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 can lead to long term irritation.
Labiaplasty in Naples
Prior to the procedure, Dr. Paul Gardner meets with his labiaplasty patients to first discuss their concerns and 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. He then thoroughly discusses the labiaplasty procedure with patients and answers any questions they may have.
On the day of the surgery, Dr. Gardner and his team prepare the patient for surgery and administer an anesthetic. After the pre-operative preparation, Dr. Gardner sculpts the vaginal lips through surgical extraction to ensure symmetry and achieve a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Labia reduction surgery is performed on an outpatient basis in Dr. Paul Gardner'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, his surgical suite has met the strict regulations required to be endorsed by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities, a testament to his 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 recommended 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, the plastic surgeon works diligently to give patients beautiful results through a safe and healthy plastic surgery process.
Dr. Paul Gardner and his surgical team are dedicated to providing patients unsurpassed attentive care and they make themselves available to answer any questions or concerns. Because of his remarkable commitment to patient satisfaction, Dr. Gardner and Gardner Plastic Surgery are highly regarded throughout Florida as one of the top plastic surgery options in the state.