Sunday, March 24, 2013

Labiaplasty Procedures on the Rise, Reports Austin Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Jennifer Walden

A growing new trend in the world of cosmetic medicine, Dr. Walden explains how more women are choosing this popular procedure.





Nationally-known plastic surgeon from Austin, Texas, Dr. Jennifer Walden, has seen a rise in a certain type of procedure that you may find surprising. Frequently lending her expertise to the national media, Dr. Walden took a moment to explain a growing new trend in the world of cosmetic medicine: labiaplasty. A way for women to improve the form and function of their labia, Dr. Walden detailed some of the treatment's important patient-side benefits.

"The most common goal of a labiaplasty procedure is to reduce the size of the labia minora," reports Dr. Walden. "A situation that can affect women both physically and emotionally, a labiaplasty is essentially an excisional procedure, used to make the labia smaller and more cosmetically appealing." Each labiaplasty procedure, Dr. Walden explains, is custom-tailored to each patient's unique needs and goals. Adjunct treatments can include labia majora reduction, clitoral hood reduction, vaginal rejuvenation, and labial fat grafting or Juvederm plumping.

Asked to speak on motivating factors behind undergoing a labiaplasty procedure, Dr. Walden added this: "Each patient chooses this procedure for a different reason - a reason that is important to her. Common motivating factors include irritation of the area, problems with personal hygiene, an interference with sex, and/or discomfort during certain activities such as biking or running." For some patients, Dr. Walden explains, the goal of a labiaplasty remains solely cosmetic.

Further demonstrating a commitment to patient education, Dr. Walden was recently interviewed by leading health resource, Medscape, which is part of WebMD's network of websites. One of the interviewer's most important questions centered on potential patient-side benefits of a labiaplasty procedure. "There have been a lot of well-done studies on this procedure, and there also have been a lot of case reports and small series, not just in the plastic surgery literature but in the obstetrics and gynecology literature," Dr. Walden explained to Medscape. "My labiaplasty patients are some of my happiest patients because it's a relatively straightforward and short procedure that's done on an outpatient basis. Within about an hour, it can be kind of life-changing."

Asked to speak on the future of this cutting-edge approach, Dr. Walden concluded that as female plastic surgeon, she understands firsthand the unique medical needs and cosmetic goals of patients seeking this type of surgery. This is why I can say - with quite a bit of certainty - that these bikini area procedures will only grow more and more popular in the future."

Dr. Walden offers plastic surgery consultations in Austin, TX. Interested parties are encouraged to contact her offices directly at 512-328-4100 or www.DrJenniferWalden.com. Dr. Walden has also recently partnered with the Austin Labiaplasty Institute (www.austinlabiaplasty.com) to further patient care, privacy, and education for this and other female cosmetic procedures in Central Texas.

About Dr. Walden

Dr. Jennifer Walden is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is formally fellowship-trained in Cosmetic Surgery. Practicing in Austin, TX, Dr. Walden is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Recently relocating from New York City, Dr. Walden was an Attending in Plastic Surgery at Manhattan Eye, Ear and Throat and Lenox Hill Hospitals with the academic appointment of Clinical Instructor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery) at New York University Langone Medical Center.

Dr. Walden now operates in her fully accredited office operating suite at Westlake Medical Center, and has privileges at the Hospital at Westlake Medical Center as well as numerous other hospitals in the area. Frequently appearing in the national media, Dr. Walden has lent her expertise to E! TV's Dr. 90210, 20 Best and Worst Celebrity Plastic Surgery Stories, VH1's Plastic Surgery Obsession, NBC's The Today Show, ABC's 20/20 and many others.

Dr. Walden can be reached directly at 512-328-4100 or www.DrJenniferWalden.com.

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