Labiaplasty Specialist

Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc -  - OBGYN

Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc

OBGYNs located in National City, CA

Labiaplasty is a type of plastic surgery that improves the shape and appearance of your labia, which are the inner and outer lips of your vulva. At her practice, Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc, OB/GYN Dr. del Rosario, offers labiaplasty and can talk to you about whether it’s right for you. Call the office in National City, California, or book an appointment online to schedule your labiaplasty consultation today.

Labiaplasty Q & A

What is labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a type of plastic surgery. During the procedure, your surgeon at Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc improves the size, shape, or appearance of your labia minora, the inner vaginal lips. 

The surgery can also change the shape of your labia majora, the outer vaginal lips. 

Labiaplasty is an outpatient surgery that takes about an hour. Your surgeon may use local or general anesthesia during the procedure. 

What are the labiaplasty procedures?

Not too long ago, plastic surgeons used only one method to improve the shape and appearance of the labia minora. But with advances in surgical techniques and patient wishes, there are now two types of labiaplasty procedures that specifically address the labia minora. 

Trim procedure

During the trim procedure, your surgeon at Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc removes excess labia minora tissue to improve symmetry and appearance. This is the most common labiaplasty procedure and produces the most natural results.

Wedge procedure

The wedge procedure is the newest labiaplasty technique. During the procedure, your surgeon removes a V-shaped wedge from both sides of your labia minora. This procedure helps maintain the natural edges of the labial tissue. 

Labia majoraplasty 

For women with concerns about enlarged outer labia lips, your surgeon performs a labia majoraplasty.

During the procedure, your surgeon removes two small crescent-shaped portions of skin from the inner area of the labia majora. This reduces the size of the outer vaginal lips to alleviate discomfort and improve appearance. 

Am I a candidate for labiaplasty?

When you visit Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc for a labiaplasty consultation, the team conducts a thorough evaluation to determine whether labiaplasty is a good choice for you.

Every woman’s genitalia is unique. If you have an enlarged labia, you may experience discomfort during sexual intercourse. Your enlarged labia may make it hard for you to exercise or increase your risk of developing urinary tract infections. 

Many women with an enlarged labia also find it hard to wear yoga pants and bathing suits.

Whatever the reason, the team at Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc talks to you about your concerns, examines your genitalia, and discusses your treatment options. 

How long does it take to recover from labiaplasty?

Recovery following labiaplasty varies, but your surgeon may recommend you take it easy for about a week. You may also need to avoid vaginal intercourse and strenuous exercise for 4-6 weeks.  

The team at Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc schedules regular follow-up appointments to monitor your recovery.

To schedule your labiaplasty consultation at Gelen R del Rosario MD Inc, call the office or book online today.