Naples Plastic Surgery
Many women elect to have a labiaplasty for a variety of reasons, including cosmetic concerns, genital pain or sexual enhancement.
Patients are given the option of having the surgery while awake under local anesthesia with oral sedation, like Valium, or under deep sedation where they are unaware of what is happening. The typical labiabplasty involves removing a wedge of the excess labia minora tissue so that the lips are shortened and tightened. The wedge technique allows for the preservation of the specialized lip tissues in the normal anatomic position. This prevents dryness after the operation which could lead to long-term irritation.
Labiaplasty in Naples
Prior to the procedure, Dr. Paul Gardner or Dr. Leo Baccaro meet with their labiaplasty patient to first discuss any concerns and to create a personalized course of action for the procedure. This may include reduction of excess vaginal tissue and possibly hoodectomy, which is a vaginal rejuvenation procedure that removes excess skin covering the clitoris. The surgeon then thoroughly discusses the labiaplasty procedure with the patient and answers any questions she might have.
On the day of the surgery, the surgeon and his team prepare the patient for surgery and administer an anesthetic. After pre-operative preparations, Dr. Gardner or Dr. Baccaro sculpt the vaginal lips through surgical extraction to ensure symmetry and to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Labia reduction surgery is performed on an outpatient basis in either Dr. Gardner's or Dr. Baccaro's surgical suite, which features privacy and exclusivity: you will be the only patient in the surgery center at the time of your procedure. In addition, our surgical suites have met the strict regulations required to be endorsed by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities, a testament to our surgeons' dedication towards patient health.
Recovering from Labiaplasty
Following the procedure, labiaplasty patients may experience bruising and sensitivity for several weeks until they are fully healed. Patients are advised to abstain from rigorous exercise for three weeks and sexual intercourse for at least six weeks after the procedure.
Because labiaplasty is a surgical procedure, patients may experience complications. Some of the most common risks include bleeding and infection. However, your chosen plastic surgeon will work diligently to give you beautiful results through a safe and healthy plastic surgery process.
Dr. Paul Gardner, Dr. Leo Baccaro, and their surgical teams are dedicated to providing patients unsurpassed attentive care and strive to make themselves available to answer any questions or concerns. Because of their remarkable commitment to patient satisfaction, Dr. Gardner, Dr. Baccaro and the Gardner Plastic Surgery practice are highly regarded throughout Florida as one of the top plastic surgery options in the state.