Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty

LABIAPLASTY – VAGINAL REJUVENATION – NEW ORLEANS & METAIRIE

New Orleans Labiaplasty / Vaginal Rejuvenation Overview

Labiaplasty plastic surgeon serving New Orleans and Metairie – Dr. Taylor Theunissen – combines extreme surgical skills with compassion and personalized care to give the best to his patients. As on of the few surgeons who also specializes in labiaplasty in New Orleans, Dr. Theunissen is also certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and works with a highly skilled staff of Theunissen Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Whether you’re looking to alleviate discomfort or improve the cosmetic appearance of your vaginal lips and labia, Dr. Theunissen will create an individualized vaginal rejuvenation treatment plan to yield the results you’re looking for. He has helped countless women from New Orleans, Metairie, and surrounding Louisiana areas improve their comfort and confidence with labiaplasty and full vaginal rejuvenation – including clitoral hood reduction(clitoroplexy) and vaginal tightening.

Vaginal rejuvenation is one of the fastest growing procedures among women in the country. This cosmetic treatment is particularly common with women who are struggling with excess labia folds and skin tissue in the vaginal area. Labiaplasty aims to reshape or reduce the female genitalia so that patients can enjoy elevated levels of comfort and confidence. Labial reduction treatment helps women resolve the following concerns:

  • Inner labial lips that extend below the outer lips
  • Hygiene difficulties
  • Inability to wear certain clothing items
  • Friction that can lead to pain during intercourse
  • Excessively large labia that inhibits daily activities
  • Self-consciousness about the appearance of one’s labia

During your initial labiaplasty New Orleans consultation visit at the Theunissen Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Dr. Taylor will evaluate your medical history and conduct a physical examination to determine whether this treatment is right for you. Once this is done, he will discuss the available surgical options and create a detailed plan to move ahead with the surgery. This initial visit is an excellent opportunity for patients to ask questions and learn more about the procedure.

Ideal Candidates Labiaplasty in New Orleans

A specialist in surgery of the labia in Metairie and New Orleans, LA may be a good option for women are worried about the size or shape of their vaginal area but have concerns about losing sensation, discoloration, and other issues that can come when not choosing the best labiaplasty surgeon in New Orleans, Louisiana. Most candidates labia folds may be enlarged due to a number of reasons, including genetics, childbirth, and physical trauma. This can cause physical discomfort, irritation, pain, or itching when engaging in activities such as sex and exercise. Vaginal rejuvenation surgery can also be beneficial for New Orleans and Metairie women who are unable to wear revealing outfits (swimsuits, leggings, or tight pants) due to the appearance of their vaginal lips. Although labiaplasty will not impact your ability to get pregnant, Dr. Theunissen suggests that you wait till after childbearing to avoid undoing your results.

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Dr. Theunissen’s Approach

LABIAPLASTY TECHNIQUE

There are two labiaplasty techniques Dr. Theunissen may utilize to get the best labiaplasty surgery results. In one method he uses a tool called the Iris Scissors. These are used to reshape the labia’s inner folds. A “V” shape wedge will then be made to the vaginal lips and will be removed. This will reduce the size of the vaginal lips. During the vaginal rejuventation, the labiaplasty surgeon is going to precisely reshape and reconstruct the lips in order to make them aesthetically pleasing. After the reshaping is complete, Dr. Theunissen uses self dissolving sutures to close the incisions. A second approach can be used by using a laser, however this approach is not usually recommended.

DR. THEUNISSEN’S APPROACH

LABIAPLASTY TECHNIQUE

There are two labiaplasty techniques Dr. Theunissen may utilize to get the best labiaplasty surgery results. In one method he uses a tool called the Iris Scissors. These are used to reshape the labia’s inner folds. A “V” shape wedge will then be made to the vaginal lips and will be removed. This will reduce the size of the vaginal lips. During the vaginal rejuventation, the labiaplasty surgeon is going to precisely reshape and reconstruct the lips in order to make them aesthetically pleasing. After the reshaping is complete, Dr. Theunissen uses self dissolving sutures to close the incisions. A second approach can be used by using a laser, however this approach is not usually recommended.

VAGINAL REJUVENATION RECOVERY

Dr. Theunissen offers labiaplasty as an outpatient procedure to his New Orleans and Metairie clients at his Baton Rouge location. This means you’ll receive the surgery and get back home the same day. Our office will provide precise instructions and medications to soothe the area and improve healing post-treatment. You’ll also be required to keep the surgical site clean so you can prevent infections or complications from occurring.

Recovery from labiaplasty may vary from one patient to the other because our bodies are all different. Most patients are able to fully recover in a short 1 – 2 weeks. To ensure an uninterrupted recovery process strictly adhere to Dr. Theunissen’s post-op care instructions. Any swelling or bruising that appears will go away within 1 – 2 weeks, and sutures used to close the incisions will dissolve naturally. Although you may resume normal activity a day after the procedure, strenuous exercise, sexual intercourse, sexual activity, and other demanding physical activities should be avoided until completely healed. It’s recommended you wait until the office gives you a green light before you can engage in any strenuous activity.

Plan Your Procedure

Dr. Theunissen encourages his patients to plan ahead for a successful procedure. It’s a good idea but not may not be necessary to have someone to drive you home after the procedure and help out with tasks for a day or two following the surgery. You should also avoid strenuous physical activities throughout the recovery stretch, which takes 1 – 2 weeks. The surgery itself takes 1-2 hours to complete, and you’ll be able to go home the same day. Labiaplasty cost in New Orleans and Metairie costs between $4,500 and $7,000. It is not typically covered by insurance.

Average Cost

$6,000 – $7,000

Average Recovery Time

7- 14 DAYS

Average Procedure Time

1 – 2 HRS

RECOVERY LOCATION

OUTPATIENT

PROCEDURE LOCATION

OUR PRIVATE – IN OFFICE – O.R.

INSURANCE

LABIAPLASTY IS NOT COVERED BY INSURANCE

LABIAPLASTY FAQ

OBGYN OR PLASTIC SURGEON FOR LABIAPLASTY?

Many women are confused between selecting an OBGYN or a plastic surgeon for their vaginal rejuvenation surgery. As it goes, some OBGYNs are capable of performing this procedure. However, labiaplasty is typically a cosmetic surgery. With this in mind, there is more that goes into labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation rather than just removing the deformity. Aesthetic issues such as symmetry, shape, pigmentation, and scarring are important. Not only are aesthetics important. Keeping sensation of the labia is important. Dr. Theunissen is specifically trained in labiaplasty to reduce loss of sensation as well as delivering the aesthetically pleasing results his patients want. For these reasons a cosmetic surgeon, specially trained in labiaplasty, is likely a better option.

DOES LABIAPLASTY CAUSE INSENSITIVITY?

Just like with any other surgery, patients should expect some numbness in the vaginal area after labiaplasty. However, this is temporary and will naturally resolve as the skin and the vaginal lips heal. Since labia rejuvenation affects the vaginal lips only (and not the clitoris), sensitivity should not be lost. It’s important for patients to work with a skilled surgeon though who can preserve the sensory nerves during treatment.

WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF LABIAPLASTY ON INTERCOURSE?

Labiaplasty treatment, performed by a labiaplasty specialist, usually does not affect sexual intercourse in a negative way. In fact, the procedure can help to restore lost sensation because it gets rid of excess skin that may be blocking the clitoris and vaginal opening. A highly experienced vaginal rejuvenation surgeon like Dr. Taylor Theunissen will work carefully and avoid negative incision placements. To ensure that any impact of this procedure on sexual intercourse is a positive one, Dr. Theunissen specifically works to preserve the sensory nerves throughout the process.

IS LABIAPLASTY AND VAGINAL REJUVENATION COVERED BY INSURANCE?

Most health insurers do not cover labiaplasty or vaginal rejuvation when it is an elective procedure (rather than medically necessary). In cases where labia overgrowth is caused by congenital conditions or excessive testosterone, the procedure may be deemed medically necessary. The same goes in situations where labia hypertrophy causes chronic irritation. With all this being said, insurance will not usually cover the procedure.

WHAT VAGINAL REJUVENATION PROCEDURES ARE AVAILABLE WITH DR. THEUNISSEN?
  • Clitoroplexy – Clitoral hood reduction
  • Vulvaplasty – Vulva reduction / reshaping
  • Vaginoplasty – Tightneing of the inner ealls of the vagina whic his often performed non-surgically with ThermiVa in our office
  • Mons Pubis Reduction
  • Labiaplasty – Labia reduction

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