Labiaplasty: Confident at Any Age
Westport | Fairfield CT
Boosting Women’s Confidence with Labiaplasty
Women’s health and well-being are of the 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 simple, quick, and effective solutions available! We’re here to help! Read on.
What is a Labiaplasty?
Vaginal Cosmetic Surgery? Yes!
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.
Labiaplasty is the vaginal revitalization surgery that trims excess tissue from the area around the vaginal opening. The trim technique involves making a straight incision to remove excess tissue from the labia minora. After the tissue has been excised to create better proportions, the incision is closed.
The wedge technique is slightly more involved. During this procedure, the surgeon makes incisions that allow for the removal of a pie-shaped piece of tissue. This technique sometimes removes or reduces extra folds around the clitoris, as well. Absorbable sutures are usually placed to close incisions, regardless of the technique used.
Labiaplasty FAQs: ASK DR. MAHONY
Many healthy women are good candidates for labiaplasty. This procedure has become one of the leading plastic surgery techniques performed around the world in recent years. While it can be beneficial for women concerned about disproportionate labia size, we want to stress that there is no “right-size” of labia that every woman should have. Like all body parts, the labia are unique to every woman.
Though some women do seek labiaplasty to correct cosmetic problems caused by oversized labia, discomfort is the most common reason for this procedure. Typical candidates are healthy women who have experienced significant changes in labia size after pregnancy and childbirth or who have always had labia that felt uncomfortably large. If you are made self-conscious or physically uncomfortable by the size of your labia, consult with Dr. Mahony about the labiaplasty procedure.
"Dr. Mahony and her staff are wonderful! I could not be happier with the results of my procedure. Her and her staff answered all of my questions and walked me through everything I needed to know. Most importantly, they made me feel comfortable. She is knowledgeable and takes pride in her work. Because of her skills, I feel more confident than ever." - Rachelle N.
"It has been 3 months since my surgery and I couldn't be happier with my results. Dr. Mahony is very knowledgeable and takes pride in her work. I put 100% of my trust in her from the day of my consultation. She took the time to explain the procedure as well as reasonable expectations. Her staff is very kind and helpful. I would absolutely recommend her and would utilize her services again in the future." - Breanna B.