Childbirth and time can affect the appearance of a woman’s labia (the part of the vagina that is most visible) and these changes in appearance sometimes can cause women to feel insecure. If you want to freshen up your vagina’s appearance, call a vConfidence certified doctor in Baltimore, MD to set up a consultation. There is no need to suffer from insecurity.
Why Get Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is done for aesthetic reasons. There are a number of reasons that someone might want to alter the appearance of her vagina. Labia hypertrophy refers to either the labia minora or labia majora being larger in relation to the other. Generally, a labia hypertrophy occurs when the skin extends 3–5 centimeters. This excess skin be present naturally from birth, or it can occur after childbirth or with age. This excess skin can make a woman self-conscious, and it can make certain clothing uncomfortable.
A woman will get labiaplasty to cosmetically alter the look of her vagina by reducing excess skin (prepuce) of the labia minora. The procedure can make the vagina look “fresher” or “younger.” Removing the excess skin can also allow for more access to the clitoris increasing pleasure. The average labiaplasty costs roughly $2,730, and it is usually not covered by insurance. In general, the procedure uses lasers, only takes about 90 minutes, and allows the patient to go home immediately after it’s completed.
vConfidence certified doctors offer two options for your labiaplasty: non-surgical and surgical. The non-surgical option uses lasers to tighten the labia majora and labia minora. This method can be done using the Femilift™, FemTouch™, Intima fractional CO2 laser, or the Viveve® RF device. Many opt for this option because it costs less and requires less recovery time. A surgical labiaplasty allows for more customization of the appearance of your vagina. This option is ideal if there are specific concerns that you want addressed.
Since this is a surgery, there is some recovery time necessary. Patients can go about their daily activities as usual after about a week, but they should not expect to do much during that time. The patient should ice regularly to reduce the swelling. It is generally recommended to ice for twenty minutes and rest for twenty minutes continuously. After icing and resting for a week, the patient can expect a full recovery and reduction of swelling after six weeks.
The non-surgical option requires no recovery time and it allows you to return to your daily activities almost immediately.
Contact a vConfidence certified physician in Baltimore, MD to schedule a consultation and learn more about labiaplasty.
Dr. Maria Center is a vConfidence certified doctor in Baltimore, MD with the knowledge and experience to assist you with your cosmetic needs. She can give you options regarding your condition and advise you on the most effective and least-invasive options possible.