Can Labiaplasty Revision Correct Asymmetry?

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If you have undergone labiaplasty and are unhappy due to any reason, labiaplasty revision can help deliver the results you are looking for. While vaginal asymmetry can occur naturally, it is also a common complication of initial labia surgery.

What Is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a procedure designed to trim and contour excess labia tissue (usually the labia minora or inner vaginal lips). This surgery is typically sought by women who have concerns related to the following:

  • Physical discomfort - A large labia can cause discomfort, especially in tight clothes.
  • Sexual pain - A large labia can contribute to pain or discomfort during sex. Labiaplasty will reduce the size of the labia for relief from these symptoms.
  • Personal confidence - Large labia can cause some women to feel self-conscious during intimate encounters.
  • Appearance - A large labia can sometimes be visible through pants, causing a crease in the crotch area known as “camel-toe.”
  • Hygiene - An enlarged labia is more difficult to keep fresh and clean. Labiaplasty removes excess skin and folds that can harbor bacteria.

What Is Labiaplasty Revision Surgery?

Labiaplasty revision simply refers to a second surgical procedure performed to correct a mistake or complication that occurred with the first surgery.

Any cosmetic revision surgery should be performed by a highly skilled board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in labiaplasty revision. Dr. Alter is renowned for his experience performing initial labiaplasty and labiaplasty revision procedures and has personally pioneered many of the surgical techniques that have now been adopted by plastic surgeons worldwide.

Addressing Vaginal Asymmetry With Labiaplasty

If you are unhappy with the natural asymmetry of your vaginal lips, labiaplasty may be the solution. If your concern is with a labia that has already undergone cosmetic surgery, a revision will be necessary to produce more satisfying results.

A proper revision labiaplasty requires enough labia and clitoral hood tissue to fix the labia and ensure an aesthetically pleasing and functional outcome. Often, in cases where too much labia tissue was excised during the initial labiaplasty, tissue from the clitoral hood will be used to recreate the labia lips.

Techniques used to reverse botched labiaplasties include:

  • Reconstructing the labia by using the remaining clitoral hood or excess labial tissue.
  • Excising a gap in an overly removed labium by removing the gap and connecting the normal-sized edges.
  • Repairing scarred or scalloped labium by accurately trimming or suturing it.
  • Injecting fat into a small labium to correct a minor deformity.
  • Repositioning a hanging clitoral hood.
  • Reducing the size of a large clitoral hood by re-positioning the clitoris and removing the extra skin (clitoropexy).

These are complex plastic surgical techniques requiring skill and focus to avoid injuring the blood supply.

How Long Should Women Wait to Have a Labiaplasty Revision?

Waiting at least five months following a failed labiaplasty will give the area time to heal. It is essential to allow enough time for swelling to subside and the new blood supply to complete forming.

This necessary delay to allow total healing will help ensure satisfaction with your labiaplasty revision.

Finding a Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon With the Expertise You Want

As the preeminent authority on reconstructive labiaplasty and cosmetic vaginal surgery in Beverly Hills, Dr. Gary J. Alter is a pioneer in his field. Widely respected for creating a number of techniques to improve the quality of vaginal surgery and reduce pain in patients, you know you can trust Dr. Alter to help you restore optimal vaginal function and regain confidence. Give us a call at (310) 275-5566 or contact our Beverly Hills labiaplasty revision specialist by filling out our contact form today to learn more about our services.

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