Many women question their appearance. From the hair that crowns their heads down to the color of the nail polish on their toes. In between, women may pause at an area that may cause great self-consciousness, embarrassment, or discomfort: their labia. Age, childbirth, and genetics can affect the look and functionality of the labia.
Dr. Brian Arslanian, MD, FACS is a well sought after Board-Certified plastic surgeon in Atlanta. The city’s most beautiful reach out to him to assist on their aesthetic journey. Dr. Arslanian works with women looking to address the size, shape, and overall look of their most intimate parts. He provides empathy, knowing the sensitive nature of the topic. From the initial contact and private consultation to surgery day, and beyond, Dr. Arslanian will work with you to make sure your Labiaplasty in Atlanta meets your needs and expectations.
- 1 About Labiaplasty
- 2 Benefits of Labiaplasty
- 3 Labiaplasty Candidates
- 4 Private Consultation
- 5 Preparation
- 6 Labiaplasty Procedure
- 7 Recovery
- 8 Results
- 9 How Much Does Labiaplasty Cost in Atlanta?
- 10 FAQ
- 11 Additional Resources
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure where the excess tissue of the labia minora and/or labia majora is removed. The remaining skin is sutured, resulting in a neater, more symmetrical appearance. Women consider labiaplasty because of a number of concerns, including intimacy, physical discomfort, or cosmetic reasons.
Benefits of Labiaplasty
There are a number of benefits to Labiaplasty. Women report increased comfort and self-confidence after choosing to undergo Labiaplasty with Dr. Arslanian. By addressing such a private concern, women feel their best afterward, creating an image of themselves they may have never thought was possible.
Benefits of Labiaplasty with Dr. HotlantaTM
- Increased physical comfort
- Enhanced self-confidence
- Reduced self-consciousness
- Fewer concerns with intimacy
If you are looking to undergo a labiaplasty with Dr. Arslanian you should be a nonsmoker in good physical health. In considering a labiaplasty in Atlanta, you most likely are experiencing physical discomfort, feel embarrassment, or are self-conscious. Perhaps you would simply like your labia to appear neater. Ultimately, you should decide on a labiaplasty for yourself and not because of comments or dissatisfaction from another person.
If you are a candidate for Labiaplasty, contact Arslanian Plastic Surgery today to schedule your private consultation.
Labiaplasty is a very intimate procedure, making the decision to undergo surgery just as private. Dr. Arslanian can assist you in addressing your concerns during a one-on-one consultation. During this appointment, you will have the opportunity to ask questions about Labiaplasty and express your expectations and goals.
Dr. Arslanian will discuss your medical history, as well as the general details of the procedure. He will conduct a physical examination and determine your candidacy for Labiaplasty. A customized treatment plan will be created for you and you will be provided a final cost for surgery based on your procedure plan.
Your comfort is important to Dr. Arslanian. He will make sure you are completely comfortable during the consultation and with your decision to undergo labiaplasty.
If you have any questions about Labiaplasty and your candidacy for the procedure, reach out to Dr. Arslanian’s helpful staff to schedule your personal consultation today.
During your Labiaplasty consultation, Dr. Arslanian will provide you with specific preoperative directions. These may include stopping blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin. You may also be instructed to stop smoking as smoking may hinder the safety and success of the surgery. About 12 hours prior to your surgery time, you may need to fast – not eating or drinking during that time.
If there are any instructions that may be specific to your case, Dr. Arslanian will discuss them with you during your pre-operative appointment.
You will also need to pick up any medications Dr. Arslanian prescribes before attending surgery. Lastly, you will need to appoint a trusted adult to drive you home after surgery and stay with you for at least 24 hours following your operation. This is to ensure your safety and to aid in the recovery process.
Labiaplasty is a highly customized surgical procedure. Before you are taken in for surgery, Dr. Arslanian will meet with you to review the treatment plan. He will, again, ensure you are comfortable with your decision. From there, you will be taken to the operating room where you will be given anesthesia to make sure you remain physically comfortable during the procedure.
Dr. Arslanian will follow your tailored treatment plan to remove the excess labial tissue.
He will then close the incision sites strategically, giving your labia a symmetrical and neat appearance. Depending on your labiaplasty goals and personal anatomy, Dr. Arslanian may use one of several or a combination of surgical approaches to meet your needs.
The Trim Method (also called an edge excision) is the most common approach to Labiaplasty. During this direct and straight-forward approach, the elongated or asymmetrical labia tissue is cut away. The labia minora is usually trimmed in alignment with, or slightly receded from, the labia majora. The incisions are then closed using sutures.1, 2
The Wedge Method is more involved than the Trim Method, in that, the Wedge Method removes a pie-shaped piece from the excess labial tissue. This triangular incision is then sutured together, leaving the natural edges of the labia, intact.2
Clitoral Hood Reduction
Clitoral Hood Reduction may be a part of your labiaplasty treatment plan if there is excess tissue in this area. During a Clitoral Hood Reduction, balance is restored to the anatomy reducing the exaggeration of the clitoral hood. There are a number of techniques Dr. Arslanian can perform to reduce the tissue surrounding the clitoris.3
Dr. Arslanian’s labiaplasty approach will be based on your unique anatomy. He will utilize his impeccable skill and attention to detail in order to provide you with fantastic results! Contact Arslanian Plastic Surgery today to schedule a labiaplasty consultation!
Immediately following labiaplasty, you can expect your labia to be swollen and tender. You will experience some discomfort that will begin to subside within the next week. You may use an ice pack to reduce any swelling and pain. You may return to wearing tampons and having intercourse 4 weeks post-op. Most swelling and discomfort may mitigate at around 6 weeks post-operatively, however, residual swelling may remain for up to six months.
Labiaplasty is a long-term solution to low hanging labia. Because the excess tissue is excised, you can feel confident knowing the tugging, pulling, irritation, or self-consciousness may be gone for good. Your labiaplasty can give you the comfort you have been seeking by shortening the labia.
Many women are relieved that their prior discomfort is now a distant memory. They share that their labia look neater and they are satisfied with their results! To see what Dr. Arslanian’s patients had to say about his tremendous care and ability, read Arslanian Plastic Surgery’s reviews. To become one of Dr. Arslanian’s satisfied patients, call Arslanian Plastic Surgery today to book a private consultation.
How Much Does Labiaplasty Cost in Atlanta?
Cost for Labiaplasty in Atlanta is dependent on your individualized goals and needs. Because of the high level of customization for the procedure, the price will vary between patients.
Dr. Arslanian does not want pricing to hold you back from having your needs addressed. Because of this, Arslanian Plastic Surgery has teamed up with several financing partners to make sure your surgery is within reach. Contact Dr. Arslanian’s office today to schedule your private labiaplasty consultation.
Do I need to get a Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is not a medically necessary procedure. If your labia is causing you physical pain or discomfort or self-consciousness, you may be a candidate for Labiaplasty.
Which labiaplasty technique will work best for me?
A one-on-one consultation with Dr. Arslanian is necessary to determine which technique will work best for your unique anatomy and goals. Dr. Arslanian will discuss his professional medical opinion with you during the consultation. This will inform your treatment plan and results.
Should I wait until after childbirth to undergo Labiaplasty?
You do not need to wait until after you have children to opt for Labiaplasty. Many women choose to do it before having children. Subsequent childbirth should not affect the look of the Labiaplasty. However, after childbirth, the portion of the labia that meets the perineum may become stretched and appear wrinkled.
Can I work a desk job and undergo labiaplasty?
Yes, you can work at a desk and decide to undergo labiaplasty. Many patients take a week off from work to aid the recovery process. Upon returning to work, you may experience some discomfort that should subside within 4 weeks, post-op. Swelling and soreness should remit in 6 weeks post-op. Any residual swelling should be completely resolved by postoperative month 6.
- Furnas, H. J. (2017). Trim Labiaplasty. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open, 5(5), e1349. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5459652/
- Harrington, J. (2018). What’s the difference between a trim labiaplasty and a wedge labiaplasty? [Blog]. Retrieved from https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/whats-the-difference-a-trim-labiaplasty-and-a-wedge-labiaplasty
- Plastic Surgery Key. (2018). Clitoral Hood Reduction Techniques. Retrieved from https://plasticsurgerykey.com/clitoral-hood-reduction-techniques/
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons. (2020). Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgical Options. Retrieved from https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/vaginal-rejuvenation/labiaplasty