Labiaplasty in Chicago, IL

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About Labiaplasty

While it is not discussed openly, many women worry about the shape and size of their vaginal lips, which may cause a lack of confidence. Double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Saeed Chowdhry can help Chicago area women feel more attractive and comfortable with surgical vaginal rejuvenation that corrects the shape and size of the labia. The labia, which are the external lips of the vaginal area, can look oversized or have hanging skin created by genetics, childbirth, pregnancy, or an injury. A labiaplasty surgically decreases the size of the labia majora and/or minora to create an improved look. This may eliminate irritation and discomfort while boosting sexual pleasure and confidence. Come in for a consult at SAC Plastic Surgery in Oak Lawn, IL to hear more about labiaplasty and see if you may be a candidate for the surgery.

Ideal Candidates

Surgery for the labia at SAC Plastic Surgery can be beneficial for Chicago area women who are worried about the shape or size of their vaginal area, which can appear large because of childbirth, genetics, or a physical trauma. Abnormal vaginal lips may cause discomfort, pain, irritation, or itching when engaging in activities like sex and exercise. Surgical vaginal rejuvenation can also be beneficial if you can't wear revealing outfits (including leggings, swimsuits, or tight pants) because of the appearance of your vaginal lips. While labia surgery shouldn't impact your ability to get pregnant, Dr. Chowdhry suggests you wait until you are finished having children to prevent undoing your results.

Surgical Technique

Many procedures for the labia can be completed in our onsite procedure room with local anesthetic so you may drive yourself to and from our office. If your treatment plan is more complex, you may need to be put under general anesthesia at our onsite surgical facility so you will need to have a responsible friend or family member drive you home following your procedure. Dr. Chowdhry can talk about your treatment plan and more at your consultation so you may make arrangements, if needed, prior to your appointment. A labiaplasty is generally done with a trimming technique to cut away loose tissue. Then the remaining skin is stitched so it is taut. Also available is the wedge technique that cuts away a triangular area of skin and excess folds from the clitoris before stitching the tissue closed.

What to Expect

You will require around one week to heal following your labiaplasty to allow discomfort and swelling to fade away before returning to normal activities. Dr. Chowdhry suggests applying a cold compress or ice pack if needed to decrease inflammation. You can not have sexual activity or use tampons for at least 4 – 6 weeks following your treatment. Patients typically have visible results in around six weeks and final results closer to six months following the procedure. The improvements of vaginal rejuvenation usually last for a long time; however, childbirth, weight fluctuations, and natural aging can impact your results.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a labiaplasty cost?
Vaginal rejuvenation surgery costs will be based on several factors. At your initial consultation with Dr. Chowdhry, he will ask about your needs and wants before developing your personalized surgical plan. As soon as you have made your choices for your vaginal rejuvenation surgery, Dr. Chowdhry can begin estimating your costs. SAC Plastic Surgery accepts several payment methods and can give you information on low-interest financing.

Should I choose a plastic surgeon or OB/GYN?
As you research surgical vaginal rejuvenation, you will discover that most OB/GYNs (obstetricians and gynecologists) perform labiaplasty. Although most OB/GYNs are qualified to perform a labiaplasty, they may not be your best choice. An OB/GYN can remove loose skin from your vaginal lips, but a plastic surgeon like Dr. Chowdhry will focus on other aspects as well. He will ensure minimal scarring, and your final symmetry, color, and contour are natural in both appearance and feeling.

Will vaginal rejuvenation surgery cause insensitivity?
Like most surgeries, you may have short-term numbness in the treated area. This should dissipate as your vaginal tissue and skin recover. For those concerned about sexual sensitivity, it's important to realize that a labiaplasty corrects the vaginal lips and will not affect the nerves in the clitoris. Dr. Chowdhry has years of training and experience in labiaplasties and will avoid the clitoris to prevent desensitizing the area.

What is the recovery process like after a labiaplasty?
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Chowdhry or someone on his team will explain what you should expect following your labiaplasty and provide advice on how to keep yourself comfortable during your recovery. You should expect some swelling and bruising in the treated areas, plus a certain amount of discomfort right after your procedure. You will need to rest at home for at least a week before resuming non-strenuous activities. Dr. Chowdhry will evaluate your progress during your check-up appointments and let you know when you can resume sexual activity and exercise.

Are there nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments?
Nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments are available and may improve small amounts of vaginal laxity. However, vaginal rejuvenation surgery is better for dramatic improvements to reshape and tighten your labia. At your initial consultation with Dr. Chowdhry, he will review your surgical and nonsurgical treatment options and give you suggestions on what will meet your goals.

Comfortable and Confident

Every vagina is not identical and many elements can affect the appearance of the outer labia. If you are not confident or comfortable because of the shape and size of your labia, find out more information about vaginal rejuvenation surgery. Speak with Dr. Saeed Chowdhry about your concerns and goals so he can develop your unique treatment plan for a labiaplasty. Schedule an appointment at SAC Plastic Surgery in Oak Lawn, IL to hear more about vaginal rejuvenation with a labiaplasty.

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