Risks and Benefits of Labiaplasty Surgery in Arizona

There are a number of very good reasons why more and more women are turning to labiaplasty surgery in Arizona. The reasons for having the surgery are split into three equal categories:

To fix a functional impairment;
For aesthetic reasons;
For a combination of both aesthetic and functional reasons.

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that involves reducing the size of the labia minora or vaginal lips. Vaginal anatomy varies considerably among women and can change over time, particularly after childbirth. Larger or uneven vaginal lips can cause a variety of problems that are easily fixed with simple cosmetic gynecological surgery.

There are a number of methods of performing labiaplasty surgery in Arizona, and the patient typically leaves the hospital the same day with minimal pain and discomfort. Some of these methods include the following.

Edge Resection: This technique involves stopping the blood flow to the edge of the labia. After this has been completed, the surgeon removes the excess tissue and sutures the wound to prevent blood loss. The result is considered somewhat unnatural as it removes the wrinkles making the labia look strangely perfect.

Laser Straight Edge: This technique allows the removal of the darker edges along the labia. As a procedure, it heals quickly and causes little pain or injury. It also allows the doctor to shape the patient’s labia according to her wants and needs.

Central Wedge Resection: This technique carries a number of risks including damage to the nerves. Because it is a complete resection, it preserves the natural edge of the labia. This means that the overall result is more natural-looking; however, it can under-correct or over-correct the labia. It can be more painful than other procedures and there is an increased likelihood of scarring at the source of the treatment.

Risks of Labiaplasty Surgery in Arizona

Like any surgery, there are some risks associated with labiaplasty surgery. Procedures using lasers are naturally less hazardous as they can be completed under local anesthesia. On the other hand, some of the more invasive methods such as resection are often performed under full sedation, adding the additional risks associated with anesthesia.

There are other risks including bleeding, irritation, and infection. All of these risks can be dangerous in their own right. Bleeding can lead to severe consequences (including infection) that could transfer to the blood leading to very serious complications.

It is also possible that the procedure will cause nerve damage leading to chronic pain, a lessening of sensation, or an increase in sensation. It should be noted, though, that all of these complications and risks are rare.

Benefits of Labiaplasty Surgery in Arizona

There are also a number of very valid benefits of having the procedure. Women who have the procedure done often feel more confident in their sexuality, and experience increased arousal and satisfaction in many cases. The confidence boost comes from the fact that the vaginal area is rejuvenated and made to look and feel like it did when the patient was younger.

Another benefit is long-lasting results. Labiaplasty results persist over time. Surgery does not need to be redone with age, time, gravity, childbearing, vaginal or C-section deliveries or menopause. Surgery will not change a woman’s ability to become sexually aroused or achieve orgasm. The quality of the scars is very forgiving due to the quality of labia tissue, known as “mucosa”.

After having the surgery, 90-95% of women report that they are satisfied with the results of the procedure. That’s pretty impressive!  Would you like to know if you are a candidate for labiaplasty surgery in Arizona?  Don’t be left wondering how the procedure can benefit you – call our office today to schedule a consultation and let’s discuss your goals and options!

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