Labiaplasty: Cosmetic Labia Surgery in Atlanta

Labiaplasty isn’t discussed at cocktail parties like breast augmentation, but the word is getting out; more and more patients each year come to Dr. Amy Alderman for this procedure. She knows this can be an embarrassing situation for some patients and makes every effort possible to make patients feel comfortable.  They are often relieved to know that we have an all-female team in the operating room, and we are incredibly respectful of their privacy.

For more information about labiaplasty in Atlanta, GA and Buckhead, Dr. Alderman and her team welcome you to call their office for a consultation.

What Can Vaginal Plastic Surgery Do for Me?

The goal of the surgery is to reduce the excess tissue and smooth the contour without interfering with sensation. Dr. Alderman sees patients mostly in two stages of life: early twenties or later in life after childbirth.  Genetic predisposition is what we blame for the younger patients who develop excess tissue in their labia after puberty.  Older women tell Dr. Alderman that the excess tissue growth occurred after childbirth. 

Regardless of the reason, it can be a very troubling problem.  Patients tell Dr. Alderman that the excess tissue is uncomfortable with exercise and intercourse; causes a contour problem with tight fitting clothes such as bathing suits and yoga pants, and makes them self-conscious about their appearance in intimate settings.

Labiaplasty can:

  • Make the labia more symmetrical
  • Reduce the size of the labia majora or labia minora
  • Improve sexual sensitivity for some women
  • Improve comfort under clothes and while exercising
  • Increase self-confidence

In all my years of practice, I have yet to have one patient who is not head over heels happy with their labiaplasty.

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If you’re in the Atlanta area and have any questions about Labiaplasty or wish to schedule a consultation on Labiaplasty with Dr. Alderman, please contact our office.

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Why Choose Labiaplasty?

Dr. Alderman is easy to talk to, understands your concerns and will make you feel comfortable and at ease.  She realizes your body can change after significant life events, such as having a child or even the general aging process. She will discuss your surgical options in great detail and tailor the surgical approach especially for you. In addition to her caring bedside manner and patient-centered approach, Dr. Alderman is highly trained and experienced in surgical procedures. She is up-to-date on the latest developments with the procedure and strives to give you the absolute best outcome in a caring and compassionate manner.

Her passion for helping others through plastic surgery includes providing them with a body shape that meets their expectations. With labiaplasty, patients report they feel more confident wearing a swimsuit or other fitted clothing. This procedure can prove to be life-changing for patients’ whose self-esteem has been compromised by changes to their anatomy.

Dr. Alderman is known among her patients for her personalized approach to treatment; you may enter her office as a relative stranger, but you will leave as one of Dr. Alderman’s friends.

Meet Dr. Alderman

Dr. Amy Alderman is a nationally known, board-certified plastic surgeon located in Buckhead near Atlanta. As a female surgeon and mother of two children, she provides a unique perspective to patient care. Each surgical plan is individually tailored to each patient’s needs and lifestyles and is aimed at enhancing her patient’s natural beauty and restoring confidence. She is known for her personal approach to patient care and has unparalleled commitment to patient safety, which can be attributed to years of education, professional experience and involvement in national patient safety initiatives.

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Labia Surgery in Atlanta from Dr. Alderman

Labiaplasty is usually performed using a local anesthetic. In some cases, sedation may also be used, or the surgery may be performed using general anesthesia. Dr. Alderman will discuss these options with you during your consultation.

Surgery often takes less than an hour, depending on the individual and is provided by Dr. Alderman’s completely female staff; your procedure will be completed by professionals who are committed to your comfort and wellness. Incisions are highly customized based on the changes you wish to make to your labia, but they are small and can almost always be placed on the underside of the labia so that scars are hidden. The sutures are closed with dissolvable sutures.

Two techniques are commonly used: the trim procedure and the wedge resection.  She will discuss which technique is best for you given your anatomy.

Recovering from Labiaplasty: What to Expect

Pain is usually minimal after labiaplasty, but Dr. Alderman is well-versed in post-surgical pain management. She will provide medication as needed during the recovery period. Most women take prescription pain medicine for the first couple of days. Afterward, the pain can usually be managed with over-the-counter medication. Recovery takes only two to five days, after which you can return to work and other activities, as long as your work is not strenuous. All surgeries cause some bruising, swelling, and discomfort for a short time. You must refrain from exercise and sexual intercourse for about a month after labiaplasty.

Dr. Alderman will monitor your progress in follow-up examinations and will be available to answer your questions as you heal.

Are you troubled by the shape or size of your labia? Call us today to schedule a consultation to find out more about labiaplasty with Dr. Alderman.

Dr. Alderman’s National Efforts on this Topic

Chairperson for Aesthetica, a national aesthetic surgery meeting sponsored by the American Society of Plastic Surgery

American Society of Plastic Surgery Patient Safety Committee

Vice Chairperson, ASPS Education Aesthetic Council

Alderman, AK, Kerrigan, CL, Lemaine, V, Pusic, AL, Vidal, DC.  Evidence-Based Medicine &Health Services Research in Plastic Surgery.  In Plastic Surgery  1st Edition

Alderman, AK, Chung, KC.  Outcomes for Surgical Guidance in Plastic Surgery: Measuring Outcomes in Aesthetic Surgery.  Clinics in of Plastic Surgery, 2013:297-304.

Alderman, AK, Kerrigan, CL, Lemaine, V, Pusic, AL, Vidal, DC.  Evidence-Based Medicine &Health Services Research in Plastic Surgery.  In Plastic Surgery 4th Edition

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