Many women are self-conscious if their labia minora protrude beyond their labia majora. Dr. Perrotta and Dr. Luppens are very experienced in performing the corrective procedure medically known as “labiaplasty.” To provide their patients with utmost privacy, they perform this minor surgery in their Salisbury office complex.
GOALS OF LABIAL REDUCTION
Labia minora in proper proportion with the rest of a woman’s anatomy
Labia minora with better symmetry
Improved self-image and self-confidence
CANDIDATES FOR LABIAPLASTY
Women with overly protruding labia minora
Women with asymmetric labia minora
What to Expect at your Consultation
Drs. Perrotta and Luppens will devote as much time as necessary to discuss your individual goals and needs with you. After a focused physical examination, your surgeon will provide preliminary recommendations and explain what you can expect from surgery.
Once your surgeon determines his surgical plan, our aesthetic coordinator will produce a written quote, which lists all costs of your proposed surgery so that there are no surprises. At that time, an appointment is set for your pre-op visit.
Much is covered during your pre-op visit. First, one of our highly trained medical assistants will take pre-op photos. Next, your surgeon will explain the surgical technique to you and thoroughly inform you as to what you can expect, including any potential complications. Note that all procedures involve some risk, but major complications are rare. Dr. Perrotta or Dr. Luppens will then obtain a more complete medical history from you and perform a final pre-op physical examination, including a check of your vital functions to ensure that you are physically fit for surgery. All informed consents for surgery will be filled out at this appointment and final payments are due at this time. You will be notified 24 hours prior to your surgery with your arrival time.
The Labial Reduction Procedure
Drs. Perrotta and Luppens perform this procedure on an outpatient basis, in the privacy of their on-site operating room. Most patients opt for local anesthetic alone, although they also offer oral or IV sedation. The procedure takes approximately twenty minutes per side. After the nurse preps the operative area and numbs the tissue with lidocaine, the surgeon trims away the excess tissue. Drs. Perrotta and Luppens use a state-of-the-art technique to place the incisions so that the eventual scars do not cause pain during intimacy.
The patient goes home on the day of surgery with a soft gauze dressing inside her underwear. Initial discomfort is controlled with oral medication. Patients may shower the day after surgery. Bruising and swelling, if any, subside in approximately 2-4 weeks. Patients must refrain from intercourse for three weeks. The final result is evident in 4-6 weeks.