Labioplasty or labiaplasty is the procedure to reduce your vaginal lips. They can involve the labia minora (the inner lips), by far the most common, or more rarely the outer ones, called the labia maiora. The enlarged labia minora can be the result of giving childbirth, or you may have inherited them or even they may be caused by mechanical stresses such as lifting weights. These long, large and wide labia may involve one or both sides. These conditions lead to a secret feeling of being deformed, embarrassment, pubic discomfort when wearing tight jeans or practicing sports, irritation or a rash and even pain during sexual intercourse.

The labia majora are less often involved. They may relax and sag over time or the perineum may show signs of scarring from an episiotomy or laceration incurred during childbirth. Similarly, they can interfere with exercise or intercourse, and may cause embarrassment when wearing certain clothes, such as bathing suits or leggings, which may call attention to any bulge.

Labioplasty is the treatment of choice and consists in the reduction of the labia. It is a short procedure usually lasting less then 1 hour and performed either under local anesthesia or with IV sedation. It consists of removing wedges of the protuberant labia tissue. The results achieved are usually very good with the incisions becoming almost imperceptible with time and the normalized genital appearance will greatly enhances your self esteem. Recovery time is approximately 4 days and you can return to work in 4-5 days. You can shower the next day day but intimate relationship can only be resumed 6 weeks postoperative. The only contraindication to the procedure is active gynecological disease and of course smokers should stop a few weeks before to reduce complications such as poor wound healing.

Vaginal Rejuvenation

This procedure is not offered by Dr. Herve` Gentile as their is no data supporting the effectiveness of the procedure. You should also be informed that there are potential complications such as chronic pain, altered sensation, adhesions and scarring associated with this surgery.

Pubic Lift

A pubis lift is indicated when the excessive skin descends down over the pubic area. This sagginess results from weight fluctuation and age and can impede your wearing your desired clothing and can create a visible bulge in this area. Often a major contributing factor is multiple pregnancies. Dr. Herve` Gentile will remove all the redundant skin and fat in the pubis area and redrape it by lifting the skin upwards. Sometimes this is combined with Liposuction. This procedure can be performed in about 1 hour either under local anesthesia with IV sedation or if you prefer under general anesthesia. Usually you can return to normal activities within 1 week. The results are very satisfying and you will feel more comfortable in certain clothing especially snug pants since the bulge will be corrected.