Labiaplasty Technique

Dr. J. Kyle Mathews Uses Highly-Refined Labiaplasty Surgical Techniques

labiaplasty When Dr. J. Kyle Mathews performs labiaplasty surgery, you can feel confident that he is using the most precise and up-to-date labiaplasty surgical techniques. Before you schedule your surgery, you will have an appointment with Dr. Mathews to discuss what to expect during the surgery and during your recovery.

When a woman has a labiaplasty, there are three possible scenarios: Dr. Mathews will perform surgery on the labia minora (the smaller, interior vaginal lips); the labia majora (the broader, outer vaginal lips); or on both the labia minora and the labia majora. Each surgery is tailored to the individual’s needs to help regain an appearance that makes a woman feel confident, and/or correct any physical problems she has been experiencing due to misshaped or damaged labia.

The Ideal Labiaplasty Surgical Technique for You

Different doctors use different techniques when they perform labiaplasty surgery. Dr. Mathews is an experienced surgeon who uses the most current techniques and surgical protocols.

Dr. Mathews primarily performs surgery using state-of-the-art equipment. This surgical technique, does not use laser or electrocautery to make the incisions and remove the excess tissue, and is known to cause far less tissue damage than other techniques.

If you have visited other doctors or websites, you may have heard of a wedge technique that can also be used for labiaplasty surgery. This labiaplasty surgical technique, which Dr. Mathews can also perform, involves removing a v-shaped wedge from the labia to reduce the size of the labia while maintaining the anatomy’s natural edges. This wedge method is known to have a higher complication rate in some patients. In most cases, Dr. Mathews prefers to use the highly refined, ablation (ablation means surgical removal of tissue) technique to achieve the best possible result.

Dr. Mathews’ labiaplasty majora surgical technique is  designed to hide the incision from view. Generally, the incision will be placed in, an area where it should not be easily visible.

What Happens on the Day of My Labiaplasty Surgery?

For the vast majority of patients, labiaplasty surgery is performed in the office under local anesthesia. If you prefer sedation an anesthesiologist will be with Dr. Mathews to administer IV anesthesia sedation; you will not need to be intubated (have a tube placed in your throat). To minimize discomfort, we will use a numbing cream on your outer vagina before injecting the local anesthesia. Labiaplasty should take about one to two hours.

After the surgery is complete, you will need someone to drive you home.

What Can I Expect after the Labiaplasty Surgery Is Over?

When you return home, you should plan to stay off your feet for a couple of days to help reduce swelling. In addition, you should use ice packs, as well as prescribed pain medications for relief. Applying antibacterial ointment directly to the surgical site may also be helpful.

Most women will feel well enough to return to work four to five days after labiaplasty surgery. Some other factors to expect include:

  • Mild discomfort, swelling and bruising, lasting from two to seven days
  • Possible spotting or urinary hesitation

You will also have to refrain from some activities (jogging, biking, horseback riding, running, heavy lifting and sexual intercourse) for six to eight weeks after surgery.

What Are the Risks and Complications of Labiaplasty Surgery?

All surgery has inherent risks (infection and bleeding, for example). In very rare cases, there may also be complications such as needing a blood transfusion or having a negative reaction to anesthesia. Dr. Mathews and his staff work diligently before, during and after labiaplasty surgery to minimize risks, and help women attain the look and the comfort level they are hoping for when deciding to have labiaplasty surgery.

If you want to know more about labiaplasty surgical techniques, contact Dr. J. Kyle Mathews for a consultation at Plano Urogynecology.