Will my labiaplasty leave a scar?
Surgical scars are a concern during any invasive procedure. With something so personal as vaginal rejuvenation, the fear of scars can be a deal breaker. Since a delicate technique like the labiaplasty is can be embarrassing to talk about, many women are afraid to ask their cosmetic surgeon too many details. Unfortunately, potential patients may instead get their information secondhand, from the friends of friends to shady, online forums that pass on intimidating and incorrect information.
What to expect with labiaplasty scarring:
Generally, a very small incision is used during a labiaplasty, reshaping the labia and excising the excess or stretched tissue. As with most surgical procedures, labiaplasty incisions risk creating scars as this tissue involved may become thick or discolored. A variety of factors will ultimately influence the level of visible scarring, including the surgeon’s skill, the technique used, and the extent of correction.
However, women considering a labiaplasty will be happy to know that the typical incisions are very tiny, meaning scars will be small and well-hidden in the naturally anatomy. Labial tissue is thin, generally with a good blood supply, therefore has less chance for unexpected scarring. Finally, the natural contours of the labia and female genitalia allows the scars to blend with the body’s natural shape. Visible scars will fade over time, almost disappearing in the coming years. In most cases, no one will ever know anything has been done.
How you can avoid unnecessary scarring after your labiaplasty:
- Choose an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon
- Ensure your labiaplasty will be performed at a licensed surgical facility
- Be patient, take the appropriate time to rest after surgery
- Avoid putting added stress on your sutures during early recovery
- Wear loose, unrestrictive underwear and clothing
- Do not use tampons for the first two weeks
- Post-pone sexual intercourse for four to six weeks
- Refrain from heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for six weeks
- Carefully follow all of your surgeon’s post-op instructions
Discuss your risks for labiaplasty scarring with Houston’s top rated cosmetic surgeon:
Everyone is different, therefore each labiaplasty will be unique. The most accurate information can only be found during a private consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Paul Vitenas has been performing labiaplasty procedures in Houston for over 30 years, developing the safest and most effective techniques for genital rejuvenation. Call Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery at 281.606.0007 to schedule your confidential labiaplasty consultation with Dr. Vitenas.