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Labiaplasty

Labia Reduction

Labiaplasty

Labia Reduction

Labiaplasty in Toronto

Reduce Sagging, Thickness, Prominence And Asymmetry

Many women are bothered by excessive or asymmetrical labial tissue. This can cause discomfort or embarrassment. Labial reduction surgery or labiaplasty is designed to remove excess labia minora to achieve a natural elliptical contour. Performed by an experienced OBGYN with very little scarring.

There is only one certainty in life – change. As you age or have children, your entire body undergoes a transformation. Unfortunately, this transformation affects your most intimate body part – your vagina. The trauma of childbirth has left you uncomfortable with how your genitalia looks. Lost elasticity from age has also made it uncomfortable down there. You can’t wear tight clothing and experience pain when exercising. Genetics may even play a part in causing an uneven appearance of the labia minora. Fortunately, the solution to such a complicated problem is simple – labiaplasty, the surgical reduction of the labia.

“Labia” (plural labium) is the Latin word for lip. This often refers to not the lips on your face, but the folds of skin that protect the clitoris and vaginal opening. The labia consists of two parts – the labia majora and the labia minora. Often, the part that causes the most common complaint when it comes to size is the labia minora. Labial hypertrophy, excessively large labia, has several potential causes including a reduction in elasticity with age, genetics, or vaginal trauma during childbirth. The best course of treatment for labial hypertrophy is surgery to remove excess labial tissue, called labiaplasty.

Why have Labiaplasty?

  • You are dissatisfied with your vaginal appearance.
  • You have discomfort when you wear tight clothing, or you avoid tight clothing because you are self-conscious of your genital appearance.
  • You experience genital discomfort when exercising or performing other physical activities.
  • You are experiencing sexual dissatisfaction due to a lack of self-confidence in your appearance. Your labia may also be causing you pain during intercourse.
Labiaplasty Benefits - Harmony Cosmetic - Dr. Ronald Levine - Toronto

Labiaplasty
Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get labia reduction surgery?
If you have saggy protruding labia labia minora that is causing you discomfort, then this procedure may be an option for you.
What is normal when it comes to the female genital area?
“Normal” is a very loose term when it comes to the female genitalia. Your labia may be thick, sag, or be asymmetric. It may be darkly pigmented, wrinkled or elongated. Whatever the case may be, these are all considered to be normal. Appearance varies greatly, but as long as you aren’t diagnosed as having a disease or disorder, then you are normal. The truth is, most women who undergo labiaplasty have normal anatomical structure. They choose to undergo surgery to improve their comfort level, appearance and sexual enjoyment.
What's the difference between labiaplasty and vaginoplasty?
Labiaplasty is just for the external structures of the genitalia, while vaginoplasty (or vaginoplasty) affects the internal structures. Labiaplasty is for the lips of the vulva. Vaginoplasty, or vaginal tightening, reduces the circumference of the vaginal hole and canal. It doesn’t improve the labia at all. However, it is common for the procedures to be performed at the same time, along with other body contouring procedures like breast augmentation.
When will I see my results?
Most patients are able to see an improvement right after surgery. However, swelling will need to subside before you see the full results. This can take a couple of months.
Is this female genital mutilation?
Opponents of labiaplasty feel that a woman’s concerns about her appearance are fueled by external pressures to constantly improve the way she looks. Compound this with an ever-increasing number of patients seeking surgical improvement of their genitalia, and the procedure has come under fire recently as an indicator of women’s mental health rather than a viable surgical option to improve self-confidence and appearance. Many critics liken it to “female circumcision” or claim that seeking out labiaplasty is merely a mask for an underlying psychological problem. While there are few studies on the long-term psychological impact of plastic surgery in general, labiaplasty has been under special scrutiny because of the highly personal nature of the surgery.

Whether it is a lack of confidence, a physical discomfort, or a dissatisfaction with a particular area’s appearance, the reasons why a person undergoes plastic surgery are less important than their education about the procedure, recovery, risks, and potential complications. Armed with this knowledge, the decision to proceed with labiaplasty or another plastic surgery procedure can be made with confidence. Furthermore, with a relatively low complication rate, and minimal scarring, labiaplasty has been shown to be safe and effective. Gynaecologists have been performing labiaplasty for decades.

Is labiaplasty worth it?
While you are the only one who should decide to proceed with plastic surgery, labiaplasty has proven to be a safe, effective procedure for women looking to improve the appearance of their vagina and reduce the incidence of discomfort during sports or while wearing tight clothing. The majority of studies regarding patient satisfaction after labiaplasty report beneficial results, with overall patient satisfaction in the 90–95% range. One study in particular of 163 patients reported that 93% of all patients were satisfied with the appearance of their labium, 85% reported an increase in sexual performance, and no post-surgical complications were reported. It is safe to conclude that labiaplasty is an effective way to improve the appearance and function of the labium with minimal risk to your overall health.
What are the risks?
It is important to discuss your medical history with Dr. Judah including any alcohol, tobacco, or drug use, previous surgical complications, prior procedures, and chronic illnesses. These can all have a bearing on your complication rate after plastic surgery, even in minor procedures such as labiaplasty. The most commonly reported patient issues after labiaplasty include:

  • A healing time longer than expected by the patient.
  • Unexpected postoperative bleeding
  • Infection
  • Poor wound healing
  • Fluid or blood accumulation (seroma or hematoma)
  • Cosmetic results not equal to the patient’s expectations.

Dr. Judah sees many patients who don’t like the results they got from other surgeons. All too often, over correction is done that leaves the genital area looking unnatural and abnormal. This can also lead to persistent discomfort.

Recovery

Same Day

Length Of Surgery

1-2 Hours

Back At Work

1 Week
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Why Dr. Judah Is The Master Of Labiaplasty In Toronto

Excellent Functional And Aesthetic Results

Dr. Sybil Judah

OBGYN

Master of Lower Body Surgery

In one study of 163 patients, 87% of women seeking surgery did so because they were not satisfied with the appearance of their labium. 64% reported discomfort in tight clothing. 26% sought labiaplasty because of discomfort with exercise. Sexual discomfort was reported in 43%. With no significant complications noticed, satisfactory aesthetic results were reported in 87 patients (89%) and 91 patients (93%) liked their functional outcome.

While variation in genital appearance is expected, and changes in the labia may be associated with normal aging, it is no longer necessary to live with your dissatisfaction in your appearance or sexual function. Labiaplasty may be right for you to regain your overall sense of confidence in your womanhood.

A surgeon specializing in the female genitalia
At Harmony Cosmetic, we believe that your treatment should be performed by a surgeon who has extensive knowledge and experience in the area of your concern and treatment options. For this reason, your labiaplasty procedure will be performed by Dr. Sybil Judah. Dr. Judah has an impressive amount of knowledge about the female anatomy and genital area, and not just because she’s a woman herself. She is an obstetrician and gynaecologist (OBGYN). With close to 30 years of experience, Dr. Judah is on staff at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, at present she is the chief of Obstetrician-Gynecologist.

Dr. Judah has more education and training in the female genital structures and labiaplasty than the overwhelming majority of other plastic surgeons who perform the treatment. She doesn’t just know about the external vagina like other plastic surgeons, she’s also been educated and trained to treat the internal structures. Therefore, Dr. Judah will design your surgery to improve how you look, enhance your function and preserve your genital health, all from a deeper perspective.

No wedge technique
Dr. Judah does not perform the wedge technique. She has seen too many complications arising from the wedge, the most notable being distorted results. Instead, Dr. Judah recreates the entire area instead to achieve a more natural looking, seamless improvement. She starts at the top of the labia and trims the whole structure so it creates a nice elliptical shape, eliminating unsightly wings. She applies precise suturing. These two factors contribute to results that are exactly what you want: beautiful and natural.

No signs of surgery
Because of her advanced surgical methods, you’ll be left with no traces of surgery. In fact, Dr. Judah has seen patients years after labiaplasty and often, she can’t even see any marks of surgery. This is because they’ve healed so well.

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