Dr. Gabriel H. Patino offers labiaplasty surgery, a common female genital plastic surgery procedure for women in Oakland, Berkeley, and surrounding areas of California.
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What is Labiaplasty?
This surgical procedure reduces the labia minora (skin that covers the clitoris and vaginal opening), by creating a shorter, thinner and more appealing looking labia.
Benefits of Labiaplasty Surgery
If you are self-conscious about your appearance when you are intimate, it can make it harder for you to relax and enjoy yourself. Benefits of labiaplasty surgery include:
- Increased self-confidence and self-esteem
- Eliminates discomfort from physical activity
- Makes intercourse more satisfying by eliminating friction with clitoris
How is Labiaplasty Performed?
It is a fairly simple and quick outpatient procedure usually performed under local anesthesia. The surgery usually takes between 1-2 hours.
During the procedure, excess tissue on the labia minora is removed with a laser. Special skin staples are then placed along the edges of the labia. Once in place, the edges are closed with absorbable sutures and the staples are removed. In some cases, liposuction is performed to remove or eliminate excess tissue of the labia majora.
Preparing for Labiaplasty Surgery
The recovery period is usually 1 to 2 hours. To make your recovery more comfortable arrange for someone to take you home and take care of you for at least the first day.
After the procedure, some swelling and tenderness and mild bruising is normal, primarily during the first few days. To alleviate discomfort, medication may be prescribed by your physician and cold compresses applied for swelling.
How Much Does Labiaplasty Cost?
At your initial consultation, our staff will review all of your pricing and financing information. The cost for your labiaplasty surgery will vary based on your needs. For further detail, view our patient financing page.
Is Labiaplasty Right for Me?
If you are unhappy with the shape and size of your labia minor, you should consider a having labiaplasty surgery. Other reasons may include:
- Feeling embarrassed during intercourse
- Protruding labia causes discomfort during daily activities & exercise
- Pain in tight clothing and swimwear
- Change in appearance after childbirth
What to Expect During Your Consultation
You are encouraged to ask Dr. Patino questions during your intimate one-on-one consultation.
- Discussion of medical history
- Blood & urine tests
- List of your medications
- A mutual agreement over the amount of excess skin that will be removed to meet your expectations
- We may take photos of your labia to see the difference made by the surgery after you have fully recovered.
At The Cosmetic Surgical Center of El Cerrito, we specialize in surgical and non-surgical plastic surgery, skin rejuvenation, and hair restoration to achieve youthful and natural results for the residents of Oakland, Berkeley, and surrounding areas of California. Contact us today for a FREE initial consultation.