Labiaplasty in Austin is a surgical procedure used to reduce the size of the internal labia minora that protrudes beyond the labia majora. This form of vaginal rejuvenation surgery can restore a more aesthetically appealing appearance and improve quality of life. It is a very quick surgery with minimal downtime and recovery. Most patients report minimal pain.
Labiaplasty can be conducted with local or general anesthesia depending on the patient. Dr Haydon prefers to use IV conscious sedation to make the patient more comfortable. The procedure takes less than 30 minutes. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, one of two techniques can be performed.
The most common type of labiaplasty is the edge resection technique, also called the trim technique. The procedure removes the extra skin from the labia and then sews the edges in two separate layers with sutures that dissolve.
The central wedge resection is the next most widely used procedure. The procedure removes skin from the thickest part of the labia and preserves the natural border region of the vulva. This is more commonly done in women with darker pigment.