Labiaplasty in San Jose, CA
While some plastic surgery procedures such as BOTOX® Cosmetic may be common areas of conversation, labiaplasty is a different story, and one that is not often discussed so openly. Many women living with the physical and emotional discomfort of oversized or stretched labia may not realize that, with the right surgeon, labiaplasty in San Jose, CA need not be frightening or embarrassing and can be an immense relief.
Dr. Vincent Lepore is a board-certified plastic surgeon. His commitment to safety and excellent results is rivaled only by his commitment to forming close, comfortable relationships with his patients. Since 1987, men and women in San Jose and nearby communities have been sharing their most intimate cosmetic concerns with Dr. Lepore and have been treated with compassion and discretion.
Some women naturally have larger labia, and the labia also can be stretched due to age, childbirth, or sexual activity. There are several concerns related to this condition:
- Intimate situations can be physically and emotionally difficult.
- Wearing tight clothing can be uncomfortable.
- Enlarged labia can also make activities such as biking or horseback riding painful.
Labiaplasty can also enhance your labia if you have lost volume over time or were born with very small labia. Dr. Lepore often performs labiaplasty as part of a "mommy makeover" which also includes procedures such as a tummy tuck, breast lift, and breast augmentation in San Jose.
What to Expect
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to either reduce stretched labia or enhance underdeveloped labia. The procedure can be performed under sedation or general anesthesia. To reduce labia, Dr. Lepore will remove excess skin and tissue to create the shape that you want. He will be cautious not to remove too much tissue or to interfere with other structures so that you will be able to maintain full sensation.
Some swelling and discomfort after your procedure is normal but should fade after several days. After about 2 to 3 days, you can resume some activity although strenuous exercise and intimacy should be avoided for 4 to 6 weeks after surgery.
Dr. Lepore's patients often feel more comfortable in their clothing and in intimate situations after their labiaplasty in San Jose, CA. They are also able to enjoy activities that had previously been uncomfortable.