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Labiaplasty Vs Vaginoplasty ~ How Are They Different?
How is a labiaplasty different from a vaginoplasty? How do I know which procedure I need?
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What is a labiaplasty and what is a vaginoplasty
It is difficult to explain without having a clear understanding of the external female anatomy (vulva). However I will try to give you an oversimplified analogy which may help you to understand. Picture a doorway (introitus) flanked on either side by a set of window-like shutters (labia) opening into a corridor (vagina). The labiaplasty alters the size and shape of the labia (shutters) and is typically performed to decrease the size of the labia minora A perineoplasty alters the opening...
Labiaplasty changes the outside while vaginoplasty usually tightens the inside
Labiaplasty is a general word that refers to any procedure that alters the shape of the inner or outer labia (labia majora and/or labia minora). Most women who have labiaplasty are looking to reduce the size of the inner labia (labia minora) relative to the outer labia (labia majora). However, some chose to enlarge the outer labia, usually with fat injection while others want to reduce the outer labia. Sometimes, a combination of the above is performed. Vaginoplasty...
Be sure to get the details
I agree with Dr. Di Saia and would like to add that a careful discussion with your treating surgeon is critical. Your surgeon should describe exactly what the surgical plan is and what the potential complications are. Vaginoplasties typically can have more severe complications than labiaplasties (stricutres, wound dehiscence). Always find a board certified plastic surgeon. I hope this helps.
Labiaplasty is outside work and the vaginoplasty is inside work
The more common procedures Labiaplasty. I have treated girls as young as 14 who were cheerleaders and have both cosmetic and functional problems with the elongated labia. In older women, especially those who have had children, they may also have problems with the vaginal opening having enlarged due to problems associated with deliveries including tearing of the posterior vagina. I recently treated a woman who delivered before the doctor could perform an episiotomy, and she had a severe...
Vaginoplasty vs. Labioplasty
Vaginoplasty surgery tightens the vagina by tightening the muscles and tissues and removing excess lining. Most vaginoplasty is day surgery and can be performed in-office or in a hospital setting. Some patients may need to stay in the hospital overnight. Expect a few days of discomfort, allow two to five days before returning to work, and you will need to wait six weeks before resuming sexual activity. Labioplasty surgery reduces and reshapes the vaginal lips for greater comfort...
The difference between a labiaplasty and a vaginoplasty
Labiaplasty is a surgical technique to reduce the amount of skin tissue in the labia of a female patient. This is commonly performed for asymmetry or when patients feel that they have excess tissue in this area. Some patients complain of discomfort due to the extra skin during sexual intercourse. Other patients state that some of this excess tissue may protrude from their underwear. A vaginoplasty is a technique to rejuvenate the inside of the vagina. This is performed by gynecologists....
Labiaplasty is the answer for many women!
Labiaplasty is surgery of the tissue around the opening of the vagina. There are external labia (labia majora) which have skin and hair and internal labia (labia minora) which are mucous membranes that are hairless and outside of the vagina. Most women have enlargement of the of the internal labia minora resulting in discomfort in every day activity, or intercourse. The labia can get caught in the clothing, fall out of the underpants or bathing suit or block the vaginal...
Labiaplasty Vs Vaginoplasty ~ How Are They Different
Labiaplasty is a procedure to treat the labia minora or majora. Sometimes the labia are enlarged or elongated or cause discomfort during sexual activity. In a labiaplasty the oversized area will be excised and trimmed to reveal rejuvenated labia. In vaginoplasty the floor of the vagina is reduced and the muscle sling is tightened to provide for improved sexual activity.
Labiaplasty and Vaginoplasty definitions, and best candidates
Candidates for a Labiaplasty procedure are women who are concerned about the appearance of their labia or experience discomfort due to exceptionally large or long labia of either the inner our outer lips. Labia unevenness can result in discomfort with intimate contact, chronic rubbing, as well as psychological discomfort, which leads to the inability to wear certain types of tight clothing. Most women live with these symptoms, and actually are not even aware that a...
Vaginoplasty versus Labiaplasty
Vaginoplasty involves actual tightening of the vaginal wall and/or introitus - the entry point in the vagina. The incisions are on the inside of the vagina. Labiaplasty involves the external parts: 1) labia majora reduction, 2) labia minora edge trimming or wedge removal, and/or 3) clitoral hood reduction or advancement. Be clear about what you want when you see your plastic surgeon in consultation. I hope this helps.
Labiaplasty versus Vaginoplasty - How to decide
A labiaplasty addresses the external appearance of the genitalia while a vaginoplasty corrects laxity inside. A vaginoplasty helps tighten the vagina, which can be stretched during pregnancy. The more common procedure, labiaplasty, helps reduce the excess skin of the labia minora. It can often reduce of eliminate the darkened folds.
Labiaplasty or Vaginoplasty? Which is right for me?
Labiaplasty is performed to reduce the size and improve the symmetry of the labia minora or inner lips of a woman's external genitalia. Vaginoplasty is performed to improve the "tightness" of her vagina and enhance sexual satisfaction. Multiple vaginal deliveries can cause loosening of the vaginal walls. Kegel exercises will improve this to a large degree, but not always completely. Labiaplasty can be performed under local anesthesia, while Vaginoplasty requires...
Labiaplasty versus Vaginoplasty
The labiaplasty adresses the inner or outer vaginal lips usually a cosmetic operation for excess tissue in these areas. The Vaginoplasty is a more complex operation designed to reduce the size of the vaginal canal and improve sexual satisfaction. the two are sometimes performed together, but have totally different indications.
Labiaplasty addresses the cosmetic appearance of the labia.
Labiaplasty will address excess, redundant skin of either the labia minora (inner lips) or labia majora (outer lips). This can be cosmetically bothersome to some women and may also cause discomfort with certain clothing, sporting events or sex. Vaginoplasty will address the diameter of the vaginal canal.
A labiaplasty refers to recontouring the outer folds of skin that lead into the vaginal canal. Often times after pregnancy (or even women naturally sometimes), the labia can be very prominent, interfering with sexual intercourse, aesthetic appearance, hygiene, etc. Recountouring them leads to smaller labia minora that are more aesthetic and less prominent. Vaginal rejuvenation or tightening generally refers to tightening the vaginal canal, usually after pregnancies, to try and restore...
Labiaplasty surgery treats outside
A labiaplasty treats the external female genitalia. It is usually performed when a women feels that the labia minora, the "vaginal lips" are too large. This can cause social embarrasment in tight clothing or swimsuits. Large labia minora can also cause discomfort during sex. A vaginoplasty is performed to tighten the side walls of the inner vagina. This is usually performed by a gynecologist. So if the outside is what bothers you then a labiaplasty is likely what your intersted in.
Labiaplasty and vaginoplasty
Labioplasty is a surgical procedure to decrease an oversized hanging labia minora. The condition can cause irritation, discomfort, pai and embaressment. Vaginoplasty is a more broader term which include: lifting the mons pubis decreasing or increasing the size of labia majora. Labia majora can deflate with age. tightening the vaginal vault (much involved surgery)
Labiaplasty indicates changing the "Outside"
Hello, These terms refer to operations that mean different things to different physicians as the procedures are not standard. You will not find them featured in any surgical textbook or taught in most residency programs. It therefore falls to the potential patient to ask specifically what a given surgeon recommends. Find out what he or she wants to do and think about it before you have surgery. As a plastic surgeon, I only concern myself with the Labia (Labiaplasty), or outer structures. My...