A labiaplasty procedure is sometimes performed to treat Dyspareunia, a condition defined as painful intercourse due to medical or psychological reasons. In some cases, the medical cause can be attributed to the physical pain of enlarged labia becoming pinched during the act. In others, the psychological factor may be rooted in a patient’s feeling of embarrassment, or fear that a sexual partner will be “turned off” by what the patient considers to be oversized labia.
Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure typically performed using local anesthesia. In some instances, general anesthesia may be appropriate, but these cases are rare, and decided on a patient-to-patient basis. During the procedure, the labia minora will be trimmed so they no longer extend past the labia majora. Soreness and swelling post-op can be present for approximately 6 – 8 weeks, but recovery times will vary.
To learn more about our labiaplasty procedures, call us today at (603) 518-5450 or contact us via the web. Dr. Daniel A. Sterling is double-board certified by both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery, giving him experience and training that only a select few physicians share. Our office is conveniently located at 2 Washington Place in Bedford, NH, and Dr. Sterling treats patients coming from all over New England, including New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.