What is Labiaplasty?
While it is not talked about openly, many women have concerns about the appearance of their labia, which can make them feel less confident and even cause physical discomfort. Practice founder Dr. Jon Ricks can help Frisco, TX women feel more attractive and comfortable with vaginal rejuvenation surgery to correct the shape and size of the labia. The labia (the external lips of the vaginal area) can look oversized or have hanging skin created by natural aging, childbirth, pregnancy, or an injury. A labiaplasty is a surgery that decreases the size of the labia majora and/or minora to create an improved appearance. This may eliminate discomfort and irritation while raising confidence and sexual pleasure. Schedule a private consultation at Ciao Bella Medical Spa in Frisco, TX to hear more about labiaplasty and see if you are a candidate for the surgery.
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"On my birthday, I looked in the mirror and thought to myself, look how smooth my forehead looks now! All thanks to Trish and Kayla, the fabulous “mother daughter duo” at Ciao Bella med spa. I knew after my very first consultation with Trish that I was in caring and capable hands. I explained to her that I wanted to soften the appearance of my laugh lines, crows feet and forehead wrinkles. I also explained to her that my skin is extremely sensitive and hormonal. Trish recommended the CleatLift and we decided together to take a very conservative approach with my skin.I had sessions with both Trish and Kayla and they were both so sweet. After a few sessions I noticed that my skin was more radiant and glowing. My jawline is tighter and my melasma is less noticeable. Since I was so happy with the results of the ClearLift, I decided to go in for Botox injections. I’ve had Botox in the past but I was still anxious. Again Trish was so patient with me. She took her time and explained the location and amount of each injection. She wanted to take a conservative approach, giving me less toxin at first resulting in a more natural look. Plus I didn’t feel a thing! It was such a pleasant experience and I am thrilled with the results. I’m looking forward to my follow up visit next week. Thank you"- N.L. / Google / Jul 03, 2022
A labiaplasty at Ciao Bella Medical Spa can be beneficial for Frisco, TX women who are self-conscious about the shape or size of their vagina lips, which can be abnormal due to childbirth, genetics, or physical trauma. Abnormal vaginal lips may cause discomfort, pain, irritation, or itching during activities like sex and exercise. Surgical vaginal rejuvenation can also help if you avoid wearing tight clothes (like bathing suits, leggings, or yoga pants) because of the size of your labia. While a labiaplasty shouldn't impact your ability to get pregnant, Dr. Ricks recommends you wait until you are done having children to avoid altering your results.
Most vaginal rejuvenation treatments can be performed in our office under local anesthetic — so you may drive yourself to and from your appointment. If your treatment plan is more complex, you may need general anesthesia at an accredited facility, which will mean you need a responsible friend or family member to pick you up following your surgery. Dr. Ricks can discuss these treatment plans and time estimates during your consultation so you can make any needed arrangements prior to your procedure. A labiaplasty is most often performed with the trim technique that removes loose tissue. Then the remaining skin is sutured together. Also available is the wedge procedure to remove a pie-shaped piece of skin and extra folds from the clitoral hood before stitching the skin closed.
What to Expect
You will need about a week to recover following your labiaplasty to allow swelling and discomfort to fade away before returning to normal activities. Dr. Ricks suggests applying ice packs or cold compresses if needed to minimize swelling. You can not use tampons or have sexual activity for 4 – 6 weeks following your treatment. Patients typically have visible improvements in around six weeks, with final results closer to six months following the procedure. The results of vaginal rejuvenation usually last for a long time; however, childbirth, natural aging, and weight fluctuations can impact your result.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a labiaplasty cost?
The total cost of your labiaplasty will be dependent on several factors. In your consultation with Dr. Ricks, He will listen to your concerns and goals before developing your unique treatment plan. When you have finalized your labiaplasty options, Dr. Ricks can start to estimate your costs. Ciao Bella Medical Spa accepts several payment methods, and we can give you information on low-interest financing.
Should I choose a surgeon like Dr. Ricks or an OB/GYN?
When researching surgical vaginal rejuvenation, you may discover that a large majority of obstetricians and gynecologists (OB/GYNs) perform labiaplasty. While many OB/GYNs are qualified to perform labia rejuvenation, they may not be your best choice. An OB/GYN will be able to surgically remove excess skin from your labia, but an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Ricks will focus on other aspects as well. This ensures minimal scarring, and your final symmetry, color, and contour all look and feel natural.
Will vaginal rejuvenation surgery cause insensitivity?
As with any surgery, there may be decreased sensitivity in your vaginal area after the procedure is completed. This should dissipate as the vaginal tissue and skin heal. For those concerned about sexual sensitivity, it is important to understand that labia rejuvenation corrects the vaginal lips and will not affect the nerves of the clitoris. A skilled surgeon like Dr. Ricks, with many years of experience in labiaplasties, will avoid the clitoris so that a loss of sensitivity does not occur.
What is the recovery process like after a labiaplasty?
Before your surgery, Dr. Ricks or a member of his team will explain what to expect following your labiaplasty, plus advice on how to keep yourself comfortable during your recovery. You should expect some bruising and swelling in the treated areas, plus a certain amount of discomfort immediately after your procedure. You need to stay home for at least a week before resuming light activities. Dr. Ricks will assess your progress in your follow-up appointments and tell you when you can resume exercise and sexual activity.
Are there nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments?
There are nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments that may improve mild to moderate vaginal laxity. However, a labiaplasty is best for dramatic improvements to re-shape and tighten your labia. During your consultation with Dr. Ricks, he can discuss your surgical and nonsurgical treatment options and give you suggestions based on your goals.
Comfortable and Confident
Every vagina is not identical, and many factors may affect the appearance of the outer labia. If you do not feel comfortable or confident because of the shape and size of your labia, find out more about a labiaplasty. Talk to Dr. Jon Ricks about your needs, concerns, and goals so he can create your personal labiaplasty treatment plan. Schedule an appointment at Ciao Bella Medical Spa in Frisco, TX to hear more about a labiaplasty for vaginal rejuvenation and how we can help you achieve a new level of comfort and confidence.