Labiaplasty (or cosmetic rejuvenation of the female genitalia) is one of the most popular procedures in Dr. Devgan's New York City plastic surgery private practice.
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure designed to make the female genital area more aesthetic and comfortable. Women seek labiaplasty because they are unhappy with the way their private parts look, or because they are uncomfortable with friction caused by exercising, sexual intercourse, or wearing fitted clothes. Labiaplasty can address the inner labia (labia minora), the outer labia (labia majora), the clitoral hood, or any combination of those areas. Atrophy or sagging of the labia majora can also be addressed with filler or fat grafting.
Labiaplasty is done under local anesthesia with or without light sedation and the surgery itself typically takes under 1 hour.
There are two ways of going about a labiaplasty; the edge technique or the wedge technique. Dr. Devgan is well-versed in both techniques, however, the wedge technique is preferred for many reasons. The wedge technique leaves a buried scar that is less noticeable and leaves the external genitalia with a smooth contour. Swelling, when using the wedge technique, resolves more quickly that when using the Edge technique.
After surgery, patients are given a maxi pad with ointment to wear. Patients are advised to keep their pelvis elevated with one to two pillows and to ice the area to reduce swelling.
80% of the final surgical result are seen at 1 month after surgery and 90% after 6 weeks, although it takes a full 6 months for all swelling to completely dissipate.
Below, Dr. Devgan is featured in a documentary by The Guardian called The Vagina Dispatches, as an expert in female anatomy and labiaplasties.
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