Dr. Adam Oppenheimer Shares What Women Should Consider and Expect Before this Increasingly Common Procedure
ORLANDO, FL, March 30, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Labiaplasty was once considered fairly taboo, but the popularity and demand for the procedure have risen substantially over the past several years. In fact, the most recent International Survey on esthetic/Cosmetic Procedures performed released by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery* shows that labiaplasty procedures increased by 23.3% from 2017 to 2021. Reduction of long and bothersome inner labia appears to be “the new normal.”
Women seek out labiaplasty for two main reasons. While some have purely cosmetic concerns about their labia, other women are motivated to get the surgery for functional and sexual reasons. Dr. Oppenheimer thinks the reason for the rise in labiaplasty surgery is simple: “We are just better at routinely getting safe and extraordinary results than ever before with labiaplasty.” These technical improvements and better outcomes in labia reduction surgery are also evident in aesthetic surgery in general: more and more women feel empowered to change their bodies in order to improve their self-confidence, body image, and overall well-being. Because of this, many women think of labiaplasty as just another area that they can change for the betterment of their self-image. Dr. Oppenheimer agrees: “Tissue can be removed from anywhere in the body. When you remove extra skin from the abdomen it’s called a tummy tuck. From the labia minora? A labiaplasty.”
Plastic surgeons like Dr. Adam Oppenheimer, MD, FACS, have helped to promote “safe and extraordinary results” in labiaplasty at his plastic surgery clinic located in Orlando, Florida. One of the most common questions he gets asked from women interested in labiaplasty is regarding sensation. “With my technique, there is zero risk of decreased sensation, difficulty with orgasm, or pain with intercourse after labiaplasty. My patients simply don’t have any of these issues,” though he adds that finding an expert labiaplasty surgeon is the key. Fears of a botched procedure can be eliminated by choosing the right surgeon – someone who is experienced and specializes in performing labiaplasty, as opposed to your local OB/GYN, for example, who may have little to no cosmetic experience. Dr. Oppenheimer recommends that women simply look at a surgeon’s before & after photos and videos (“there should be dozens of ideal results that you love!”). While censorship is still a problem for medical procedures involving nudity, social media has allowed links to his and other surgeons’ labiaplasty work. From there, the next step is to schedule a consultation to discuss your concerns and aesthetic goals. To increase patient comfort and convenience, many plastic surgeons offer virtual consultations, so that you may discuss the procedure by phone.
To review, a labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that reduces the size and appearance of the labia minora. These innermost folds of skin that surround the opening of the vagina are reduced so that they are tucked inside the labia majora, which are the outer vaginal lips. The procedure can be done in as little as an hour and is typically done awake after a local anesthetic (numbing medicine) has been applied to the area, although twilight anesthesia is an option. Full recovery can take up to several weeks, but patients can often resume their normal routine after the first week of recovery. The procedure has an incredible satisfaction rate, with a 94% “worth it” rating on RealSelf, with patients reporting improved self-confidence, better sexual functioning and greater bodily comfort after labiaplasty.
Oppenheimer Plastic Surgery is a plastic surgery clinic located in Orlando, Florida, that specializes in labiaplasty. The clinic was started by Dr. Adam Oppenheimer, MD, FACS, to empower women with exceptional plastic surgery and genuine kindness. Dr. Oppenheimer has performed well over 400 labiaplasty surgeries and has gone to great lengths to ensure his clinic is a safe, gentle, and supportive place. Dr. Oppenheimer, his clinic, and his staff have developed a reputation for providing caring and exceptional services that extends far beyond the central Florida region.
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