Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that is becoming more and more common every day. It involves contouring and re-shaping the vaginal area. The areas that can be improved with a Baltimore labiaplasty include the labia majora, labia minora, and clitoral hood. Here are the most common problems affecting women:
- Excess labia minora tissue or stretched out tissue
- Enlarged labia majora
- Deflated labia majora
- Excess clitoral hood tissue
- Excess fat in the pubic area
These problems can affect intimacy, hygiene, exercise, and can cause women to be self-conscious about themselves in certain bathing suits and clothing.
Many different plastic surgery techniques can be used to contour the vaginal area. These include:
- Removing excess labia minora
- Liposuction of the labia majora
- Fat grafting to the labia majora or labia minora
- Contouring of the clitoral hood with skin removal
- Liposuction of the pubic area
The surgical procedure is typically done in the office under local anesthesia. Baltimore labiaplasty specialist, Dr. Schreiber, will place a numbing cream on the areas and then inject lidocaine to anesthetize the area to be corrected. Then, Dr. Schreiber will perform the labiaplasty in the comfort and privacy of his office using sterile technique. The recovery is only 2 days with minimal downtime and discomfort. The results are evident at the first post-operative visit, but swelling may take several weeks to fully dissolve. If more extensive procedures are required, like liposuction and/or fat grafting, Dr. Schreiber does this in the hospital.
Liposuction of enlarged labia majora or the pubic area can be done in the hospital as an outpatient procedure. Dr. Schreiber will inject a numbing fluid while you are asleep that will allow him to remove the fat safely with minimal discomfort. If fat grafting to the labia minora or labia majora needs to be done, Dr. Schreiber will take the harvested fat from the liposuction and process it down to the pure fat cells. Then, he will gently inject the fat into the areas to be treated using very fine instruments. After the procedure, recovery is only several days with minimal discomfort.
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