This past week at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery annual scientific meeting in Hollywood, FL, Dr. Robert L. True discussed his original technique of achieving more aesthetically beautiful labia through his True Labiaplasty technique. At this meeting, some of the best surgeons from around the world convened to demonstrate new and improved techniques plus share their experiences so others could learn from these masters.
Dr. True’s labiaplasty technique is a modified wedge resection of the labia minora that maintains a delicate labial edge of the labia while removing excess skin. His technique not only improves the labia, but also removes any excess skin around the clitoris and the perineal area to improve the entire genital area. His technique drapes the labial tissues downward in a special, more natural fashion to ensure they heal together well and with less potential complications.
He discussed some of the prior techniques for performing labiaplasty which did not make sense to him for producing an aesthetically beautiful genital area. He explained the characteristics of a beautiful vulva and how to achieve this beauty through his improved technique. Other techniques used in the past may not give the patient adequate resection of excess tissues nor give the patient a beautiful natural draping of the labial structures. These are all goals that prompted him to create his technique.
His lecture was greeting admirably. After the lecture, many of the other physicians asked a multitude of questions regarding how to do the technique and post op recommendations. Some commented that they themselves did not like prior techniques and felt that this new method could benefit many women desiring this procedure in a more aesthetically minded manner.
The conference was filled with many other great lectures, including facial, breast and body procedures. It also discussed growing applications for PRP (platelet rich plasma), new concepts in stem cell use, and the importance of bioidentical hormone therapy to help reverse or slow down the aging process. Dr. True has been an advocate for all these techniques as part of his Anti-Aging programs at his office. He felt honored to be asked to speak at the meeting and wish the Academy’s continued success now and in the future.
A labiaplasty procedure is performed when a woman feels the lips of her vaginal opening are too long and she desires a cosmetic procedure performed to correct this concern. There are many techniques available to perform this procedure, including a linear excision technique and a wedge technique. These techniques are adequate for some women but they have their deficits and problems. Sometimes they do not produce the best aesthetic result.
Because of the shortfalls from these prior techniques, Dr. Robert L. True evaluated the essential concepts of an aesthetic vaginal opening and created a different technique, called the True Technique of Labiaplasty, otherwise called the True Labiaplasty. The procedure is a modified wedge technique that gives the best appearance of the labia when healed, and allows for the best preservation of sensitivity of the labia.
The True Labiaplasty results in the best preservation of the aesthetic qualities of the labial lips with preservation of the soft edge of the labia. The lateral sides of the clitoris are trimmed to coincide with the labial reduction to make a more natural flow of the labia while reducing the excess prepuce and lateral clitoral hood. The labia are shortened yet their natural anatomy is maintained and the natural “fall” of the labia and frenulum are preserved. In addition, the scars are well hidden within the creases of the labia and not well noticeable. The soft labial edge is maintained with its sexual sensitivity.
Dr. True will be presenting his new technique of labiaplasty at the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery meeting in Florida this month, January 2016. He has performed many of these procedures and has perfected the technique for the best aesthetic results. Prior labiaplasty procedures have had some poor outcomes. Sometimes, too much labia was removed, or the frenulum was cut abruptly resulting in an unnatural defect; the thin natural soft labial edges with their innate sensitivities were not maintained and sometimes the continuity from the prepuce to the labia was not maintained.
The True Labiaplasty technique resolves all of these concerns and issues. The result is the best aesthetic result of the labia and vaginal opening for women. When women feel good about the way they look, even if it is in unexposed areas, their self-esteem is boosted. If you have concerns about the appearance of your labia, if you feel they are too long, then call for a consultation today at 817-300-8783.
Before undergoing a cosmetic surgery on the intimate body parts, you may have numerous questions and doubts. Your surgeon is best suited to provide you the answers to these questions. You may have nagging questions regarding your sexual activities if you are preparing for a labia reduction surgery.
Here are a few of the common questions that may come to mind in this regard.
Can it cause insensitivity? No, the labia minora produces no other sensations except pain at the time of stretching or tearing. Therefore, insensitivity to stimulus is not a possibility after the surgery.
How would it affect sexual activities? In most cases, reduction of the excess tissue and proper alignment helps enhance the scope of sexual pleasure. If there is any effect, it is sure to be positive.
Would the sexual partner notice any difference? This depends on the extent to which the rectification was done. If it was a significant reduction, your partner is sure to notice the difference. However, as the result actually helps in sexual encounters, there is no risk of displeasing your partner.
Would there be any arousal problems? There is no physiological connection between labiaplasty and arousal. The clitoris is responsible for the arousal. If the surgery does not affect the clitoris, it won’t give rise to any such problems.
For how much time do you need to refrain from sexual activities post-op? This depends on your health condition and the extent of the surgery. In most cases, your surgeon would advice you to avoid sexual activities for approximately two months.
The most important thing to keep in mind is to choose a competent surgeon for the operation. Check his qualification, certification and experience beforehand. Visit him and discuss the details of the procedure. Seek answers to all your questions and clarify your doubts before you undergo the surgery.
Your health and wellbeing are at stake here; always choose a surgeon you feel comfortable with for the procedure. Whether you are looking for more information on this surgery, or trying to locate a good surgeon, you can get help in both regards from http://www.truemd.com/. You can also call for consultation at 817-399-8783.
While it is a relatively new type of cosmetic surgery, labiaplasty has quickly become popular with adult women who are dissatisfied with the size and shape of their labia. There are a surprising number of women who are not pleased with the way their labia minora looks, and many times this dissatisfaction is due to the feeling that the labia are too large. This condition may be congenital, or it may come about with the birth of children or aging. In other cases, large labia can interfere with sexual pleasure and actually cause pain during intercourse. In either of these situations, labiaplasty can be a useful procedure.
Women who are the best candidates for this type of surgery often come to seek the surgery for a number of reasons. Those who have large labia and want intercourse to be more pleasurable and less painful are good candidates for labiaplasty. There are also women who simply feel embarrassed about the size of their labia and the way they look if they want to wear tight clothing, for instance. They may also feel embarrassed with sexual partners. Women who fall into this category are also good candidates for this surgery. It is possible that some women have labia that are asymmetrical to the point that they are embarrassed about it. These women would be wise to seek the surgery, which will help to reshape their labia and make them more contoured. Women who are experiencing self-esteem issues because of the size or shape of their labia are good candidates as well. Some women seek this surgery because they simply want more sensation during intercourse. This is accomplished by reducing the amount of skin on the clitoris, and is a form of labiaplasty known as a clitoral hood reduction. These women may also be appropriate candidates.
There are many reasons for women to seek labiaplasty. Women who seek this procedure often feel that they are lacking in quality of life in some area. This type of surgery can address these issues and help women to feel more confidence and self-esteem, and also increase the quality of their sexual experiences. It is important that women who are good candidates for this surgery not feel ashamed of seeking help with these issues and understand that labiaplasty, when performed by a professional, can vastly improve how they feel about themselves and the ways in which they relate to others.
Labiaplasty or Labia reduction is a type of cosmetic surgery that is performed for the purpose of reducing the size of the labia minora – the lips of the vagina. In most cases this surgery is performed to trim the size of these inner lips of the vagina if they extend below the outer lips excessively. Such a condition can also cause physical discomfort to the patient while wearing tight underwear or a skimpy swim suit. However, this is not to be confused with vaginal rejuvenation.
In the recent times, an increasing number of women are opting for this reconstructive surgery so that they no longer have to feel embarrassed about the enlarged size of their labia. There can be various reasons for distended labia minora. Most of the time, the increase in size of these labia occur due to the person’s genes, due to pregnancy, due to the aging process, and other conditions including injuries sustained during childbirth.
Many women also decide to get a hoodectomy as well which can be performed at the same time as the labia reduction. In this process, a very small amount of the foreskin of the clitoris of the patient is removed to help exposed the clitoris and help increase sexual sensitivity for the purpose of enhanced sexual pleasure. Hoodectomy may also be used as a potential option for treating anorgasmia, which is a type of sexual dysfunction where women have been unable to achieve an orgasm in the past.
Surgical procedures followed for Labia reduction
During the performance of a Labiaplasty, mild sedation and a local anesthetic are used to numb the area adequately. Once numb, the patient feels no pain during the procedure and yet does not have to undergo a general anesthetic where she must go to sleep during the procedure. This can eliminate many potential complications from general anesthesia, and most women prefer to not have to suffer from such side effects that can be avoided.
Once the area is numb, next the labia are identically marked for symmetrical removal of the excess tissue. The amount to be removed is up to the patient, for many prefer almost no labia to be left. These options are discussed with the patient preoperatively. Patients are encouraged to bring in pictures to demonstrate the look they would prefer.
Once marked, the excess tissue is removed and trimmed appropriately. There are many methods to performing this part of the procedure, including the use of a laser, an electrocautery device, a high frequency ultrasonic device, and special scissors. The type of system used can depend on the desired outcome of the patient.
After the excess tissue has been trimmed, the remaining labia are reduced in size and then sutured appropriately to result in a beautiful repair of the labia for the appropriate cosmetic look desired by the patient.
After Labiaplasty is performed, the patient can experience a significant amount of pain if not adequately treated. We make sure adequate pain and numbing medications are given to allow the patient to have a smoother postop period.
Recovery from the procedure occurs rapidly. It is not unusual for patients to return to work with a day or two. More physical activity may require longer time of a week or two. Swelling can persist for several weeks, and the ultimate result will become apparent several months after the procedure when all the swelling has resolved and the tissues have had time to repair themselves in a fine thin line.
If you have desired a more cosmetically appearing labia, call us at 817-399-8783 to schedule an appointment to see if you are a candidate.
A labiaplasty is a surgical treatment that corrects redundant, enlarged or long labia minora. Women who seek this procedure are usually self conscious about asymmetric labias, hanging labial tissue, or have pain during sexual intercourse. The purpose of this procedure is to decrease large labia minorae, to create symmetry and to make the labia look more cosmetically aesthetic. A labiaplasty only provides reconstruction to the inner lips of the vagina. It does not reconstruct the outer lips, nor does it address the vagina.
The procedure is performed under general anesthetics. The region to be cut is marked, and a local anesthetic is used to prevent bleeding, bruising and to keep the area numb upon surgery completion. Then, excessive tissue is removed. Dissolving sutures are then placed. An antibiotic ointment is applied, and mesh panties with a pad that absorbs is worn. Usually, surgical time takes up to two hours. Patients are allowed to return home within a few hours.
Risks and Complications
As with any surgical procedure, there are certain risks of excessive bleeding, swelling, bruising, infection and pain. Bleeding is usually controlled by a cautery pen that coagulates any blood vessels which are encountered. Antibiotics will be given for a few days to control any infection. Make sure to shower daily to keep the area clean. At first, the labia will not appear completely symmetrical, and while healing, there will be some pigmentation changes.
All surgical treatments include anesthetic fees, operating room fees and a surgical fee. Usually, the price of a labiaplasty is between $4,000 and $8,000, depending on the details of your specific anatomy, surgery duration, and the complexity of the treatment. Generally, insurance does not cover a labiaplasty.
There will be some mild pain a few days following the surgery. Patients are recommended to keep the area very clean and to apply a topical antibiotic ointment daily. Also needed is to wear a pad in your underwear in case of any bleeding. Patients are also advised to use a pad instead of a tampon when they have their period for the first two menstrual cycles. Sexual intercourse should be avoided for three to six weeks. Final results can be seen within a year.