For many women, undergoing the labiaplasty procedure can be a potentially life-changing surgery. The best candidates for this treatment are women who suffer from excess skin tissue in the vaginal area. The elongated labia minora can sag past the labia majora. When this happens, it can result in various medical and aesthetic issues. This excess skin can result in discomfort during certain activities such as sexual intercourse and exercise. Some women find it to be uncomfortable to even walk when these tissues hang significantly lower than normal. Women may also avoid wearing tight-fitted clothing or bathing suits because they are self-conscious about the appearance of the excess tissue. To improve a woman’s experience, Dr. Ellen Mahony of Westport, CT may recommend the labiaplasty procedure.
Is this procedure right for me?
Women experiencing the above concerns may find themselves ready to speak to a plastic surgeon about surgery to remove this excess tissue. The procedure is completed by a trained and experienced surgeon such as Dr. Ellen Mahony, who can remove the stretched and excess labial tissue during a single procedure. This procedure is often desired by women who are uncomfortable or embarrassed by the excess skin.
What causes labial tissues to sag or stretch?
Some of the more common factors associated with excess vaginal tissues include:
- The natural process of aging
- Significant weight loss
- Trauma/injury to the vaginal area
- Genetic predisposition
- Pregnancy and childbirth
Is the labiaplasty procedure painful?
Patients are properly sedated and anesthetized for their surgery to ensure that they are comfortable from start to finish. However, during the healing process, women may experience some discomfort. Dr. Ellen Mahony will provide recommendations to help reduce discomfort, swelling, and bruising following treatment with post-operative instructions. Follow these closely to facilitate faster healing and reduce the risk of infection, inflammation, and other complications.
Discover the advantages of the labiaplasty procedure
Dr. Ellen Mahony and her team in Westport, CT are available to help women feel confident in the bedroom, while also addressing uncomfortable excess skin. If you are interested in learning more about the labiaplasty procedure and if it can help you, call the office at (203) 221-0102 and request an appointment at our facility, located at 131 Kings Highway North.