An increasing number of women have sought out a labiaplasty, vaginoplasty, or the combined Vaginal Rejuvenation procedure over the past several years. According to the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, genital rejuvenation procedures spiked 49% from 2013 to 2014, setting a trend that is still rising. However, with this growing interest, some people have developed new concerns over potential complications of the delicate technique. So, is the labiaplasty a safe choice for women?
Overwhelmingly, studies have found that modern vaginal rejuvenation techniques provide safe and satisfying results for women. When performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, the labiaplasty can improve self-esteem and decrease the discomfort that comes along with a large or misshapen labia – without serious risks. According to the Aesthetic Surgery Journal’s Foad Nahai MD, FACS, “Labiaplasty techniques have been shown to result in high patient satisfaction and few complications.” Dr. Nahai continues, “I’m confident these procedures will become even more popular in the near future.”
Complications and Risks of a Labiaplasty:
All invasive procedures hold some degree of risk. Following a labiaplasty, women may note bruising and swelling for several days. They can also experience mild to moderate discomfort, although this is normally well-controlled with prescription medications or over the counter pain relievers. As the labia heals, these issues will quickly resolve.
More serious complications following the labiaplasty are rare, especially when the procedure is performed by a board certified plastic surgeon. Vaginal rejuvenation is not right for everyone; therefore, a consultation appointment should always be performed before scheduling the procedure. The surgeon will review the individual’s medical history, current medications, and perform a physical evaluation to determine the chance for complications to occur.
Risks, although rare, of Vaginal Rejuvenation include:
- Unexpected Bleeding
- Nerve Damage
Schedule Your Private Labiaplasty Consultation in Houston:
Dr. Paul Vitenas has close to 30 years of Vaginal Rejuvenation experience. Over the years, he has developed his own labiaplasty and vaginoplasty techniques to ensure safe and effective results. If you are in the Houston area, contact Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery at (281) 606-0007 to schedule an in-person labiaplasty consultation with Dr. Vitenas. Online consultations are also available, simplifying the process for out-of-town patients.