With Dr. Jose Rodríguez-Feliz.
While some women have naturally thinner outer vaginal lips, this is also a side effect of the aging process. Thin or wrinkled labia majora can highlight the labia minora, or inner lips, causing them to appear larger than they are and women to feel self-conscious about their anatomy. A vaginal rejuvenation technique can address this area of the genitals to provide long term cosmetic correction. Dr. Jose Rodríguez-Feliz is an expert in PRP, or platelet-rich plasma fat grafting to the labia majora.
What is PRP Fat Grafting?
Fat grafting with platelet-rich plasma is a three-step procedure using the patient’s own fat and plasma to achieve a fuller-looking outer vagina. The surgery is able to produce aesthetic results that do not interfere with any functions of the vagina, and carries vary low risk as the patient’s own tissues are used as a filler material. The procedure is performed in a few steps at Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz’s outpatient surgery center.
How is PRP Fat Grafting Performed?
To prepare the platelet-rich plasma, a patient first undergoes a blood draw where samples are collected for processing. The vials are run through a centrifuge, which creates the physical separation of the plasma from the red blood cells. After this process, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz is able to extract what some in the aesthetic field refer to as “liquid gold,” or the yellow-colored plasma that is full of essential growth factors.
After the plasma has been prepared, the patient will undergo the fat-harvesting portion of the procedure. During this surgical liposuction process, the doctor uses specialized tools – low-pressure syringes and micro cannulas, which are small suctioning tubes – to remove fat from the body. The delicate instruments ensure less trauma to the surrounding tissues and minimal damage to the fat cells that are extracted. Most women can spare this material from their abdomen (stomach), flanks (“love handles”), or inner thighs. The fat is purified so the doctor is able to work with the best parts of the material for ideal vaginal sculpting. There are a number of benefits to autologous fat grafting, or the surgical redistribution of a patient’s own fat. The area from which the adipose (fat) tissue is grafted will undergo a slight slimming, that will be permanent barring any weight gain, and there is no chance of the body rejecting the fat once it has been reintroduced to the superficial tissues in a different location.
During the next part of the procedure, the treated fat and platelet-rich plasma are integrated to offer a superior biological concoction. Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz then uses a micro cannula, or more commonly a hypodermic needle to administer the fat to the outer vaginal lips with a targeted approach. He can custom-create a woman’s ideal anatomy through this version of fat grafting. The plasma contains growth factors that help the transplanted fat to remain viable in the new location.
Benefits of PRP Fat Grafting
Aside from the obvious enhancement to the labia majora, patients can also enjoy the slimming effects that the liposuction portion of the procedure creates. Most women have problem areas of their body, and the doctor may be able to remove fat from the area of the patient’s choosing if he determines it can provide him with a viable supply.
For years, many women have been self-conscious of the appearance of their vaginas without available cosmetic fixes. Those who are dissatisfied with their natural body, or have difficulty adjusting the changes that occur as they age now have a solution. With his expertise in cosmetic surgery of the vagina, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz provides a professional and comfortable experience for the women who come to see him.
Another benefit to undergoing PRP fat grafting is the safety aspect of the procedure. In some cases, dermal injections may be used in the place of a patient’s own fat, but these treatments come with the added risk of material rejection. Through this form of labia majora enhancement, the doctor eliminates the risk for a bad reaction to a synthetic injectable that may only offer temporary improvement to the lips.
Miami Plastic Surgery with Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz
Florida vaginal rejuvenation and aesthetic surgeon, Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz has been interested in cosmetic correction of the vagina since his surgical residency. It was during this time in plastics that he learned of the demand, but recognized few providers specialized in the type of care women sought. The doctor takes care to maintain a natural look when altering a woman’s anatomy, while creating the aesthetics they desire. Plastic surgery is a perfect balance of art and science, which Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz executes flawlessly.
Contact the doctor at (305) 595-2969 to schedule a consultation at his Miami, South Miami, or Coral Gables office locations.