What's the best labiaplasty method? Can it also get rid of the dark purple color near the end of labia minora?
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Best labiaplasty method?
Best labiaplasty technique
The best labiaplaty procedure
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So... Which labiaplasty technique is superior: Wedge or Linear?!
That said, if you wish to remove darkened tips and produce a "pinker" color, a "linear/trim" may be the best choice, but in this situation it is important that your surgeon doesn't cut too deeply into the inner "pink" tissue to produce these results, or you will get that amputated "OMG-- there's nothing there!!" appearance of the "botched" labiaplasties you sometime see here from women who went to the wrong, non-experienced Gyn surgeon and then end up bemoaning their awful experience on these pages. My recommendation to you is to carefully do your homework & choose expereince, even if you have to travel to find just the right surgeon. It will be worth it! To see outcome possibilities from both linear and Wedge, access the link below, and navigate the site for lots of information. And... Best Wishes!!
As for recovery, you are back walking the next day, but you will have a strict rrecovery protocol that your surgeon will give you (See my recovery protocol in a Blog on my site, written ~ 1 year ago). Don't worrry about your period-- it will not effect your recovery. Call our office if you wish; we'll be happpy to answer all your questions!
Michael P Goodman MD
Davis, CA, USA
The best method is the new used by an experienced cosmetic surgeon!
There is a lot of talk about one method being superior over another. The bottom line is that the best method is the one that gives the better results.That only happens with an experienced surgeon no matter which technique is utilized. Find someone you feel comfortable with and that has lots of experience and follow their recommendation.Best of luck.
The best procedure is probably the one with which your surgeon has the most experience. I tend to prefer my Modified Wedge procedure for most patients. Pain varies between patients and procedures but most of my patients have discomfort for a few days to a week.
John Di Saia MD
Labiaplasty advice for asymmetry and hyperpigmentation
Best labiaplasty method?
Labiaplasty, which most commonly involves surgical reduction of the labia minora (inner/thinner lips) but not infrequently trimming or tucking of the labia majora (outer/thicker lips), has become a relatively common procedure over the last ten and even more so last five years. Most commonly it is done under light sedation (aka twighlight sleep) with local anesthesia, in which case the patient should feel no pain during the operation. Whether the surgery is done using a laser, scalpel, or scissors does not really matter but what does matter is "symmetry". Symmetry is the most important aspect to the final aesthetic result. Most women, just like yourself, prefer to have as much of the darker pigmented edges removed as possible. Also, it's not how much tissue is removed but how much is left remaining because a certain amount is necessary to maintain proper form and function - typically ~10 mm or so of the dry part of the labia. To achieve these three most important elements, I have found that the "Trim Method" satisfies best. It is extremely important to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon that specializes in this operation (does at least 1 - 2 per week). It may cost you a bit more but it is this type of result you will want to live with for the rest of your life. Typical (all inclusive) fee at my office/surgery center is $4500.
Although there is no guarantee, women frequently do seek clitoral hood reduction (Hoodectomy) to improve exposure of the clitoris and hence better stimulation during sexual activity. By removing some of the excess &/or redundant skin concealing the clitoris, it becomes more readily exposed to sexual stimulation and hence a heightened sexual experience/orgasm is possible. Sometimes I recommend adding hoodectomy to labiaplasty to better harmonize the aesthetic outcome. Again, the key is seek consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon or gynecologist who performs this procedure regularly (>2-3 x/month) so that just the right amount of tissue is removed and just the right amount remains such that the clitoris is not constantly exposed and rubbing on clothing, etc... Typical fee for a hoodectomy is ~$3000 but reduced to about half that price if done along with a labiaplasty.
Now for recovery, because the labia tissue is so robust with blood supply it has an amazing ability to heal relatively quickly. Most patients are sore for 4-5 days before things start to get a lot better from there. Some patients can resume work before this time depending upon their occupation. No exercise for two weeks, no baths/jacuzzi or swimming for 3 weeks, and no sexual activity for typically 4 weeks. My patients are given an oral pain medication such as Vicodin or Percocet but icing the area for the first 48 hours and applying some custom made take-home topical local anesthetic cream seems to work the best. Glad to help.
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