Can Labiaplasty Revision Remove More Tissue?

Graphic of labia before and after labiaplasty

Some patients choose labiaplasty revision because their initial procedure was too conservative. Some plastic surgeons are overly cautious when removing tissue from the labia, leaving patients unsatisfied with their results.

Other reasons for labia revision surgery is asymmetrical results resulting from too little or too much tissue removed during a labiaplasty; labiaplasty revision can remove or add more for a better outcome.

What Is Labiaplasty Revision?

Labiaplasty is a surgical cosmetic procedure that falls under the "cosmetic gynecology" umbrella and is designed to reduce the size of the labia minora (inner tissues of the female genitalia) so that it lays within the labia majora (outer part of the female genitalia).

Labiaplasty revision is sought when the original procedure leaves the patient unsatisfied, often with what they consider to be a labia minora that is still too large and continues to protrude through the labia majora.

Alternatively, some women seek labiaplasty revision because too much labia tissue was removed. In those cases, tissue is often transferred from one area to another to recreate labia minora.

Am I a Good Candidate for Labiaplasty Revision?

If you have undergone this procedure and the size of your labia minora still causes you physical discomfort or makes you feel self-conscious, you may be a good candidate for labiaplasty revision surgery.

It takes four to six months from the time of the initial surgery to appreciate the true results of your procedure. If you are still unhappy with the outcome at that time, you should call for a consultation.

You should also be in relatively good health, a non-smoker, and have realistic expectations for your results.

Benefits of Labiaplasty Revision for Additional Excision

The benefits of labiaplasty revision to remove additional tissue are the same as for the initial procedure; to reduce the size of the labia minora. This surgery is designed to create symmetry between the inner and outer vaginal lips.

If your first procedure left your labia uneven or did not remove enough tissue from the labia minora, a revision can provide the results you are seeking. If your labia have been radically reduced entirely or in certain areas, then labia revision can reconstruct normal looking, comfortable labia minora.

Some of the benefits women expect with labiaplasty and labiaplasty revision include the following:

  • Increased confidence during intimate moments
  • Increased comfort in clothes
  • Better symmetry between the labium
  • More discretion in tight-fitting pants

Risks of Labiaplasty Revision

As with any medical procedure, there are risks associated with a labiaplasty and labiaplasty revision.

This risk is one of the reasons to wait until the initial surgery has healed, even if it is apparent that the results will not be satisfactory.

Waiting will simplify the steps your new surgeon must take for the reconstruction, reduce the chances of further complications, and aid in the subsequent healing process.

Risks sometimes associated with labiaplasty revision surgery are few especially if done by an experienced labia reconstruction surgeon. These include:

  • Redness and swelling
  • Itching and irritation
  • Pain and bruising
  • Infection

If any of these symptoms persist or, at the first sign of infection, call your doctor right away.

Interested in Learning More?

Dr. Gary Alter provides a range of feminine health treatments in Beverly Hills and specializes in labiaplasty. You can trust his expertise and be assured that your revision is in good hands.

Call our plastic surgery practice today at (310) 275-5566. Our friendly team is happy to answer all your questions!