject for many but recent advancements in plastic surgery has made this topic more open and acceptable than ever before. North Valley Plastic Surgery offers several services and procedures to help people improve their sexual health. North Valley Plastic Surgery offers several services and procedures to help people improve their sexual health. We are dedicated to offering you the highest quality aesthetic and sexual health services possible. North Valley Plastic Surgery maintains a vast inventory of medical grade products and offers a free consultation for sexual health services.
No physician, sexual partner or spouse should tell you to have a sexual health procedure or cosmetic genital surgery. Only the individual considering cosmetic genital surgery can make that decision. Only the patient can make the decision to go to surgery after the physician discusses with the risks, benefits and alternatives to cosmetic genital surgery.
The surgeons at North Valley Plastic Surgery give patients the knowledge, facts about each procedure, and alternatives to sexual health procedures in Arizona. To learn more about our offices’ offerings, please call our office at (480) 991-6877 or visit us anytime at www.nvpsaz.com.