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.
- 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.Request a Consultation
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.Meet Dr. Alderman
Labia Surgery in Atlanta from Dr. Alderman: Understanding Your Surgical Options
Labiaplasty can be performed using a local anesthetic, IV sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Alderman will discuss all of these options with you and help you decide on the right choice for you.
There are two general techniques used to reduce the size of your labia. One technique is called a trim procedure where the incision runs along the edge of your labia minora. The other technique is called a wedge procedure with or without an extension to correct excess clitoral hooding. With this procedure, the incision is on the side of your labia and has the benefit of maintaining the natural color of the edge of your labia minor. Dr. Alderman will discuss which procedure is best for you given your anatomy. All incisions are closed with absorb-able sutures that do not require removal.
Day of the Procedure: What to Expect
Surgery usually takes one to two hours, depending on your anatomy. When you arrive to the surgery center, you will be greeted by our all-female staff who will make you feel as comfortable as possible. Our all-female surgical team is dedicated to optimizing your comfort, putting you at ease and optimizing your surgical experience.
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.
Additional Procedures that Can Optimize Your Results:
Non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation is a great option for labiaplasty patients who have had children or who are post-menopausal. Our V-Lase non-invasive vaginal laser is a non-ablative, fractional CO2 laser that helps tighten the internal vaginal tissue. The laser uses state-of-the-art technology to thicken the vaginal mucosa, resulting in less vaginal dryness, improved sexual experiences, and reduced urinary incontinence. The procedure is performed in our medical spa and takes about 30 minutes to complete. There is no downtime with the procedure and no post-treatment restrictions. The V-Lase is the perfect non-invasive procedure to complement a labiaplasty, especially for women who have had children or who are post-menopausal.
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
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Alderman, AK, Kerrigan, CL, Lemaine, V, Pusic, AL, Vidal, DC. Evidence-Based Medicine &Health Services Research in Plastic Surgery. In Plastic Surgery 4th Edition