Labiaplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure used for altering the inner labia and the outer labia (aka the labia minora and labia majora). It is also sometimes referred to as vaginal reduction or vaginal rejuvenation. There are two primary labiaplasty methods commonly used by cosmetic surgeons – the trim technique and the wedge technique.
Dr. Usha Rajagopal believes that any patient considering labiaplasty should do their research, get informed, and know exactly what they’re getting themselves into. Unfortunately, their is not a lot of good information about vaginal reduction or rejuvenation easily accessed on the internet, and even less talk about it in the media. In order to help keep women informed, Dr. Usha wrote an article discussing the different techniques used during labiaplasty.
Here are Dr. Usha’s bullet points on the 2 labiaplasty methods:
The Trim Method:
The trim technique is exactly what it sounds like: an approach whereby the excess tissue at the edges of the labia minora are cut away or “trimmed” to a more desirable shape and size. Within this technique, there are two options available: the classic trim technique (performed with traditional surgical instruments) and the laser labiaplasty technique.
The Wedge Technique:
What it is: The wedge technique involves removing a wedge-shaped section of tissue from the middle third of the labia and then stitching the top and bottom sections of the labia back together.
Dr. Usha goes in to much more detail about both of the primary labiaplasty techniques, including when to use which technique and the pros and cons of each technique. Read the full article HERE.
For more information about labiaplasty and other vaginal procedures click HERE.
If you want to discuss labiaplasty options with Dr. Usha Rajagopal in person, we can schedule a consultation for you. She can go over which of the labiaplasty methods would work best for you and your specific needs. Call us at the San Francisco Plastic Surgery and Laser Center today. (415) 392-3333