It might be difficult to talk about, but labiaplasty at Ottawa Plastic Surgery is quickly becoming a popular option for women of all ages and lifestyles. Both Dr. Silverman and Dr. Boyd take special care to perform this delicate procedure in a way that preserves sensation while still meeting your aesthetic goals. Come see why women considering labiaplasty visit us from Gatineau, Cornwall, Kingston, and other locations throughout Ontario for beautiful, comfortable results.
To fully understand how labiaplasty is performed and the results it can yield, it's important to understand female anatomy. The terms "labiaplasty" and "vaginoplasty" are often used interchangeably, but these surgeries are not the same. Labiaplasty primarily affects the labia minora, the small, "inner lips" on either side of the vaginal opening. The surgery can achieve a variety of results, including:
- Correcting asymmetry of the labia minora
- Reducing the size of one or both labia
- Creating a more discreet appearance
- Improving comfort during sex and other activities, such as exercise
Good Candidates for Labiaplasty
Labiaplasty can be indicated for both cosmetic and functional purposes. Good candidates are women who are in generally good health and who have a good understanding of the potential results of surgery as well as its limitations. As with any cosmetic procedure, you should choose to undergo labiaplasty for your own reasons, and not to satisfy someone else. Patients who undergo labiaplasty typically report higher levels of personal confidence after surgery, as well as greater enjoyment of sex and less discomfort during activities such as riding a bike.
During your consultation, your surgeon at Ottawa Plastic Surgery talks about your goals for surgery as well as your present concerns. Dr. Silverman or Dr. Boyd will evaluate your medical history and perform a physical examination to determine your candidacy for surgery.
What to Expect
Labiaplasty is most often performed with the use of local anaesthesia and sedation. It's an outpatient procedure, which means you won't be required to stay in the hospital. Your surgeon performs the procedure based on your own specific goals and closes your incisions with sutures. After a brief period of observation, you may return home with the aid of a loved one.
If labiaplasty is performed in conjunction with a more extensive procedure, as in a mommy makeover, it will likely be completed while you are under general anaesthesia.
Swelling or soreness in the treated area is common for about 1 week after surgery, and depending on the significance of your procedure, you may be ready to get back to work and other sedentary activities within that timeframe. You may resume strenuous exercise and sex after 1 month. The results of your labiaplasty are likely to last indefinitely.