If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your labia, labiaplasty may be the solution that helps you regain confidence and take control of your sexual health. There are many reasons to consider this procedure. Whether you want to reshape the vaginal lips for a smoother appearance or make changes to prevent pain and irritation, labiaplasty can make it happen.
Traditional labiaplasty is an outpatient surgical procedure that involves making incisions to remove excess tissue. While surgical labiaplasty can provide impressive results, it’s not your only option. Non surgical labiaplasty can transform your labia using lasers and radiofrequency devices.
Non-Surgical Labiaplasty vs. Surgical Labiaplasty
Non surgical labiaplasty is a non-invasive procedure that can improve the size and overall appearance of the labia. However, it works differently than traditional surgical labiaplasty. Conventional surgery involves scalpel-made incisions and physical removal of extra tissue. Meanwhile, non surgical labiaplasty utilizes radiofrequency technology.
Also known as radiofrequency labiaplasty, this procedure takes advantage of your body’s natural healing and rejuvenation processes. Instead of scalpels, your surgeon will use a handheld device with radiofrequency electrodes. The electrodes apply gentle heat to activate fibroblasts within the skin. Fibroblasts play a critical role in the formation of connective tissue. Most notably, the fibroblast cells are responsible for producing collagen proteins.
The goal of radiofrequency labiaplasty is to stimulate collagen and elastin production. Radiofrequency technology effectively stimulates those fibroblasts, allowing your body to shrink and tighten tissue. Most women notice results within a few days, but non surgical labiaplasty can provide long-term tightening as collagen and elastin production increases over several months.
Depending on your needs, you may get multiple radiofrequency labiaplasty treatments to achieve your desired results.
This non surgical labiaplasty procedure is a viable option for many women. But whether or not you’re a candidate for it depends on your needs.
Both radiofrequency and laser techniques can provide permanent results that can transform the appearance of your labia. What’s right for you depends on your needs and expectations. A seasoned uro-gynecologist surgeon like Dr. Michael Tahery will work with you to determine if non-surgical alternatives to traditional labiaplasty are the right course for you.
Advantages of Non-Surgical Labiaplasty
There are many reasons to consider non surgical labiaplasty. Some of the biggest concerns among women are scarring and downtime. While surgical labiaplasty has a relatively modest recovery period compared to other procedures, non-surgical alternatives decrease downtime even more.
With radiofrequency labiaplasty, most women can return to work the next day. Furthermore, there are fewer restrictions concerning physical activity and sexual intercourse. Surgical labiaplasty has a manageable recovery period, but there are often stricter limitations on what you can do as you heal.
Another notable advantage of non surgical labiaplasty is how long it takes. Because it doesn’t involve incisions, the procedure takes significantly less time to finish. Depending on the type of equipment used and what results you’re trying to achieve, it may take less than an hour to complete each session. You can drive home afterward and not worry about hospital stays, bleeding, or significant discomfort. Pain is typically a non-issue. The worst most women have to deal with is easy-to-manage tenderness or mild swelling.
If scarring is a concern, non surgical approaches trump surgical labiaplasty. A skilled surgeon like Dr. Tahery knows how to mitigate scarring either way. But with a procedure like radiofrequency labiaplasty, scarring is non-existent.
Radiofrequency devices don’t penetrate the skin. There are no incisions that could result in scarring. Therefore, your labia will have no indication of the procedure after healing. For women who worry about scarring, it’s one of the best alternatives to surgery.
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When you’re ready to explore your surgical and non surgical labiaplasty options, contact the office of Dr. Michael Tahery. Dr. Tahery is a board-certified OB/GYN and one of the most active gynecological and urogynecological surgeons in the Los Angeles area. With over 20 years of experience helping women with complex health and cosmetic issues, Dr. Tahery has the expertise to address your needs. Call us today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Tahery and learn more about what type of labiaplasty is right for you.