“My labia are large and protrude. My labia are physically uncomfortable and I have been teased a few times. Can you tell us about a labiaplasty procedure?” Mary K Newport Beach, CA
I have been doing labiaplasty procedures for over 30 years but doing so 30 years ago was a rare procedure. We now do them every week, frequently under local anesthesia in the office. Labial reduction and vaginal tightening procedures have recently gained in popularity.
Female external genitalia vary depending on age and hereditary factors. As you noted, enlarged or asymmetrical labia minora can lead to embarrassment or hurtful comments, and can make it difficult to find bathing suits, panties or jeans that do not show the bulge, and make activities such as riding a bicycle uncomfortable.
Labia can be reduced with a simple, outpatient surgical procedure, under local anesthesia in the office.
Vaginal tightening, however, can be achieved with a series of noninvasive, ThermiVa® Radiofrequency procedures that are performed in an office setting and are performed by our PA, Crystal Osborn. ThermiVa® is designed for vaginal and labial rejuvenation and in most patients, improves the quality of the orgasm, tightens the vagina, and improves lubrication. The ThermiVa® probe is designed to heat the labia and to slip into a vagina to heat the lining to the target temperature to induce the desired tightening. A series of three procedures is recommended for optimal tightening and should be followed with a treatment every six months to maintain the improvement.
A 30 year old female before and after a reduction of her labia minorum (labiaplasty) – actual patient of Dr. Juris Bunkis of Orange County Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA
If you have any specific questions about cosmetic procedures, your best bet would be to see a qualified plastic surgeon to review your options. Pease feel free to contact our office at 949-888-9700 to set up an appointment with Dr. Juris Bunkis in Newport Beach, CA or in Dublin, CA, or with or PA, Crystal Osborn, who is the best aesthetic injector in Orange County. Check out our web site at www.orangecountyplasticsurgery.com to see further examples of similar patients.