Women learn from an early age that issues regarding the vagina, menstruation, sexual wellness, or pregnancy should be directed to their OB-GYN. However, what about an aesthetic procedure, such as a labiaplasty? Although both the OB-GYN and cosmetic surgeon may offer the labiaplasty (as well as general practitioners), the truth is, not every doctor is trained in aesthetic procedures. Choosing the right surgeon for your labiaplasty is of exceptional importance when it comes to safety and satisfaction.
A board-certified cosmetic surgeon is the right choice for a labiaplasty
The labiaplasty procedure, reshaping the labia majora or labia minora to a pleasing, symmetrical appearance, is considered cosmetic surgery. The elective procedure can be pivotal in improving a woman’s overall self-esteem and confidence. It can also be a life-changing technique that eliminates discomfort from the pulling and pinching of excess skin during intercourse or vigorous exercise such as running or biking.
Your board certified cosmetic surgeon has undergone a rigorous education and certification process. Their specialty is aesthetic medicine, the art of rearranging or adjusting tissue in a strategic fashion to create an optimal appearance, as well as functionality. These skills, along with an intrinsic ability to appreciate aesthetic form, mean only a cosmetic surgeon has the talent needed to make aesthetic adjustments that deal with any anatomical challenges. While your OB-GYN is no doubt the right choice for yearly exams, pap smears, yeast infections, and birth control options, these doctors rarely have the necessary training to perform any type of vaginal rejuvenation procedure.
When choosing your labiaplasty surgeon:
- Verify all credentials
- Make sure your doctor is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
- Carefully look over dozens of their before/after photographs
- Ask how many vaginal rejuvenation procedures they have performed
- Read through their patient testimonials with a keen, discerning eye
The Importance of Board Certification
Ensure that the cosmetic surgeon you pick for your labiaplasty or vaginal rejuvenation is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS). Being board certified by the ABPS tells you that your cosmetic surgeon graduated from an accredited medical school, has gone through at least six years of specialized surgical training and completed at least three years of plastic surgery residency training. Board certified cosmetic surgeons must pass rigorous, comprehensive written and oral examinations, as well as annual continuing education courses. To remain board certified, the cosmetic surgeon must perform all of their surgical procedures in a state-licensed, accredited surgical facility.
Houston’s Top Board Certified Cosmetic Surgeon
Dr. Paul Vitenas, founder of Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery, is board certified by the ABPS. With more than 30 years of plastic and cosmetic surgery experience, Dr. Vitenas is one of Houston’s most trusted surgeons. Throughout his many years of practicing medicine, Dr. Vitenas has developed his own techniques for vaginal rejuvenation that ensure the safest procedures and consistently achieve the desired results.
Call Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery at 281.606.0007 for more information on the labiaplasty procedure. At this time, we will be happy to assist in scheduling your own, private vaginal rejuvenation consultation with Dr. Vitenas.