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New York Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty also referred to as labia reduction, is a surgical procedure that focuses on removing excess tissue in either the labia majora or the labia minora. Labiaplasty patients tend to be women who typically wish to reduce the size of their labia for functional reasons. Labiaplasty is also used as a cosmetic procedure. This procedure can introduce many positive changes for patients, including:

  • Elimination of twisting and tugging of the labia while biking and exercising
  • Reduction of discomfort during intimacy
  • Elimination of itching and irritation due to the presence of excess tissue
  • Creation of balance and symmetry
  • Sculpting of a smaller and slimmer vaginal profile
  • Ability to more comfortably wear tight and revealing clothing

Dr. Marc Everett wants you to feel comfortable in your own body. Labiaplasty is a versatile procedure that can be used to address both the inner and outer labia. Whether you are unhappy because of discomfort or physical appearance due to excess labial tissue, consider a labiaplasty procedure to increase your quality of life and your self-confidence.

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The Procedure

The Procedure

Major vs. Minor Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty can address either the labia majora or the labia minora, depending on the patient’s needs. Patients with excessive tissue located in the inner lips of the vagina are candidates for inner labiaplasty, otherwise known as labia minoraplasty. For women with excessive tissue in the outer hair-bearing lips of the vagina, outer labiaplasty, also called labia majoraplasty, will address their issues.

Labia Minoraplasty Procedure

Labia minoraplasty is completed under either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. Two different methods exist for performing the procedure: the wedge method and the trim method. Dr. Marc Everett discusses the main advantages and disadvantages of both options with their patients before the procedure, ensuring the goals of the operation align with their desired results.

With the trim method, the outer edges of the labia minora are cut away, creating a smaller, more aesthetically pleasing vaginal profile. The newly exposed edges of the labia minora are then sutured shut using dissolvable stitches. The trim method can remove discolored and hyperpigmented tissue that often develops on the outer edges of the labia. The incisions leave behind minimal scarring along the edges of the labia that is typically not noticeable. The trim method allows for the greatest amount of excess tissue removal.

During the wedge method, a V-shaped piece of tissue is excised from the middle section of each labium. The edges of the labia are then sutured together, allowing patients to maintain the existing edges of the labia for a more natural appearance. The wedge method does not allow for the removal of as much tissue as the trim method and does not address darkened tissue. While the wedge method benefits from not producing any noticeable scarring, not every patient is a candidate for the procedure.

Labia minoraplasty surgery typically lasts one hour.

Labia Majoraplasty Procedure

Labia majoraplasty is also completed under either general anesthesia or local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. The procedure may begin with light liposuction to remove excess fat located in the outer lips of the vagina to reduce the vaginal profile.

Once the patient has been numbed, and excess fat has been removed if necessary, two small crescents of tissue are removed from the inner portion of each outer labium. All incisions are made in the natural crease of the inner and outer labia, meaning no scarring is evident following labia majoraplasty.

After the appropriate amount of tissue has been removed from the labia majora, the labia are sutured shut. The procedure lasts one to two hours.

Recovery & Results

Labiaplasty is a relatively minor procedure that does not produce an overly painful or lengthy recovery period. Patients should plan for two to four days of downtime and up to one week off from work following surgery.

Common side effects include swelling, soreness, bruising, and itchiness. Ice packs may be used intermittently to provide comfort and to help minimize swelling. Pain medication will also be prescribed to mitigate discomfort immediately following surgery. Most swelling and bruising will fade in the first few weeks of recovery, although swelling can take up to six months to completely subside. Sleeping with hips elevated will aid in recovery and swelling management.

Patients will need to refrain from exercise, strenuous activities, intercourse, and using tampons for about one month. Results are evident in four to six weeks as the side effects continue to diminish. Final results develop in four to six months with the elimination of any lingering swelling.

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Q&A with Dr. Marc Everett

Can labiaplasty be combined with vaginoplasty?

Absolutely. If you are interested in rejuvenating both the inner and outer vagina, then let us know during your initial consultation, and we will discuss both procedures with you.

How soon following labiaplasty can I shower?

Patients can shower 24 hours following labiaplasty surgery but should wait for their incisions to heal entirely before swimming or taking a bath.

Will undergoing labiaplasty affect sensations during sex?

Because the procedure deals exclusively with the labial tissue, sensation during intercourse is not affected.

How visible is scarring following labiaplasty?

Scarring is minimal in all cases for labiaplasty surgery. During outer labiaplasty, all incisions are made in the crease of the inner and outer labia, creating inconspicuous scarring that is not noticeable. With the wedge method for inner labiaplasty, the natural edges of the labia minora are left intact, and scarring is virtually nonexistent. Patients who undergo inner labiaplasty using the trim method may have scars along the exposed edges of the inner labia, but scarring is always very minimal and unnoticeable.

Is the wedge or trim method better for inner labiaplasty?

Both procedural options are useful techniques for reducing the size and appearance of the labia minora. Typically, patients undergo the procedure using the trim method as it allows for the most amount of tissue removal and also addresses discoloration, but some patients may benefit more from the wedge method. Patients interested in eliminating discoloration along the edges of the labia minora will need to undergo the procedure using the trim method to receive optimal results. We will determine which option is best for you after an in-person consultation.

Do I need labia majoraplasty or labia minoraplasty surgery?

If your inner vaginal lips are bothersome and create functional concerns, aesthetic concerns, or both, then you would benefit from labia minoraplasty or inner labiaplasty surgery. If you are unhappy with the appearance or size of your outer vaginal lips, then you would benefit from labia majoraplasty or outer labiaplasty surgery. We can discuss both options with you and clarify the difference between each procedure during an in-person evaluation.

Am I a good candidate for labiaplasty?

If you are unhappy with the size, shape, or appearance of your labia or experience regular discomfort during exercise or intercourse due to excess labial tissue, then you are likely a good candidate for labiaplasty. Our ideal candidate is a non-smoker, is in relatively good health, and has realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure. Labiaplasty can be performed on women of most ages, including minors.

If you feel self-conscious about the size, shape, or symmetry of your labia, then consider a labiaplasty procedure with Dr. Marc Everett. Labiaplasty can make not only a marked improvement in your self-confidence and your sex life but can also improve your comfort when exercising or wearing tight clothing. Whether you have enlarged labia due to weight loss, aging, pregnancy or simply genetics, Dr. Marc Everett will work with you to address all of your concerns in one easy procedure.

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Rapid Recovery Breast Reduction In NYC

It’s time you chose the right doctor to perform your breast reduction in NYC. Achieving your ideal body image is no easy endeavor, but Dr. Marc Everett has helped thousands of women attain this goal by creating and sculpting a more attractive and proportionate breast. Dr. Everett performs the breast reduction operation more than any other, and his techniques and care strategies are designed in such a way to result in spectacular outcomes with almost no care needed after surgery and minimal downtime.

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Reasons to Consider Breast Reduction Surgery

Breast reduction surgery can help individuals relieve the physical discomfort and emotional distress that many people with large breasts may feel. This procedure can offer many benefits to patients, including:

  • Improved self-image and self-confidence
  • More balanced body proportions
  • Increased ability to exercise and be physically active
  • Expanded clothing options
  • Reduced bra strap indentations and skin irritation
  • Improved posture
  • Alleviated neck, shoulder and back pain

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Dr. Everett will determine if you are a good candidate for this procedure after an in-person evaluation. You may be a good candidate for a breast reduction if:

  • You are in good general health
  • You do not smoke
  • You are suffering from negative physical and mental effects due to overly large breasts
  • Your breasts are finished developing
  • You have realistic expectations of the outcome of the procedure

New York City Breast Reduction In NYC

Breast reduction surgery begins with a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Everett, who has garnered a reputation as one of the best breast reduction surgeons in NYC. As this is the procedure he performs most often, it’s also the consultation he sees the most patients for.

During this initial meeting, Dr. Everett will explain the options available to you and educate you about the implications of future pregnancy, ability to breastfeed, changes in nipple sensation, and more so that you may make informed decisions about your procedure. Multiple techniques may be considered, but the method you and Dr. Everett ultimately choose will depend on multiple factors, including: the size of your breasts, the type of excess tissue present, and your individual goals. The objectives of the breast reduction surgery are threefold.

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The Three Goals of Breast Reduction according to Dr. Everett

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The first objective is to remove anywhere between a third and two-thirds of your breast tissue, reducing the actual weight that neck, upper back and shoulders have to carry.

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The second objective is the redistribution of the remaining breast tissue higher onto your chest wall. This changes the weight bearing dynamic and now your breasts will be seated high and pointed forward, facing your movements, instead of hanging low and away from you and working against your movements, i.e. “the pendulum effect.”

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The third objective is to create two beautiful breast mounds that are nearly identical in size, shape and position. The third objective is never less important than the first two. In fact, Dr. Everett considers every single breast reduction to be a “Cosmetic Breast Reduction.” It doesn’t matter if your operation is covered by your insurance or paid for out of pocket.

Rapid Recovery

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New York breast reduction is easier than you would ever imagine it to be. NYC breast surgery is an outpatient surgery performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Everett also never uses drains in this operation, as he doesn’t feel there is an indication to do so.

Additionally, Dr. Everett utilizes the most cutting edge pain reduction techniques for breast reduction surgery. In fact, most of our patients do not take a single pain pill, and as long as your job doesn’t demand significant physical labor, you can return to work in 4-5 days.

The tensions on your neck and shoulders can disappear immediately and some patients improve their posture in weeks. You will notice results right away and will continue seeing the evolution of your breast surgery results over the next several months. Some subtle changes can continue for up to a year until your breasts are fully settled.

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Reductions and Insurance

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The cost of plastic surgery is something that many of our clients wonder about before they visit. Most health insurance plans do not cover elective procedures like cosmetic surgery. This means that no matter what the cost of your surgery is, you will likely need to pay out of pocket. There are some exceptions, however, and New York breast reduction surgery may be one.

In many cases, a breast reduction procedure alleviates unpleasant or painful symptoms that women experience as a result of having disproportionately large breasts. Consider the ways your breast size impacts your daily life and create a list that details how your breasts are problematic for your health and well-being. Women whose breasts are sizable enough to cause problems such as neck and shoulder pain, skin irritation or difficulty exercising may be eligible for breast reduction surgery that is partially or fully covered by their health insurance plan. It’s unlikely that your procedure will be covered if you have no symptoms and are seeking a breast reduction solely for cosmetic purposes.

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If you aren’t sure whether your breasts are impacting your health, a visit with a visit to Dr. Everett or your primary care doctor for an exam can help bring any medical concerns to light.
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The Procedure

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Breast reduction surgery in NYC begins with a consultation. During this initial meeting, Dr. Everett will explain the options available to you so that you may make informed decisions about your procedure. Multiple techniques can be utilized when performing breast reduction surgery. The method used for you will depend on the size of your breasts, the type of excess tissue present and your desired outcome.

To begin the procedure, Dr. Everett will make incisions in the designated areas. The nipple will then be adjusted to place it in a more upright and centered location. If necessary, the areola will be reduced at this point. Dr. Everett will then remove excess skin and tissue and reshape the remaining tissue, ensuring symmetry between both breasts. The incisions will be sutured closed to complete the procedure.

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Traditional or Anchor Incision

The traditional or anchor incision technique requires three incisions: one around the areola within the natural texture of the skin, one extending vertically from the areola to the natural crease beneath the breast and one horizontally underneath the fold of the breast. This method maximizes the amount of tissue removal possible and can treat moderate to severe sagging.

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Vertical or Lollipop

The vertical or lollipop incision technique utilizes two of the incisions from the traditional technique but avoids the horizontal incision beneath the breast. This is a newer method that allows for mild to moderate tissue removal, meaning it is not the best option for all patients.

Liposuction

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The vertical or lollipop incision technique utilizes two of the incisions from the traditional technique but avoids the horizontal incision beneath the breast. This is a newer method that allows for mild to moderate tissue removal, meaning it is not the best option for all patients.

Recovery & Results

Expect to rest for about 48 hours after your procedure. Common side effects include swelling, bruising, soreness, numbness and discomfort that can last several hours. Some patients can return to work in one week, while others may need to wait two weeks before resuming their daily schedules. Plan to wear a sports bra for at least four weeks after your procedure. Underwire and push-up bras can harm your results and irritate your incisions while they heal. Dr. Everett will provide you with thorough postoperative instructions so you can ensure your body receives the care it needs to heal and deliver beautiful results.

Breast Reduction Results

Results will be noticeable right away and will continue to develop over the coming weeks. Swelling will make your breasts larger at first and they may temporarily appear asymmetrical if they heal at different rates. Final results are typically visible three to six months into recovery, although subtle changes in size can continue for up to one year. The scars will reach full maturity in about 12 to 18 months. Once your breasts have settled into their new size and shape, you can enjoy your size reduction — as well as improved self-confidence, relief from discomfort and a broader range of clothing options — well into the future.

Recovery and back to work in

4 to 5 Days

Back to exercise in

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Final results in

3 to 6 Months

Scars reach full maturity in

12 to 18 Months

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What makes Dr. Marc Everett the best breast reduction surgeon in NYC?

It starts with his expertise and experience, as well as his compassion for every patient who walks through the doors of our office. No two women’s bodies are identical — which means breast reduction requires an artistic and detail-oriented approach in order to achieve results that are beautiful and balanced.

Dr. Everett is a thought leader of New York’s surgical community, and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, a member of The Aesthetic Society’s Product Development & Market Research Committee and a reviewer for the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

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Breast Reduction FAQ’s

Why is it called rapid recovery breast reduction?

Dr. Everett utilizes the most cutting-edge pain reduction techniques for breast reduction surgery.  In fact, most of our patients do not take a single pain pill, and as long as your job doesn’t demand significant physical labor, you can return to work in 4-5 days. Dr. Everett also never uses drains in this operation, as he doesn’t feel there is an indication to do so.

Am I a good candidate for breast reduction surgery?

Good candidates for breast reduction surgery are women who are in good health, do not smoke, are suffering from negative physical and mental effects due to overly large breasts, and whose breasts are finished developing. We can better determine if you are a good candidate after an in-person evaluation.

Which incision technique is best for me?

We will discuss this with you in detail after performing an in-person evaluation. Not every option is available to each patient. Sometimes the best method for patients may not correlate with their desires for minimal scarring, but we always emphasize placing a priority on results and improved quality of life, rather than the presence of minor scarring. We will help you make an informed incision during this part of the process so that you can be satisfied with your results.

How long before I can go swimming or take a bath?

Once your surgical bandages have been removed, you are free to shower and get your incisions wet. However, you should refrain from submerging your breasts until your incisions have fully healed. Avoid swimming or taking a bath for at least two days following surgery.

Will I be able to breastfeed after breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction surgery can make breastfeeding more difficult later in life. Depending on the method used for the surgery, breastfeeding may not be an option for all patients following breast reduction. We will go over this with you more in-depth before your surgery and take every precaution necessary to both provide optimal results and retain your ability to breastfeed if possible.

How long will results last?

You can enjoy your size reduction following surgery well into the future. We only perform breast reduction after the patient’s breasts have stopped developing, so you will not need to worry about returning to your pre-surgery size. Pregnancy and weight gain can affect your results, however, since both can lead to an increase in breast size. We can discuss this in more detail during an initial consultation.

What kind of bra will I need to wear following surgery?

You should plan on wearing a sports bra for at least four weeks after your procedure. Underwire and push-up bras can harm your results and also irritate incisions while they heal. You should refrain from purchasing new and expensive bras until most of your swelling has diminished, around two or three months into your recovery.

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At Marc Everett MD, we know that breast reduction can be a life-changing procedure for women who struggle with the physical and mental weight of macromastia. We believe every woman should be able to feel comfortable and confident in her own body and we are here to assist you in reaching that goal. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Marc Everett in Manhattan or Queens — you can reach us at 212-774-7715.

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