Labiaplasty

There are many factors that have led to the high demand in improving the appearance of the vaginal region for women. From genetics, to motherhood, to weight loss, to the sharp increase media visibility, the up-keep of this area is no longer a taboo subject, but the norm.

What is Labiaplasty?

Vaginal rejuvenation is just one of the many terms used to describe this procedure. Certainly, there have been claims that an increase in sexual satisfaction is a common result of this procedure, but it is defined as improvement primarily for the sake of appearance and functionality of the pubic area and gynecological anatomy.

Depending on the patient’s concern, any of the following sub-surgeries can be performed:

  • Rejuvenation of the labia majora
  • Reduction or enhancement of the labia majora
  • Reduction of the labia minora
  • Removal of hooding and/or abnormal connections
  • Volume injections

Although typically considered an elective procedure, when there’s significant or redundant chafing or pinching of excess tissue that requires reconstruction, insurance companies may decide to cover the costs – especially when certain situations require reconstruction to correct.

Labiaplasty Procedures, Risks, and Recovery in San Antonio

Ensuring a safe and quick recovery is one of Dr. Ortegon and Dr. Baumholtz’s primary goals. As with any surgical procedure, there are risks, but the team at San Antonio Cosmetic Surgery values patient care and trust, which is why an in-depth consultation is always the first step taken in the labiaplasty process.

With specific procedures that use radiofrequency, subsequent discomfort via bruising may be experienced for a number of days. When surgical procedures require tissue to be removed or rearranged, 2-3 days of recovery is typical. Any normal exercise routine can be resumed in three weeks, and sexual activity should wait until after six weeks from the time of surgery.

Possible side effects include:

  • Scarring
  • Bleeding
  • Infection

While rare, these side effects only reinforce the importance of choosing your surgeon carefully.

Contact Dr. Ortegon and Dr. Baumholtz’s San Antonio practice today to begin the process of rejuvenation. Our compassionate staff is ready and willing to answer any and all questions you may have.

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