Thanks to the pioneering efforts of plastic surgeons like Dr. Gary Alter of Beverly Hills, plastic surgery of the genitals is becoming more and more accepted today.
Surgeons can now safely treat a fatty mons pubis (the hair-bearing area on top of your pubic bone) with liposuction. Surgeons in the past were concerned about liposuction in this area, for fear of making the genitals numb. Safe techniques are now known and have a better anatomical understanding of this area. Mons rejuvenation has become a realistic goal.
Labiaplasty for vaginal rejuvenation is another technique that can now be safely offered. Enlarged labia can be the result of age and childbirth, or they can be something you are born with. Atrophy of the anterior vaginal wall can be treated with fillers or fat. Although these are typically considered cosmetic issues, they can cause itching, discomfort, and other functional issues like urinary incontinence.
Most recently, the introduction of vaginal laser rejuvenation has revolutionized the treatment of our female patients. Not only is it improving aesthetics and sexual function, but also these laser modalities are helping with urinary incontinence. Concerning surgery, the good news is that correction is very easy and healing is fast. In Dr. Hatef’s practice, these procedures are most often done in combination with abdominoplasty and liposuction. If you are bothered by any of these issues, bring them up during your consultation or call for an appointment to discuss your options.