Women’s health and wellbeing are of utmost importance to Dr. Ellen Mahony. Throughout her 30 years in practice as a board certified plastic surgeon she’s enjoyed helping women become the most confident versions of themselves. One of the newest procedures she offers in her Westport, CT office, labiaplasty, is a procedure that can help boost confidence and address some uncomfortable physical issues that are often present for women who seek this solution. Unfortunately, many women previously found it awkward to discuss the discomfort or dissatisfaction they feel regarding the lax, floppy, thin tissue that blocks their vagina, gets trapped in their underclothes and hangs between their thighs. Even more frustrating, most don’t know there are relatively simply, quick and effective solutions available! We’re here to help! Read on.
Labiaplasty is cosmetic surgery to change the shape or symmetry of the vaginal area. Performed as an in-office surgical procedure under local anesthetic, Dr. Mahony trims either the labia minora (inner folds) so that they don’t hang down below the labia majora (the outer lips of the vaginal area) or just the labia majora. These areas can become stretched from childbirth, trauma or, in certain cases, are just naturally occurring. Women who seek this procedure have often endured pain or discomfort during sexual activity, when exercising or in everyday life and find the removal of the stretched skin greatly increases their comfort and happiness with their appearance post-surgery.
How long will a labiaplasty procedure take and what is the recovery like?
Please allow about 90 min from the time you enter our office to when you’re walking out the door (yes, you can walk right after!) This time allows for administration of your local anesthetic, cleaning and prep of the area, surgical time and a short recovery period to make sure you are ready for departure. You should have someone drive you home. Once home we recommend light to no activity for 2-3 days; no exercise for at least 3 weeks and no sexual activity for about four weeks (sorry!). We’ll schedule a post-op visit for one week after your procedure to check on your healing and adjust any recommendations at that time.
My labia are quite stretched after the vaginal delivery of three children. I love them dearly but would like to regain the youthful look to this part of my body! Can you help?
Yes, absolutely. Vaginal childbirth is one of the most amazing things a woman’s body can do but it doesn’t always occur without some consequences! Schedule a consultation with me so that I can assess your unique situation and goals and come up with the right plan for you. In addition to the labiaplasty procedure, I often recommend adding an O Shot, which uses your body’s own biologic materials (platelet rich plasma drawn from your own blood – and nothing else!) This regenerative material is injected into the clitoris and inside the vagina to increase blood flow to the area and stimulate deep cellular regeneration. It’s one of our most popular regenerative medicine procedures for improving arousal, lubrication and diminishing stress incontinence- a great one to add in when receiving a labiaplasty.