Labiaplasty for Uneven Labia in Connecticut By Shareef Jandali M.D. on July 08, 2023

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that aims to address aesthetic concerns and discomfort related to uneven labia. Many women experience variations in the size, shape, or symmetry of their labia minora, which can lead to self-consciousness or physical discomfort. In this blog post, we will answer the most common questions surrounding labiaplasty for uneven labia, providing information to help potential patients understand the procedure and make informed decisions.

What is labiaplasty for uneven labia?

Labiaplasty for uneven labia is a surgical procedure that involves reshaping or reducing the size of the labia minora to achieve symmetry and a more balanced appearance. It is performed to address aesthetic concerns and alleviate discomfort caused by labial asymmetry.

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What causes uneven labia?

Uneven labia can be caused by various factors, including genetics, hormonal changes, childbirth, aging, or trauma. Some women are born with naturally asymmetrical labia, while others may develop asymmetry over time. Uneven labia can lead to self-consciousness, discomfort during physical activities or sexual intercourse, or irritation from clothing.

How do I know if I am a candidate for labiaplasty for uneven labia?

If you experience physical discomfort, self-consciousness, or irritation due to uneven labia, you may be a candidate for labiaplasty. You can set up a consultation with our feminine rejuvenation Physician Assistant who specializes in labiaplasty. She will evaluate your concerns, discuss your goals, and determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.

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What happens during a labiaplasty procedure?

All labiaplasties are performed by Dr. Jandali, who is Board Certified plastic surgeon and specializes in feminine rejuvenation procedures. Labiaplasty typically involves removing excess tissue or reshaping the labia minora to achieve symmetry. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia without sedation in the privacy of our office procedure room. Dr. Jandali will carefully assess the labia, discuss the desired outcome with the patient, and customize the surgical technique accordingly. 

What is the recovery process like after labiaplasty for uneven labia?

After labiaplasty, it is normal to experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the surgical area. We prescribe pain medication and recommend the use of ice packs to minimize swelling. It is important to avoid strenuous activities, sexual intercourse, and tight clothing during the initial weeks of recovery. Full recovery may take several weeks, and it is advisable to follow all of our post-operative instructions for optimal healing.

What are the potential risks and complications of labiaplasty?

Like any surgical procedure, labiaplasty carries certain risks and potential complications. These can include bleeding, infection, scarring, continued asymmetry, and changes in sensation (which is temporary). It is crucial to choose a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Jandali who specializes in labiaplasty in order to minimize these risks. We will always have a detailed discussion with the patient about potential complications and realistic expectations.

Will labiaplasty affect sexual sensation or function?

Labiaplasty is primarily performed to address aesthetic concerns and discomfort rather than directly improving sexual sensation or function. However, some women may experience enhanced self-confidence and improved comfort during sexual activities after the procedure.

Can labiaplasty be combined with other procedures?

Labiaplasty can be combined with other procedures depending on the individual's needs and goals. For example, it can be performed with clitoral hood reduction or even procedures elsewhere on the body, like an abdominoplasty or breast surgery. Combining procedures can help address multiple concerns and achieve comprehensive results. It is important to discuss your specific needs and goals with Dr. Jandali during the consultation to determine the most suitable approach for you.

How long do the results of labiaplasty last?

The results of labiaplasty for uneven labia are typically long-lasting. Once the initial healing period is complete, and swelling subsides, the labia will have a more symmetrical and balanced appearance. However, it's important to note that the natural aging process and future life events, such as childbirth, may impact the appearance of the labia over time. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, avoiding significant weight fluctuations, and following post-operative care instructions provided by our office can help prolong the results.

Will labiaplasty affect future childbirth?

Labiaplasty typically does not directly affect future childbirth. The procedure focuses on reshaping and balancing the labia minora and does not involve the vaginal canal or the ability to give birth. However, it is important to communicate your desire for future pregnancies with us during the consultation. We can provide guidance and information specific to your situation and help you make an informed decision.

How do I find the best plastic surgeon for labiaplasty near me?

Finding a qualified plastic surgeon specializing in labiaplasty is crucial to ensure a safe and successful procedure. Begin by researching board-certified plastic surgeons who have experience and expertise in labiaplasty. Take the time to read patient reviews and view before and after photos. Dr. Jandali is board certified and performs a high volume of labiaplasties. Our practice has hundreds of 5 star reviews from patients sharing their experience. 

Conclusion

Labiaplasty for uneven labia is a surgical procedure that can provide aesthetic improvement and alleviate discomfort for women who are self-conscious or experience physical discomfort due to labial asymmetry. Every woman's case is unique, and personalized guidance is essential in making informed decisions regarding your body and well-being. Contact us today for a consultation.

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