Regain Confidence in Intimacy at the Milwaukee and Madison Area’s Parkins Plastic Surgery
What do you do when one of the most intimate parts of your body causes embarrassment and keeps you away from close interactions with your partner? Labiaplasty is a cosmetic procedure that is rapidly growing in popularity due to its limited downtime and excellent results. With labiaplasty at the Milwaukee and Madison areas’ Parkins Plastic Surgery, you can benefit from greatly improved body confidence and feel fearless in form-fitting clothing or romantic situations.
What Makes a Good Labiaplasty Candidate?
For such a small part of the body, the appearance of vaginal tissues can have a significant positive or negative effect on how you feel. Patients with enlarged labia minora or majora that developed naturally or that occurred after pregnancy often feel embarrassed during sexual activity. Excess tissue can also cause an embarrassing and revealing bulge in tightfitting clothing, such as yoga pants and bathing suits.
Women who want to address the look of their labia are encouraged to call Parkins Plastic Surgery to arrange a consultation. Through conversation and an examination, Dr. Maida Parkins’ goal is to ensure that every woman who chooses surgery does so for herself after coming to a thorough understanding of the procedure and what it can do.
Personalized Labiaplasty Consultations for Milwaukee and Madison
Dr. Parkins serves as both a confidante and educator during patient consultations. She wants everyone who visits her to receive dedicated attention and to have all the information they need to decide on their treatment plan.
If you are nervous about a labiaplasty, Dr. Parkins can offer detailed information about the procedure and after-care. Understanding what the surgery is for, what it can and can’t do, and what to expect after can improve confidence and the overall patient experience.
What Are the Benefits of Labiaplasty?
The advantages of cosmetic treatment to reduce the size of enlarged labial tissue include:
Quick Recovery With Minimal Downtime
You don’t have to take much time away from your daily life to achieve the labiaplasty results you want.
Improved Feelings of Self Esteem
With enlarged tissue, it’s hard to feel good in—and out of—clothing. A labiaplasty reshapes this delicate area of the body to create improved contours.
The goal with treatment is to reduce the size of tissue, not to interfere with nerves and sensitive areas. That means renewed intimacy can feel as good as it did before the surgery.
For some patients, the labia minora are different lengths or extend past the labia majora, creating an uneven aesthetic. Treatment creates improved balance between the two.
Patients’ responses to their results are overwhelmingly positive. Many women love the way they look and feel a renewed sense of self-esteem following their labiaplasty.
What Does a Labiaplasty Involve?
Patients are often surprised to learn that a labiaplasty treatment only takes about an hour and a half to complete. In most case, a local anesthetic—not the general anesthesia you may typically associate with surgery—is all that is needed for comfort. Discreet incisions and dissolvable stitches make this procedure even more convenient.
During your procedure, Dr. Parkins will use one of two methods to provide aesthetic improvement:
The Trim Method
An incision is placed along the edge of the targeted tissue to reduce the size of the labia. If you have tissue in this area that is causing embarrassment due to its coloring, the trim technique can alleviate this concern.
To resolve asymmetry and reduce excess tissue in the middle of the labia, the wedge surgical technique is recommended. Compared to the trim method, this labiaplasty technique does not involve the edges of the tissue. Instead, Dr. Parkins places the necessary incisions in the contours of the labia themselves.
Both techniques produce scars that are well hidden and are not obvious either to patients or to others. Stitches placed during surgery dissolve on their own and are placed beneath the skin for the most comfortable recovery possible.
Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure, and because it involves local anesthesia, patients do not need a companion to take them to and from their appointment. For patients who feel some what anxious, a prescription can be written for a medication to help you relax prior to the procedure. In this case, you would need a driver to take you home.
Please discuss the day of surgery with Dr. Parkins if you have any concerns regarding what to expect.
Meet Maida Parkins, M.D.
"A friendly touch with results you can see"
As founder of Parkins Plastic Surgery, Milwaukee-area board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Maida Parkins emphasizes patient-centered care to safely achieve beautiful, natural-looking results.
Recovery After Labiaplasty
Recuperating from a labiaplasty does not disrupt your daily life like more complex surgical procedures can. Patients are advised to rest after treatment and to very carefully clean the site, per Dr. Parkins’ instructions. While bruising and swelling are to be expected, most patients only need a few days’ worth of rest at home before returning to work that is not physically demanding.
To maximize comfort during recovery, take medication as prescribed by Dr. Parkins and follow instructions for easing your way back into physical activity. To protect the treatment site, avoid intercourse for six weeks after your treatment.
What Sets Dr. Parkins Apart for Labiaplasty Surgery?
Dr. Parkins offers a much-needed female perspective when it comes to labiaplasty. Patients feel comfortable approaching her with their questions and concerns, and they find they are treated like friends. At our boutique practice, you can expect individualized attention that meets your expectations for the highest quality of care.
Dr. Parkins listens attentively and helps patients feel comfortable with their choice to seek treatment. After an examination to determine the extent of excess tissue, she can recommend the ideal way to create your desired appearance.
Frequently Asked Questions About Labiaplasty
Procedures and Treatments to Complement Labiaplasty
Women who choose labiaplasty to address changes caused by vaginal childbirth may also want to consider other procedures intended for helping mothers regain the look and feel of pre-baby body contours. Breast augmentation, breast lifts, and breast reduction can help undo the effects of nursing, while liposuction or a tummy tuck can take care of stubborn fat and excess skin, respectively.
All of these procedures—and more—can be combined into a personalized package known as a Mommy Makeover.