WHAT IS Labiaplasty?
While it isn't talked about openly, many women worry about the appearance of their vaginal lips, which can cause them to feel less confident in their sexuality and appearance. To help women across Doylestown, PA feel more comfortable in their bodies, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino offers surgical vaginal rejuvenation known as a labiaplasty. Labiaplasty uses delicate techniques to improve the size and shape of the labia for patients who have experienced stretching or laxity. The labia (the external lips of the vaginal area) can appear droopy or develop loose skin as a result of genetics, childbirth, pregnancy, or a physical trauma. This cosmetic procedure works to decrease the size of the labia majora or minora for a more natural appearance. This surgery can also minimize discomfort and irritation that may occur during sexual activity. Come in for a consultation at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa to learn more about labiaplasty and find out if you may be a candidate.
"Dr. Tamburrino is a master at his craft. He is a doctor that knows his branch of medicine very well. After doing a google search I called the office and spoke with Andrea, she was so understanding and comforting to me that it just made me want to spend the 100 dollars for a consultation. That was the best 100 dollars I have ever spent. From that point Dr. Tamburrino took time not only understanding my issue but understanding how I felt about it. He answered ever question I had and provide the reassurance I needed. What made me make a decision to have the surgery was what he said it is "life changing". I thought how many things in life can you do that actually well change it. He did a excellent job and his staff was very support as well as his wife Anna. Definitely without a doubt use him again getting any procedure that I might need. Thank you Andrea and all the staff and you Dr. Tamburrino."- T.N. / Google / Mar 08, 2023
"Words cannot express how highly my family and I recommend Dr. Tamburrino from Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa! For us, it’s all about the experience, from booking the consultation to post-surgery care. My experience at Dr. Tamburrino’s office has been nothing less than stellar. Honestly speaking, I don’t think the staff would have it any other way. This team operates from a foundation of being a family-oriented office first. The team treats you like a human vs. a client. They get to know you and your family and wow you at every touch point you encounter on this journey. If you are searching for an experienced and brilliant plastic surgeon, look no further, you must have a conversation with Dr. Joe! I went in for a brachioplasty consultation and ended up getting lipo. The results (only two months later) are phenomenal and life-changing. It was the trust that was built during a transparent consultative conversation that gave me the confidence to choose Dr. Tamburrino. He has talked me through the expectations of every step leading into surgery and post-surgery, maintaining my confidence in the process. The after-care has been nothing less than exceptional. The reviews say it all. What else can I say? I am a customer for life! I will, without a doubt, consult with him anytime for any future services. Thank you - Dr. Joe, Andrea, Anna, Alexis, & Susan!"- J.C. / Google / Mar 02, 2023
"I went to see Dr. Tamburrino for my gynecomastia and can't say enough good things about my experience. The staff was incredibly pleasant and made me feel comfortable even though I was very self conscious about my condition. I was awake during my surgery and although I was nervous at first, my nerves quickly went away and had a great time listening to music and conversing with everyone. My recovery was pretty quick and painless and everything healed really well to the point that you wouldn't be able to tell that I had surgery. Dr. Tamburrino made me feel confident in my skin again and can't thank him enough for it. I wish I had done it sooner and would go through the entire experience 100x over again."- T.R. / Google / Apr 26, 2023
"Dr. Tamburrino and his staff immediately make you feel like family. The office is beautiful but you never feel like the pristine surroundings are anything but warm and inviting. I was lucky enough to have met Dr. Tamburrino 10 years ago when I was unlucky enough to need his expertise in breast reconstruction as part of my cancer plan. He always made me feel completely at ease and gave me confidence that I was in good hands. When my daughter decided she wanted to pursue breast reduction surgery, I tracked Dr.Tamburrino down and we made the hour 1/2 drive to his new office in Doylestown. (Yes , he’s that good!) My daughter, who has severe social anxiety, was made to feel so welcome by the office staff and even more so by Dr. Tamburrino himself. We had seen another surgeon prior to this who was on our insurance plan, but neither one of us felt comfortable with the surgeon or the fact that she would not give us any degree of certainty as to what size my daughter could expect to be following the reduction. Dr. Tamburrino (who works without the constraints of insurance rules) made it clear that my daughter was going to be the size SHE wanted to be. He did an amazing job and was so supportive throughout the process . He was available any time of day for questions following the surgery and his lovely wife (who is a nurse in his practice) would call me with support that was more like a dear friend on the other end of the phone reassuring me and guiding me through post operative care. My daughter couldn’t be happier with the results. We are forever grateful for the entire experience provided by Dr. Tamburrino and everyone in the office."- C.A. / Google / Apr 11, 2023
"I am a breast cancer survivor and underwent bilateral mastectomies. Dr. Tamburrino performed my bilateral DIEP Flap reconstructions along with several revisions/follow-up procedures in part related to my deliberate weight loss. He is extremely well-educated and well-trained, with a depth and breadth of surgical experience and expertise and a more comprehensive foundation in general medical knowledge, pharmacology and biochemistry than most surgical specialists. He is, by temperament, thoughtful and cautious and always takes a "patient safety first" approach. He has a genuine respect and warmth for women (traits I relate to the positive influences in his life by his mother and his wife). His surgical skills are superb. He prepares patients for procedures with a thorough, yet plain-spoken, explanation of the details of the operation and recovery along with all potential benefits and risks and takes time for any and all questions. He remains as available to patients through the last office visit of their post-op recovery as he was for the initial consultation. His staff is as dedicated to patient safety and comfort as he is. I always knew that I was in the hands of a good man who is a superb surgeon who has my best interests at heart. I am thrilled with my results. Several medical professionals helped me survive breast cancer. Dr. Tamburrino is the member of my team that made me feel whole again. I am a very grateful to him and his staff."- M.H. / Google / Apr 03, 2023
What are the benefits of a labiaplasty?
Women who undergo labiaplasty surgery at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa can benefit in a number of ways. Excess labial tissue tends to cause problems like discomfort and irritation, making it difficult for women to wear tight clothing like leggings or engage in sexual intercourse. Surgical rejuvenation can help reduce painful symptoms such as itching, swelling, and chafing during everyday situations. Dr. Tamburrino can also decrease the size of the labia — so it is more symmetrical and cosmetically appealing.
WHO CAN GET LABIAPLASTY?
A labiaplasty at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa may be beneficial for Doylestown, PA women who are worried about the shape or size of their labia, which can become enlarged due to childbirth, genetics, or trauma. Abnormal vaginal lips may cause pain, discomfort, irritation, or itching when engaging in activities, like exercise and sex. A labiaplasty may also help if you avoid wearing revealing clothing (such as leggings, yoga pants, or bathing suits) because of the size of your vaginal lips. While labia surgery should not affect your ability to get pregnant, Dr. Tamburrino recommends you wait until you are done childbearing to have the procedure. This is to prevent compromising your results.
HOW IS VAGINAL SURGERY DONE?
Many labiaplasty procedures are completed in our on-site treatment room with local anesthetic so you may drive yourself to and from our office on the day of your surgery. However, if your labiaplasty is more complex, you may require general anesthesia at an accredited facility. This will require you to arrange for reliable transportation before and after your procedure. Dr. Tamburrino will go over the specific details of your personalized treatment plan during your consultation so you know what to expect and plan accordingly.
A labiaplasty is typically performed with a trimming technique that removes extra tissue. Following the removal of excess skin, the remaining tissue is tightened and stitched. If Dr. Tamburrino does not opt for the trimming method, you may receive the wedge technique. Through this technique, a pie-shaped piece of tissue and extra folds from the clitoris are removed and the remaining tissue is sutured.
What to Expect
You will need around a week to heal after your labiaplasty to allow discomfort and swelling to cease before returning to work. Dr. Tamburrino suggests applying a cold compress or ice pack if needed to reduce swelling. You cannot have sexual activity or use tampons for at least 4 – 6 weeks following your surgery. Patients generally have visible results in about six weeks with their final results forming closer to around six months after the procedure. The improvements associated with vaginal rejuvenation are often long-lasting, but this does not mean that they cannot be altered by childbirth, weight fluctuations, and the natural aging process.
VAGINAL REJUVENATION FAQS
Should I choose a plastic surgeon or an OB/GYN?
When researching vaginal rejuvenation surgery, you will find that many OB/GYNs (obstetricians and gynecologists) offer labiaplasty. Although most OB/GYNs are qualified to perform a labiaplasty, the procedure is usually considered cosmetic. An OB/GYN will be able to remove loose skin from your labia, but a skilled plastic surgeon, like Dr. Tamburrino, will be able to consider the aesthetic aspects of the procedure as well. Dr. Tamburrino utilizes delicate and precise techniques to ensure scarring is minimal and the color, contour, and symmetry of your vaginal lips are natural in both appearance and feeling.
Will vaginal rejuvenation surgery cause insensitivity?
Like many surgeries, there may be some numbness in the treated area for a while. This is usually temporary as your skin and vaginal lips recover. For those concerned about sexual sensitivity, it's important to realize that labia rejuvenation corrects the vaginal lips and will not affect the nerves of the clitoris. A board-certified plastic surgeon, like Dr. Tamburrino, who has years of training and experience in labiaplasty procedures will work around the clitoris to prevent desensitizing the area.
What is the recovery process like after a labiaplasty?
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Tamburrino or a member of his team will go over what to expect following your labiaplasty and provide helpful instructions to make your recovery period more comfortable. You will have some bruising and swelling in the treated areas and experience some discomfort right after your surgery. You should plan to rest for at least a week before returning to non-strenuous activities. Dr. Tamburrino will assess your recovery during your check-up appointments and let you know when you can resume sexual activity and exercise.
Comfortable and Confident
While each vagina is as unique as each woman, there are many common elements that negatively impact the appearance of the labia. Childbirth, extreme weight loss, and trauma can make the vagina lips stretch and enlarge, which may create an appearance that leaves you feeling self-conscious and uncomfortable. To regain your sexual health and confidence, consider learning more about labiaplasty at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Doylestown, PA. Dr. Tamburrino uses advanced and delicate techniques to carefully reshape your labia and restore proper feel and function.
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