Labiaplasty in Worcester, MA
Many women suffer from embarrassment or discomfort due to the length of their labia minora. If excessive skin in your labia minora is causing these physical or psychological problems, consider a labiaplasty procedure at Salisbury Plastic Surgery in Worcester, where Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom, a qualified and board-certified plastic surgeon, provides excellence in such delicate plastic surgery procedures as labiaplasty for residents of Shrewsbury and surrounding communities in Massachusetts.
What is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is the medical term for labia reduction surgery, a procedure that trims away excess skin and reshapes the labia minora in adult women. Labiaplasty is performed on women who experience discomfort, pain, or embarrassment during sexual intercourse or when wearing tight undergarments or swimsuits, caused by excessive skin in the labia minora.
Will Labiaplasty Affect my Sexual Enjoyment?
No! Once you recover fully from the procedure, you may return to your normal lifestyle and sexual activity. Labiaplasty scars are practically invisible, camouflaged by natural folds and creases in the skin of the labia minora. In some women, removing excess skin actually, increases sensitivity in the labia and easier stimulation of the clitoris. Some women elect to also trim the clitoral hood to increase sensitivity in the clitoral area.
Am I a Good Candidate for Labiaplasty?
Almost any adult woman in good health who wants to trim away excess skin from her labia minora may be a good candidate for labiaplasty.
What Can I Expect when Recovering from Labiaplasty?
Soreness and swelling immediately following the surgery are considered normal and subside naturally within two weeks after the procedure, although some swelling may last up to six weeks. We recommend one week of rest from work to fully recover, with daily Epsom salt baths during that week. To sit more comfortably, use an inflatable donut cushion. Total abstinence from sex is required for four weeks, and most patients resume and enjoy normal sexual activity after that period.
How Much Does Labiaplasty Cost in Worcester?
The cost of surgery will depend on the amount of skin removed and any other procedures performed in combination with the labiaplasty. As a cosmetic procedure, most health insurance providers do not cover labiaplasty; however, our office offers financing and flexible ways to make payments for this and other procedures.
If you are uncomfortable or embarrassed due to excess skin in your labia minora, consider a labiaplasty procedure performed by Dr. Deborah K. Ekstrom at Salisbury Plastic Surgery in Worcester, serving residents of Shrewsbury and the surrounding communities of Massachusetts. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.