Labiaplasty and Vaginal Rejuvenation in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Overview
Baton Rouge labiaplasty plastic surgeon, Dr. Theunissen specializes in cosmetic surgery procedures and especially labiaplasty, which helps reduce the size of the labia minora or the inner lips of the vulva. The labiaplasty procedure is purely cosmetic and is carried out to remove a wedge of labial tissue without affecting the functioning areas of the vagina.
Labia enlargement or asymmetry are both common conditions among women, which can occur in women from their late teens, throughout their adulthood. While there can be several causes of an enlarged or asymmetry. The most common it includes:
- Pregnancy and Childbirth
- Aging – similar to the breakdown of collagen that causes wrinkles
- Hereditary Conditions
- Other Congenital Anomalies
Labiaplasty, also referred to as vaginal rejuvenation was the fastest growing procedure of 2016. It is also a very common procedure to which Dr. Theunissen specializes in Baton Rouge. In order to improve the appearance and reduce the size of the labia, Dr. Taylor Theunissen performs labiaplasty in Baton Rouge, LA to achieve a more satisfying labia appearance.
Labiaplasty: Ideal Candidates in Baton Rouge
- Looking for symmetric inner labia
- Have discomfort during sex
- Are self conscious about their appearance while wearing swimsuits
- Wish a sleeker, more refined contour to their labia
- Want to reduce the size of their mons pubis
How Labiaplasty Surgery is Performed
LABIAPLASTY SURGICAL TECHNIQUE
Women who are looking for the best labiaplasty Baton Rouge or any city can provide, need to first consult with their board certified plastic surgeon. While, in the past an amputation method was used to treat the condition. Nowadays, the top cosmetic surgeons such as Baton Rouge plastic surgeon, Dr. Taylor Theunissen use aesthetic reshaping techniques that not only reduce the size of the labia, but also protect the nerves in the process, so that a patient’s sexual sensation is not compromised after the procedure. Dr. Theunissen can preserve the natural color and contour of the pubic area, which results in minimal scarring and a more appealing look.
LABIAPLASTY SURGICAL PROCESS
During the labiaplasty procedure Dr. Theunissen will use an advanced surgical tool called an Iris Scissors to reshape the inner folds of the labia. In this process, a “V” shape wedge will be made to the vaginal lips, and will be removed to reduce the size of the vaginal lips. During the procedure, the surgeon is going to carefully work to reshape or reconstruct the lips, making them more aesthetically pleasing. Lastly, dissolvable sutures are used to close the incisions. A second approach is to use a laser to reduce the size of the labia. This has proved to be an effective procedure in many patients, but it is only recommended in those cases where the defect to the labia is minimal.
During/After Labiaplasty Surgery in Baton Rouge
Plan Your Labiaplasty in Baton Rouge
1.5 – 2 Hours
Private Operating Room
1 – 2 Weeks
SHOULD I USED AN OBGYN OR COSMETIC SURGEON FOR LABIAPLASTY?
Patients should not go to an OBGYN for labiaplasty. OBGYN’s are not usually trained to perform this procedure properly. Patients should always use a board certified plastic surgeon who has been specifically trained in the proper techniques for labia reduction or else it can be made worse.
ARE THERE INSENSITIVITY ISSUES AFTER LABIAPLASTY?
Similar to other surgical procedures, there will be some numbness around the area right after the labiaplasty procedure. But, the effects will be temporary as the skin and the vaginal lips heal fast. It is also important to understand that the surgical procedure performed by Baton Rouge plastic surgeon, Dr. Theunissen, only affects the vaginal lips, while most sensitivity of the area is served by the clitoris. Having experienced cosmetic surgeons in Baton Rouge carry out the labiaplasty procedure, will ensure minimal side effects once the procedure is over since they will be able to work around the area, minimizing the loss of sensitivity.
DOES LABIAPLASTY AFFECT INTERCOURSE?
When the labiaplasty is performed by a skilled cosmetic surgeon it will definitely have a positive effect on your sexual performance. Since the elongated skin that grows out of the outer labia may be uncomfortable for women during intercourse, having the labiaplasty will certainly make sex more enjoyable. During the procedure, the clitoral region will be protected and the sensory nerves will be preserved so that your sexual activities aren’t impacted by the procedure.
SHOULD I GET LABIAPLASTY BEFORE OR AFTER PREGNANCY?
Most surgeons would advise women to have a labiaplasty after their pregnancy is complete. However, if having an enlarged labia is bothersome and is the cause of pain, then the surgery is usually advised before a planned pregnancy. If the results of the labiaplasty is compromised due to the pregnancy, a second procedure may be performed to get the desired results.
DOES DR. THEUNISSEN PERFORM ANY OTHER VAGINAL REJUVENATION PROCEDURES?
Yes, Dr. Theunissen performs:
- Clitoroplexy – Clitoral hood reduction
- Vulvaplasty – vulva reduction / reshaping
- Vaginoplasty – Tightening of the the inner walls of the vagina, which is often an issue after childbirth.