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Will There Be Scarring After Labiaplasty?

October 07, 2019 | 3 minute read

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For the increasing number of Houston women interested in labiaplasty surgery, improving comfort and self-confidence are primary goals for undergoing the procedure. While some people don’t understand why a woman would want cosmetic surgery in such a private area, Dr. Yarish understands fully: it’s because the most important person in the world to you sees your vagina.

Because so many Houston women desiring labiaplasty are doing so because they’re unhappy with the appearance of their genitalia – which may be naturally larger, have grown in size due to a change of hormone levels, or have changed in size or appearance after childbirth or trauma – they’re understandably curious about whether or not there will be scarring on their labia minora and/or labia majora after surgery. Local plastic surgeon Dr. Yarish, who has more than 30 years of experience, is here to tell you that you need not worry about obvious scarring after a labiaplasty surgery.

How Your Scars Will Look After Labiaplasty Surgery

Any time you have a surgical incision made, there will be a resulting scar. But because of the natural folds and wrinkles of the labia, scarring from labiaplasty is easily disguised. While the scar tissue will be initially harder and thicker in the first months after your procedure at Dr. Yarish’s Houston surgical center, over time the tissue will soften and become virtually unnoticeable. In fact, as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons says, your own gynecologist will likely be unable to find your labiaplasty scars after you’ve fully healed!

Where your scars will reside will depend on your individualized treatment plans and which part of your external genitalia is being resculpted. The three techniques for labiaplasty are:

  • The Edge Technique
    With this technique, Houston plastic surgeon Dr. Yarish will focus on either your inner labia, your outer labia, or both. He’ll trim the enlarged or hanging tissue, and also remove discolored tissue. With this technique, you will have an incision and resulting scar on the outermost point of the treated labia.
  • The Wedge Technique
    If you have enlarged or hanging inner labia, Dr. Yarish my employ the wedge technique. With this surgical process, Dr. Yarish removes a triangular wedge from the middle of your inner labia, then reconnects your side. The result will be a vertical scar on the treated inner labia.
  • The V-Wedge Technique
    The v-wedge surgical technique performs the same incision and leaves the same scar as the wedge technique. However, the incision is made on enlarged or hanging outer labia.

Discussing Your Concerns About Such A Sensitive Area Of Your Body

Dr. Yarish understands that in the not-so-distant past, talking about a desire to rejuvenate your vagina was taboo. But as research from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery shows, the prevalence of labiaplasty has increased 44% from 2013 to 2017. Word of mouth between sisters, cousins, and close friends about the benefits of this procedure has spread, and more and more Houston women are feeling comfortable coming to Dr. Yarish to discuss concerns over the appearance of or discomfort felt in their labia.

Whether your area of concern is cosmetic, comfort, or a combination of both, know that you can trust Dr. Yarish to have a professional, thorough discussion of how you can benefit from labiaplasty surgery.

To schedule an initial consultation, contact our offices today by calling (281) 326-9241.