Shedding 40+ lbs or more is a milestone worth celebrating after weight loss surgery. However, most patients struggle with loose skin and sagging even after finally reaching a healthy weight on the scale.

Excess skin tends to accumulate around the beltline after drastic weight loss, causing stretch marks and loose skin on the abdomen, thighs, hips, and buttocks. Diet and exercise can’t remove loose skin on the lower body, therefore a belt lipectomy (body lift) may be necessary to lift and tighten the lower body after slimming down to your goal weight.

What is Vaginal Rejuvenation Labiaplasty?

Vaginal rejuvenation is a plastic surgery procedure that uses different techniques to address common concerns some women may have regarding the size, shape, appearance, or tautness of their labia. The procedure combines cosmetic enhancement with restorative techniques to help address these issues in a way that is both discrete, delicate, and helps to cater to each patient’s unique needs.

Labiaplasty may also be known as a labia reduction, labia surgery, or labia rejuvenation. The goal of the procedure is to help patients achieve a neater appearance. For many patients a stretched, oversized, or naturally large labia minora can cause discomfort, so labia surgery can be an excellent way to cosmetically rejuvenate such a sensitive area.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty candidates can be any woman who is in good general health, does not smoke (or is willing to quit), understands the procedure, and has realistic goals.

The procedure is especially popular among women who have experienced changes to the size, shape, or appearance of their labia following childbirth. Labiaplasty can also be an ideal option for anyone who experiences discomfort during intimacy, as well as sitting, in certain clothing, or when doing activities such as exercising. It may also be recommended for women who have vaginal lips that extend or protrude past the labia majora.

What are the Benefits of a Labiaplasty?

An oversized labia can be a cause of discomfort for many, as it can tug, pull, or twist. One of the main benefits of a labiaplasty is to help reduce any issues that may be due to trauma, genetics, or natural bodily changes. Many women feel better or struggle less when free from excess skin in the area.

The main benefits of a labiaplasty are:

  • Reduced discomfort, irritation, or itching
  • Can wear tight clothes without discomfort
  • More confidence and comfort during intimate moments
  • A neater, cleaner appearance
  • Reduced risk of wardrobe malfunctions in bathing suits or lingerie
  • Improved personal confidence

What Can I Expect During Recovery After Labiaplasty?

If you have issues with your labia and want to find out more about labiaplasty Dr. Otake is ready to answer your questions and concerns during a consultation. At our facility in Darien, we offer patients private consultations to help them take the first step towards greater comfort and self-confidence. If you and your surgeon decide to move forward with a labiaplasty, you’ll be able to discuss all the details surrounding the procedure, including preparing for the procedure, the actual surgery, and any post-care instructions you will need to know.

The recovery for a labiaplasty requires patients to be diligent and careful. It is recommended that patients take at least a week off from work. During this time they will experience swelling and pain, which can be managed with cold compresses or ice packs. Most general healing happens in four to six weeks, after which patients can resume various activities, including intercourse. The extent of treatment will determine the length of downtime needed.

Why Choose Dr. Leo Otake?

We specialize in both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Each and every member of our practice is a renowned expert and we work with our patients to achieve exceptional results. We offer a personal touch to our services that helps to provide an unparalleled level of service. Our providers have been recognized as “Top Doctors” by multiple publications!

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If you are considering plastic surgery in Darien or anywhere in Connecticut, contact us to schedule a one-on-one consultation.

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