A minimally invasive labiaplasty procedure can improve your sexual health and well-being. With his expertise in modern approaches to labiaplasty techniques, board-certified OB/GYN Tanay Patel, MD, FACOG, of Borger Obstetrics and Gynecology can help you get a boost in confidence. Book your labiaplasty consultation at this Borger, Texas, clinic online or call to schedule. Dr. Patel is currently accepting new patients in Amarillo, Pampa, Dumas, Candian, and Panhandle!
A labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that involves modifying the lips around your vagina. In many cases, women want a labiaplasty to enhance the appearance of their delicate area after childbirth. Other times, you’re just born with larger labia skin that may make you feel uncomfortable.
A labiaplasty isn’t always about aesthetic improvements. For some women, labia skin becomes so long or irregularly shaped that it twists or tugs. This can lead to pain and irritation while riding a bike or having sexual intercourse.
Your labiaplasty procedure is tailored to you and can involve modifying your labia majora (larger, outer vaginal lips), or your labia minora (smaller, inner vaginal lips) — sometimes both. The goal of your labiaplasty is to reduce the size of your labia, so they don’t hang below your labia majora (the area covered with pubic hair).
Before your labiaplasty surgery, Dr. Patel and his caring OB/GYN team sit down with you and talk about your goals and what you’d like to achieve. Depending on your specific needs, you may only need local anesthesia and mild sedatives during your labiaplasty, although you could need general anesthesia.
During surgery, Dr. Patel trims away excess labia skin, based on your desired outcome. He may also reduce the size of any extra folds of your clitoral hood. If you need stitches afterward, they’re usually dissolvable. A labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home the same day.
You’re going to experience some soreness and swelling after a labiaplasty. Fortunately, your delicate vaginal tissue is designed to heal quickly, so you should only need about a week off of work. You might need to apply ice packs regularly or sit on a donut cushion for several weeks, as needed.
Dr. Patel recommends waiting 4-6 weeks before resuming tampon usage or having sexual intercourse. If you only need a minor labia trim, your recovery could be even quicker.
To learn more about labiaplasty surgery, schedule a consultation at Borger Obstetrics and Gynecology. You can either request an appointment online or call the office.