Sutureless Laser Labiaplasty
Every labia is unique, and variations are completely natural. However, sometimes the size or shape of a person’s labia can cause discomfort.
Sutureless laser labiaplasty can help you adjust the shape of your labia for any reason. Laser labiaplasty is fast, convenient, and may produce better outcomes than traditional surgical methods.
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What is Sutureless Laser Labiaplasty?
Sutureless laser labiaplasty is an in-office approach to reshaping the labia minora that causes far less tissue trauma than traditional surgical labiaplasty. We often perform this procedure for people who have experienced:
- Discomfort while wearing certain clothes
- Discomfort during athletic or sexual activity
- Changes to the shape of their labia from aging
- Changes to the shape of their labia from injury or surgery
- Changes to the shape of their labia from childbirth
We use the Fotona SP Dynamis surgical-grade laser system, which has become the industry standard for treating numerous gynecological conditions. Each procedure is performed by our qualified Laser Clinician under the direction of Dr. Lombard, who has more than 20 years of medical and surgical experience.
How Does Sutureless Laser Labiaplasty Work?
We use an ablative Erbium 2940 nm wavelength laser to trim each patient’s labia to their desired length and shape. The laser sterilizes and cauterizes the area simultaneously during the procedure, which reduces trauma to tissue when compared with traditional surgical labiaplasty.
What to Expect From Sutureless Laser Labiaplasty
Sutureless laser labiaplasty is a relatively fast procedure, and most patients report minimal discomfort during the process itself. Each laser labiaplasty appointment normally includes the following steps:
Step 1: Under sterile technique, we apply a gentle topical anesthetic to the treatment area. This step normally takes about 15 minutes.
Step 2: We use curved forceps to hold the excess tissue in place during the procedure and prevent any bleeding. We then use the laser to remove the excess tissue, which normally takes just a few minutes.
Step 3: We leave the forceps on for approximately 15-20 minutes after the procedure, which allows the tissue to close on its own.
After we remove the forceps, patients may notice a “zipper-like” edge that remains in the area. This edge is normal, and will naturally dissipate over the following 2-4 weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions
The procedure itself is very fast. Most appointments are booked for 1 to 1.5 hours.
We recommend that all patients refrain from strenuous physical activities for 72 hours after each procedure, but no downtime is required. We suggest using extra-strength Tylenol and ice packs to reduce any discomfort you may experience after the treatment.
The amount of tissue we remove during the procedure can affect the time required for total recovery, but most patients can have sex again after 2-4 weeks.
The prescription topical numbing treatment we apply before the procedure takes effect quickly. Most patients find that the forceps we use to hold excess skin in place are the least comfortable part of the process. We also provide complimentary ProNox, a 50/50 solution of oxygen and nitrous oxide that patients can use to ease anxiety or discomfort during the procedure.