- Arthur Shektman is an award-winning surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
- Shektman was named a “Top Doctor” by Real Self. This honor is only given to doctors who believe in transparency and encourage patients to leave honest reviews.
- Our practice has one of the best and safest in-office surgical suites in Wellesley and all of Massachusetts.
What is labiaplasty surgery? Labiaplasty is often referred to as vaginal rejuvenation, which leaves many patients wondering exactly what this procedure entails. Labiaplasty is a procedure that makes the labia minora smaller. Although labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation are often used interchangeably, vaginal rejuvenation typically involves labiaplasty, vaginoplasty, and/or vulvoplasty.
To determine if you are a good candidate for labiaplasty, contact our office today.
What Does Labiaplasty Involve?
Patients are often eager to find out what to expect during labiaplasty. There are several different types of labiaplasty that may be performed depending on the look that you would like to achieve. One type is the trim procedure, which involves removing extra tissue and sewing the area up so it can heal properly. Another type of labiaplasty is known as the wedge procedure. This procedure involves taking a V-shaped excision from the excess labia minora. Both of these types have advantages and disadvantages, so be sure to talk to your plastic surgeon to determine which is the best option for you.
What Doctor Performs Labiaplasty?
If you are interested in this procedure, you may be wondering where to get labiaplasty or who performs it. For safety reasons, it’s imperative that you only trust a board certified plastic surgeon to perform this procedure.
There are many board certified plastic surgeons in Massachusetts, so you may want to schedule consultations with multiple surgeons, so you have the opportunity to talk to them in person. Here are some of the questions to ask each surgeon:
- How many years of experience do you have?
- How many labiaplasty procedures have you performed?
- Have any of your patients ever experienced complications during a labiaplasty procedure?
- What results should I expect?
- Where will the procedure be performed?
- How much do you charge for labiaplasty?
- How long will recovery be?
The answers to these questions should help you choose the right plastic surgeon for your procedure. We would be happy to answer all of these questions for you—give us a call today to talk to someone on our team.
Who Qualifies For Labiaplasty?
Anyone who is interested in shortening the length of their labia minora should consult with a plastic surgeon about labiaplasty. Patients are often interested in this procedure because of pain or discomfort caused by the size of their labia minora. For example, a longer labia minora may cause discomfort during bike riding, running, or intercourse. But, you don’t have to experience pain or discomfort in order to qualify for labiaplasty. Many patients undergo this procedure simply because they want to change the appearance of their labia minora. If you are self-conscious about the way your labia minora looks, don’t hesitate to talk to a doctor about labiaplasty.
What Does Labiaplasty Cost in Wellesley, MA?
The cost of labiaplasty can vary, so it’s important to discuss this with your plastic surgeon prior to the procedure. We provide several financing options so patients can make payments instead of paying for the entire procedure at once.
How Long Does It Take to Heal After Labiaplasty?
Recovery time may vary, but most plastic surgeons recommend that patients plan on taking a week off of work to recover from labiaplasty. During recovery, patients will be asked to lie down and elevate the lower half of their bodies to reduce swelling. Patients can also apply ice packs to the area to alleviate pain and reduce swelling. Most of the swelling will be gone within six weeks. If you have had labiaplasty, it’s imperative that you talk to your surgeon prior to having sexual intercourse or using tampons for the first time after the procedure.
How Long Do Labiaplasty Results Last?
Labiaplasty results are permanent. However, the labia minora may stretch during childbirth, so getting pregnant after having this procedure may affect the results. For this reason, it’s recommended that you don’t get this procedure unless you do not plan on having any more children.
Is Labiaplasty Safe?
There are risks associated with every type of surgical procedure, including labiaplasty. Some of the risks of labiaplasty include changes in sensation, asymmetry, scarring, bleeding, and infection. There is also a risk that the labia minora will be shortened too much. If the surgeon removes too much of the labia minora, patients may experience dryness, itchiness, scarring, and discomfort.
There is no way to completely eliminate these risks, but you can minimize them. Do your best to avoid these complications by choosing a board certified plastic surgeon that has experience performing labiaplasty. If a surgeon has never performed this procedure, he is more likely to make a mistake that could lead to one of these health problems.
Contact Wellesley Cosmetic Surgery Today to Learn More
Are you interested in labiaplasty? Contact our office today. Dr. Arthur Shektman is a board certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience. Dr. Shektman has experience performing breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, eyelid lift, liposuction, and tummy tuck procedures. Our entire staff is dedicated to helping all of our patients look and feel their best. More importantly, we strive to achieve the most natural looking results for patients.
Our medical center currently serves patients in Wellesley, Boston, and throughout the state of Massachusetts. Please call our office at (781)-239-0680 or visit us online today to set up a consultation. During this appointment, we will be happy to answer any questions that you may have about our services or treatment options. We also encourage new patients to review the before and after photos on our website to see some of our previous work.