Suture Used in Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty surgery is done to remove excess or hypertrophic labial tissue. At Austin Labiaplasty and Vaginal Rejuvenation, the excess labial tissue is removed by electrocauterization, often as an in office procedure. With electrocauterization, a small bladeless instrument is used to […]

12/08/2014  | 


What are anal skin tags? Can I have anal skin tags removed during my labiaplasty?

Can anal skin tags be removed at the time of labiaplasty? Anal skin tags are non-painful growths of skin near the anus. Some patients with anal skin tags complain that the skin tags are a nuisance when cleaning the area. […]

10/06/2014  | 


When do Patients with Enlarged Labia Seek Treatment?

Enlarged labia can be symptomatic as early as the pubertal years and as late as the menopausal years. Common complaints include discomfort with tight clothing, bathing suits, intercourse or during exercise. Patients usually seek treatment once symptoms become so bothersome […]

04/21/2014  | 


What is the Difference between Labia Reduction and Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty typically refers to reduction of the labia minora. Labia reduction refers to reduction of the labia majora. Our in-office labiaplasty refers to reduction or excision of the labia minora.

01/28/2014  | 


Local Anesthesia for Labiaplasty

In addition to oral narcotics and sedatives that are given before the labiaplasty procedure, we use Pro-Nox, a patient-controlled, inhaled analgesic made of 50% nitrous oxide and 50% oxygen. The Pro-nox takes only seconds to go into effect, and a topical […]

12/10/2013  | 


Post-Op Care of the Labiaplasty Incision

Keeping the incision site clean and dry after labiaplasty is vital to a swift recovery. Detailed instructions are provided pre-operatively to ensure patients know how to perform vulvar hygiene post-operatively. We recommend rinsing with water after voiding and blotting dry. […]

12/03/2013  | 


Pregnancy after Labiaplasty

The labia will always swell during pregnancy. However, in patients who are pregnant and have undergone labiaplasty, the swelling is limited because of the reduced labial skin present. For this reason, pregnancy has a very minimal impact on the appearance […]

10/31/2013  | 


The Art of the Office Labiaplasty Procedure

There are several factors to consider when performing an office Labiaplasty: First and foremost is using a technique that enables the surgeon to remove a precise amount of labial skin. Each patient has her own idea as to how she […]

09/10/2013  | 


Is Labiaplasty Covered By Insurance?

Labiaplasty may be done as a cosmetic procedure or due to labial hypertrophy with bothersome symptoms. Cosmetic labiaplasty may be done in-office and is not covered by insurance. When a labiaplasty is considered medically necessary, this can be billed through one’s insurance […]

09/02/2013  | 


How Much Labial Skin is Removed at the Time of Labiaplasty?

The goal of labiaplasty surgery is to remove enough of the labia minora to alleviate symptoms associated with enlarged labia. These symptoms may include chronic irritation, discomfort and rubbing during sexual intercourse, and when wearing tight fitting clothing. Some women with […]

09/02/2013  | 


Is a Labiaplasty procedure different from a Vaginoplasty procedure?

The answer is yes. A Labiaplasty involves the removal of the extra or uneven labia minora (inner vaginal lips). A vaginoplasty is a reconstructive procedure of the vagina that is performed when the vagina is shortened, either congenitally or from prior […]

09/02/2013  | 


Is a Labiaplasty a Cosmetic Surgery?

The answer is yes and no. If a patient has symptoms of labial hypertrophy, then the procedure is considered non-cosmetic. Symptoms of labial hypertrophy include chronic irritation, discomfort and rubbing during sexual intercourse and when wearing tight fitting clothing. Regardless […]

09/02/2013  | 

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