Feeling comfortable with yourself and your body is extremely important for one’s emotional well-being. Amongst other very common physical concerns, women often become uncomfortable with the look of their vagina. The unsightly enlargement of the labia may begin at puberty for some. For others, these changes may result from childbirth or the effects of aging. The common denominator for all is physical and emotional discomfort with the external appearance of their vagina. This can lead to problems with particular styles of underwear and clothing, limitations in exercise, reduced self-confidence and may also have a negative effect on how you feel with your sexual partner. Labiaplasty with New York plastic surgeon, Dr. Jonathan Fugo, can help to restore your feminine figure and renew your self-esteem.
Reasons to Consider Labiaplasty in New York
Physical appearance is just one of the reasons why many women consider labiaplasty. While restoring a youthful contour to the labia is often one of the main concerns, there are several other benefits to having a labiaplasty procedure.
Women who undergo vaginal rejuvenation surgery often feel more confident with their appearance, their choice of underwear or swimwear, and more confident with their sexual partners. When you are not worried or shy about your appearance, you feel more comfortable. Labiaplasty in New York can also help to prevent hygiene-related issues caused by hard-to-reach bacteria and may also help to relieve any physical discomfort resulting from loose or excess skin.
Whether you’re a young female dealing with an abnormal result of normal development, a mother whose body has undergone countless transformations or you are simply wanting to renew your figure from the effects of gravity and aging, labiaplasty can work to give you the look and personal comfort you want.
Will a Labiaplasty reduce feeling “down there”?
As with any surgery, labiaplasty carries with it certain risks. We fully inform you of the risks so you can weigh the pros and cons, and ultimately decide what’s right for you. Although labiaplasty has a slight risk of altering sensation, it is a rare complication. It’s a little more common to experience a temporary change in sensation, but gradually the feeling comes back as the area heals.
It’s critical to choose an experienced labiaplasty surgeon. One of the reasons to do so is to mitigate the risk of serious complications. Your surgeon should have a complete understanding of the anatomy of the labia and vulva, and understand how tissues can be modified without compromising sensitivity. The labia also serve a functional purpose because they protect the vagina, so your surgeon must understand the degree of resection that is reasonable.
Dr. Jonathan Fugo is a board-certified plastic surgeon. He has been performing labiaplasty for many years and it is one of the core procedures at his practice. He has the skill and experience necessary to reduce the risk of loss of sensation as well as all other risks associated with labiaplasty. We encourage you to discuss any concerns you have about it with Dr. Fugo. He can tell you more about the rate of certain complications, and what he will do to ensure you get the results you want.
Are There Any Risks to Getting a Labiaplasty?
It is a fact that all surgeries carry the risk of certain complications. Part of informed consent to this procedure involves learning about the risks, which include:
- Reduced sensation
- Temporary numbness
- Vaginal dryness
- Excessive scarring
Although risks of surgery can never be completely eliminated, you can reduce risks by choosing an experienced and qualified surgeon. Dr. Fugo thoroughly reviews your medical and health history, assesses your candidacy, and discusses your expectations of labiaplasty. All of these things contribute to the safety and effectiveness of the procedure.
You can do your part to mitigate the risks by following all of Dr. Fugo’s pre-operative and recovery instructions.
Your Labiaplasty Consultation
Every woman is surprised by how common their concern truly is. There is no reason to be shy about considering labiaplasty. Your consultation with Dr. Fugo will, as always, will be held in the comfort and privacy of his spa-like office, with easy access and ample parking right outside the door. Dr. Fugo will listen to your concerns, discuss your expectations and develop a treatment plan that will best provide you with the results that you desire from your labiaplasty.
How Long Does the Labiaplasty Procedure Take?
Labiaplasty takes 1-2 hours. The duration partly depends on whether both the labia minora and majora are being modified. Most people are cleared to go home shortly after surgery, once Dr. Fugo has supervised your initial recovery.
How to Prepare for a Labiaplasty
Getting ready for surgery will depend on the specifics, not the least of which is the type of anesthesia used. Here are a few ways you may need to prepare:
- Arrange for someone to drive you home and for someone to stay with you for a day or two
- Arrange for approximately a week off from work
- Stop eating and drinking at the assigned time if you are getting general anesthesia
- Be sure to eat a good meal beforehand if you are getting local anesthetic
- Wear loose clothing for comfort
- Get a good night of rest
- Boost your body’s strength in the weeks leading up to surgery by staying hydrated, getting exercise, getting good quality sleep, and eating well
We will provide detailed pre-care and aftercare instructions for your reference well in advance of your appointment. You will of course also be able to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
What Type of Anesthesia is Used for a Labiaplasty?
Local anesthetic with an oral sedative is the most common way to perform labiaplasty. This method allows you to avoid intubation and the sometimes lengthy recovery from general anesthesia. Having said that, sometimes general anesthesia will be recommended. You and Dr. Fugo will discuss the options during your consultation and come to an arrangement you’re comfortable with.
How Dr. Fugo Will Perform Your Rejuvenation Surgery
Dr. Fugo will go over each and every detail of your procedure prior to your surgery so that you are aware of what to expect. Your labiaplasty will be designed specifically to your own unique needs in order to achieve the best results possible.
To ensure optimal privacy, discretion, and convenience, Labiaplasty procedures are often performed in the office. Once you are comfortable, Dr. Fugo will begin the surgery by making a discreet and careful incision in the natural folds of the vaginal skin. From there, he will remove excess, hanging skin and tissue until he achieves the right look for a youthful, natural contour.
“In my three year journey in search of an ideal surgeon, none compared to Dr. Fugo. He acknowledged, crafted and listened to every detail of my cosmetic surgery expectations and exceeded them all. He was patient with my numerous questions and concerns, and never made me feel like they were trivial. His staff also warrants outstanding accolades as they are a reflection of him and his welcoming work ethic. At other offices I’ve visited within a 50 mi radius (there were seven in total), either the staff looked ‘plastic’ or the doctor was apathetic to my concerns. Despite these potentially unnerving experiences, I pressed on and am happy to say that I highly recommend Dr. Fugo for any and all cosmetic or medical plastic surgery needs. I hope this review helps you with your personal journey. Many thanks Dr. Fugo!”
Will I Have Any Scars After My Labiaplasty?
Technically, any surgical incision leaves a scar in its place as the tissue heals. There are a few labiaplasty techniques, so the exact location of the scar on the labia will depend on which technique is used, but generally, these scars are well-hidden in the natural folds and creases of the vulvar tissue. The vast majority of people who receive this procedure do not report that the scars are unsightly once they’ve completely healed.
How Long Labiaplasty Results Last
Labiaplasty provides permanent results. The tissue that is removed is gone for good. It’s possible you could notice changes in the looseness or sagginess of labia tissue with advanced aging and the natural effect of gravity, but it’s unlikely to be to the extent you experienced before labiaplasty.
Following your procedure, you will experience transient swelling and may experience occasional, mild discomfort. After a few days, most are ready to return to work. You will need to wait 4-6 weeks after your labiaplasty surgery before having sex.
As your body recovers, you will realize the effects of your labiaplasty. You will notice a more youthful contour, which will help you to feel more comfortable and confident with your figure.
Schedule a client consultation in New Windsor, NY
To learn more about labiaplasty or to schedule your consultation in New Windsor, New York, click the button below to contact Dr. Jonathan Fugo. Service areas include Newburgh, New York, New Windsor, Cornwall, Middletown, Poughkeepsie, Monroe, Hudson Valley & Walden NY. You can also reach us by calling 845.565.7040.