If you’re self-conscious about your labia, the good news is that you don’t have to show it to anyone who you don’t want to see it. However, if it starts getting in the way of your ability to enjoy sex or even a bike ride, you may consider a St. Petersburg labiaplasty from board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Percy Lo, MD. To learn more about labiaplasty and find out if you’re a good candidate, call Allure Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery today.

What Is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a type of surgery for women who want to reduce the size or change the appearance of their labia, the lips of the vulva. The procedure is cosmetic and doesn’t change anything more than the appearance of your female genitalia. At Allure Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Lo carefully performs your labiaplasty to ensure that the result looks natural and aesthetically appealing. Compared to other surgeries, labiaplasty in St. Petersburg is fast and easy. In an hour or less, Dr. Lo trims away the extra tissue and sutures your labia back together. He can also reduce the size of your clitoral hood during the procedure for an overall more youthful appearance.

When Should I Consider Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is primarily a cosmetic procedure that you may wish to consider if your labia has become enlarged or sagging. While there’s nothing wrong with this feature and it isn’t a health concern, many women would prefer to have a smaller labia for aesthetic purposes. Even if the appearance of your labia doesn’t bother you, you might consider the surgery if sitting down on a bike seat, having sexual intercourse, or other contact feels uncomfortable.

What Should I Expect During Recovery after a Labiaplasty?

Like other surgeries, labiaplasty in St. Petersburg requires some recovery time. While you recover, you’ll have to abstain from certain activities. Dr. Lo’s instructions for your recovery may include:

  • Staying home from work for a week
  • Relieving swelling with a cold pack
  • Laying with your lower half elevated
  • Abstaining from sexual intercourse for 4-6 weeks
  • Stopping tampon use for 4-6 weeks

You might see minor swelling for up to six months, long after you’re back to your regular activities. If you have any questions or concerns during this time, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Lo for clarification.

Discuss Labiaplasty in St. Petersburg with a Qualified Surgeon

Call to book your private, one-on-one consultation for labiaplasty surgery at Allure Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery today.