Marina del Rey
Dr. David Stoker
4640 Admiralty Way #1000
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
In recent years, vaginal rejuvenation surgery and labiaplasty have become much more popular in Los Angeles and across the U.S. as patient awareness of surgical options has increased. Moms often seek vaginal rejuvenation after having multiple children. Women of all ages opt for labiaplasty (reduction and reshaping of the labia) when they are bothered by elongated or misshapen skin due to aging, genetics or injury.
Labiaplasty yields multiple benefits for women. Patients who have experienced painful intercourse due to their labia often report improvement after surgery. Many women also enjoy increased comfort during sports, a wider range of clothing options and improved hygiene as a result of surgery.
There are a variety of labiaplasty techniques available today. Each one heals quickly and beautifully, leaving scars that are nearly undetectable. To improve results, I develop a surgical plan that matches the needs of each individual patient.
There are two main choices for incisions when reshaping the labia minora (inner layers of skin around the vaginal opening). A rim excision reduces excessive skin along the entire length of the labia minora, between the clitoris and perineum (area between the anus and vagina). This is the most common type of labiaplasty in my practice. A wedge excision can be the right choice when central folds of the labia are most prominent.
To reduce the labia majora (outer lips of the genital area), the best approach is usually to excise a portion toward the inside edge. In this way, incisions are hidden in the "v" between the labia majora and labia minora.
A clitoral hood reduction—minor surgery that removes excess skin covering the clitoris—can be performed as part of a vaginal rejuvenation procedure or as a standalone surgery. The result is improved appearance and, sometimes, better sensation.
With aging or weight loss, some patients notice a loose, empty appearance of the labia majora. Fat grafts can restore youthful fullness to the region.
When seeking vaginal rejuvenation plastic surgery, women are frequently seeking improvements in the function and form of their genitals. Some patients have witnessed their labia become elongated or deflated with weight loss, childbirth or time. Others have always had excess skin and have wished they could do something about it. All patients seek increased comfort in and out of clothing.
Recovery from labiaplasty is usually very straightforward. Most patients need to take just a few days off work and avoid sex for about six weeks.
Women seldom experience complications from vaginal rejuvenation surgery. Bleeding, infection and delayed healing are possible, but not common.