Female genital anatomy involves more than just one structure. While some refer to all the genitalia as “the vagina,” often, what women are referring to when they seek cosmetic genital surgery is their labia. There are two types of labia, outer (majora) and inner (minora), which are named for their size. For some women, the minora extend beyond the majora, which can cause discomfort with activities such as running, biking, and even sexual intercourse. Some women report an undesirable fullness in snug clothing such as bathing suits or yoga pants, while others are self-conscious about the appearance of excess tissue.
Labiaplasty in Troy is a surgical procedure for women who desire a reduction in the size of their labia for physical or emotional comfort. Dr. Danielle DeLuca-Pytell is a female, board-certified plastic surgeon who always prioritizes your comfort and well-being.
Labiaplasty can be performed using the wedge or trim technique. Both techniques involve removing excess labia tissue while maintaining natural anatomy. If there is also redundancy of the clitoral hood, Dr. DeLuca-Pytell may make an extension to reduce this tissue as well. It is important to leave enough tissue behind to avoid traction exposure of the vagina and urethra opening. She uses absorbable sutures that typically dissolve within two weeks.
This surgery is a reliable procedure to reduce the size of the labia majora and minora. The scars are generally well hidden, and tissue heals quickly with minimal discomfort.
Recovery involves avoidance of strenuous activity—including sexual intercourse–for six weeks. Early activity can lead to the edges of the closure swelling and separating. Because this tissue heals so quickly, sometimes it closes on its own and creates an area that requires revision.
Before your labia reduction procedure, we will schedule an initial consultation to review the details of your surgery. During this meeting, we answer your questions and provide as much information as possible about what you can expect from a labiaplasty at our Michigan office.
Local anesthetic is typically used for labia reduction procedures, but general anesthesia is also an option.
2 to 3 months.
Length of Results
Long-lasting. Removed tissue does not come back, though the remaining tissue may stretch.
Temporary swelling, bruising, and some pain are common side effects after labia surgeries. For the first two weeks after surgery, sutures will remain and dissolve on their own. Sensation in this area may feel different initially.
Dr. DeLuca-Pytell recommends patients carefully weigh the benefits of having surgery against the potential risks which may arise. As such, she will provide a complete list of risks before your surgery.
Generally, risks of a labiaplasty procedure include pain, bleeding, infection, damage to nearby structures, need for other procedures, recurrence of skin laxity, dissatisfaction with appearance, asymmetry, seroma, sensory changes including permanent loss of sensation, temporary or permanent changes in facial movement, wound healing delays requiring wound care, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolus.
I am a wife, mom, and native Metro Detroiter who loves 80’s music. Chances are, I am a lot like you. After almost fifteen years of plastic surgery practice, I opened my own solo practice in January 2019.
My goal is to offer high-quality plastic surgery in a relaxed and comfortable environment that doesn’t feel like most doctor’s offices. A patient myself, l know how it feels to be on the other side of the examination table. I have designed an office with that in mind.
My own medical experience nudged me to change career paths from the arts to medicine. It wasn’t until after I graduated from college that I decided to pursue becoming a doctor. After a postbaccalaureate year of study, I applied to medical school and chose Michigan State University (Go Green!) College of Human Medicine for its unique patient-based curriculum…
Patient satisfaction is Dr. Danielle DeLuca-Pytell’s top priority. Every patient seen by Dr. Danielle DeLuca-Pytell is invited to a post-visit survey and to share a review.
If you are considering a labiaplasty in Michigan, it is important to consult with an experienced surgeon to discuss your goals and concerns. Dr. Danielle DeLuca-Pytell aims to make this process as comfortable as possible, providing high-quality care in a supportive and safe environment. To learn more, reach out today.