Labiaplasty in Cincinnati, Ohio
What is a Labiaplasty Procedure?
Labia Minora refer to the smaller, inner vaginal lips. Labiaplasty is an elective, cosmetic surgery for the removal of excess, often uneven Labia Minora tissue that cause chronic irritation, rubbing or discomfort during sexual intercourse. Most women chose Labiaplasty to improve the aesthetic appearance of the vulva.
Labiaplasty is a relatively simple procedure which can improve both the appearance and function of the female labia. It is a procedure which offers a comforting solution to unsightly or uncomfortably enlarged or elongated labia majora or labia minora.
What can you expect from a Labiaplasty Surgery?
Through this elective, cosmetic procedure you can expect:
- Sculpting the labia to a different size and evenness
- Reducing self-consciousness while increasing sexual self-esteem
- Increased comfort in fitted clothing, during physical and sexual activity
- Repairing the effects of childbirth and the aging process
Labiaplasty is typically performed with local anesthesia and oral sedation; IV sedation is also available if preferred in our AAAASF accredited office surgical suite. Dr. Brenner has refined the in-office Labiaplasty using the Dermoelectroporation (DEP) device, a unique technology developed to help physicians deliver drugs (like numbing medication) effectively and painlessly inside the skin without the use of needle and microtumescent anesthesia. This procedure takes approximately 60 minutes to perform.
What it Treats
Discomfort during intercourse
Discomfort during exercise
A bulge in tight clothing
Rubbing & Irritation
3-4 days on bed rest
6-8 week full recovery
Avoid tampons for one cycle
Why does our Labia Enlarge?
One in three women have longer than average labia. Many women are born with enlarged labia or experience changes in the appearance of their labia as they age. The greatest factor in elongated labia is genetics, as well as aging, pregnancy, childbirth, and gravity
How does a Labiaplasty Work?
Dr. Brenner has refined her technique to safely reduce the size of the labia majora by excising a crescent shaped portion of the inner portion of the labia majora. The scar is hidden in the crease between the inner and outer labia. Labiaplasty is done in the office under local anesthesia.
Dr. Brenner takes a Unique Approach to Labiaplasty
All sutures used in Labiaplasty are self-dissolvable and disappear within 6 weeks. This scar is often not seen at all. Individual or interrupted sutures are used. Many other surgeons use a running technique to save time, this leads to a scalloped appearance to the incision line. Dr. Brenner’s technique does not involve a “wedge resection” which has a 10 to 20% chance of wound breakdown.
The RIM look is the most common appearance patients obtain with labial surgery worldwide. The goal with the RIM is to gain symmetry and remove large labia. It is the most conservative in that just the excess bulging or “dark rim” is removed. Precise labial reduction leaves a smaller rim of Labia Minora above the level of the Labia Major (larger lips) to reduce its prominence, give the patient a more natural look, and increase patient comfort. It is the most conservative of Dr. Brenner’s Labiaplasty techniques and the most common choice for teenagers.Return to Rim Labiaplasty ^
The Barbie look is the most aggressive reduction of the Labia Minora to the point of complete excision of the Labia Minora. It leaves a refined look and eliminates the pulling and tugging sensations women often encounter. A Clitoral Hood Reduction is almost always recommended when the Barbie Labiaplasty is performed.Return to Barbie Labiaplasty ^
The Hybrid look combines the RIM and Barbie to leave a very fine, petite, natural looking hint of a rim around the vaginal opening. Less labia than a RIM look and more than a Barbie look. Approximately 1 cm of Labia Minora remains below the Labia Majora. A Clitoral Hood Reduction is often recommended when the Hybrid Labiaplasty is performed.Return to Hybrid Labiaplasty ^
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