Costs can vary based on individual patient needs and the amount of surgery required.The costs involved in this procedure include facility/hospital fees, medical tests, anesthesia fees, Dr. Jimerson’s fee and any medication or post-operative garments that may be required. Our staff will provide you with a detailed cost estimate for your procedure.
As with most elective cosmetic procedures, there are several basic criteria that determine if you’re a good candidate for the laser reduction labiaplasty of the labia minora with reduction of the clitoral hood. They include:
- You are insecure about the appearance of your labia and clitoral hood
- You have pain or discomfort due to the size or shape of your labia and clitoral hood
- You have discomfort wearing certain clothing, exercising or having sex
- You enjoy relatively good health without any medical conditions that could jeopardize your healing or present surgical risks
- You’re a non-smoker (smoking can impair the healing process), and you have realistic expectations on what the surgery can do for you
You will have swelling, bruising and discomfort in the groin area following the procedure. The swelling will be most noticeable during the first few days, but will gradually dissipate over the next 2-3 weeks.Some spotting is seen after labiaplasty and is normal. Most patients return to work within 3-7 days, but it can up to 3 months for the labia to completely heal. You will be able to resume sexual intercourse after 6 weeks.
You will discuss various anesthesia options with Dr. Jimerson, including sedation, general anesthesia and pudendal blocks.. He will determine the best type of anesthesia based on the procedures, your health history and his preferences.The procedure utilizes a special laser that is used to perform the labiaplasty and reduction of the clitoral hood. The labia minora is aligned, and edges are closed with absorbable stitches. The clitoral hood is shaped and sculpted to a natural size and appearance. To help with swelling and discomfort, you should apply ice packs to your genital area on and off for the first 48 hours.
As with any surgical procedure, there are some potential risks or complications. You have to determine if the benefits that you’ll obtain from your procedure outweigh the risks involved.Dr. Jimerson and his trained staff will do everything possible to minimize risks and postoperative complications. Risks of the procedure may include:
- Anesthesia • Bleeding • Infection • Bruising • Hematoma • Changes in sensation
It’s important to discuss any concerns you have with Dr. Jimerson prior to your surgery. If you have a question – please ask!
Prior to the surgery you will have a consultation with Dr. Jimerson. This is an important appointment, as it will give you an opportunity to ask questions about the procedure and what you can expect from the surgery.He will discuss you specific goals, take a medical history and review your current medications. Photos are usually taken, both before and after the surgery.
You will also be able to learn what options are available to you, along with the risks and possible complications of the procedure.
What happens prior to the laser reduction labiaplasty of the labia minora and reduction of the clitoral hood procedure? You will have lab tests, and the doctor may have you take new medications or adjust the medications that you’re currently taking.If you smoke, you must stop several weeks prior the surgery, as it can severely impeded the healing process.
Finally, you should arrange to have someone available to drive you home after your surgery, and to be with you for the first night.
Laser: a special light that is used to cut tissue
General anesthetic: drugs and gasses that are used to put you completely asleep during your surgery so you don’t realize what is happening and you won’t feel any pain
Pudendal Block: a special nerve block that is done to numb the entire vagina and vulva so you won’t feel any sensation during the procedure
IV sedation: special medications administered through an IV to make you relaxed and drowsy during your procedure
During your appointment, it’s good to ask Dr. Jimerson questions about your procedure.Here are some questions to consider:
– What surgical technique is recommended?
– How long will the recovery period be for my surgery?
– What risks are associated with my surgery?
– What type of complications can happen?
– When will I be able to see the results of my surgery?
– Do you think that I’m a good candidate for this procedure?
Bes sure to ask any other questions you have about Dr. Jimerson, the procedure or anything else that concerns you about your surgery.
Dr. Jimerson and his team have years of extensive training and experience in all areas of cosmetic surgery, liposuction and fat grafting. He has pioneered face and body sculpting techniques that bring patients exceptional, long-lasting results.The team is committed to meet your unique needs, with a natural, long-lasting look. Because of his expertise, Dr. Jimerson offers patients reduced operative times, which means faster recovery times. In addition, he strives to use techniques that are safer than traditional procedures.