You may not have been aware up until now that the forward-facing part of your privates has a name: mons pubis or mons veneris (“rising ground” of Venus or “venery”.) According to the Merck Medical Manual, this mound of fatty tissue that covers the pubic bone contains oil-secreting (sebaceous) glands that release substances that are involved in sexual attraction (pheromones).
While no two vaginas are the same, women frequently question what is normal and healthy when it comes to size, shape, and color. Labia minora reduction in Miami is a rapidly increasing surgery. Here are all your questions answered:
What Is a Labia Minora Reduction?
A quick anatomy lesson:
“The vulva comprises of many parts like the:
- Labia majora and labia minora,
- Mons pubis,
- Bulb of the vestibule,
- Vestibule of the vagina,
- Vaginal orifice and greater/lesser vestibular glands,
- Hymen, and
The labia consist of the lip like formations called labia majora and labia minora. Labia are the two longitudinal fleshy folds on Vulva.”
In most cases, it is perfectly normal to have noticeable skin folds around a woman’s vaginal opening. However, some women experience chafing during sex, walking or even while sitting due to too large labia. Often labiaplasty (or labia minora reduction) is done for cosmetic reasons: it helps to boost your body image.
Labia Minora Reduction Procedure
The labia minora reduction procedure involves removing parts of the inner labia to reduce their size and reshape the vaginal lips. The surgery is done under local or general anesthetic and can take between 45-60 minutes. The stitches used are dissolvable, so do not need to be removed.
Labia Minora Reduction Recovery
Adapted for childbirth, this area of your body heals incredibly well. However, here are some tips for a problem-free recovery:
- It is advisable to take it easy for the first couple of days.
- Plan for a week off work, depending on how physically strenuous your job is.
- The stitches used will dissolve within four to six weeks. Use sanitary towels rather than tampons for that period.
- Avoid high impact exercise for six weeks.
- Sexual activity can be resumed at six weeks – all depending on your level of comfort.
Labia Minora Reduction Cost
The average cost of labia minora reduction surgery starts at $3,000. The cost will be dependent on the recommendation Dr. Jose will make based on your circumstances.
Labia Minora Before and After, Miami
To ensure an objective comparison, these before and after images have been taken with a consistent camera angle, lighting, posture, and clothing. They have not been altered in any way. As is the nature of this procedure, be warned that these labia minora reduction IMAGES ARE GRAPHIC.
Why Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz?
If you are considering labia minora reduction, Miami is home to Dr. Jose Rodríguez-Feliz. With his qualifications, years of experience and a a pioneer in the development of new techniques and standards, you can be assured of exquisite results as well as compassion.
To book a consultation or for hotel arrangements, private traveling, and private nursing/support staff for out-of-town patients, please contact Miami Plastic Surgery on (305) 595-2969.