Labiaplasty and Vaginal Rejuvenation
Labiaplasty Houston TX
Enlargement of the vaginal labia may be caused by natural aging, childbirth and pregnancy, lifestyle choices, heredity conditions, and other congenital abnormalities. For many women, this leads to physical discomfort while engaging in various physical activities, embarrassment during sex, and the inability to wear certain outfits. Fortunately, though, plastic surgeons can perform a cosmetic procedure to alleviate these concerns. Labiaplasty – also referred to as vaginal rejuvenation – aims to reduce the size and improve the appearance of the labia. Plastic surgeons achieve this by reshaping or reconstructing the vaginal lips to meet the patient’s aesthetic and functional goals.
Houston, TX plastic surgeon Dr. Christian Arroyo is highly experienced and offers labiaplasty surgery to patients in his Houston and West Houston backyard, as well as surrounding Texas cities of River Oaks, Bellaire, Katy, Memorial, Briarforest, Sugarland, Pearland, Kingwood, Jacinto City, Galena Park, Pasadena, Cloverleaf, Aldine, Spring, the Woodlands, and more. Dr. Arroyo uses his meticulous attention to detail to perform this procedure with the goal of reducing the size of the labia and improving the appearance of the female vagina. The surgeon understands that the needs of different women are unique and goes out of the way to create an individualized treatment plan for each patient. More so, Dr. Arroyo utilizes the most advanced surgical techniques to achieve the desired labiaplasty goals while minimizing the risk of scarring and other side effects.
Who is a Candidate for Labiaplasty
Labiaplasty is a plastic surgery procedure to reduce the size of the vaginal labia. Most women considered this treatment for aesthetic purposes. However, labiaplasty can also be performed to alleviate physical symptoms such as pain and discomfort, difficulties with cleaning and hygiene, as well as recurrent urinary tract infections. You may be a good candidate for vaginal rejuvenation surgery if:
- You are in good physical and emotional health
- You are embarrassed about the appearance of misshapen, hanging, or disproportionately large labia minora, particularly during intercourse.
- You experience discomfort during intercourse
- You are dissatisfied with the overall appearance of your vagina
- You are looking to refine your feminine contours
- You have realistic expectations about the outcome of this procedure
During your first labiaplasty consultation at Arroyo Plastic Surgery in West Houston, the surgeon will listen to your concerns, examine your vagina, and let you know whether this procedure is for you. Dr. Arroyo undertakes this process using a state of the art virtual consultation tool in which he will be able to show you (in real-time) what the procedure would entail, where the scars would be located and what you can expect using your own pictorial anatomy. The surgeon requires his labiaplasty patients to quit smoking and adhere to other pre-op instructions in the weeks before the surgery. It is also important that you are undergoing this cosmetic treatment strictly for yourself, not because someone else asked you to.
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Get the result you desire
Dr. Arroyo aims to provide all his labiaplasty patients with premier care while focusing on a natural, pleasing outcome. The surgeon will craft an individualized treatment plan to correct both the aesthetic and structural components of your labia while reducing the size and refining its contours. Many women who undergo this procedure find that they are more comfortable during intimacy, are able to wear different types of outfits and have no restrictions when it comes to physical activities. Get in touch with Dr. Arroyo’s office today to learn how this procedure can create higher levels of sexual confidence, enhanced pleasure, and improved vaginal aesthetics to suit your needs!
Should I choose a plastic surgeon or an OB/GYN?
Many women wonder whether to work with a cosmetic surgeon or an OB/GYN for their vaginal rejuvenation surgery. While many obstetricians and gynecologists can perform labiaplasty, you may be better off choosing a cosmetic surgeon. Here is why: cosmetic surgeons are trained to perform the surgery as needed, while also keeping a trained eye on the aesthetic outcome AND preserving nerve sensation. You will likely have a higher chance of obtaining a pleasant, natural-looking result when working with a plastic surgeon.
Will this treatment cause sexual insensitivity?
In the past, labiaplasty entailed using an amputation method that had negative effects on sensitivity. Nowadays, though, Dr. Arroyo and many other skilled surgeons use advanced surgical techniques that preserve the nerves in the area – and thus sexual sensitivity. While it is common for women to experience some numbness in the treatment area, this improves with recovery. Some women even report increased sensitivity adding to heightened pleasure during sexual intercourse. Make sure to discuss this and any other concerns you may have with Dr. Arroyo during one of your pre-op consultation visits.
Non Surgical labiaplasty?
Some women consider non invasive vaginal rejuvenation treatments as an alternative to surgery. While these are available, they can only improve mild vaginal laxity. Surgery is the only way to go if you are looking for a permanent reshaping and reduction of the labia. If you are interested in nonsurgical alternatives, make sure to discuss this with Dr. Arroyo during a consultation visit.
Should I have labiaplasty before or after pregnancy?
Dr. Arroyo recommends that you have labiaplasty after you have completed pregnancy and childbirth. However, some women experience significant pain due to enlarged labia. In this case, it may be necessary to undergo this treatment beforehand. Keep in mind that future pregnancies may compromise the outcome of your procedure, making it necessary to have a second labiaplasty.