Women have become more aware of differences in genital appearance as genital hair removal has become a common practice. Today women also feel empowered to decide how they want the most intimate part of their body to look and feel. The aesthetic ideal is a labia minora and clitoral hood that do not protrude past the labia majora. Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure designed for women with large, asymmetric labia who experience embarrassment, discomfort or pain with intercourse, during physical exercise, or when wearing tight fitting garments. Traditionally the labia minora reduction consisted of amputation of labial skin.
Dr. Geppert performs the newer and more aesthetically pleasing labiaplasty. This technique preserves the normal labial color and results in a scar that is less conspicuous and less likely to get irritated. At Harbour Plastic Surgery in Houston the labiaplasty is performed on outpatient basis under general anesthesia or in the office under local anesthesia. Mild swelling or discomfort might be present post-operatively, but resolve within two weeks. The procedure allows women with large labia to correct the irregularities in their labia. For more harmonious genital rejuvenation the labialplasty could be combined with clithoral unhooding surgery or liposculpting of the mons pubis, pubic lift, vaginal thightening or hymenoplasty. After labiaplasty a woman feels more confident with her genital appearance and experiences improved self-esteem and better sex life. Her most intimate anatomy becomes a beautiful declaration of her taste and not a sexual impediment and embarrassment.
At Harbour Plastic Surgery we treat patients with dignity and compassion while providing them with the most advanced vaginal rejuvenation techniques in a discreet and private setting.