Childbirth, menopause, and genetics can all take a toll on the structure, appearance, and function of your genital area. Using labiaplasty and other cosmetic gynecology procedures, Noreen Kamal-Mostafavi, MD, helps women in Staten Island, New York, to reclaim comfort and confidence in the appearance of all areas of the female body. To learn about your options, book a consultation today by calling the office or using the convenient online scheduler.
What is a Labiaplasty?
A labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that sculpts the “lips,” called the labia minora and labia majora, around the vaginal opening. It is primarily done as a cosmetic procedure that helps to even out the appearance of the labia and remove excess or sagging skin. A labiaplasty changes the size and shape of the labia, most often the labia minora, to improve the appearance and comfort of the area.
Depending on your goals, Dr. Kamal-Mostafavi may use a number of different surgical techniques that produce the desired aesthetic results. She can also perform other cosmetic gynecologic procedures in addition to a labiaplasty.
Why might Labiaplasty be needed?
There are a number of different reasons why you might consider a labiaplasty procedure. Each woman has different concerns, but common complaints are:
- Labia minora are too long, so they protrude below the labia majora
- Labia minora are asymmetrical
- Labia majora hang too low or are too large
- Discomfort from labia being twisted during intimacy
- Embarrassment due to bulges when wearing tight-fitting clothing
- Irritation of the labial tissues from rubbing against clothing
What results can I expect after a Labiaplasty?
The surgical procedure takes one to two hours. After the procedure, you may have some tenderness or swelling and might need to take up to a week off from work or normal activities. Dr. Kamal-Mostafavi can advise you when it comes to managing pain or sensitivity using medications or ice during this time. Full recovery to where you’re able to resume sexual intercourse may take up to six weeks.
Results are generally permanent, and Dr. Kamal-Mostafavi can help you enhance the benefits of this procedure with other cosmetic treatments. Many women experience dramatic and long-lasting results when they combine the labiaplasty procedure with the MonaLisa Touch vaginal treatment ― a laser therapy that helps to rejuvenate the vaginal walls.
Should I consider other cosmetic gynecology procedures?
Dr. Kamal-Mostafavi is skilled in numerous cosmetic gynecology procedures. For example, sometimes a clitoral hood reduction to remove extra folds of skin is done along with a labiaplasty, or fat grafting can be done to make the labia appear younger.
Other procedures repair different parts of the genitalia, such as posterior repair to tighten the vagina or a perineum repair to fix scarring that’s a result of childbirth. During an office visit, Dr. Kamal-Mostafavi performs an exam and talks with you. Then together you can determine what type of cosmetic gynecology procedures may be right for you.
To learn more about labiaplasty or other cosmetic gynecology procedures, visit the American Society of Cosmetic Physicians website or read this article. To discuss Labiaplasty with Dr. Kamal-Mostafavi, call the office or book an appointment using the easy online scheduling system.