What Are the Risks of Labiaplasty?
Over the last few weeks we have been publishing a special Spotlight Series on labiaplasty, also known as vaginal rejuvenation and aesthetic vaginal surgery. We’ve covered what labiaplasty is, and we dispelled some common misconceptions. Today we’re continuing the theme with a blog on the potential risks that could occur as a result of this procedure. Dr. James A. Matas, our board certified plastic surgeon, utilizes state-of-the-art techniques and technology available to ensure the experience is as effective, safe, and comfortable as possible. We also believe a well-informed patient often will be the most satisfied. Here are a few things to keep in mind when considering this cosmetic enhancement:
During labiaplasty, Dr. Matas may trim excess skin and reshape the labia minora and majora to achieve a more aesthetically appealing outcome. He may also modify or reduce the size of the clitoral hood or perform other techniques to improve personal comfort. Though risks are rare, they may include discomfort during activity or sex, asymmetry, lost sensation at the incision point, bleeding, and infection. Most potential complications are considered minor and temporary, and Dr. Matas will make every effort to limit the possibility of these effects occurring. Attaining symmetry is one of the reasons a patient may wish to undergo labiaplasty, and Dr. Matas takes special care to ensure the outcome is as balanced and beautiful as possible.
Every surgical procedure comes with some degree of risk; however, labiaplasty is generally considered to be a quick procedure with a brief recovery period. Many patients express surprise about how little pain is experienced and how rapidly they can return to normal activity. We go into greater depth about the labiaplasty recovery process in our next, and last, blog post.
If you have any questions about the risks of labiaplasty, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Matas, please contact us today.