Cosmetic Gynecology Services, Including Labiaplasty and Clitoral Hood Reduction in the San Gabriel Valley
Vaginal rejuvenation surgeries, including labiaplasty and clitoral hood reduction, are becoming more popular as more women are finally feeling comfortable discussing and addressing this intimate area. Concerns regarding the vaginal area, including excess tissue in the external vulva and clitoral hood, pose both aesthetic and physical problems. Fortunately, these issues can be addressed with one or more vaginal rejuvenation techniques.
Dr. Dolores Kent is a Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery specializing in cosmetic and gynecological surgeries in San Gabriel, California, located close to Los Angeles at the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains.
What Procedures Can You Include in Your Cosmetic Gynecology Treatment?
Some of our most popular treatments include:
Labiaplasty is performed to reduce the size of large labia minora (the lips surrounding the vaginal opening). Labia often stretch due to childbirth, age, or significant weight fluctuations.
Large labia can show in tight clothing, like yoga pants or bathing suits (the infamous “camel toe”). Additionally, this extra tissue can make certain physical activities like bike riding or sexual intercourse uncomfortable.
Surgical labiaplasty is performed by trimming the excess tissue on each labium. This can be done using a trim technique (where tissue is excised along the rim of the labium) or a wedge technique (where a wedge-shaped piece of tissue is removed from each labium, but the remaining edge remains intact).
Some patients may benefit from non-surgical labiaplasty, which can use radio-frequency treatments to improve the look and size of the labia.
Dr. Kent will explain your labiaplasty options during your consultation.
Clitoral Hood Reduction
Much like its name sounds, clitoral hood reduction removes a portion or all of the clitoral hood tissue to expose more of the clitoris. This not only helps with the appearance of the genital area but can improve sexual arousal and sensation.
This is not a complete list of the gynecological services we offer. You can learn more about your vaginal rejuvenation options by visiting our services page.
Why Should You Consider Combining These Procedures?
While some women are only interested in one vaginal rejuvenation technique, many women have multiple concerns. These treatments can often be performed simultaneously, allowing for a single surgery and recovery period.
Combining labiaplasty with clitoral hood reduction promotes aesthetics and comfort and can even lead to more enjoyable sex.
Is There a Recovery Period After Labiaplasty and Clitoral Hood Reduction?
Because both labiaplasty and clitoral hood reduction procedures require surgery, there will be some associated downtime accompanied by bruising and swelling.
These surgeries are performed under anesthesia, and you will not feel any discomfort during the procedure itself; however, you can expect to develop some discomfort and pain once the anesthesia wears off. This can last a few days, and Dr. Kent will prescribe pain medication if necessary. Some patients do fine with over-the-counter pain medication like TYLENOL®.
It is important that you avoid strenuous exercise and penetrative sex for at least six weeks. You will also want to avoid wearing tampons.
Are My Labiaplasty and Clitoral Hood Reduction Results Permanent?
Labiaplasty and clitoral hood reduction techniques provide long-lasting results. Additional pregnancies or significant weight fluctuations can impact the quality of results. For labiaplasty, we often suggest waiting until you are finished with your biological family.
Patients can extend the quality of their results by maintaining a stable weight with a healthy lifestyle.
How to Find Us
Dr. Dolores Kent offers two locations to serve you. While her primary practice facility is in Los Angeles, her satellite office serves Temple City, Monterey Park, and San Gabriel (Asian Beauty MedSpa).
Our satellite office is located at:
1512 S San Gabriel Boulevard
San Gabriel, CA 91776
Interested in Labiaplasty or Clitoral Hood Reduction in the San Gabriel Valley?
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