In recent years, fashion magazines and beauty blogs have been buzzing about a new trend in plastic surgery: the “designer vagina.” Celebrities like Kim Kardashian have raved about their results from nonsurgical and surgical vaginal procedures. And, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), labiaplasty is the fastest growing cosmetic surgery in the world, with the number of labiaplasty procedures performed spiking more than 200 percent since 2012.

However trendy, though, nonsurgical and surgical procedures for the vagina, like labiaplasty and FemTouch, can significantly enhance the health of your vaginal tissue, giving it a more aesthetically pleasing appearance, increasing sexual pleasure, and reducing issues that can cause discomfort, such as dryness or excess skin.

So, What Is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure performed by a plastic surgeon to reduce the length of the labia or lip(s) of the vagina. Usually, the surgery involves cutting back the inner labia (labia minora) so that it appears concealed or tucked inside the outer labia (labia majora). Many women opt to get labiaplasty because excess vaginal skin is causing them discomfort, such as irritation from rubbing against clothing or twisting and tugging when riding a bike or having intercourse. Some women choose to undergo labiaplasty to reduce feelings of self-consciousness about the appearance of their vagina, whether for their sexual partners or to minimize the appearance of vaginal skin in clothing or bathing suits. Finally, some women hope to increase the symmetry of their vaginal lips through labiaplasty.

At Anderson Plastic Surgery & MedSpa, this outpatient surgical procedure is performed by one of our board certified plastic surgeons under general anesthesia and typically takes about one hour. There is very limited bleeding or trauma to tissue, with surgical incisions closed by dissolvable sutures. Before performing the procedure, Dr. Anderson or Dr. Daniels and our team of nurses will ensure each patient is in good health and does not have any active vaginal infections or other health concerns. After the procedure, patients may see mild swelling and discomfort and are encouraged to avoid strenuous activity like running, cycling or intercourse for four to six weeks. At Anderson Plastic Surgery & MedSpa, labiaplasty ranges in cost from $4,500 to $6,500. We recommend patients schedule a free consultation to discuss their desired outcomes before booking the procedure. Our patients have been very satisfied with their results and, according to RealSelf, 95 percent of all labiaplasty patients are happy with results.

What Is FemTouch?

Nonsurgical vaginal procedures like FemTouch are often performed for different reasons than labiaplasty. A fractional CO2 laser resurfacing technology by Lumenis, FemTouch is designed to address vaginal laxity or atrophy caused by aging, childbirth or even cancer treatment. Some resulting concerns include dryness, sagging skin, decreased sexual pleasure, pain during intercourse and stress urinary incontinence (SUC) or difficulty controlling one’s bladder. FemTouch uses a handheld wand and hand-piece that are either inserted inside the vagina and/or used externally on the labia. This laser gently ablates the tissue, causing an increase in collagen production and helping to restore the vaginal lining, which rejuvenates, tightens and even hydrates the skin.

At Anderson Plastic Surgery & MedSpa, this non-invasive procedure is performed without anesthesia in under ten minutes. For internal resurfacing, most women say they experience absolutely no discomfort. External resurfacing can be mildly uncomfortable, but patients are given a topical numbing agent beforehand. There is virtually no downtime for this procedure, though patients are advised to avoid strenuous activity, intercourse and submersion in water (to prevent infection) for a few days. Most patients are extremely satisfied with their results and cite increased tightness, lubrication and sexual pleasure and reduced issues with stress urinary incontinence. At Anderson Plastic Surgery & MedSpa, we recommend three sessions for best results and are offering a package of three sessions for $3,000 for a limited time - that’s a $500 savings! We encourage patients to schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more about the procedure.

Many women overlook their vaginal health and appearance. Labiaplasty and FemTouch help us address a wide variety of patient needs. This month, purchase a FemTouch package of 3 for $2,500, a $500 savings. Schedule a consultation online or call us at 817-810-0770.

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