For years, plastic surgery was considered to be a dirty little secret, and a topic that men and women would rarely ever discuss out loud. In fact, for most individuals, even the slightest nip or tuck, was almost considered a dirty little secret, and something you wouldn’t even share with your best friends. However, as years have gone by, surgical enhancement has become quite the common topic of conversation, with women from all walks of life openly discussing their work with anyone willing to listen. According to Dr. Richard Swift, considered to be the best plastic surgeon NYC has in practice, much of the newfound comfort is a product of social media – and the ease at which women are able to discuss such formerly forbidden topics. While in some ways social media has taken away much of our privacy, it has also given many women a forum in which they can discuss problems, successes, and insecurities they might have – in a way, giving them a place in which they can identify with other women who are in a similar boat as them – completely stripping away the years of shame and fear women have had to go through. One of the most obvious examples of such a case, has got to be women discussing their experience with the labiaplasty. A labiaplasty is a relatively new procedure, and as the name insinuates, it involves the “restoration” or enhancement of the female labia, by far one of the most intimate areas on the body – something women decades ago would be completely shocked was even a topic of discussion. In fact, according to Dr. Swift, the top labiaplasty specialist NYC patients trust for such a procedure, the newfound openness has empowered many women who were too fearful to get such a procedure before speaking to others online. Also, the discussions cover topics such as health and safety, sexual affects, and tons of more firsthand experiences other women have had with such procedures. However, despite the openness and almost daily conversations on the subject, many women are still relatively confused as to how the labiaplasty works, and what they should be expecting at each step. To better help us to understand the process behind the labiaplasty and similarly intimate procedures, here are some important things to know.
· What Exactly is the Labiaplasty?
Clearly the most vital question, and a perfect place to start – the labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that can improve both cosmetic and health concerns in your vaginal area by reshaping or resizing the vaginal lips or labia. Labiaplasty can help address the size, shape or symmetry of your labia. In addition, it can help reduce discomfort from wearing tight clothing as well as discomfort during exercise or intercourse. As a labiaplasty specialist NYC doctor Richard Swift often encounters women who confuse the labiaplasty with a vaginal rejuvenation. The labiaplasty simply alters the appearance of the vaginal lips or labia, while the vaginal rejuvenation is designed more for older women looking to restore the function of the vagina, especially during sexual intercourse.
· Are You the Right Candidate?
Considered to be the best plastic surgeon NYC has to offer, Dr. Swift is extremely thorough when judging a patient’s candidacy for any type of surgery, however, just because a woman is in great shape, is a nonsmoker etc., doesn’t make her the best candidate for the labiaplasty. In most cases, a woman can undergo a labiaplasty at any age over 18 – as long as they have issues in which the size or shape of your labia affects their self-confidence during intimacy, or interferes in their daily activities, causing pain and discomfort.
· The Initial Consult
As it is with most surgical procedures, the initial consultation is where you will have a thorough examination, that will help determine if a labiaplasty is the right option for you. You should be ready to be completely naked in front of the surgeon, in a manner that is completely professional. Also, as a top labiaplasty specialist NYC doctor Richard Swift will be able to tell fairly quickly how exactly he would like to alter your labia if at all. It’s important that you are very open with your surgeon, answer any and all questions, as long as they are professional. You need to let the surgeon know how your current labia structure impacts your daily life and what you expect from surgery and how you believe it will impact your life. This is the time to ask any questions you may have about your surgery, there are no “stupid questions” during a consult.
· Labiaplasty Prep
As the best plastic surgeon NYC has when it comes to the labiaplasty, Dr. Swift will seamlessly guide you through the process, making you feel comfortable at each step. Once you decide that labiaplasty is right for you, you need to begin planning for your procedure and recovery. You should plan on taking at least a week off from work. In the time leading up to the procedure, make sure you are eating healthy, drinking water and getting plenty of sleep. Establishing healthy habits before your surgery can help support a quicker recovery. The first few days after the procedure should be devoted to rest, so talk with family and friends about helping around the house, especially if you have young children. Stock up on groceries, prescriptions and any items you may need during recovery before the procedure.
· The Procedure & After
When you find a surgeon that you are comfortable with and is experienced such as Dr. Swift, the top labiaplasty specialist NYC in practice, you should be at ease knowing that as long as you follow their instructions things should turn out great. Depending on the type of labiaplasty, you will experience slightly different results. The labia majora reduction reduces the size and shape of the outer lips of your vagina, while the labia minora reduction reduces the size and shape of the inner lips. You may want to discuss the addition of vaginal rejuvenation or clitoral hood reduction, but this is your choice and will be explained during your consult. Remember what others have said about their results and what Dr. Swift has told you – your results shouldn’t be far off from there – giving you the desired size, shape and overall labia appearance.
For more information on the LABIAPLASTY, be sure to contact Dr. Swift today.