While not commonly discussed by medical professionals, intimate health and labia concerns are common among women of all ages. Some women are bothered by excessive tissue or asymmetry within the labia, while others note changes after pregnancy, childbirth, weight changes, and aging. Most women do not know that there are treatment options that offer high satisfaction, permanent improvements for these common concerns. In fact, there are two types of labiaplasty procedures—surgical and non-surgical—which can address a variety of labia and intimate health issues.
Voted as Atlanta’s Top Doc in 2019 and 2021, Dr. Shaya Taghechian is a board-certified Urologist and the resident women’s wellness expert in our practice. She is one of the very few physicians in the US trained to perform the FemTite Scarless Labiaplasty, also known as the AVIVA procedure. Dr. Taghechian recently published on non-surgical scarless labiaplasty and Votiva vaginal rejuvenation. As our expert Urologic surgeon, a highly trained and specialized physician, and a woman herself, Dr. Taghechian has a special understanding of women’s health issues and is qualified to offer a broad spectrum of treatment options. She makes it a point to ensure that patients are appropriately selected and fully prepared to undergo labiaplasty treatments and effortlessly builds a trusting relationship with each one. Both Dr. Taghechian and our expert staff take a great deal of effort to educate each patient on how to best prepare and recover after labiaplasty.
For best and most-predictable results and easiest recovery, Dr. Taghechian recommends:
- Avoiding blood-thinning medications for a few days prior to and after treatment. Motrin, Aspirin, fish oil supplements, vitamin E supplements—these are just a few blood-thinning medications that are best stopped well before labiaplasty treatment to decrease bleeding during the procedure, as well as bruising and swelling post-surgically.
- Planning on treatment within the first 2 weeks after your period. While menstruating, a woman has a high level of inflammatory markers in her bloodstream, and these can increase pain during treatment and swelling and bruising after labiaplasty. Dr. Taghechian recommends careful treatment planning to optimize your recovery and result.
- Cool compresses frequently applied to the treated areas for 2-3 days; both cool compresses and compression (in the form of tight yoga pants or leggings) help minimize soreness and swelling and help get you back to your work and social obligations quickly.
Whether the patient is treated with surgical or non-surgical labiaplasty, she should expect some degree of tenderness, swelling, and recovery. We want to provide you with excellent care and ensure both a comfortable treatment and a seamless recovery; we find that a thorough review of both pre-and post-surgery recommendations helps you have the best treatment experience and outcome.
Want to learn more about labiaplasty and whether this treatment is right for you? Contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your consultation with Dr. Taghechian.