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LVR® vs. Labiaplasty: Popular Vaginal Procedures. What’s the difference?

With surgical and technical innovation at previously unthinkable levels, women are more empowered than ever to look and feel their best. This is true for all women. In particular, surgical innovation has empowered those who have had children and were left thinking they were doomed to a life with less sexual gratification, stress urinary incontinence, and undesirable appearance of their labia minora.

Dr. David Matlock is the pioneer in female genital cosmetic surgery. His groundbreaking procedures have trained hundreds of surgeons worldwide and empowered women worldwide (in 70 countries and all 50 United States).

Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® or LVR® and Labiaplasty are two of Dr. Matlock’s most popular procedures. But with so much technical and medical terminology involved, it can be difficult for patients to understand the differences between these procedures and how each can enhance the appearance and, ultimately, the lives of patients.

Here is a closer look at the differences between Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® and Labiaplasty:

Before and After Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation Procedure
Before and After Labiaplasty Procedure

A look at Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation®

Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation®, or LVR®, is a surgical procedure that treats the internal walls and muscles of the vagina. During Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation®, Dr. Matlock uses a laser to cut, dissect, and suture material to tighten the vaginal muscles.

Patients choose Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® to enhance sexual gratification and, for some women, to relieve stress urinary incontinence, an involuntary loss of urine when coughing, laughing, sneezing, or exercising, which happens to some women after childbirth. Women are not meant to suffer from decreased sexual gratification and stress urinary incontinence simply because they’ve had children.

While Dr. Matlock performs Laser Vaginal Rejuvenation® on many women who wish to enhance sexual gratification and have not had children, the vast majority, 95%, of LVR® patients have had children and wish to restore the look and feel of their vagina to a more youthful, pre-childbirth appearance.

An Introduction to Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty is a cosmetic procedure that reduces the appearance of a large or protruding labia minora.

Dr. Matlock has created his cutting-edge Laser Reduction Labiaplasty to deliver the most desirable patient results. He has refined his labiaplasty procedures to produce desirable results for patients depending on their specific needs, including:

Laser Reduction Labiaplasty

Laser Reduction Labiaplasty (or LRL) of the Labia Minora is the second-most common female genital cosmetic surgery procedure performed by Dr. Matlock. Patients worldwide choose Dr. Matlock to deliver a desirable, youthful appearance of their labia minora.

LRL is a surgical procedure that uses a laser for cutting and applying absorbable suture material to aesthetically reapproximate the skin edges of the labia minora. LRL is an excellent choice for patients concerned with large, sagging, thick, uneven, or aesthetically unappealing labia minora.

To address specific areas of concern, LRL may be combined with the following:

  1. Reduction of the excess prepuce. 
    • Many patients ask Dr. Matlock to combine Laser Reduction Labiaplasty with the reduction of the excess prepuce, or the skin surrounding the clitoris, to provide an overall more youthful appearance.
  1. Reduction of the thickness of the minora.
    • While LRL alone reduces the length of the labia minora, some patients ask Dr. Matlock to perform LRL with a reduction in the thickness of the minora to enhance further and create a more youthful appearance.

You can turn back the clock on your genitalia.

Dr. Matlock has innovated female genital cosmetic surgery and has restored the confidence of women across the world. He can help you look and feel your best. Contact us to schedule your consultation and learn more.

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