Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that improves the labia minora and labia majora, the outermost portion of a woman’s genitalia. The surgery aims to correct a variety of cosmetic conditions that impede a woman’s quality of life or sensuality.
This may include making large or protruding vaginal lips smaller that have stretched due to pregnancy, aging, natural development during puberty, trauma, or other causes, so patients can have a vaginal appearance that suits their unique personal preferences.
Enhancing the appearance of the labia helps many women regain confidence while reducing discomfort or potential embarrassment regarding vaginal appearance. Labiaplasty can be performed alone, or alongside vaginoplasty (vaginal tightening) if desired.
Atlanta labiaplasty surgeon Dr. Nicholas Jones, MD FACS is known for his compassion and bedside manner in addition to his skills in the operating room. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jones combines advanced training in labia reconstruction with an understanding of aesthetics to improve the appearance of the labia according to each woman’s preferences.
Women that are bothered by the appearance of the labia may be ideal candidates for the procedure. Patients should have good mental and physical health to qualify for the procedure.
The best candidates for labiaplasty have realistic expectations about the surgery, understanding that labiaplasty will reconstruct the existing tissue to become more pleasing in cosmetic appearance. While labiaplasty may increase confidence during intimate relations, it will not directly improve sexual function as the surgery is merely cosmetic. Patients should also understand there is a recovery time during which certain activities are limited.
It is best to avoid nicotine products for several weeks before and after the procedure. Nicotine is widely known to impede healing. Candidates for labiaplasty must also not be pregnant at the time of the operation since the patient must undergo general anesthesia, which is not advisable while gestating for safety reasons.
While patients may meet with Dr. Jones at any time for a consultation to discuss labiaplasty options, even during pregnancy, it may be best to have the physical examination performed after pregnancy, since hormones and childbirth can affect the final appearance of the labia.
Labiaplasty is excellent for correcting undesirable physical changes to the labia following childbirth. Patients will achieve the most long-lasting result by choosing to get labiaplasty when they no longer plan to have additional children.
With that said, it is your individual decision to get labiaplasty due to cosmetic reasons prior to having children if the appearance of the labia is causing discomfort regarding your feminine appearance. Adult women that have not yet had children can benefit from improved self-esteem and body image if they choose to get labiaplasty to correct what they consider cosmetically displeasing labia.
The cost of labiaplasty in Atlanta is based on the extent of the procedure. As each woman’s genitalia are different, the degree of skin removal may vary.
The average labiaplasty cost in Atlanta is several thousand dollars, although this can vary considerably based on the surgeon’s credentials, training, and skills.
Price is understandably a factor when choosing a labiaplasty surgeon in Atlanta. However, a patient’s comfort and confidence in the surgeon’s expertise is equally important. As a double-board certified surgeon with the proper training and experience, Dr. Jones strives to offer competitive pricing that accurately reflects his surgical skill.
With a caring bedside manner and respect for all women, he delivers exceptional results in a respectful and inviting atmosphere. He is a trusted labiaplasty Atlanta expert.
After a consultation to establish your aesthetic goals comes surgery day. Labiaplasty is a one-day procedure so patients can return home the same day. The surgery takes one hour to perform, although additional procedures can increase operating room time.
General anesthesia is used so there is no pain or memory during the procedure. Dr. Jones will neatly trim away excess labia according to the aesthetic appearance the patient desires. While each surgery is customized to the patient, many women express an interest in having a more symmetrical labia majora and labia minora. The excess labia is carefully removed and then sutured closed for a pleasing cosmetic result.
For some women, fat grafting to the labia majora may be desired to increase the fullness and appearance. If this is the case, Dr. Jones will harvest a small amount of fat typically from the inner thighs or abdomen. The fat is then prepared and injected into the subcutaneous space of the labia majora.
Patients awake in a comfortable recovery room with a private nurse to oversee safety. Anesthesia causes grogginess most pronounced shortly after waking up from surgery. This subsides over the next 24 hours. Most patients feel ready to return home about 45 minutes to one hour after the procedure. A friend or family member must be present to drive you home.
Labiaplasty recovery time varies on the extent of surgery. Most patients resume normal activities one to two weeks after the procedure. Swelling, soreness, and bruising are a normal response to surgery. Patients should avoid vigorous physical activities and intimate relations for up to six weeks after the procedure.
For women seeking a trusted and respected Atlanta plastic surgeon for labiaplasty surgery, Dr. Nicholas Jones offers discreet and professional services to help patients regain control of their femininity with results that exceed expectations. From a comfortable and clean facility with state-of-the-art equipment to a body-positive, judgment-free atmosphere, it is his goal to ensure all women feel respected and safe throughout the entire process.
A consultation gives each patient the opportunity to voice their individual cosmetic concerns with a surgeon that understands each woman is unique. Listening closely to your goals and aesthetic preferences, Dr. Jones designs a surgical plan that takes these factors into consideration. A consultation also allows patients to view labiaplasty before and after photos to better understand what labiaplasty might do for them.
Contact us today at (404) 777-TUCK to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Jones to learn more.
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3280 Howell Mill Road NW Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30327