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There is no such thing as a “normal vagina,” but some women may find that post-pregnancy and childbirth changes and enlarged or elongated labia minora prevents them from feeling confident and comfortable in bathing suits, clothing or in intimate relationships. These concerns are best addressed with vaginal rejuvenation and the common but often undisclosed procedure, labiaplasty.

At Aviva Plastic Surgery, Atlanta Urologic surgeon Dr. Shaya Taghechian strives to help women understand that labiaplasty is a common procedure that improves quality of life and confidence.  To learn more about this increasingly popular women’s wellness procedure, we encourage you to call us at 678-974-8435.  We’re skilled at discussing a variety of the intimate topics with the utmost discretion and sensitivity, and can address any unique labiaplasty question you may have.  

What is Labiaplasty?

While vaginal concerns (such as dryness and laxity common after pregnancy, chemotherapy, and menopause) are best address with vaginal rejuvenation or vaginoplasty, labiaplasty is an aesthetically-driven surgical procedure that corrects elongated, enlarged or uneven labia minora (the inner lips of tissue surrounding the vagina). For most women, the labia minora are for the most part covered by the labia majora (outer lips). In others, however, factors like genetics, aging and pregnancy can cause the inner lips to extend beyond the outer lips.

Why Labiaplasty?

Even though this part of the body may not be visible to most individuals, it can impact several aspects of life. Discomfort with the appearance of the labia can make some patients feel uncomfortable showing that part of their body to their partner, impacting sexual relationships. Elongated or enlarged labia minora can also be feel uncomfortable. For some patients, the large size of the lips can make otherwise simple activities such as exercising or bicycle riding more uncomfortable and even painful.

The Benefits of Labiaplasty

Confidence in appearance and healthy function helps our patients look and feel their best every day, and this feeling extends to our patients’ professional, personal, and intimate lives.

In addition to improved self-confidence, a labiaplasty brings:

  • Greater comfort wearing tight or more revealing clothes such as bathing suits, athleisure wear, leggings, and more
  • Less pain during intercourse and exercise
  • Permanent results that last the rest of your life

READY TO LEARN MORE?

Meet with Atlanta’s leading Urologist and Women’s Wellness specialist Dr. Shaya Taghechian and the Aviva team to learn more about how we can help you reach your health and wellness goals. With impeccable training and a thorough grasp of the latest technology, we take pride in bringing you the latest, innovative treatments and techniques recognized throughout the world. We can’t wait to meet you!

Am I a Candidate for Labiaplasty?

As with any other treatment, labiaplasty is an excellent option for certain patients.  Often, these are women who experience the following:

  • Discomfort or chafing when wearing tight clothing
  • Discomfort or self-consciousness when being intimate
  • Pain or chafing during intercourse
  • Difficultly in placing a tampon
  • Overly voluminous labia minora
  • Uneven labia minora

It’s important to remember that everyone’s body is unique and that there are no “normal” looking labia.

As such, not every woman who thinks she needs labiaplasty should get one.  Body dysmorphia as well as paranoia of what a “normal” vagina looks like can push patients to request labiaplasty when they don’t need it.  Speaking with a trusted and experienced physician like Dr. Taghechian about the reasons why you’re considering the treatment and sharing your concerns is an important step in your treatment journey.  Together, you and Dr. Taghechian can craft the right wellness strategy that ensures you reach your goals while retaining your individuality.

What to Expect During My Surgery?

While the concept may seem simple, labiaplasty can become complex depending on the technique being used to remove excess tissue.  Given the sensitivity of the surgical area, the treatment requires a more detailed recovery process to ensure patients achieve their desired results. Ensuring patients are fully prepared to undergo labiaplasty starts by building a close, trusting relationship with each patient.

At Aviva Plastic Surgery, your procedure begins with your first consultation, during which we want to hear all about you, your concerns, and your goals.  From there, Dr. Taghechian performs a thorough examination, develops a customized treatment plan, and explains all available options to help you determine which approach will help you achieve your goals while fulfilling your needs.

In most instances of surgical labiaplasty, excess labial tissue is surgically removed in a length-wise manner.  Another popular option is the wedge technique, during which a wedge of excess tissue is removed and the natural border of your lips remains intact and no longer bothersome.

Unlike other major surgeries, this women’s wellness procedure is often conducted as an outpatient procedure and completed in about an hour.  Dr. Taghechian commonly performs labiaplasty treatments in our luxurious, state-of-the-art office, using the help of relaxing laughing gas (also known as ProNox) and numbing medicine.  In certain cases, Dr. Taghechian combines labiaplasty procedures with other treatments in the operating room and under general anesthesia.  Dissolvable sutures are used to seal the surgical site, and patients return home to rest shortly after completion of treatment.

Labiaplasty Recovery Timeline

Given the delicate nature of the treatment area, patients can expect to spend about 3-4 days at home recuperating immediately following their surgery.  During this time, most patients experience some swelling and itching, with these symptoms dissipating within a week.  Cool compresses and Witch Hazel cooling pads help alleviate post-treatment discomfort.

About a week following your surgery, you’ll return to Aviva Plastic Surgery for a follow-up appointment with Dr. Taghechian.  During this visit, she assesses your healing progress and provides an updated timeline for recovery.

Most women are able to return to their exercise routines within 4 weeks of their procedure and can resume sexual intercourse about 6-8 weeks after surgery.

Trust a Female Surgeon for the Best Labiaplasty in Atlanta and Sandy Springs, GA

Our mission at Aviva Plastic Surgery is simple – help patients achieve greater confidence.  By offering labiaplasty in a welcoming, professional environment, Dr. Taghechian and our experienced staff have helped many women understand that labiaplasty is a common procedure that makes life better in many ways.  To learn more about this women’s wellness procedure, call 678-974-8435.  You can also use our online form to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Taghechian today!