The Labiaplasty Procedure
During a labiaplasty, anesthesia will be given prior to doing any markings after which the labial/vulvar contours will then be marked with a surgical marker. A surgical scalpel will be used to remove excess tissues, and skin staples are placed to align the edges of the labia. Absorbable sutures are then used.
There are many options when it comes to which areas should be corrected or enhanced, including reduction of the labia minora, reduction or augmentation of the labia majora, mons pubis reduction, or clitoral hood remodeling.
During a vaginoplasty, a pie-shaped wedge is marked to separate the excess skin to be removed from inside of the vagina. Beneath the skin, tissues are tightened with strong sutures. Once the vaginal canal is tightened, the mucosal skin is sutured closed.
What to Expect After a Labiaplasty
Following vaginal rejuvenation, you may experience some bruising and swelling, as well as minor discomfort which can be controlled with medication. Most patients can return to work within 5-7 days, depending on the nature of the job. You should refrain from sexual intercourse for one month. Dr. Cusimano will provide you with specific recovery instructions to help ensure optimal results.