At Renaissance Plastic Surgery, Dr. Joseph Fata understands the sensitivity required when discussing and performing labiaplasty. Dr. Fata has worked hard to become a trusted plastic surgeon for Indiana women considering labiaplasty or any body procedure.
Redundant or excess tissue in the labia minora, which are the inner folds of skin that surround the vagina, is often more than a cosmetic issue. Women considering a labiaplasty often suffer significant discomfort during physical activity, including sex.
Dr. Fata and his staff are committed to helping women address these concerns and live their lives in comfort. A labiaplasty is a valuable technique with a high satisfaction rate when performed by our board-certified plastic surgeon.
If you're an Indiana woman and you're considering plastic surgery of any type, including labiaplasty, you can expect a sensitive, understanding conversation with Dr. Fata at our Indianapolis office. Please call Renaissance Plastic Surgery today at 317-565-1009.
The Labiaplasty Procedure
One of the reasons to choose a board certified plastic surgeon is that you want a doctor with the experience and qualifications to give you the best possible outcome from a labiaplasty.
Dr. Joseph Fata exclusively uses the central wedge technique when performing a labiaplasty. The central wedge approach is more technically challenging than other labiaplasty methods, but it also offers several advantages over the "trim" technique. It preserves the natural boarder and contour of the labia minora, which can never be surgically recreated once it is removed. It gives a shorter and less noticeable scar. Most importantly, it eliminates the dreaded complication of the "amputated" labia.
A central wedge labiaplasty by Dr. Fata has the following steps:
- First, in a certified outpatient surgery center Dr. Fata will use twilight anesthesia to place you in a relaxed, almost dream-like state. A local anesthesia will be introduced and you will feel no pain or discomfort during the procedure, but you will be conscious and you will be able to respond to the doctor's instructions.
- A "wedge" of tissue will be removed from both sides of the labia minora.
- Dissolving stitches will be placed followed by an absorbant dressing.
The central wedge technique has a short recovery period. However, you should plan for three or four days of rest and recovery after your plastic surgery. Sex and some other physical activities, such as bike riding, will be restricted for six weeks after your procedure.
Dr. Fata will explain everything related to the procedure in greater detail in person. He'll answer all of your questions, address all of your concerns and ensure you are completely comfortable before moving forward with any plastic surgery procedure.
If you live in Indiana and you want more information about labiaplasty or our other plastic surgery procedures, please contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery online or call 317-565-1009 today for a consultation.