Labiaplasty Discussed on Polished Appeal Plastc Surgery Radio Talk Show on WGUN Atlatna

Labiaplasty, risk and benefits were discussed during a recent episode of Polished Appeal, the only plastic surgery talk show in Atlanta. The show, hosted by Dr. Jeff Zwiren, discussed the benefits associated with this procedure
 
 
Feb. 21, 2009 - PRLog -- The most common female genital aesthetic procedure is a labia minora reduction or labiaplasty.  A newly released statistical study from  the American Society of Plastic Surgeons emphasizes the growing popularity of labiaplasty surgery showing a   30% between 2005 and 2006 alone.  A labiaplasty, once an almost unknown procedure, is now a frequently requested  procedure.  The purpose of a  labiaplasty is to reduce balance the size of the labia minora  or inner vaginal lips.

There are many factors which have contributed to the rising popularity of a labiaplasty not the least of which is a growing understanding of large labia minora as a real problem with real symptoms.  In addition to being a purely aesthetic problem may women complain of some degree of discomfort in tight clothing as well as during exercise and sexual activity.  An abnormally large labia can also be a hygienic problem causing constant irritation.  Thanks to recent media coverage the demand and request for the procedure is on the rise.  
Dr. Zwiren has a exceptional training during both his general surgical years and plastic surgery fellowship in performing sexual reassignment surgery as well as the full spectrum of urogenital reconstruction.  Dr.  Zwiren no longer performs sexual reassignment surgery but his experience has been invaluable while performing labial reduction surgery and clitoral hood reduction.  

The first labiaplatsy I performed was almost by chance.  A nurse at our local hospital inquired about the problem at the same time as her breast augmentation.  Awareness of labial hypertrophy as a medical condition with a whole set of symptoms was just about unrecognizable at that time.  Since this time, about 10 years ago, the procedure seems to grow in popularity every year.  

In the series of  patients under the care of Dr. Zwiren the majority are between the ages of 20 and 49, 85%.  Most patients have a reduction on both sides but there is a definable request for unilateral or one sided repair at about 8%.  Greater than 80% of our patients request the procedure secondary to discomfort either in clothing or with sexual activity.  The most common procedure performed in addition to labia reduction is clitoral hood reduction followed by eposiotomy scar revision and excision of vaginal polyps.  Complications have been relatively infrequent with wound separation being the most common and less than 3%.  

After surgery our patients are asked to complete a questionanaire related to their satisfaction with the procedure in an attempt to develop evidence based modification of not only our techniques but with overall patient care.  With our current technique the overall all satisfaction rate is high at over 95%.  Overwhelmingly our patients have reported improved self esteem, improved sex lift, happiness with the procedure and almost all would do the procedure again and recommend a labiaplaty to other women with similar complaints.  

A labiaplasty is a technically challenging procedure and greatly benefits from the skills of a plastic surgeon.  Our speciality is uniquely suited to the task at hand.  The soft tissues in this area are extremely delicate and our experience with genitourinary reconstruction, microsurgical reconstruction and sexual reassignment surgery definitely  allows a well trained plastic surgeon to perform the procedure to a high degree of patient satisfaction as evidenced by our follow up studies.  

A labiaplasty can be performed as an isolated procedure either under general anesthesia or under general anesthesia.  At Prima Center for Plastic Surgery we have the only AAAASF accreditied in office surgical facility in our area.  We are uniquely qualified to perform labiaplaty surgery, either under local anesthesia, conscious sedation or general anesthesia, in a completely private setting.  This has been extremely comforting and important to our patients seeking this highly personal surgery.  We do our best to make every patient feel as ease during the entire process.

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A labiaplasty can be performed as an isolated procedure either under general anesthesia or under general anesthesia. At Prima Center for Plastic Surgery we have the only AAAASF accreditied in office surgical facility in our area. We are uniquely qualified to perform labiaplaty surgery, either under local anesthesia, conscious sedation or general anesthesia, in a completely private setting. This has been extremely comforting and important to our patients seeking this highly personal surgery. We do our best to make every patient feel as ease during the entire process. http://www.primacenter.com
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