Vaginal rejuvenation refers to a surgical technique that has been designed to improve the aesthetic appearance of the labia. While some women are born with large or elongated labia, in other cases, the trauma of childbirth can cause the labia to become lax or misshapen. In either situation, large labia can be source of physical pain, pinching under tight clothing and pulling during intercourse. Their unusual appearance can also cause a loss of self-confidence during intimate situations.
The cutting-edge technique, sometimes referred to as a labiaplasty, will remove the stretched, excess tissue, creating a proportionate, pleasing look to the labia majora and labia minora. After the procedure, women will find a renewed opportunity for enjoyable sexual activity, free from pain or discomfort. More importantly, vaginal rejuvenation restores a woman’s pride in her physical appearance.
Labiaplasty at the Naderi Center
Dr. Erica Anderson brings her patients cutting-edge options for vaginal rejuvenation at the Naderi Center. As a female surgeon, Dr. Anderson understands her patient’s most delicate aesthetic desires, allowing her to create a personalized vaginal rejuvenation treatment plan to meet these needs. She brings years of experience to each procedure, and is regarded as one of the country’s most sought after vaginal rejuvenation surgeons. Dr. Anderson’s techniques can be performed alone for excellent results, but may also be included in a more extensive physical rejuvenation process, such as the Mommy Makeover.
Women may choose to have vaginal rejuvenation due to:
- Labia that are large or misshapen
- Unsightly appearance of the genital area
- Pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse due to excess skin
- Discomfort under jeans or tight clothing
- Noticeable ‘bump’ of enlarged labia that can be seen in swimwear or tight pants
The Ideal Labiaplasty Patient
Any woman who is struggling with large or misshapen labia, either genetic or occurring after childbirth, may benefit from vaginal rejuvenation. The ideal patient will be in overall good health and will understand the benefits and limitations of vaginal rejuvenation. Reasonable surgical expectations are important for satisfactory results. Dr. Anderson recommends that patients should be nonsmokers, as smoking can significantly affect the healing process.
The Labiaplasty Consultation
Women interested in vaginal rejuvenation should begin their journey by making a consultation appointment with Dr. Anderson. During this time, Dr. Anderson will review the medical history, perform a brief physical exam, and fully explain the vaginal rejuvenation technique. She will listen to patient concerns and answer any questions about the procedure. Once it has been determined that vaginal rejuvenation is the right technique to meet an individual’s needs, Dr. Anderson will create a personalized treatment plan.
The Labiaplasty Procedure
Dr. Anderson performs her vaginal rejuvenation procedure at an ambulatory surgery facility, taking approximately one to two hours under general anesthesia. Women are back home recovering the same afternoon. Dr. Anderson begins by making a wedge excision of labia minorum that is excess. Contouring of the labia majorum can also be done if it is required. Once the desired youthful appearance of the labia has been achieved, Dr. Anderson will place dissolvable sutures for proper healing.
Potential Risks of Labiaplasty
Dr. Anderson has years of experience in vaginal rejuvenation procedures, and brings the most innovative techniques to her patients. Today’s vaginal rejuvenation procedures are safer and more effective than ever before, although there is always the small chance for complications to occur. Patients should choose a skilled, experienced provider, such as Dr. Anderson, to ensure they receive satisfactory results. Complications during vaginal rejuvenation are rare, but can include excessive bleeding, scarring, infection, and nerve damage. During the consultation appointment, Dr. Anderson will discuss the risks and complications that can accompany vaginal rejuvenation techniques.
The Labiaplasty Recovery Process
Patients should expect their vaginal rejuvenation recovery to take about one week. Most women are back at work or school in a few days. There will be no need to remove sutures, as dissolvable stitches are used. Bruising and swelling is common around the labia, however this will resolve. Dr. Anderson will prescribe any necessary pain medication, although discomfort after vaginal rejuvenation is generally mild. Sexual activity should be postponed for four to six weeks, allowing the labia time to fully heal.
Getting Started Towards Labiaplasty with Dr. Erica Anderson
To get additional information on the vaginal rejuvenation process at the Naderi Center, contact our Herndon office at 703.481.0002 or our Chevy Chase office at 301.222.2020. Consultations with Dr. Anderson are complimentary, and can be scheduled in-person, as well as online. The Naderi Center has two convenient locations, easily reached from anywhere in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. Anyone coming from outside of Maryland, Virginia, or Washington D.C. may want to discuss travel advice and reservation assistance with one of the Naderi Center’s expert patient coordinators.
Q – What is a labiaplasty?
Vaginal rejuvenation is a surgical procedure designed to reduce excess, misshapen tissue of the labium. The procedure eliminates discomfort caused by the lax tissue, and dramatically improves a woman’s confidence in her appearance.
Q – Am I a good candidate for labiaplasty?
The ideal candidate for vaginal rejuvenation will be a woman struggling with elongated or poorly shaped labium. Prospective patients should be in generally good health, understand the labiaplasty process, and hold realistic expectations for her results.
Q – Will my labiaplasty be painful?
Most patients do not consider vaginal rejuvenation to be a painful procedure, however mild to moderate discomfort and tenderness are not uncommon afterward. Dr. Anderson will prescribe the necessary pain medications for a comfortable recovery.
Q – After labiaplasty, when can I resume sexual intercourse?
Most women will feel well enough to return to work or school a few days after their vaginal rejuvenation. However, after a labiaplasty, sexual activity should be postponed for four to six weeks, allowing the body to fully heal.
Q – What are the complications associated with labiaplasty?
Vaginal rejuvenation is considered a safe procedure when performed by an experienced surgeon, such as Dr. Anderson. However, there is a small chance for complications such as excessive bleeding, infection, and scarring.