Feeling uncomfortable in your own skin can take a toll on your confidence. When that confidence is tied to something as intimate and personal as labia appearance, it can create discord in your everyday life. Concern about the size or appearance of the labia can affect a woman’s self-confidence and sexual drive as well as cause her discomfort during certain activities. Whether this discomfort is mental, physical, or both, labiaplasty can reduce enlargement with a simple outpatient procedure to create a smaller, thinner, more comfortable size and shape.*
Dr. Judge understands that femininity means different things for different women. She is deeply privy to the taxing nature that comes with feeling uncomfortable in your skin. As a woman, she knows what a massive difference feeling empowered and sexy can make in your life. For that reason, her approach to labiaplasty (or cosmetic gynecology) is focused on individual aesthetic aspirations. Dr. Judge works one-on-one with her patients to reveal real results that leave her patient’s grateful for a surgeon who genuinely listens to their concerns and understands their perspective.
BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
For many women, addressing the changes in their labia can be a rejuvenating experience that restores confidence, as well as functionality. During your consultation you will meet with Dr. Judge to discuss the procedure and your expectations. Throughout this collaborative process you will decide on aesthetic appearance woman-to-woman. Labiaplasty can be a straightforward surgical solution for improving how you look and feel and together, both you and Dr. Judge will determine if this is the right procedure to address your concerns.
Top 5 concerns about a labiaplasty
How painful is the procedure?
How long does the procedure take?
What’s the recovery like?
Will I lose feeling of the area during intercourse?
How will my labia look after the procedure?
Performed under local anesthesia with or without oral sedation, this outpatient surgery takes only one hour. All of Dr. Judge’s labiaplasty surgeries are performed in-office in her onsite procedure room. During the operation, incisions are made to remove any excess tissue and to even out the edges of the labia minora. Stitches are made where the incisions were and dissolve within a few weeks.
There will be postoperative discomfort, but this is typically managed with oral pain killers and ice packs and will subside after a few days.*
Patients can typically return to work after 3 or 4 days, though intercourse should be avoided for 6 weeks.* Although the patient may go home after the surgery, it is advised that a capable adult stay with the patient for a 24-hour period following the surgery to monitor recovery. After labiaplasty patients can shower the next day and in most cases, the surgery is virtually undetectable after complete healing.*