Labiaplasty Love the Way Your Body Looks

Due to childbirth, the aging process, genetics, or other factors, many women have labia that are enlarged, loose, asymmetrical, or darker than they may prefer. In addition to cosmetic concerns, enlarged or loose labia can also cause discomfort or pain while wearing certain articles of clothing and during physical activities such as sex. This condition can also result in self-consciousness and body issues, but the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery is here to help, with a labiaplasty procedure that can help you enjoy your ideal look and feel. Our offices are conveniently located in Richmond, Northern Virginia, Charlottesville, and Washington DC and we invite you to reach out and set up your consultation when you’re ready to learn more about what this exciting procedure can do for you.

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Am I the Ideal Candidate?

Labiaplasty can be considered for both cosmetic and reasons: Many patients are concerned about the way their genitals look, and are interested in a more pleasing appearance. Oversized labia can also, however, impair or inhibit activities such as intercourse, giving this procedure a significant impact on one’s quality of life.

When you visit Dr. Burton Sundin or Dr. Reps Sundin for your consultation, you’ll be able to explore the procedure and what it can do for you in detail. Dr. Sundin will call upon decades of experience to help you feel safe and secure in the choice you’re making for your surgical procedure.

Your Labiaplasty Experience

Labiaplasty is a method of surgically resculpting the inner and/or outer labia, or vaginal lips. The smaller inner vaginal lips are called the labia minora, and the larger outer vaginal lips are the labia majora. Labiaplasty can be used to fix labial asymmetry, reduce the size and thickness of the labia, and eliminate darker areas for a more even appearance.

The labiaplasty procedure typically lasts for one to two hours, but this will vary according to your individual surgical plan. To begin the procedure, either local or general anesthesia will be administered before small incisions are then made in inconspicuous locations in the labial areas. This helps to significantly reduce the presence of scarring.

Excess fatty tissue and skin tissue are both carefully removed before dissolvable sutures are used to close the incisions. Dressings are then placed over the area. Before the day of your surgery, you’ll be given a detailed understanding of your surgical plan, as no two labiaplasty procedures are identical. Dr. Sundin will also answer any questions you might have, so you can enjoy total peace of mind as you get ready for your exciting results.

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Rest and Recovery After Labiaplasty Surgery

Some swelling and bruising may result from this procedure, but this is normal and will only last up to three weeks, at most. To ensure that the area heals quickly, we’ll provide you with detailed aftercare instructions and schedule follow-up appointments.

You’ll need to avoid tampon use for 10 days following your labiaplasty surgery. Pad usage is acceptable and can be used to absorb any fluid drainage from the healing incisions. You will need to avoid g-strings or thong underwear for about six weeks.

After two to five days, you may be ready to go back to work. In three weeks, some physically taxing activities may be possible. Since the tissues in the area may still be weakened and more sensitive than usual, sex should be avoided for three to six weeks.

Within three months, the internal sutures will have fully dissolved, and your healing process will essentially be complete. At this point, you’ll notice that your labia are looking rejuvenated and youthful, as the full results of your procedure become visible.

Burton M. Sundin, MD

Reps B. Sundin, MD

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The Procedures You Need. The Experience You Deserve.

With over 30 years of combined surgical experience between the two of them, brothers Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin are offering their patients a truly unique experience. The Virginia Institute for Plastic Surgery has earned itself a reputation for elite-level results that truly enhance its patients’ natural beauty. Labiaplasty is just one of the methods by which Drs. Sundin can help you enjoy the body of your dreams, and they’re excited to be offering a wide range of both surgical and non-surgical solutions to your cosmetic concerns. When you’re ready to learn more, simply reach out and set up your consultation, and get started on your exciting cosmetic journey.

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