It's not a topic that gets discussed much, but if you are among the many women in the in Reading or Lancaster area who are dissatisfied with the appearance of the inner or outer labia, labiaplasty at Proserpi-Schlechter may be the answer. Many women also consider labiaplasty for the discomfort or pain associated with oversized, asymmetrical or misshapen labia.
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What Is Labiaplasty?
For women living in Reading or Lancaster seeking vaginal rejuvenation, labiaplasty is a safe outpatient surgical procedure that reduces the size of one or both sets of labia. Reasons for wanting this procedure vary from individual to individual but can include:
- Problems with sexual functioning due to pain
- Embarrassment or lack of confidence regarding the appearance of the labia
- Repairing the labia following disease, injury, or childbirth
- Discomfort due to oversized or misshapen labia that interferes with sports activities such as biking
Candidates for Labiaplasty
The best candidates for this procedure are women who are generally healthy and wish to improve the appearance and comfort of their labia. For women who live in the Lancaster or Reading areas, labiaplasty can be a satisfying solution for a range of issues—from simple dislike of their appearance to more complicated sexual difficulties or painful sports activities.
What You Can Expect
Generally, labiaplasty takes approximately 1 hour to complete. At the Proserpi-Schlechter Center for Plastic Surgery, we use local anesthesia or IV sedation, administered by our trusted anesthetist who has been with us for 14 years.
After surgery, some women may experience mild discomfort and swelling, which usually disappears completely after 1 to 2 weeks. The labial incisions heal and are rarely noticeable. Most women can return to work or other regular activity in 3 to 5 days.
As with any surgical procedure, there are certain risks. While they are rare, the most common of these can include bleeding, infection, asymmetry, and scarring. The entire procedure and all of the risks involved will be thoroughly discussed with you during our confidential consultation.