Labiaplasty in New Jersey
Reasons Women Pursue Labiaplasty
There are many reasons why women choose to have a labiaplasty. Here are some examples:
- Physical Discomfort During Sports, Exercise, or Everyday Activities
- Appearance and the Fit of Clothing
- Concerns and Problems Relating to Sexual Intercourse
- Self-Conscious about Vagina
- Urination with an Enlarged Labia
You can find more detailed information about these at: 5 Reasons Why Women have Labiaplasty Surgery.
Is labiaplasty in NJ right for me?
If you are unhappy or uncomfortable with the shape and/or size of your labia minora, then labiaplasty is the perfect procedure for you. Most women have enlarged or asymmetric labia minora from birth. Others may have developed enlarged labia after pregnancy or as they age. The enlarged labia can make daily activities and exercise uncomfortable, interfere with or make you embarrassed during sexual intercourse, or create a bulge in tight clothing. Labiaplasty in New Jersey with Dr. Ganchi can reduce the labia minora so that they do not protrude and are more symmetric. The results are very satisfying to our patients.
You are a candidate for labiaplasty if you have:
- Protruding labia minora
- Asymmetric labia minora
- Thickened labia minora
- Labia minora that you would like reshaped
How is surgery performed? Are there any risks?
During our initial consultation, Dr. Ganchi will take a complete medical history and examine the areas of concern. He will evaluate the labia to assess the degree and type of enlargement and check for asymmetry. Dr. Ganchi and his friendly staff will confer with you to determine what changes you would like. Then, we will design the labiaplasty procedure that will give you the result that you are looking for.
The labiaplasty procedure is performed in slightly different ways depending on the exact anatomy of the labia. In all cases, the procedure is very low risk with a quick recovery. The stitches will dissolve and do not need to be removed.
Where is labiaplasty in NJ performed?
Board Certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Ganchi performs most labiaplasty procedures in his New Jersey office under local anesthesia or sedation anesthesia. You may choose the type of anesthesia you prefer. If you are having other procedures at the same time, you may need general anesthesia. Most labiaplasty procedures are performed in our JCAHO-certified outpatient surgical facility. If you are having other procedures at the same time, you may have your procedure performed at the hospital. You will need to have a close friend or family member drive you to and from your surgery and care for you for the first 24 to 48 hours after surgery.
Will it cost less if I have only one labia that is enlarged?
While many women have asymmetric labia minora, in order to get the best symmetry, it is usually a good idea to perform labiaplasty on both sides. This allows both sides to go through the same healing process and gives them a more symmetric appearance. Obviously, less tissue would be removed from the smaller side. The small difference in cost is generally not worth compromising the symmetry of the final result of labiaplasty.
What is recovery like after labiaplasty?
Recovery after labiaplasty is relatively mild. The first three days are spent relaxing. Cold compresses or ice packs will help keep the swelling to a minimum. You will feel fine. You will have some bruising and swelling that will resolve over the next week or two. Stitches will dissolve and do not need to be removed.
When can I return to work?
While healing time varies, most return to work 3 – 6 days after labiaplasty. We advise patients to avoid any pressure to the labia for six weeks. This would include wearing tight clothes such as thongs or using tampons or having sexual intercourse. Excessive movement such as jogging can also slow the healing process and should be avoided. We will closely follow your progress to ensure that you are ready to resume normal activities.
How will I look after the procedure?
Depending on what you discussed with Dr. Ganchi, your labia will be more symmetric and will be less protuberant. This should make you more comfortable in tight clothing and while exercising and should give you more confidence during sexual intercourse.
Imagine a more beautiful you.
Labiaplasty is but one of the many procedures we offer to revitalize your appearance. Please ask us about other procedures to refresh and renew your natural beauty. Click here to see a brief list of procedures we offer in our NJ office.
NOTE: Only a licensed professional with the knowledge and skill required to achieve optimum results should perform labiaplasty surgery. Look for a plastic surgeon who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who has completed his training at some of the top plastic surgery institutions. You can learn more about Dr. Ganchi’s world-class credentials here.