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Labiaplasty and its importance

Apparently, most people are usually uncomfortable to openly discuss some specific matters to do with their private lives such as issues of their sexuality. As a matter of fact, this has been a taboo in many societies across the world. But as days go by, the situation has been changing gradually as more and more people are becoming more confident and unashamed to share such issues and related concerns. One of these issues affecting women in particular concerns their sexual organs and specifically about the discomfort and embarrassment caused by undesirable sizes in the flaps of skin found on their vaginal openings i.e. labia majora and minora. These enlarged labia can often cause pain and some significant discomfort as the women do their daily activities, when they wear some tight-fitting clothes as well as during intercourse. Even then, if you’re a woman experiencing such problems which may be giving you a headache, do not be discouraged for there’s hope for you thanks to advancements in medical science, in the form of Labiaplasty. But what is Labiaplasty? You may ask.

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Labiaplasty (also known as labial reduction or labioplasty) is any surgical procedure done to alter and improve the appearance of female genitals and particularly the labia. Unlike in the past, more women are seeking it for several reasons. One of the reasons has to do with alleviating the discomfort/pain mentioned above in addition to the cosmetic reasons. Moreover, another reason is that with the increasing awareness of the appearance of genitals as a result of the easy access to photographs on the internet, as well as the common social trends for shaving genital areas, more women are seeking the procedure to give them their desired genital appearance.
Other times when labiaplasty may be necessary.
-when there’s much damage to a woman’s labia after giving birth.
-when a woman’s labia are contributing towards an infection, disease or they’re affected by cancer.

Is the procedure safe and reliable?

Generally, the procedure can be safe when carried out by well-trained professionals but also carries a few risks. Some of the risks can be short-term ones such as bleeding, scarring of tissue and possible infection. The long-term ones, on the other hand, may include reduced sensitivity as well as painful sex to name a few.
The procedure is also not 100% guaranteed to give you the desired result. However if this happens or some complications occur, you may require another procedure to help fix the problem. Read more about this on an article written by a surgeon specialized in Labiaplasty in Sydney, Australia

Age recommended for the procedure

In most places, the operation can be performed on women above the age of 18 years and those with reasonably good health. However, girls under that age are not usually recommended due to the following reasons:
-their labia may later grow and develop properly beyond puberty.
-it may cause some long-term problems like loss of sensitivity, and other reasons.

How it’s carried out

The operation is usually carried out by a plastic surgeon or gynecologist. Generally, it involves reshaping or shortening of vaginal lips by cutting away the unwanted tissue with a laser or scalpel. Afterwards, the loose edge may then be stitched up with dissolvable fine stitches. The process can normally be performed using a local or general aesthetic with sedation, and usually takes less than two hours to be completed.

Length of time before full recovery

Depending on the type of operation and the individual, the post-surgical swelling and bruising that may be experienced may disappear in 3 to 8 days after which most women can get back to their normal work. However, complete healing can be realized in a few months time.
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Cost of Labiaplasty

This will also vary from one place to another and depending on the type of operation. And just to give you a rough idea, the cost may range from $3,000 to $10,000

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http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/labiaplasty/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Laser Hair Removal – Promo Article

A Better Solution for Unwanted Body Hair!

Plastic Surgery & Laser Center here in Australia is pleased to offer the world’s most advanced treatment for long term hair removal The Lightsheer (TM) diode laser system from Coherent Medical Systems is the most advanced and efficient laser designed to remove unwanted hair from any region of the body in both men and women. The Lightsheer laser has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for permanent hair removal. The beam of laser light targets the pigment contained within the hair follicle below the skin surface. The laser energy is selectively absorbed by the pigment in the hair follicle and hair shaft which severely damages the growth center of the hair. The end result is destruction of the hair or restriction of regrowth. The hair follicles in the active growth phase absorb the most amount of laser energy due to the high concentration of pigment.

removing unwanted hair from the face, neck, underarms, bikini area, chest, breasts, back, legs and other areas The laser is effective at removing unwanted hair from the face, neck, underarms, bikini area, chest, breasts, back, legs and other areas. The patented Chilltip (TM) cools the skin surface during treatment which keeps discomfort to a minimum. Optimum removal of all or most hair in a given region requires 3 to 4 sessions which are separated by 4 to 6 week intervals.

Questions and Answers About Laser Hair Removal

What is the Lightsheer Laser system?

The Lightsheer laser is a diode array type of laser which is distributed by Coherent Medical Systems and is approved for permanent hair reduction by the Food and Drug Administration. The Lightsheer laser generates light at an 810 nm wavelength which targets the melanin pigment which is contained within the hair follicle and shaft. The patented Chill Tip cooling handpiece is designed to protect the outer layer of skin by decreasing the surface temperature and preventing thermal injury from the laser beam. The Chill Tip also has a mild anesthetic effect which helps to minimize the discomfort of the procedure.

How does hair grow?

Hairs develop from a complex series of interactions between different skin elements. Hair growth is divided into three distinct phases – growth (anagen), regression (catagen) and a resting state (telogen). The location on the body determines what percentage of the hairs present are actively growing at a given time. Typically, anywhere from 33 – 90 percent of the hair on the body is in the anagen stage at a given time.

What affects the appearance of body hair?

Body hair is affected by numerous factors including body location, age, hormone levels, ethnicity and medication use. These factors influence the color, length and coarseness of body hair as well as the actual number of hairs in the active growth phase.

What other options exist for hair removal?

Shaving

Shaving doesn’t affect the coarseness, thickness, growth rate or cycle of the shaved hair. However, it is a temporary solution, and requires a constant commitment to maintaining a hair free appearance.

Tweezing

Painful and time consuming, Tweezing is impractical for large areas.

Waxing

This procedure can cover a large area at one time and results may last for 4 to 6 weeks. Waxing is also painful and can often cause allergic reactions and inflammation of the hair follicle.

Electrolysis

This involves inserting a needle into each hair follicle and applying an electrical current. Expertly used, it can be successful in eliminating hair permanently. permanent removal of hair in men and womenElectrolysis only destroys one hair follicle at a time, it is a tedious, time-consuming process that can go on for years. Risks of electrolysis include scarring and infection.

Why use the LightSheer over other laser systems?

Simply put, we believe this is absolutely the best laser currently available for permanent removal of hair in men and women of all skin types. We have selected this laser because of it’s proven and unmatched clinical track record in laser hair removal. The long wavelength of this system allows darker skinned patients to be treated with less risk. This laser has been approved by the FDA for permanent reduction of hair in the treated areas, a claim that virtually no laser hair removal system can make.

How does the LightSheer system remove hair?

The light emitted by the LightSheer laser is absorbed by the pigment located in the hair follicle. The laser is pulsed, or “turned on”, for only a fraction of a second. The duration of each pulse is just long enough to disrupt the hair follicle The laser energy is converted to heat, which results in thermal damage to the hair follicle. This thermal damage causes delayed re-growth of the hair, and in some cases, permanent destruction of the hair follicle.

Is the Laser safe?

Yes, the LightSheer System was developed from years of research at Wellman Laboratories of Photomedicine, one of the world’s leading and most respected medical research institutions. The laser parameters were carefully defined to inhibit the re-growth of the hair by studying the anatomy of the hair follicle and precisely matching the laser output to the size, depth and location of hair follicles. A unique component of the LightSheer system, the Chill Tip actively-cooled handpiece was designed to conduct heat away from the skin before, during, and after each pulse.

Is it Painful?

You may feel a tingling or stinging sensation during treatment. Most patients tolerate this very well without the need for anesthetic. Certain areas on the body are more sensitive to the laser and a topical anesthetic can be applied to these regions to decrease the discomfort even further.

How many treatments are required?

The LightSheer laser works by disrupting hairs that are in the active phase of growth at the time of treatment. Since other hairs will enter the growth phase at different times, additional treatments will be necessary to disable all hair follicles in a given area. Treatments are usually given at intervals of approximately 4-6 weeks, or whenever new hair growth is first noticed. Many patients are completely satisfied with their results after only one or two treatments, while others will need four or five treatments for maximum removal of all hair.

Are the results permanent?

We are very happy to announce that the FDA has recently authorized users of the Coherent LightSheer system to use the word “PERMANENT” as it pertains to the amount of hair loss in treated areas. This decision was not made lightly, and only after years of reviewing statistical scientific data on the results obtained with the LightSheer system. This is a claim very few other lasers in the world are allowed to use regarding hair removal.

What happens after treatment?

Within several minutes, the treated area may become slightly red and puffy. This reaction subsides quickly and within a day or so the areas return to normal. Patients often describe the sensation of a mild sunburn for the first day or so. Since the LightSheer laser does not cut the skin, bandages are not necessary and most people return to normal activity immediately. You should not, however, plan any important social engagements during the first several days after your treatment, especially if the treated areas are on the face.

Your doctor may prescribe a mild topical steroid cream to apply to the treated areas for 2-3 days following treatment. Around 3-10 days after treatment you may experience what seems to be hairs re-growing. Most of these hairs, however, are dead, treated hairs that are being shed and are not regrowing. In between treatments you should not wax or pluck your hairs because this decreases the ability of the laser to destroy actively growing hairs.

Who is a good candidate for Laser Hair Removal?

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The perfect candidate has dark hair and light to medium skin tone. Darker hair absorbs more of the laser light. And lighter skin interferes less with the movement of the laser light into the hair follicle. Dark or tan skin runs a higher risk of pigmentation changes following the procedure. The unique longer wavelength of this laser allows darker skinned patients to be treated. White hairs and light blond hairs respond least to the laser therapy.

What special instructions are necessary after treatment?

  • Do not apply any products on the treated areas of your skin, except sunscreen of you will be outside. Avoid Retin-A, alpha-hydroxy acids, glycolic acids, astringents etc. You may wash gently with soap and water, but do not rub or scrub the area. Your doctor may prescribe a topical steroid cream to apply to the treatment area. Please use this medicine only as directed.
  • Do not expose treatment areas to direct sunlight. Do not use tanning beds at any time during your treatment intervals with this laser. Wear a sunscreen daily if the areas to be treated will be exposed to sunlight.
  • 3-7 days after treatment some of the hairs may seem to be re-growing. This occurs due to elimination of the hair that remained under the skin and is not true growth of the hair.
  • Do not wax or pluck any hairs between treatment sessions.
  • Do not pick or manipulate the skin in the treatment areas.

 

This is a promotional article by a New Yorker Plastic Surgeon

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General Questions about Surgery

Plastic surgery encompasses both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Cosmetic surgery is performed to reshape normal structures of the body in order to improve the patient’s appearance and self-esteem. Cosmetic surgery is usually not covered by health insurance because it is elective.

Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body, caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease. It is generally performed to improve functions, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance. Reconstructive surgery is generally covered by most health insurance policies, although coverage for specific procedures and levels of coverage may vary greatly.

There are a number of “gray areas” in coverage for plastic surgery that sometimes require special consideration by an insurance carrier. These areas usually involve surgical operations which may be reconstructive or cosmetic, depending on each patient’s situation. For example, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) – a procedure normally performed to achieve cosmetic improvement – may be covered if the eyelids are drooping severely and obscuring a patient’s vision.

What Are the Advantages of Plastic Surgery?

sadrian_keeping_up_after_surgeryMany people suffer a lot due to various body scars which are the results of some accidents or even from serious crimes such as domestic violence etc.few years ago there was no treatment which could make these scars go away and make the lives of the people a bit easier.However, the development and research in science and technology have brought a solution to this problem which is faced by many. Plastic surgery or the cosmetic surgery is a type of surgery which will help reconstruct the defects or scars on your body or face so that you can live as normal life as possible.

Advantages of plastic surgery

    • For various accident victims like victims in a fire or an accident suffer injuries which may scar them permanently. These scars can trouble them physically and emotionally too. Removing these scars through plastic surgery helps them to regain normal functions of the particular limb and it also helps them regain the confidence which they lost due to the scars.
    • Many people are born with body Such defects can be corrected by plastic surgery which enables the patients to live a normal life.
    • Some women undergo the plastic surgery for breast reduction as large breasts can create back troubles for them. This surgery will help them maintain correct posture and avoid the problems related back muscles.
    • Nowadays many men, as well as women, are undergoing plastic surgery for cosmetic reasons. These patients want to enhance their appearance for gaining confidence and getting the desired This type of surgery is done only for cosmetic purposes and therefore it is also called as cosmetic surgery.
    • People undergo plastic surgery to shed excess weight which enables them to be fit. Such surgery also reduces the pressure on various body systems and helps the patients to live a healthy life..

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As we can see that there are many benefits and advantages of plastic surgery and these are the reasons why it is so popular these days.However, we have to remember that it is a surgery just like many other surgeries which are done for various health problems. Therefore, there is some risks and possibility of complications just like other surgeries. So whenever you want to undergo plastic surgery, it is necessary that you should be aware of the risks and potential complications. The post-surgery pain is an important factor to be considered before you undergo this surgery. If you are going for this surgery for purely cosmetic reasons, then you have to understand that you will look worse for some days after surgery due to swelling and stitches before you get the desired result.

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The cost of this surgery is another important factor which needs to be taken into consideration. This surgery is quite costly and therefore, the cosmetic surgery can only be afforded by people who are rich and can afford to spend such large amounts for a minor facial change or body enhancement. If something goes wrong in this surgery, then it can be reconstructed by another surgery but you will have to bear costs for the end results.

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