Intimacy Surgery in Los Angeles, CA
When it comes to vaginas, no one size fits all. There are a number of motivating factors that may make a woman feel uncomfortable with the appearance or function of their genitalia. Just as other parts of your body experience aging, so do your intimate areas, and these changes may be accelerated by childbirth, fertility treatments, or genetics. As a female double-board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Christie understands the medical, mental, and emotional factors and is the perfect resource for your vaginal rejuvenation! We aim to help women understand their options for vaginal rejuvenation and address barriers that may be holding them back from reaching their intimacy goals. To learn more about labiaplasty or vaginal rejuvenation procedures, schedule your consultation today.
Vaginal Rejuvenation Surgery
Labiaplasty is a surgical technique to be distinguished from other vaginal rejuvenation procedures that may not involve surgery. The goal of labiaplasty is to reduce excess skin of the labia major or minora or clitoral hood. There are a number of reasons women seek surgical reduction of enlarged labia, such as asymmetry, genetics, sexual activity, childbirth, or simply the aging process.
Find Your Solution
If you suffer from an enlarged labia, you are typically bothered by the challenges related to chaffing with exercise or physical activity, hygiene, and perhaps intimacy. Excess skin can cause discomfort or irritation of the skin, can twist or pinch, cause discomfort during intercourse, and provide challenges in hygiene. Additionally, with the modern trends in clothing, an enlarged labia may restrict you from a variety of clothing options. In these instances, a labiaplasty can significantly improve the quality of your life.
As a female plastic surgeon, Dr. Christie understands the delicacy & art of intimacy and strives to create an educational and comfortable experience in determining whether this surgery is right for you. Her holistic approach starts with understanding the concerns at hand and strives to manage not just the external barriers but how this may also relate to internal factors such as hormonal changes or recent trauma. As with all other aspects of Dr. Christie’s practice, vaginal rejuvenation entails a 360 approach in delivering the best aesthetic and functional outcome. There are three areas of skin excess to address during labiaplasty:
Lastly, in mothers who underwent vaginal delivery, a perineoplasty may be required to restore pelvic floor function. Dr. Christie and her team work closely with pelvic floor physical therapists to ensure functional concerns are first addressed before surgical intervention is performed.
Achieve Your Desired Results
Vaginal rejuvenation therapies entail non-surgical energy devices to address concerns, including skin atrophy, pigmentation, volume loss as well as skin excess. Dr. Christie is an expert in non-surgical devices. She will evaluate all these concerns during the examination and may utilize a combination approach to achieve your desired results.
Labiaplasty surgery is an outpatient procedure and is typically performed in-office under local anesthesia or with deep sedation. There are a number of surgical techniques that Dr. Christie utilizes, and these are customized to your anatomy and goals. The surgery is typically 1-2 hours. The art of this surgery is taking just enough skin (without excess) in combination with meticulous suture approximation to minimize scarring and well-orchestrated postoperative management. The combination of non-surgical technologies or fat transfer may increase recovery, and these strategies will be discussed during consultation.
Guidance Throughout Your Journey
Postoperative care can be tricky as the genital region is sensitive. Dr. Christie and her team of experts have carefully curated post-procedure protocols to maximize comfort in this challenging anatomic region. Dr. Christie takes pride in her delicate surgical technique, and patients typically have minimal bruising and swelling. Most patients are able to return to non-strenuous work within a few days and fully return within four to six weeks.
Feel The Difference
In the right candidate, labiaplasty is a procedure that can change the quality of your life by increasing clothing options and eliminating the functional challenges related to excess genital skin.
Private and Personalized
As a female double-board certified surgeon, Dr. Christie has the expertise in surgical and non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation to deliver excellent results with privacy and ease of recovery.
All surgical procedures carry risks, and these must be carefully discussed during consultation to determine whether this procedure is right for you. This procedure is generally low risk; however, complications may include too much tissue excision, not enough tissue excision for the desired outcome, hematoma, bleeding, infection, wound breakdown, scarring, or sensation changes.
Labiaplasty reduction is a permanent surgery, and additional surgery is not typically required.
This question is best discussed in consultation to determine the best time frame for you. Labiaplasty may be performed before or after childbirth; however, the vagina undergoes changes during pregnancy and childbirth that can require the need for future procedures.
An episiotomy, while performed surgically, represents a traumatic scar of your vagina and can have long-term effects such as asymmetry, thickened scarring, or pain. If you are not experiencing any functional concerns, no intervention is typically required. If you are seeking aesthetic improvements, scar revision or labiaplasty may be a good choice for you.
Perineal tears require time and collaboration with pelvic floor physical therapists to re-strengthen and restore pelvic floor function prior to any surgical intervention. Once these modalities have been addressed, a perineoplasty procedure to retighten the pelvic floor muscles may help improve your functional concerns.
Clitoral hood reduction removes excess skin around the clitoris. Excess skin around the clitoris can similarly cause irritation and discomfort. A clitoral hood reduction removes excess skin and improves aesthetic appearance, and may enhance sexual sensation.
Live Well. Be Beautiful.
As the premier female plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, Dr. Christie's expertise and unique perspective on life-improving operations draw patients from across the globe for her signature consultations. Join the satisfied patients from all around the world who have benefited from Dr. Christie's curated Beauty & Wellness plans. Don't delay — schedule your consultation today if you're ready to take charge of your life and appearance.
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