TORONTO, July 5, 2018 /CNW/ - A once taboo topic to disclose, the dialogue around cosmetic surgery has evolved. Women and men are speaking more openly about their procedures whether injectables or more invasive surgeries. One procedure that is gaining popularity but is still relatively unknown is Labiaplasty.
At Power Plastic Surgery, an all-female private practice located in Yorkville, Dr. Stephanie Power is seeing women of all ages interested in Labiaplasty, meant to reduce the length of elongated labia. On average, Dr. Power is performing one to two procedures per week and rising. "People tend to think of cosmetic procedures being focused on the very visible parts of the body, breasts, and face," says Power. "Cosmetic surgery is about feeling confident and comfortable and Labiaplasty is doing just that."
The surgery may be empowering for many women, allowing them to feel more confident during intimacy, in tight fitting clothing, and more comfortable during fitness activities such as spin class. Many older women are often interested in how the surgery can help with loss of elasticity. Whatever the incentive, the surgery provides patients with confidence and increased comfort once fully healed.
"Patients come in with specific concerns about their labia – whether it be too large, discoloured, or a cause of discomfort during physical activity," says Power. "During the consultation, we speak openly to identify the concerns and choose the surgical technique accordingly."
The most common types of Labiaplasty are known as the trim and wedge techniques. If the patient is worried about the length of her labia, as well as darkened tissue in the area, then a trim Labiaplasty is considered. With this procedure, the length of the labia minora is decreased and pink, healthy tissue is restored. Alternatively, a wedge Labiaplasty means that a v-shaped wedge is removed from the labia minora. This reduces the size of the labia, without altering the colour of the tissue.
Typically performed under local anesthetic, the surgery itself takes between 30 minutes to an hour, and patients often drive themselves home after the procedure. With straightforward aftercare steps such as intermittent icing and reduced physical activity in the days following the surgery, the healing process tends to be quick. Patients can generally return to work within a few days and get back to their routines, including exercising, within four to six weeks.
ABOUT POWER PLASTIC SURGERY
Opened in 2013 by Dr. Stephanie Power, Power Plastic Surgery is an all-female practice located in Yorkville. Performing both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures, the practice provides patients with personalized care in state of the art operating rooms. Dr. Power personally performs each consultation and surgery and maintains open communication with each patient following their procedures to address any questions they may have. For more information about Power Plastic Surgery, please visit http://www.powerplasticsurgery.com/.
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