5 Questions to Ask During Your Labiaplasty Consultation
Even the most intimate parts of our body can affect our physical or emotional comfort. For some women, the size or shape of their labia can cause them to feel self-conscious or may interfere with physical activities.
Each woman has two sets of labia. The labia majora are the large external flaps of skin surrounding the female genitals and the labia minora are nested within the labia majora. Women who want to improve the appearance of their labia may consider labiaplasty for a rejuvenated look.
There’s a range of sizes and shapes that labia can naturally be. Family genetics, pregnancy, and other factors can affect labia appearance. A labiaplasty trims and resizes the labia, and can be done on the labia minora and/or majora.
Women may have a labiaplasty to create symmetry, alleviate discomfort or to enjoy aesthetically pleasing results. Labiaplasty is becoming increasingly popular at all ages. Whatever your reason for considering this vaginal rejuvenation procedure, here are five labiaplasty questions to ask during your consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
1. Are You Board-Certified?
Board certification is the gold standard for all plastic surgeons. Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery signifies that your plastic surgeon has achieved the highest level of training and experience in their field, offering an unparalleled standard of care. The most important factor in experiencing an excellent labiaplasty outcome is working with a board-certified plastic surgeon.
2. How Many Labiaplasties Have You Performed?
Just as each woman is unique, so too is her anatomy. Labia can vary widely in shape and appearance, as can skin quality and other factors that will impact your outcome. You want a board-certified plastic surgeon who has considerable experience performing labiaplasties.
Your plastic surgeon’s range of experience can help ensure they have the skills to ensure beautiful results.
3. What Techniques Do You Use?
It’s important to determine whether your plastic surgeon offers more than just one labiaplasty technique. The labia can be reshaped via trimming or through the wedge technique, and there are advantages to each approach.
Ideally, your plastic surgeon should be able to customize your labiaplasty according to your specific needs. The more versatile your plastic surgeon is, the better able they are to individualize your labiaplasty for excellent results.
4. Can I See Before and After Photos?
You wouldn’t buy a car without taking it for a test drive, and you deserve the same proof of performance when it comes to your labiaplasty. Ask your plastic surgeon to show you examples of their work.
Viewing a before and after gallery of photos can help you to evaluate the plastic surgeon’s aesthetic approach and surgical technique, allowing you to make a more informed decision about your labiaplasty.
5. What Can I Expect during Recovery?
Before you schedule your labiaplasty, you want to know what to expect during your recovery. Anticipating what you may need, how you may feel and any activity restrictions can help you to prepare in advance of your labiaplasty procedure.
Although each woman’s labiaplasty recovery will vary depending upon her surgery and other factors, your plastic surgeon should be able to give you a healing timeline. It’s important for you to find out how your labiaplasty recovery will impact your sex life or affect activities such as bathing or exercise.
With these five questions in hand, you can make the most of your labiaplasty consultation and be well on your way to a rejuvenated feminine appearance.