In addition to being embarrassing, the condition causes challenges during sexual intercourse and physical activity, among other things. Fortunately, Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Stark are experienced in reducing enlarged labia and correcting cosmetic abnormalities, restoring a more attractive intimate appearance that renews your confidence.

Is labiaplasty right for you?

There are a variety of reasons you may want to undergo among the best labiaplasty Calabasas has to offer with Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Stark. In general, women seek out this procedure because they:

  • Possess enlarged, uneven and/or unattractive labia due to hormonal changes, congenital factors, or pregnancy.
  • Experience discomfort during sex and physical activity and while wearing clothing due to the size of their labia.
  • Experience embarrassment and emotional distress due to their condition.

An overview of labiaplasty

Preparing for labiaplasty

To prepare for your Thousand Oaks labiaplasty procedure, Dr. Schwartz or Dr. Stark will thoroughly explain what you can expect from the procedure during your initial consultation. During that time, they will carefully evaluate your unique needs and make recommendations to ensure an optimal outcome.

Labiaplasty surgical techniques

While labiaplasty is considered to be a less invasive procedure, it is still done in our surgery center with sedation from one of our board-certified anesthesiologists. To begin the procedure, Dr. Schwartz or  Dr. Stark will administer a long-acting local anesthetic to ensure your total comfort during and after the procedure. They will then typically use either “The Wedge” or “The Trim” technique to reduce the size of your labia and improve the overall appearance.

The wedge technique

If your labia are asymmetrical, or if you possess a significant amount of excess tissue, Dr. Schwartz or Dr. Stark will likely use “The Wedge” technique. To begin, they will remove a wedge-shaped area of tissue from the middle third section of your vagina, before suturing the top and bottom sections together. Because this option doesn’t involve altering the edges of the labia, it ensures extremely natural-looking results.

The trim technique

If your labia is uneven or discolored, Dr. Schwartz or Dr. Stark will likely use “The Trim” technique to remove excess tissue along the edges of the labia, ultimately sculpting a more attractive shape and size.

In addition, these procedures can be combined with either removal of excess fat in the mons or pubic areas or fat grafting to the labia in cases where the tissue has atrophied or shrunk during pregnancy. This can typically happen with the labia majora or outer lips.

Final steps

Regardless of the approach used, Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Stark will take special care to ensure your incisions are hidden within the natural contours of your body, making them virtually imperceptible once the area has fully healed. Once he has succeeded in resizing and reshaping your labia, they will close the incisions using dissolvable sutures.

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What to expect during recovery

As labiaplasty is considered to be a minor procedure, the recovery period is fairly quick and easy. After surgery, you’ll be sent home to begin the healing process, which should take around two weeks. During this time, you can expect to experience some pain, swelling, discoloration in the area. All of these side effects are completely normal, and will naturally subside over time. Throughout your recovery period, you will be advised to avoid alcohol and smoking, and to get plenty of rest.

In addition, you’ll need to avoid having sex and swimming for at least six weeks to ensure an optimal healing process. Though most patients can resume their normal daily routine approximately two weeks after surgery, Dr. Schwartz and Dr. Stark will provide you with more specific guidance during your post-operative appointments.

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Meet Dr. Michael R. Schwartz

Double board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, Dr. Michael R. Schwartz is the go-to plastic surgeon for face, breast and body procedures. With over 20 years of experience, his vast expertise, meticulous eye for detail and rare level of artistry allow him to achieve results that are both beautiful and extremely natural.

Sought after all over the world for his expertise in plastic surgery, Dr. Schwartz has authored and presented numerous papers and has been an invited speaker at several national plastic surgery meetings. With his wealth of expertise, artistic skill and national reputation, few surgeons are more qualified than Dr. Schwartz to enhance your appearance and deliver the exquisite cosmetic outcomes you desire.

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Meet Dr. Jennifer Stark

Dr. Jennifer Stark is a board-certified specialist in plastic surgery procedures that enhance the breasts, body, and face. Her classical training as a fine artist combines her love for sculpting with her passion for helping people boost their confidence by transforming their appearance. In her practice as a surgical artist, she sculpts the human form with meticulous detail and an understanding of her patient’s specific concerns and wishes. She has been recognized widely as a compassionate mentor and leader with extensive knowledge to share in medical conferences and publications. Dr. Stark delivers advanced, cutting-edge techniques that achieve expert-level results while offering patients a comprehensive, caring approach that puts them at ease.

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Book YourConsultation Today

If you’re experiencing physical discomfort and emotional distress due to your enlarged labia, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Schwartz today for among the best labiaplasty Westlake Village has to offer. During that meeting, he will perform a thorough physical examination of the area, while listening closely to your concerns, goals and desired results. From there, he will compose a custom treatment plan designed to remove the excess tissue and achieve a smaller labia that minimizes discomfort and restores a more attractive physical appearance.

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