The appearance of the labia majora, the outer lips of the vagina, can cause emotional stress and discomfort. Feeling uncomfortable in sexual situations, wearing certain clothing, and even looking in the mirror can significantly impact your self-esteem and daily life.
Dr. Gary Alter is a leading female genital reconstruction surgeon, innovating and perfecting the science of vaginal rejuvenation procedures while maintaining a patient-centered philosophy to provide you with the highest level of care and results.
What Is Labia Majora Remodeling?
Each patient’s anatomy, concerns, and goals will be different, and Dr. Alter will use custom techniques to ensure a curated treatment plan for labia majora remodeling.
You may be interested in labia majora remodeling if you have the following concerns:
- Wrinkled skin with or without mild fat loss, causing an aged appearance
- Stretched skin with or without fat loss
- Excess fat and skin causing protrusion
If you are unhappy or uncomfortable with the appearance or feel of your labia majora, Dr. Alter offers surgical and non-surgical labia majora remodeling procedures. These treatments will be tailored to the individual needs of each patient.
Am I a Good Candidate for Labia Majora Remodeling?
If you are experiencing discomfort with your labia majora for any reason — be it an excess of fat and skin or not enough — you may be a candidate for remodeling.
Many women experience changes to their bodies, including their labia, following pregnancy, childbirth, hormone changes, and age. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Alter so he can create a specialized treatment plan suited to your needs.
If you are undergoing surgery as part of your labia majora remodeling, you should be in good health, not smoke or be willing to quit, and have reasonable expectations of the results.
What Are My Labia Majora Remodeling Options?
There are three standard procedures that Dr. Alter may use to achieve your desired goals for labia majora remodeling:
- Mild loss of labia fullness can be corrected with fat injections. However, this should be performed only by a vaginal rejuvenation specialist like Dr. Alter, as over-injection can result in a protuberant labia majora.
- If the outer lips of your vagina are enlarged with excess skin and/or fat, or you have significant skin stretching and looseness, Dr. Alter can perform a precise surgical procedure to reduce the size and create a more uniform appearance.
- If you are experiencing a loss of tightness with mildly wrinkled or excess skin, treatments may include FemTouch™ CO2 laser resurfacing under local anesthesia. This may require multiple treatments to achieve the desired look.
How Does Dr. Alter Perform Labia Majora Remodeling?
Dr. Alter approaches every labia majora remodeling procedure with care and precision; his extensive knowledge of the anatomical and aesthetic requirements of the labia majora, combined with his vital contributions to the field of genital reconstructive surgery, sets him apart as the premier vaginal reconstruction surgeon in New York City.
Dr. Alter has developed a new technique to reduce the labia majora by removing a crescent-shaped portion from each inner labium. This allows him to reduce the size of the labia without compromising the natural shape and contour of your outer vaginal lips. If necessary, Dr. Alter can carefully remove excess fat.
The incisions are hidden in the concavity between the inner and outer labia. The incision is closed with sutures under the skin — requiring great skill and precision — to reduce the risk of scarring and maintain your natural appearance. Suture placement and symmetry are crucial to achieving an ideal result; thus, meticulous attention to detail is mandatory. When Dr. Alter performs this procedure, there are no unsightly cross-hatch sutures to detract from the result.
Dr. Alter has brought cutting-edge research, technical application, and innovation to the field of genital reconstructive and aesthetic surgery for over 25 years. He is double-board certified in plastic surgery and urology and brings a unique understanding of plastic surgery and genital anatomy.
What Type of Anesthesia Is Used During Labia Majora Remodeling?
General anesthesia is often used during labia majora remodeling surgery for optimum comfort. Occasionally, sedation with a local anesthetic is also possible.
Are There Any Risks With Labia Majora Remodeling?
Labia majora remodeling surgery has a very low complication rate under Dr. Alter’s care. None of Dr. Alter’s patients have noted any loss of sensation or any decline in the ability to have orgasms.
All surgical procedures carry some risk, so be sure to discuss any underlying health conditions or concerns with Dr. Alter during your consultation.
How Long Does Labia Majora Remodeling Take?
Labia majora remodeling surgery is a relatively minor procedure performed on an outpatient basis in a fully accredited surgical facility. Dr. Alter typically performs labia majora remodeling surgery in about one hour.
What Is the Labia Majora Remodeling Recovery Process?
Post-surgical pain is mild, with many patients returning to work after four to five days if their job involves little movement. Dr. Alter will provide detailed aftercare and recovery instructions to ensure a safe healing process.
Sexual intercourse can be resumed about six weeks after surgery.
Will Labia Majora Remodeling Leave Scars?
Due to Dr. Alter’s high level of surgical skill, extensive experience with this procedure, and unique surgical approach, there is little risk of a visible scar. Dr. Alter places the incisions in discreet locations and uses meticulous suturing underneath the skin to hide scarring.
Frequently Asked Questions About Labia Majora Remodeling
How much is labia majora remodeling in New York City?
The cost of labia majora remodeling in New York City varies depending on the extent of revision and the specific treatment plan that Dr. Alter designs for you.
During your consultation, you can discuss your concerns and goals and ask any questions you may have. Once a surgical plan has been created and agreed upon, Dr. Alter will provide an accurate cost estimate.
What is the difference between labia majora remodeling and labiaplasty?
Labia majora remodeling surgery treats the outer portion of the labia: the outer lips. Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that changes the size, shape, and protrusion of the inner vagina lips or the labia minora. Dr. Alter is the leading expert in both of these surgeries, so if you are interested in reducing the size of your labia minora, discuss your options with Dr. Alter during your consultation.
Can I combine labia majora remodeling with any other vaginal rejuvenation procedures?
Yes. It is very common for Dr. Alter to combine vaginal rejuvenation surgical procedures such as labiaplasty, clitoral hood reduction and clitoropexy, and labia majora reduction surgery.
How will labia majora remodeling affect my sex life?
Labia majora remodeling specifically targets the outer portion of the labia; it does not affect any internal tissues, tightness of the vagina, or nerve endings. Your labia majora remodeling will not affect sensation, lubrication, or your ability to orgasm.
However, feeling self-conscious about the size or shape of your labia majora may interfere with your ability to be sexually intimate. This surgery can significantly increase your confidence, making you feel more comfortable in your body. This, in turn, can increase your sexual satisfaction.
Can I get pregnant after labia majora remodeling?
Labia majora remodeling treatments will not affect your ability to get pregnant or give birth. However, changes in your hormones and vaginal childbirth may partially negate the results of your surgery, so it is recommended that you wait until after childbirth to undergo this surgery. Otherwise, you may need a touch-up procedure.
Is labia majora remodeling permanent?
If you undergo labia majora remodeling surgery, the results are permanent unless you undergo further weight changes or pregnancy. Of course, aging can cause changes with time. Non-surgical treatments, such as minor skin tightening with FemTouch™, will provide temporary results.
Dr. Alter and the entire team are dedicated to providing every patient with exceptional individualized care—from consultation to recovery. We take the time to learn about your concerns, goals, and desires, so we can build a plan that addresses your concerns and gets you the
results you deserve.