Although a majority of women undergo labiaplasty for aesthetic reasons, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz also sees patients who experience friction and tugging while running or biking. Some women turn to labiaplasty to feel more comfortable both physically and mentally when wearing tight clothing such as workout pants and bathing suits.
Labiaplasty can also be used to reduce excess skin surrounding the clitoris that may interfere with sexual arousal. Labiaplasty is a fast, relatively uncomplicated procedure that is usually performed under local anesthesia with oral sedation. Recovery generally takes from three to five days, and post-surgical discomfort is manageable with over-the-counter pain medication and the use of cold compresses. It takes up to two weeks for incisions to fully heal, but it is important to avoid intercourse and any activity that stretches or pulls on the labia for four to six weeks after surgery. Once recovery is complete, labiaplasty scarring is nearly undetectable.
Many women have additional concerns that extend beyond the labia minora. Whether performed on their own or in conjunction with labiaplasty, these procedures can further refine the appearance of the external genitalia.
The mons is the area of padding that sits on top of the pubic bone, and some women may be bothered by excess fullness while others wish to improve drooping or excess skin. To achieve a patient’s desired outcomes, monsplasty can include liposuction, removal of excess skin, and tightening underlying muscle and tissue to give this area a “lift.”
Depending on the patient’s unique anatomy and desired outcomes, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz can take several approaches to refine the look of the labia majora (or outer vaginal lips). Liposuction can help reduce fullness, while excess skin can be removed to reshape the labia majora and eliminate a saggy appearance.
In some cases, a woman may want to add fullness to the labia majora. Fat grafting acts as an all-natural, long-lasting “filler” that restores a plump, youthful appearance to the outer vaginal lips.
Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz is a renowned expert labiaplasty surgeon, having written multiple Labiaplasty articles published in the world’s most prestigious cosmetic surgery journal, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
As the trusted provider amongst reputable OBGYNs throughout Florida, Rodríguez-Feliz MD receives more referrals and has performed more Labiaplasties than any other plastic surgeon in Miami. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz represents the next generation of surgical and non-surgical procedures for eyelids, face, and body aesthetics. Catering to both local and international clientele at his state-of-the-art boutique practice and accredited surgical facility in Coral Gables, Florida, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz is one of the few top-tier plastic surgeons who opt to pursue further aesthetic-surgery training after their residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Committed to mastering the most advanced techniques, he performed an elective fellowship in oculoplastic and aesthetic surgery under the tutelage of world-renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Codner. This additional training afforded Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz the opportunity to embrace and utilize his artistic eye while perfecting his aesthetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) skills. He also has extensive experience performing complex revisional eyelid surgery, droopy eyelid (ptosis) surgery, facial plastic surgery (face- and neck lifts, nose surgery, ear surgery), non-surgical facial rejuvenation (Botox®/Dysport®, injectable fillers, and skincare), and aesthetic breast surgery.
With his years of experience, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz is known to ease patient worries while providing the highest level of service. If you’re embarrassed or concerned about protruding labia, call or email for more information. To learn more about labiaplasty and other vaginal-rejuvenation procedures, or schedule a consultation with Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz, call (305) 747-7739.
A labiaplasty can be done for many reasons. Female patients may be experiencing issues with self-esteem and doubt, which affect sexual activity with their partners. Others feel self-conscious when they wear tight clothing such as yoga or workout pants or have pain from tugging and pulling on the labia minora. A labiaplasty can both ease pain and discomfort. It’s also possible to have a labiaplasty on only one side of your labia minora.
Because of the sensitive location, there might be soreness, tenderness, swelling, and some mild pain after your surgery. This is alleviated significantly with ice application to the area as will be instructed by Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz. For the 2-3 days following your surgery, you will need to minimize ambulation, both to alleviate your discomfort and ensure healing from your surgery is successful. Most patients do very well with over-the-counter pain medications.
Occasionally, insurance providers will cover labiaplasty if the procedure is needed for medical reasons. This includes someone with an extra enlargement or a professional athlete. Labiaplasty is normally an elective surgery, so most costs will be out of pocket. Financing and payment options are available. You can call and ask for more information, or discuss pricing during your consultation.
If you would like to get labiaplasty, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz requires that you have a consultation prior to surgery to establish your eligibility. Please note that the best candidates should be in good health, experience discomfort from their labia, and have realistic expectations for their results. Younger patients who are accompanied by their parents and are referred by OBGYNS may also be candidates.
Because labiaplasty results in a wound in your genitalia, you must carefully follow doctor instructions to ensure no complication. Avoid physical activities such as running, sexual activity, or biking for 4-6 weeks. This creates pressure on the incisions and can delay healing. Also avoid tight underwear or pants, as well as long showers. It can take 5-7 days to recover from your surgery, but another four to six weeks before you can resume normal activities.
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