One of the most common methods used to perform labiaplasty surgery is with the edge technique – and it’s the technique that I use most often. It’s a very reliable method of reducing the size of the labia minora while also addressing cosmetic concerns like hyperpigmentation. Here’s what you should know:
What is the edge technique?
Also called direct excision or simply a trim, the edge technique is the most common type of labiaplasty surgery performed. The technique is effectively able to address a range of different cosmetic issues that affect the labia minora and makes the procedure very simple and straightforward for the plastic surgeon and the patient.
The edge technique involves a small, curved linear incision made to the outer margin of the labia from top to bottom. This trims away some of the naturally darkest skin tissue while also adjusting the size, shape, and length of the labia minora permanently. The removal of excess labial tissue achieves a much more youthful and “petite” look. After the procedure is finished, the incisions are closed with sutures and the area heals incredibly well, often without any scarring whatsoever.
Due to the nature of the procedure, I may recommend a clitoral hood reduction as well because it can leave the clitoral hood looking disproportionately large. This procedure can be done at the same time as labiaplasty and achieves a delicate, natural-looking contour.
During the procedure, I take great care to ensure that the vagina remains balanced and symmetrical when making incisions to remove excess skin and there is no uneven transition where the two “trimmed” sides meet.
Why the edge technique for labiaplasty?
The edge technique is ideal for women seeking a more “petite” looking vagina along with those wanting a younger appearance, as the removal of the darker labial tissue leaves behind more youthful pinkish skin around the edge.
There are a few reasons why plastic surgeons like me prefer the edge technique over techniques. In fact, I have almost exclusively used it throughout the past 300+ labiaplasty surgeries I have performed! This is because the edge technique:
- Heals beautifully and quicker than other techniques with minimal risk of scarring.
- Addresses cosmetic concerns like dark pigmentation.
- Addresses thick outer edges of the labia.
- Corrects asymmetry.
- Allows surgeons more flexibility when contouring each side of the labia.
- Provides very natural-looking results overall.
Based on the information provided in the document, it’s clear that the Edge Technique is a well-regarded method for performing labiaplasty, offering a multitude of benefits such as quicker healing, reduced scarring, and natural-looking results. Here’s a proposed conclusion and Call to Action (CTA) that could be added at the end of the content:
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