If you’re not happy with the way that your labia looks, you may wish to consider a labiaplasty. This is a procedure that is performed to change the shape of your labia so you’re comfortable while wearing clothes, exercising, or sitting and standing. It can also decrease the appearance of enlarged labia so you are comfortable with how you look. Before you have the procedure performed, there are a few things that you should know so that you’re prepared for the results that you’ll see. Dustin C. Derrick, MD is the lead plastic surgeon at Cosmetic Surgery of DFW for Mommy Makeovers in Fort Worth, TX; he and his team are proud to offer labiaplasty and encourage you learn more about it.
When you visit with us to talk about the labiaplasty procedure, you should discuss why you want to have it performed. Sometimes, you might not need the surgery as it’s not always needed. You can talk about the normal anatomy of how your labia is supposed to look as well as ways that surgery can enhance the appearance if it’s something that you want to go ahead and proceed with. There are several reasons as to why you might want to have labiaplasty, such as chafing and pain during sexual intercourse. If you have a distressed body image that impacts other aspects of your mental or overall health, your doctor will likely consider labiaplasty as an option as it can enhance how you feel about the way you look.
Even though the surgery is a bit detailed, it usually doesn’t take long to complete. Anesthesia is given so that you’re comfortable during the procedure. You can usually go home the same day of the surgery, but you need to follow all instructions about your aftercare and keep your follow-up appointment so your doctor can check the area after surgery. The labia can be shaped so that it’s smaller or a bit more flush against the vaginal area.
To learn more about labiaplasty and how we can help you obtain your desired appearance and comfort, we warmly encourage you to reach out and make an appointment with Cosmetic Surgery of DFW! If you have any questions for Mommy Makeover or labiaplasty and would like to schedule a consultation with Dustin C. Derrick, MD, give us a call at (817) 562-7979!