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What to Look For in a Labiaplasty Surgeon

For a surprisingly large number of women, excessively large or protruding labia can cause significant lifestyle problems, and very real physical discomfort. More and more women are choosing to deal with this issue by means of a plastic surgery procedure called labiaplasty.

Beverly Hills is, of course, home to a disproportionately large number of plastic surgeons. While it’s obviously important to choose the right surgeon for your labiaplasty, especially given the sensitive nature of the area being treated, it can be difficult to know what exactly to look for in a surgeon.

When selecting a surgeon for your labiaplasty (Beverly Hills location), it’s important to realize that not all plastic surgeons, not even all ASPS board certified surgeons, have the same type of training and background. Unlike other areas of the medical field, plastic surgery is an incredibly diverse discipline, and plastic surgeons tend to specialize much more than other types of surgeons. That being said, there are some areas of training and expertise that apply across the board. Specialization and extensive training in reconstructive surgical techniques are extremely useful in any surgical context, and especially in a plastic surgery context viewing with very sensitive parts of the body.

Reconstructive surgery deals with rebuilding and repairing missing, disfigured, or malformed parts of the body. It is concerned with restoring both form and function, and is probably the closest discipline in the world of modern cosmetic surgery to a plastic surgery originated as. Reconstructive surgery specialization is not restricted to one specific part of the anatomy, or one specific subset of procedures. It is an umbrella of generally advanced surgical techniques designed to restore full form and function to any area of the body where form and function have been impaired. If you’re interested in labiaplasty, Beverly Hills has many plastic surgeons who are able to perform the procedure, but not as many of them specialize in reconstructive surgery.

In addition to reconstructive surgery specialization, most of the same criteria should apply when choosing a surgeon for your labiaplasty as would apply for any other procedure. Look for a surgeon who understands your needs, and who listens to your goals and asks questions where appropriate. Also, a doctor who performs a variety of procedures on a regular basis is generally preferable to one who only performs one or two. A plastic surgeon who performs labiaplasty in addition to face lifts, liposuction, and breast augmentations is usually a better choice than, for example, a gynecologist who can also perform a labiaplasty.

If you’re tired of suffering the indignity and discomfort of abnormally large labia, and are interested in the possibility of a labiaplasty (Beverly Hills office), book a consultation with Dr. Liu.