What procedures would fix my vagina? Would I need more than one? About how much would it cost? What is the downtime? (Photos)
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Self-Conscious about Vagina
Don't cave in to a vaginal bully
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Ditch that guy forever
Second of all, you have normal variation of the vagina. Some ladies have enlarged labia minora genetically. That is more common than most women (and men) realize.
That said, you can have a few small procedures and be done with these issues, and they can all be done together.
The first would be to remove the small hymenal tag (pink tissue) that's protruding from the vaginal opening.
The second is a labiaplasty or labia minora reduction to reduce the size of the inner labia.
You may also benefit from a labial puff procedure, or filling of the outer labia with your own fat that can be removed from another area (inner thighs or tummy or hips).
All of these procedures can be done at the same time under anesthetic, either IV or general anesthesia.
Be very picky with your surgeon. Make sure they have good reviews and photos. Be willing to travel if you don't find the right doctor near you!
I hate my vagina!
I'm sorry about your recent experience. I know how devastating this must have been for you since it is a common story amongst my patients. First of all, you're not deformed, you simply have large, dark labia minora that can be reduced to give you a natural, cleaner look. This can be performed in the office under local anesthesia with minimal post-op pain. Your clitoral hood is slightly enlarged, but it isn't what seems to be bothering. You may opt to have this reduced and lifted as well, but not necessary to give you the look that you want.
The triangle piece of skin is a large hymenal remnant that can be reduced at the same time. This is also present at 3 and 9 o'clock and these could also be reduced.
Your labia majora are present, they are simply not as full as other women's. Once your inner labia are aesthetically reduced you won't be bothered by your smaller outer labia. They'll actually match nicely.
As you do your research and read your wonderful responses from the physician community please be sure to look at the before and after photos of the surgeons you're considering. Please go to link below for information on choosing the best surgeon for you and to look at a large number of photos. You should also read patient testimonials and ask to speak with patients who've had your procedure.
Experience and having an aesthetic eye is critical.
Best of luck,
Labiaplasty and clitoral hood reduction
Costs vary, however if the cost seems very low we would recommend you think twice before going!! If it seems too good to be true, then it is!! Most experienced and reputable cosmetic vaginal surgeons charge around the same range in fees. Typically surgeon fees are in the range of 4-7k for labiaplasty w/ prepuce reduction and then and additional fee for the labia majora reduction. Given that you are a young woman it is SO important for you to go to a surgeon that has extensive experience and training in cosmetic vaginal surgery. There are many surgeons jumping into this field with very little experience and this affects outcomes in a very negative way. We recommend that you consult w/ a Board Certified Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeon or Plastic Surgeon for this type of procedure. However, just because someone is board certified in EITHER of these fields, it does not mean they are an expert, have additional training in cosmetic vaginal surgery or have done very many of these procedures. Make sure you ask these questions!! There are separate facility fees for anesthesia and the facility as we recommend these procedures are done at a surgical facility with the patient asleep for the best cosmetic outcomes. I would also recommend considering travelling to find this type of expertise if not available in your community. Downtime typically is just a couple days out of work or school, but then have to limit exercise for a few weeks.
Best of luck to you
Dr Robert D Moore, FACOG, FPMRS, FACS
Cosmetic Vaginal Surgeon/Urogynecologist
Atlanta - Beverly Hills - Dubai
Labiaplasty and hymenal caruncle removal
Thank you for your pictures and sharing you story. All women are considered normal but sometimes ignorant people will say ignorant things. If you are unhappy with the appearance you will probably consider a labia minora reduction and hymenal caruncle removal. They can be done at the same time with no sexual intercourse for 6 weeks after the labiaplasty. Different surgeons have varying prices depending upon their skill, expertise and experience. I charge $4500 for a labia reduction surgery but this does not include the operating room and anesthesia; The average time to perform your surgery would be one hour.
I recommend choosing a surgeon who has experience, expertise and fantastic results. Don't choose a surgeon by low cost as the results often can be extremely disappointing and in some situations the results are not even fixable. Research your surgeon wisely. You need not have a board certified plastic surgeon but preferably a board certified gynecologist or a plastic surgeon who has extensive experience in labiaplasty surgery.
John R Miklos MD
Cosmetic Vaginal Surgeon
Atlanta ~Beverly Hills ~ Dubai
Vaginal aesthetics can be improved
with labiaplasty and removal of your hanging remnants. But your vulva is not deformed and the guy who made the insensitive remark is an idiot (and you can tell him that) for not appreciating you for who you are. Most guys won't care about what you're worried about so I would hope you can also relax a little as well. But if you want to improve the aesthetics, you can certainly benefit from procedures what any well trained surgeon WITH good judgment can provide for you. A trim would help remove the wrinkled brown edges if you're wanting to be rid of it and a hood reduction could also help. Prices vary widely so do your homework and go for it if you think it will help your psyche.
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