Vaginal Rejuvenation in Salt Lake City, UT
Vaginal Rejuvenation Options
When it comes to vaginal rejuvenation services in Salt Lake City, Dr. Chidester offers the full complement of non-surgical and surgical procedures. Non-surgical treatments would include Intima, both internal and external. Surgical procedures would include vaginoplasty, labiaplasty (minora and majora), and clitoral hood reduction. Some of these can be performed under local anesthesia while others can be done simultaneously with other procedures (for example, during a mommy makeover).
What is a Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that is performed on the labia major (the outer lips of the vagina) and/or the labia minor (the inner lips of the vagina). It is used to reduce the size of labia that are too large, and to reshape labia that are uneven, improving their appearance and reducing associated discomfort. A relatively minor surgical procedure, it is performed for cosmetic, hygienic, pain-relief and/or functional reasons. Labiaplasty can be performed alone or in conjunction with procedures such as vaginoplasty and liposuction. Labiaplasty specialists are often plastic surgeons, obstetricians/gynecologists, or urologists.
Candidates For Labiaplasty
what is The Labiaplasty Procedure?
Labiaplasty is generally performed just after the patient has had her period. The patient receives anesthesia or IV sedation, as well as medications to block nerve signals and minimize bleeding. The surgeon trims, using scissors, a scalpel or laser, excess labial tissue, closes the incision with absorbable stitches, and applies antibiotic cream. Labiaplasty takes 1 to 2 hours, and most patients return home the same day.
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Preparing For A Labiaplasty
In terms of preparing for a labiaplasty, this can start either months or weeks or days in advance. For women that are smokers, Dr. Chidester recommends smoking cessation at least 12 weeks prior to labiaplasty (or any surgery) as it can affect wound healing and increase complications. Alcohol consumption should also be decreased as it can cause changes to the blood. Certain medications such as herbs, supplements, and others will be reviewed with you two weeks prior to surgery and stopped as deemed appropriate. Additionally, preparing yourself with shaving your vaginal area at least 3 – 5 days prior. Dr. Chidester does not recommend getting a wax immediately before the surgery.
Recovery After Labiaplasty
For recovery after labiaplasty, icing on and off while awake can help reduce swelling and pain. You will be given some medication to help with the pain as well. Sitz baths can also help, but you will be instructed when to start those. I typically ask my patients to wear comfortable, loose clothing and take it easy: no gym, no exercise until instructed. Lastly, you must refrain from intercourse until healed and cleared, which is typically six weeks after surgery.
Post-labiaplasty, most patients have swelling, and mild-to moderate pain, for which painkillers are prescribed. Patients typically return to work in 2 to 4 days, and are able to use tampons or resume sexual activity in 6 weeks. Post-operative care involves carefully washing the area, and using antibiotic creams to prevent infection.
In the end, labiaplasty and vaginal surgery can be very rewarding for patients with high satisfaction. These steps are all to help you have a speedy and smooth recovery!
what are the Risks Of Labiaplasty?
Complications from labiaplasty are rare, but there are risks. They include bleeding, infection, poor healing, labial asymmetry, labia that are smaller or larger than desired, loss of sensation, and the need for a second surgery.