Many women suffer from overly large labia minora, which are the inner lips in the vagina that cover the vaginal opening and clitoris. This condition can lead to discomfort or pain during intercourse, and sometimes even tight clothing can be uncomfortable. Self-esteem can be affected, as many women feel embarrassment over the appearance of their sex during intimate settings. Dr. Hsu is a skilled labiaplasty surgeon in Houston.
What is labiaplasty and who are good candidates?
Labiaplasty is a wonderful procedure for rejuvenating the vaginal area. Designed to remove the excess skin in the labia minora, it can greatly improve a woman’s self-image. Good candidates include those women who are self conscious or experience any discomfort or pain during intercourse. Women in good health who are fully developed are the very best candidates, since underlying medical conditions may interfere with the success of the procedure. Be sure to consult Dr. Hsu about your medical history prior to surgery.
Where is the surgery performed?
This procedure is out-patient, usually performed right in the office under local anesthesia. More difficult procedures may take place on our nearby surgery center, depending on the amount of skin to be removed. It takes approximately two hours to complete.
What is the Recovery Time?
Two weeks of recovery time is the general rule. Pain and discomfort are easily controlled with oral medications prescribed by Dr. Hsu. Absorbable stitched are used, so there is no need for a second visit to remove them. Most women can resume their normal activities within a week, with sexual interaction being possible after four weeks. It is important to know that this procedure is not designed to enhance you sexual pleasure or satisfaction.
What should I expect during a consultation for labiaplasty?
Because we know how sensitive and private this matter is, you can always expect Dr. Hsu to maintain professional discretion and confidentially. The consultation begins with a full medical history, after which they will explain the details of the procedure and the results you can expect. For further information, schedule your consultation today!