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.
Do you think your sexual experience could be better?
Check these warning signs to evaluate your sexual health:
- Are you experiencing a decrease in sexual drive?
- Do you find yourself avoiding sex for any reason?
- Is your low libido causing problems with your partner?
- Does your partner ignore you sexually?
- Is your self-esteem low from a minimal love live?
- Are you depressed?
- Do you find it difficult to have an orgasm or don’t even have them?
- Do you have decreased sensation in your genital areas?
- Do you feel your vagina is not as tight as you would like?
- Does it take longer to have an orgasm than it used to?
- Is moisture vaginally a difficult problem for you?
- Do you have decreased libido because sex is painful?
- Are your medical conditions reducing your sex life?
Here are some possible reasons and solutions to these problems:
- If you have a decrease in sexual drive, this may be due to low female hormones, such as low testosterone.
- Avoiding sex can be from multiple reasons, including inadequate partner relations, but may also be due to pain during sed.
- A low libido is not good for a marriage and can cause problems and rejection with your partner resulting in poor relationships.
- Refusal to have sex can sometimes make your partner ignore you sexually which can lead to an unsatisfactory marriage relationship.
- Self-esteem issues can result from a poor self-image due to multiple problems including content with the vaginal and vulvar appearance. Excessively enlarged labia can embarrass some women and reduce sexual excitement, but can be corrected with a Labiaplasty.
- Depression can be a cause of or a result of lack of sexual excitement and/o satisfaction and contentment.
- Anorgasmia is a common problem, and therapies can be utilized to help correct this, including hormones and radiofrequency treatments.
- Poor vaginal tightness and decreased sensation in your genital areas can result in lace of frictional forces to stimulate the area; these can be corrected with non-surgical and/or surgical vaginal rejuvenation procedures.
- Increasing sensitivity to the genital areas has been shown to shorten the time to reach orgasm.
- Vaginal lubricants may be necessary for lubrication, but you also need adequate hormones to improve the health of your vagina. Radiofrequency treatments have also been shown to improve this problem.
- Painful intercourse can be caused by multiple problems including a deep pelvic problem. Most of the time these can be corrected once evaluated and treatments are initiated.
- Medical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity can decrease your sex life. Improving your health has been proven to decrease sexual dysfunction.
Call us to set up an appointment today if you want treatment for these issues.
Vaginal/labial Rejuvenation using ThermiVa
There are many aspects of feminine rejuvenation that can be helped with a new innovative procedure called ThermiVa. Using radiofrequency waves through a specially designed probe, ThermiVa can tighten the vulvar and labial skin for improved aesthetic purposes, and tighten the vagina to improve sexual gratification.
Many women complain that, as they age, their vulvar area skin becomes lax and the vagina isn’t as tight as it used to be. Orgasm may be lessened or non-existent; gratification during and from sexual intercourse is just not as fulfilling. Using the ThermiVa technique, these problems may be helped.
Performed in an out-patient basis without needing an IV nor anesthetic, the ThermiVa procedure is painless. Most women say it feels like a pleasant “warm massage”. Activities and intercourse can be resumed immediately after doing the procedure; downtime is not a problem.
Patients have also found ThermiVa to be effective in helping reduce vaginal dryness, atrophy, and reducing urinary leakage. Women who have not been able to achieve orgasm or who have orgasmic dysfunction many times regain their natural ability to have orgasm. Some women have even commented that they now can have multiple orgasms. It may also help reduce mild to moderate pelvic prolapse symptoms by shrinkage of vaginal tissues and helping improve muscular coordination and strength.
ThermiVa treatments are performed in around a half hour, and three treatments spaced monthly are usually adequate to improve symptoms. Their effects can last 6 months to 2 years, but most people require booster treatments every 6 to 12 months to maintain its effect. However, once they see the improved quality of life that they get, most women are happy to return.
Dr. Robert L. True, board certified in gynecology, cosmetic surgery, and anti-aging, and his staff provides ThermiVa treatments at his office in Colleyville, TX, just west of the DFW airport. He also offers more extensive surgical vaginal rejuvenation for those who have more severe cases of vaginal looseness. Please call and make an appointment for a consultation and evaluation to find out the best therapy for you and to see how effective non-surgical radiofrequency treatments can be for you.
“I am a 53 year old woman who has had two children. My labia had become loose and a bit saggy and no matter how many Kegels I did, my vagina felt large and loose. Sex was ok, but I had lost some confidence in myself and ability to please my partner.
I didn’t really know what to think about “the procedure performed”, but there was no down side to it. There was no pain during or after, no burning, no discharge, no mess. After the first treatment in a series of three, I was surprised that my labia seemed closer to my body and there also was some vaginal tightening. It was after the second treatment that I noticed a significant difference. My labia were fuller and softer and my vagina was noticeably tighter. Sex was very good.
I did not think things could get tighter or sex better, until after the third treatment. But they did and I am so thankful…”
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.
Today’s modern age women are taking control of their lives. They are miles apart from their earlier counterparts who would prefer living a sexually unsatisfying life rather than consulting a doctor regarding a problem pertaining to their genitalia. In fact, the increasing number of women opting for vaginal rejuvenation surgery, also known as female reconstructive surgery, is a clear indication of this gender looking towards body contouring procedures (including Labiaplasty) for both physical and physiological benefits.
Basic facts about vaginal rejuvenation
A vaginal rejuvenation surgery involves tightening of the vaginal walls and muscles to their original pre-pregnancy state. The entire process takes around 2 hours to complete and can be performed using only mild sedation and a local anesthetic. Moreover, it does not require the patient to be admitted in a hospital.
The procedure should only be performed by a skilled cosmetic surgeon who is very familiar with vaginal surgery. Examples are gynecologists who have received further training and experience in cosmetic surgery. Many of these physicians perform this procedure in a special procedure room of their office. The preferred type is an accredited surgical procedure room that has been equipped with the necessary equipment and has been certified by the same types of accreditation organizations that accredit hospitals and other surgicenters.
Recovery after vaginal rejuvenation
During the vaginal rejuvenation procedure, a local anesthetic is administered that provides pain relief for 6 to 8 hours immediately after the procedure. Other pain medications are prescribed for further pain and the entire process is very well tolerated by most patients.
The healing time is variable depending on the patient’s tolerance to pain and health of her tissues. It ranges from 7 to 14 days, at which time sedentary types of work may be resumed. Activities are gradually increased over the next 4 weeks. The patient however needs to abstain from sexual intercourse for at least 6 weeks after the procedure.
Benefits of vaginal rejuvenation
One of the most common misconceptions about this procedure is that it is believed to be for the benefit of the man. Quite the opposite, the reason why women undergo the procedure is primarily for themselves for the purpose of enhancing sexual stimulation. Fortunately for the man, because the woman is more satisfied, his sexual experience is also enhanced.
The procedure is for those women who do not feel adequate frictional forces during intercourse due to loose vaginal walls. These occur primarily due to the stretching and tearing forces that occur during vaginal childbirth. Moreover, the more children you deliver, the more likely the problem will worsen. Many women also complain of the embarrassing problem of involuntary urine loss that can also be caused due to similar loosening of the support structures of the vagina. This problem may also need to be addressed.
Risks involved in vaginal rejuvenation
The potential risks involved in getting this surgery primarily include infection and bleeding. Inadequate improvement in sexual enhancement may also occur, but most of these cases are have other mitigating problems present. As long as you have a skilled vaginal cosmetic surgeon performs the procedure, few problems occur most of the time.
Cost of vaginal rejuvenation
The type of the procedure you opt for and the fee of the surgeon are variable and many factors must be considered for performing the vaginal rejuvenation. The best way to find out the appropriate costs for you would be to first make an appointment for a consultation. Call us at 817-399-8783 and we can help assist you in this matter to find out if you are a candidate for this enhancing procedure.
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.
So you happen to be a woman whom fate has robbed of a beautiful vulvar area. Perhaps you would like to enhance your sexual pleasures. Well! The urges are most definitely there but you feel your partner, nor you are just not too happy with the appearance of your labia. Perhaps they hang down too far giving you an unsightly appearance. If such be the case, we can reshape and reduce your vaginal lips for a more pleasing aesthetic look. Maybe it’s time to go for an examination of your Labia Minora.
- Larger Labia may result in pain during the time of intercourse. Also, it can be the root cause for various physical discomforts that you might face during the day. Labiaplasty is the name of the surgery which reshapes your Libia Minora. The idea is to get it reduced in size and also give it a better shape.
- A protruding Libia Minora can be the cause of shame in your eyes or your partner and no one likes it that way. Many women are simply self conscious of the way they look in their genital area and want a more beautiful look down there. Once done, most feel more comfortable and self confident, knowing that they have a more beautiful vulvar area.
- You might not know that sometimes the labia can go past the vulva region. This can then be highly discomforting and unsightly. There is no way in which the vulva can be pressed to keep the Labia in. Labiaplasty gives you the proper symmetry to your labia as it lies within the vulvar area, reducing its size and allowing it to maintain a nice aesthetic appearance.
- The procedure of Labiaplasty takes two hours to be completed and you recover from the procedure usually within a few days to a week. You must however look to take the services of only the very best surgeons, such as Dr. True.
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.