While it's not discussed openly, many women worry about the appearance of their vaginal lips, which may cause them to be less confident. Plastic surgeon Dr. Justin Martin in Dothan, AL can help. Women feel more attractive and comfortable with surgical vaginal rejuvenation that improves the shape and size of the labia. The labia, which are the external lips of the vaginal area, can look stretched or have hanging skin due to genetics, natural aging, childbirth, pregnancy, or an injury. A labiaplasty surgically decreases the size of the labia majora and/or minora to create an improved look. This may diminish irritation and discomfort while increasing sexual pleasure and confidence. Come in for a consult at Martin Plastic Surgery in Dothan, AL to hear more about labiaplasty and see if you may be a candidate for vaginal rejuvenation surgery.
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"I’m so glad I decided to make that first consultation with Dr Martin. It turned out to be the best cosmetic decision I’ve made yet. I have had procedures done by 2 other PS in Dothan so I have had experience with them all and Dr Martin is hands down the best choice of them all. From his friendly bedside manner to his amazing work he’s an amazing PS. He is confident in his work and what he can accomplish when other PS say it can’t be done. He was very patient with me with all ...of my questions and the 3 consultation appts I made before my surgery 😬I had more questions and I wanted to be 100% sure we were on the same page with my expectations and because of my past experiences with other PS. He listened to every concern I had and at 1 week PO those concerns are history. So far no issues in recovery and Dr Martin and his nurses have taken excellent care of me. His office is just a friendly environment and you can see that Dr Martin appreciates these 3 precious ladies he has by his side everyday. That says a lot about a person in my book. Anyway search no further cuz believe me I’ve done it for you. 😉Dr Martin is the right choice!! I plan to use him for other procedures I need from here on out 😍♥️💜♥️"- S.G. / Facebook / Aug 28, 2019
Surgery for the labia at Martin Plastic Surgery can be beneficial for Dothan, AL women who are self-conscious about the appearance of their labia, which can be enlarged because of childbirth, genetics, or a physical trauma. Abnormal vaginal lips may cause discomfort, pain, irritation, or itching when engaging in activities like sex and exercise. Surgical vaginal rejuvenation can also be beneficial if you avoid wearing certain clothing (like leggings, bathing suits, or yoga pants) because of the appearance of your labia. While labia surgery shouldn't impact your ability to get pregnant, Dr. Martin recommends you wait until you are done childbearing to prevent altering your results.
A labiaplasty is most often done with the wedge technique that removes a triangular area of skin and excess folds from the inner labia before stitching the remaining tissue closed. The outer labia can be reduced as well, or volume can be added to the outer labia with fat grafting.
What to Expect
You will need several weeks to heal following your labiaplasty to allow discomfort and swelling to fade away before returning to normal activities. Dr. Martin suggests applying a cold compress or ice pack if needed to reduce swelling. You are not allowed to have sexual activity or use tampons for 6 weeks following your surgery. The improvements of vaginal rejuvenation are long lasting; however, natural aging and childbirth can impact the longevity of your results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a labiaplasty cost?
The total cost of your labiaplasty will be dependent on several factors. In your initial consultation with Dr. Martin, he will understand your needs and wants before developing your custom surgical plan. As soon as you have decided on your options for your vaginal rejuvenation, Dr. Martin can start to estimate your costs. Martin Plastic Surgery takes several payments and we can give you information on low-interest medical financing.
Will vaginal rejuvenation surgery cause insensitivity?
Like most surgeries, you may have some numbness in the treated area for a while. This is temporary as your skin and vaginal lips recover. For those concerned about sexual sensitivity, it's important to realize that a labiaplasty addresses the vaginal lips and will not affect the nerves of the clitoris. A skilled plastic surgeon, like Dr. Martin, who has extensive training and experience in vaginal rejuvenation surgery, will avoid the clitoris to prevent desensitizing the area.
What is the recovery process like after a labiaplasty?
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Martin or someone on his team will go over what to expect following your labiaplasty, as well as tips to make your recovery more comfortable. You should expect some swelling and bruising in the treated areas and a certain amount of discomfort right after your procedure. Dr. Martin will evaluate your healing during your check-up appointments and tell you when you can resume sexual activity.
Are there nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments?
Nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments are available, which may help to improve mild to moderate vaginal laxity. However, vaginal rejuvenation is better for dramatic improvements to re-shape your labia. In your initial consultation with Dr. Martin, he will discuss your surgical and nonsurgical treatment options and give you suggestions based on your needs and goals.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $3,200 - $4,500
- Recovery Time
- 6 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 0:45 - 1:30
- Post-op Follow-up
- two weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Comfortable and Confident
Every vagina is not identical and many factors can affect the appearance of the labia. If you don't feel confident or comfortable because of the shape and size of your labia, find out more about vaginal rejuvenation surgery. Talk to plastic surgeon Dr. Justin Martin about your needs and concerns so he can develop your personal labiaplasty surgical plan. Schedule an appointment at Martin Plastic Surgery in Dothan, AL to hear more about labiaplasty for vaginal rejuvenation.