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677 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 404
Honolulu Hawaii 96813
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon - Dr. Michael Anthony Pasquale D.O. specializes in labiaplasty, vaginoplasty and many other female cosmetic surgery procedures at his Plastic Surgery Hawaii Honolulu clinic.
Many women are self conscious with their genitalia because of large labia minora (lips). In some cases, a woman with large or floppy inner genital lips can have pain and irritation during sexual intercourse or possibly while riding a bicycle or even exercise. Many times a thick, asymmetrical labia can be noticed through form fitting clothing, making a woman feel unattractive and uncomfortable. THe women who elect to have labiaplasty surgery are usually concerned with their self image and sometimes feel embarrassment with their sexual partner. Labiaplasty surgery performed by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon can remedy many of these issues.
Labiaplasty is a procedure to reshape or reduce the labia minora by removing or reshaping the tissue of the labia. This will lead to a more symmetrical clean and appealing appearance. These large protuberance of the labia minora can be caused by genetics, injury, sexual intercourse, childbirth or just plain aging. Labiaplasty surgery can restore a woman's self esteem and help with confidence. The Labiaplasty can result in a more youthful appearance to the genitalia.
Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Pasquale performs a procedure he developed for labiaplasty that retains the individual shape (if wanted) minimizes any scar and prevents pigmentation change. With all the procedures, Dr. Pasquale achieves a final result that will minimize scarring and will appear as if no surgery had been done. You may not only be pleased with the transformation achieved through labiaplasty surgery but amazed as well.
Pre-operative education and understanding is essential to the best outcome of cosmetic surgery. Labiaplasty as a cosmetic procedure is no different. The results of your surgery depend largely on your complete understanding and compliance with all pre and post operative instructions that are given to you by Dr. Pasquale and his clinical staff.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Michael Pasquale and his staff in Hawaii will make sure that you have a full understanding of the details of your post labiaplasty care and recovery.
You will be given pre-operative antibiotics which you should take until complete. As well as pain medication prescriptions which should easily make you feel comfortable after your labiaplasty surgery.
We also have a postoperative kit with instructions on the proper care of your labiplasty surgical site. This kit includes the essentials, however it may be a good idea to pick up a box of old fashion vaginal pads to use as a dressings.
You will need someone to drive you home after the procedure or to your hotel room. Its a good idea to have someone with you for 24 hours after the procedure. If you do not have anyone, our staff may stay with you on an indivdual arrangement.
As with all cosmetic surgery in our Hawaii clinic you, will need to be given written instructions and pre-operative packet in which there is a list of medications to avoid as well. It is important that certain medications such as aspirin are avoided at least two weeks before labiaplasty surgery. If you live in another state or country we will provide this information in the mail or email prior to your arrival in Hawaii for your labiaplasty surgery.
All cosmetic surgery carries some degree of risk and complication. A labiaplasty is no different and can result in unwanted scarring and infection. Although these events are infrequent, they sometimes can occur. Plastic surgeons who perform this procedure report low rates of complications and side effects, ranging between 1-3%.
Some possible rare complications are :
- blood clots
- skin loss
- asymmetrical lips
- loss of sensation / pain
- scar overgrowth
- recurrence of labial growth
Complications are extremely rare with the labiaplasty procedure. As with all of our plastic surgery patients, there are thorough discussions and medical background checks done at the initial consultation and the pre operative appointment for labiaplasty surgery. Dr. Pasquale will always make an expert determination with the primary concern being the patients health and wellness, not just the cosmetic improvement. The degree of risk involved with any surgery can be greatly affected by the plastic surgeon you choose. Labiaplasty surgery should be performed by a trained & experienced, board certified plastic surgeon. Complications related to labiaplasty surgery can also be lessened by strict adherence to pre and post-operative instructions given by Dr. Pasquale and his clinical staff.
- Authored by: Michael A. Pasquale