Labiaplasty & Vaginal Rejuvenation Blog

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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  | 


Why blog about your ALVR experience?

A blog is simply an informal post or journal written by an individual and posted on the internet. At Austin Labiaplasty and Vaginal Rejuvenation, we ask all of our patients to take a few minutes to blog or review their […]

04/09/2014  | 


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  | 


Is Labia Minora Reduction A Vaginal Surgery?

While this may seem like a trick question, it is a common question for women researching vaginal reconstructive options. Labiaplasty (also referred to as “barbie vagina” or an “innie vagina“) typically refers to reduction of the labia minora, which are actually […]

01/22/2014  | 


When is Vaginal Rejuvenation indicated?

Vaginal Rejuvenation is indicated in patients with an increased caliber (diameter) of the vaginal canal with no evidence of prolapse.  Symptoms of increased vaginal caliber may include decreased sensation during intercourse or a sense of vaginal “looseness.” Perineorrhaphy (reconstruction of the perineal body) is […]

01/10/2014  | 


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  | 


The Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedure

Vaginal and perineal relaxation resulting in decreased sensation during coitus (intercourse) is treated by Vaginal Rejuvenation surgery.  Vaginal Rejuvenation does not treat vaginal prolapse.  The typical steps of this procedure are as follows: The redundancy in the posterior vagina is […]

09/03/2013  | 


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  | 

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