Labiaplasty is a type of plastic surgery to shorten labia minora. Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure that can be performed by a gynecologist or plastic surgeon. Most women are sore for a couple of weeks and develop an affinity for boxer shorts. Bike riding and sex are generally out of the question for about a month. Most women who have this procedure are highly motivated and say that the end result was worth it.
Robert C. Silich, DO
Specialty: Plastic Surgery
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- Jamaica Hospital Medical Center
- Manhattan Eye Ear & Throat Hospital Lenox Hill
- New York Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center
- North Shore LIJ Lenox Hill Hospital
- Staten Island University Hospital North
What is labiaplasty?
Lauren Streicher, MD, Gynecology, answered
Is counseling necessary before plastic surgery?
Erik Hoy, MD, Plastic Surgery, answeredA detailed conversation of the risks and benefits of a surgical procedure is a mandatory aspect of every preoperative planning session for any surgery. However, as many plastic surgeries are wholly elective surgeries, there is another layer of complexity in the preoperative workup. You surgeon will attempt to determine the motivations behind your decision to undergo your surgery. The reasons for this are multiple. The surgeon needs to make sure that you are going into the process for the right reasons. Occasionally patients want cosmetic surgery because of unwarranted problems that they have with their body. These body image concerns are sometimes a part of a body-dysmorphic disorder that causes patients to obsess about a certain aspect of their appearance, and to attribute greater weight to this aspect of their appearance than it derserves. Even patients without body-dysmorphic disorders can seek plastic surgery for the wrong reasons. For example, a patient in the midst of a divorce may seek to look younger or more attractive in the hopes of winning back a lost mate. These motivations are not healthy reasons to undergo plastic surgery. Finally, patients may seek plastic surgery for legitimate reasons, without any underlying depression, dysmorphic-disorders, etc, but may be poor candidates because of unrealistic expectations in terms of surgical outcome. Plastic surgery is part science and part art. Regardless of what a patient may want, certain outcomes are sometimes not possible. The patient and surgeon need to understand the limitations of themselves and the technique, prior to ever going to the operating room. A realistic patient and a cautious, sensible surgeon, are the prerequisites for a successful and satisfactory outcome.
Can I opt for breast implants during the surgery for breast cancer?
Stuart Linder, MD, Plastic Surgery, answeredAbsolutely, patients often will undergo concurrent breast reconstruction with implants after immediate mastectomy surgery. It however, is not uncommon that after a mastectomy that a tissue expander be placed and filled over 10-12 weeks in order to expand and stretch out the tissue and muscle which will thereby allow a permanent silicone implant to be placed. In general, tissue expander reconstruction after immediate mastectomy is a favorable approach especially when there is no radiation to the breasts. When there has been radiation to the breasts, implants however may not be a good option due to increased risk of scar tissue encapsulation and poor blood supply.
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