Cosmetic Gynecology

A LABIAPLASTY PROCEDURE BY SHAHIN FAZILAT, MD CAN RECONSTRUCT YOUR VAGINA

Overview

Labiaplasty surgery, also known as cosmetic gynecology, labioplasty, labia reduction, vaginal rejuvenation, vaginal lip reduction or vaginoplasty, is a procedure performed by Dr. Fazilat to decrease the size and improve the appearance of enlarged or asymmetrical labia minora.

The enlarged labia may cause some women to experience discomfort with pinching or pulling during certain activities. Childbirth may also sometimes cause the labia to become stretched and enlarged, so reconstruction after childbirth may become necessary. Labiaplasty can reduce this discomfort and enlargement with a simple out-patient procedure to create a smaller, thinner, more comfortable size and shape.

The Consult

During your initial consultation about a Labiaplasty procedure with Dr. Fazilat, he will discuss the options and alternatives in great detail. This will provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision about whether this labia reduction procedure is right for you.

Pre-Operative

Our Cosmetic Consultant can provide you with information on pre-operative Labiaplasty care, including recovery, local accommodations, and answer any other questions related to your procedure and stay in the Morgan Hill / Cupertino / Palo Alto / Mountain View, CA area. If you are traveling from outside the US, we highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance.

Once you have booked your Labiaplasty surgery, Dr. Fazilat’s office will coordinate the location and time of your Labiaplasty surgery. You will receive a pre-operative appointment, which is typically two weeks before your surgery. During this appointment, you will be given instructions for your surgery, as well as any medical request forms for necessary blood work or related medical tests. Dr. Fazilat will also take any pre-operative photos and review your planned procedure(s) so you can ask any final questions. Our office will contact you by phone or by email to review your instructions and your health history.

After your pre-operative appointment, if you have any questions regarding your instructions, you can contact our office by phone or email us at any time. General Surgery instructions can also be found in Patient Resources of our website and you can download these Labiaplasty Post-Op Instructions (PDF).

About The Operation

Labiaplasty surgery is a procedure that Dr. Fazilat performs in his practice to preserve the natural contour, pigmentation, and sensation or the labia minor with minimal scars. Typically, a Labiaplasty is performed as an out-patient procedure under local anesthesia; surgical times are 1 to 1.5 hours.

Small incisions are made to remove any excess tissue and/or to even out the edges of the labia minor. Sutures are placed where the incisions were made and should dissolve within a few weeks.

Some of Dr. Fazilat’s patients also have their Labiaplasty surgery combined with other procedures, such as breast lift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, body lift, face lift, laser liposuction, arm lift and thigh lift to make you look more beautiful and feel more confident.

Recovery

After a Labiaplasty procedure, our patients are encouraged to walk the evening of your surgery to prevent possible blood clots. Patients can typically return to work within 3 to 4 days. The patient should also have an adult stay with them for 24 hours following the surgery to monitor their recovery.

After labia reduction, patients can shower the next day, have minimal or no bruising, have no stitches to remove, and can have intercourse within 3-4 weeks. In most cases, the Labiaplasty is virtually undetectable after complete healing. Most patients say they’re extremely pleased with the results.

Dr. Fazilat will schedule a follow-up post-recovery office visit to discuss your progress.

To learn more about a Labiaplasty or vaginal lip surgery, or ThermiVa® Non-Invasive Vaginal Rejuvenation please call us today at 650-964-2200 or complete this form on our website to schedule an initial consultation.