Dr. Jason Emer’s experience as one of the most innovative cosmetic surgeons in Beverly Hills has fueled his passion for building an ingredient-conscious, effective and versatile portfolio of skincare products, regimens and procedures.
Thanks to advancements in cosmetic technology and plastic surgery techniques, women have many options for getting a “designer vagina” and resolving functional issues that can affect the genital area. Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that addresses aesthetic and medical concerns with the vaginal lips.
This intricate procedure should only be performed by highly trained and skillful plastic surgeons. For this reason, “down under” enhancement expert Dr. Jason Emer recruited Dr. Yoel Rojas to join his prestigious medical practice and provide this transformative treatment to his valued patients. Dr. Rojas is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who has earned recognition as a top provider of labiaplasty in Beverly Hills.
Labiaplasty, or labia reduction surgery, involves removing excess tissue to reduce the size of the labia minora. The labia minora are the inner tissues of a woman’s genitalia.
Among the female population, there is a wide natural variance in the size and appearance of these skin folds. Many women have labia minora hypertrophy, which is the term used to describe enlarged inner labial folds that extend beyond the outer vaginal lips, or labia majora.
Some women with large labia minora never have any cosmetic or functional issues. However, others suffer considerable physical discomfort and/or emotional distress due to excess labia minora tissue.
When the size of a woman’s labia minora negatively impacts her quality of life, Dr. Rojas can perform labia reduction surgery. Under Dr. Rojas’ care, labiaplasty patients can achieve a more balanced, aesthetic vaginal appearance and relief from painful and embarrassing physical symptoms.
You may be a candidate for labiaplasty if your treatment goals involve resolving:
Disproportionately large labia minora
Asymmetrical inner labial folds
Noticeable bulges or “camel toe” when wearing tight-fitting pants
Self-consciousness about labia minora hypertrophy that interferes with sexual intimacy
Candidates can also be women seeking relief from physical symptoms like:
Painful twisting and tugging of the labial tissue when exercising and/or performing other physical activities
Discomfort when wearing form-fitting legwear
Pain during sexual intercourse
Frequent urinary tract infections due to the hygiene challenges associated with excess tissue in the genital area
There are multiple causes of labia minora hypertrophy. For some women, enlarged inner labial folds are genetic. In other cases, labia minora hypertrophy occurs as a result of weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and/or giving birth.
Aging is another reason for unwanted changes in the appearance of the vulva, or external female genitalia. The tissue of the labia majora can become thinner as women go through menopause, which can make the labia minora more visible.
Labiaplasty is an effective approach for modifying inner labial tissue, but it is not intended to treat other common issues affecting the appearance and function of the female genitalia. Depending on your desired outcome, it may be necessary to undergo a different procedure altogether or to combine labiaplasty with additional rejuvenating procedures.
A consultation with Dr. Rojas is the best way to learn about your treatment options. In addition to determining your candidacy for labiaplasty, he can provide treatment recommendations for internal vaginal tightening, relief from stress urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction, and other “down under” concerns.
Labia reduction surgery can provide permanent enhancement. However, pregnancy and childbirth can change the appearance of the labial tissue. Patients who have children after this surgery may require a revision procedure to restore their preferred look.
Periodic Vaginal Beautification™ treatments can support long-term maintenance of your beautiful, youthful-looking contours. Dr. Emer’s personalized Vaginal Beautification™ protocols may include energy-based skin tightening and collagen-stimulation, PRP injections to promote optimal cellular function, and/or other non-surgical procedures.
Recovery time after this procedure varies from patient to patient. Your natural rate of healing and the extent of your surgery will affect the duration of your recovery.
Failing to follow Dr. Rojas’ aftercare instructions can complicate and/or lengthen the recovery period. You will be given specific directions on how to properly care for the incision sites to encourage healing and prevent infection. You may need to take an oral antibiotic or apply an antibiotic cream or ointment.
Protecting the treatment area from friction and irritation is paramount for an expedient recovery and an optimal outcome. You will need to wear breathable, loose-fitting clothing until otherwise advised.
Though you will be able to go home the same day as your surgery, you will not be able to resume your normal activities immediately. Most women need 1 or 2 weeks of downtime to rest initially.
Follow-up appointments with Dr. Rojas allow him to assess how healing is progressing, so he can advise you when you can safely increase your activity levels. Light activity is typically appropriate at the 2-3 week point of labiaplasty recovery.
Patients should not engage in sexual intercourse or use tampons for a minimum of 6 weeks after labia surgery, or as directed by Dr. Rojas. Horseback riding, biking, and high intensity physical activity should also be avoided for at least 6 weeks.
Swelling and tenderness can be expected during the healing process. Most patients find that these symptoms diminish significantly after 3-7 days, though it will take several weeks for the area to fully heal.
Discomfort can often be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. Cold compresses can be applied, as recommended by Dr. Rojas, to help to keep you comfortable. If necessary, Dr. Rojas can prescribe pain medication to ease post-op discomfort.
Choosing an experienced and exceptionally talented surgeon like Dr. Rojas to perform your procedure is key to getting the best labiaplasty results possible. In response to the rising popularity of “designer vagina” surgeries, many providers now offer labiaplasty. However, there are few who have the advanced knowledge of female anatomy and refined artistic sense required to safely and effectively operate on this sensitive and delicate area.
Dr. Rojas frequently performs this surgery for patients who travel to Beverly Hills from other states and even other countries to benefit from his expertise. In these cases, our team is happy to assist patients with planning their travel and accommodations to ensure a comfortable, stress-free experience.Labiaplasty patients also benefit from our patient-tailored, combination treatment approach. To complement the functional and aesthetic improvements achieved with labia surgery, we offer exclusive and comprehensive Vaginal Beautification ™ and sexual rejuvenation treatment options, including: