Excessively large or redundant labia can create both physical dyscomfort as well as bulging aeas in clothing such as bathing suits, leading to significant embarassment and self consciousness for some women. Labiaplasty can effectively correct these deformities, providing both increased comfort and self confidence.
As an experienced Philadelphia cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Bottger understands how important it is for a woman to feel confident and comfortable when it comes to her genitalia.
If you feel like your self-esteem is suffering because of an irregular vulvar anatomy and you think labiaplasty can help, call Dr. Bottger's plastic surgery office at 610-355-1929 to schedule a consultation with our experienced Philadelphia cosmetic surgeon.
What to Expect From Labiaplasty Surgery
Each labiaplasty patient is unique, which means every procedure is customized to suit your individual goals and personal needs. Generally, labiaplasty targets elongated inner lips that can cause both physical and mental discomfort for women. To determine the best method to correct your imperfections, Dr. Bottger will assess your physical condition and talk to you personally about what kind of results you want to achieve.
Labiaplasty can be performed both in the office setting under local anesthesia or in the out patient surgery center setting using either IV sedation or even general anesthesia depending on each patient's comfort level.
The procedure takes about an hour, sutures are dissolvable, and healing is usually complete by about two weeks, allowing most activities at that point.
Many Philadelphia women who opt for labiaplasty also opt for other body contouring procedures to achieve optimal results. During your consultation, Dr. Bottger can answer questions you may have and he will discuss all of the benefits of limitations of your specific procedure.
Is Labiaplasty Right for Me?
Labiaplasty can be an ideal solution for the self consciousness and/or dyscomfort related to labia minora redundancy.
Ideal labiaplasty candidates are women who:
- Are fully developed
- Are in good general health
- Are comfortable with plastic surgery
It's also important for labiaplasty candidates to have realistic expectations about what the surgery can and cannot accomplish. Labiaplasty is a cosmetic procedure that is not intended to enhance sexual pleasure, however it can help you become more comfortable with intimacy by improving your self-image.
If you have any concerns regarding your labiaplasty candidacy, Dr. Bottger will take great care to make sure you understand why you may or may not be an ideal candidate. Your safety is always our number one priority, and we encourage open, honest discussions during every stage of the plastic surgery process.