A labiaplasty in Tampa reduces the size of the labia minora, which refers to the inner vagina lips located inside the labia majora.
Generally, a labiaplasty procedure on its own will take 1 to 2 hours under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. Two techniques are commonly used for a labiaplasty in Tampa: the most popular type being the “trim” procedure, where an incision is made along the edge of the labia, extra tissue is removed, and then sewn up directly. The “wedge” procedure goes across the labia and tightens the labia minora after removing a pie-shaped piece of tissue. Incisions for both techniques are usually closed with absorbable sutures. Dr. Buchanan prefers a wedge procedure for most patients, as it retains the natural labial edge and creates a less prominent scar line; however, it may not be ideal for all patients.