Radiofrequency Resurfacing for Revision of Botched Labiaplasty
Radiofrequency resurfacing is proving to be a successful revision technique following failed labiaplasty.
Labiaplasty and complications due to poor surgical technique
A growing number of women are seeking elective labiaplasty, a plastic surgery performed on the labia majora (large outer lips flanking the vaginal opening) or labia minora (small inner lips), but not all patients are achieving their desired results.
Labiaplasty is often done for cosmetic reasons – usually to change labia size or shape – but the procedure may also help alleviate pain experienced during intercourse or reduce pain and friction occurring with exercise or when wearing tight clothing.
Most labiaplasty procedures involve the labia minora. A variety of surgical techniques may be used to alter the size or shape of the inner lips of the labia, including:
- Trimming –the excess labia tissue is surgically trimmed and re-stitch in a straight line
- Wedge – a V-shaped wedge is removed from the middle third of the labia and the upper and lower edges are then stitched back together
- Modified wedge – sometimes called an extended cut labiaplasty, this technique is similar to the wedge, but the incision is extended all the way to the clitoral hood
Unfortunately, not all surgical labiaplasty procedures produce satisfactory results. When an unqualified or inexperienced surgeon attempts to perform the complicated surgery, the outcome can be physically and psychologically damaging. Potential complications that can occur as a result of botched labiaplasty include:
- Delayed healing
- Over or under correction of the initial problem
Radiofrequency resurfacing to correctbotched labiaplasty
The portions of the labia that have been removed cannot be replaced, but radiofrequency resurfacing may improve the appearance and reduce painful scarring that remains after a less than adequate labiaplasty.
Radiofrequency resurfacing is done through the use of a device that emits low power, high frequency energy currents to repair labial damage. It has been shown to be effective in cases where healing has been compromised following labiaplasty. The cutting-edge surgical technique can also be used to smooth rough surfaces and uneven edges, remove overgrowth of labial tissue, and seal small blood vessels in the labia.
The success of radiofrequency resurfacing revision following failed labiaplasty has experts investigating whether the technique might be appropriate for initial labiaplasty procedures.
Before undergoing labiaplasty or other surgical procedures, investigate your surgeon’s level of training and experience. Ask to see before and after photos of procedures personally performed by the surgeon. Avoid shopping for the lowest price or taking a chance on an inexperienced gynecologic surgeon.
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Frequently Asked Questions
The term Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery is also known by other names such as Vaginal Rejuvenation, Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation, Labiaplasty, Vaginoplasty, Designer Laser Vaginoplasty, Perineoplasty, and Hymenoplasty. Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery is a broad term that includes any one of these individual procedures. Since it is a rather new field dealing with the appearance and function of a woman’s private parts, the terminology has not been standardized. In simple terms, Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery and its many names deal with cosmetic surgery of the vulvar and/or vaginal region. It is cosmetic surgery of one’s “Private Parts.”
General anesthesia, IV anesthesia (“twilight”), and local anesthesia are all used depending on where the surgery is performed, the individual’s anxiety level, and the complexity of surgery.
Fortunately, serious risks of aesthetic vulvovaginal surgery are quite rare and seen in less than 1% of cases. Anesthesia is a risk factor because of the very rare possibility of a reaction to either the injected medication or inhaled agents. You can also aspirate food or fluid that can obstruct your breathing tube or even cause a pneumonia. There is risk of infection at the surgical site. There is also a possibility of bleeding or hemorrhage and a need to have a transfusion. With transfusions there is risk of HIV, Hepatitis, and perhaps other unknown viruses. There is even the risk of death. A risk you should also consider is one similar to “buyer’s remorse” when one is not fully happy with the result of surgery. The risk of having the surgery redone or amended is present but fortunately is very rare. We will fully review the risks of surgery before the case is even scheduled and give you every opportunity to have your questions answered.
Undergoing either a labia minoraplasty or a labia majoraplasty takes approximately 1 to 1.5 hours. However, combination procedures do add time to the case.
Most of these surgeries can be performed in the privacy of my office. A board certified anesthesiologist will put you to sleep with IV medicines and carefully monitor you throughout the procedure. Most patients prefer the office setting for surgery compared to a surgical center due to the following reasons….privacy, efficiency, discretion, cost savings, and rapid recovery from anesthesia.
Yes. I work with highly respected Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons who are able to perform anything from liposuction, tummy tucks, to breast implants or facial reconstruction. Those names can be provided upon request. Your whole “mommy makeover” can be achieved at one time!
The initial consultation is $175. During this initial consultation, we will discuss the risks/benefits/options of surgery, do an examination, discuss costs, and give you every chance to ask questions that are vital to you.
Each procedure varies in cost depending on the length of surgery and difficulty involved. If having a vaginoplasty, a perineoplasty is included. Any secondary procedure(s) is discounted 50%. The listed price is ALL-INCLUSIVE of the facility fee, the surgeon fee, the anesthesia fee, photo documentation, preoperative visits, and postoperative visits if performed in the office. If you request or need to have the procedure performed in a surgery center, then an estimate will be provided at the time of consultation.
YES we do. We have financing programs available, and the application process is quite easy. In fact, you can apply right on our website and get an answer within minutes!