Labiaplasty FAQ

The Center for Cosmetic Surgery

Questions About Labiaplasty

Do your surgeons do labial reductions?

Labial reduction, often called labiaplasty, has become a popular procedure with Denver women. Our board-certified plastic surgeons perform this procedure in our office surgical suite or in combination with another procedure at our outpatient surgical facility.

Will smoking affect my recovery?

Smoking after labiaplasty or any surgical procedure adversely affects wound healing. The small vessels that supply blood to the tissues shrink up and prevent the necessary nutrients for healing to get to the wound. The incidence of having a wound complication such as an open wound or skin death is much higher in smokers. Furthermore, the rate of wound infection is also significantly increased in smokers for the same reason of limited blood flow. Because of this, a patient must stop smoking for a minimum of two weeks prior to surgery to decrease the risk of these complications.

Which of your doctors has the most experience with this procedure ? Also, is it wise to travel to Golden and then return immediately to Pueblo to recover? Or should I find someone closer?

All of our doctors are experienced in this procedure. We see many patients from out of town and actually have seen many patients in our practice from Pueblo. We generally recommend that you stay in town overnight prior to heading back to Pueblo, but it is not necessary.

What is the recovery like after a labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty reduces the excess labial skin that not only creates hygiene problems for many women, but serves as a source of embarrassment for them. The recovery varies form person to person but generally requires pain pills and relaxation for a few days followed by a gradual resumption of normal activities.

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