Labiaplasty in North York, Oakville and Scarborough

Labial reduction or labiaplasty is becoming an increasingly common cosmetic procedure among women. The reasons for labial reduction are either to correct the effects of a congenital disease, to improve its appearance and function or to enable women to wear tight athletic clothing or swimsuits without embarrassment. Labial reduction is often recommended to treat urological and other physical problems. Dr. Colin Hong is a board certified plastic surgeon in Toronto and labial reduction is among his many specializations.

The labia are the folds of skin that protect the vaginal opening and genitalia. Women, who have concerns regarding the appearance of their vagina, target these areas to reduce any asymmetry, irregularities or discomfort that they may have.

Types of Breast Implants

There are two different types of implants that can be used for a breast augmentation procedure:

Saline-filled implants

Most women receive saline-filled implants which consist of a silicone shell filled with sterile salt. This type of implant is generally less expensive.

Cohesive silicone gel-filled implants

Recently, new cohesive silicone gel implants have become available to Canadian plastic surgery patients. Silicone gel implants tend to feel more like real breast tissue than saline implants and do not ripple or fold as much as saline implants. The current cohesive gel is less likely to seep, run or shift unlike the older type of liquid silicone implants. The silicone implants have two popular subtypes which are the “Round implants” & the “Tear Drop anatomical implants”.

Silicone Gel implants

With advancement in technology daily, new implants are been still invented under the silicone gel implants. Dr. Hong’s expertise in breast augmentation surgeries is remarkable from performing hundreds of breast augmentation surgeries with great artistic skills. His professional & passionate skills can help you achieve your prospective breast augmentation goals. You need a highly skilled and efficient plastic surgeon to give you your desired rejuvenated figure and Dr. Colin Hong is one of the top plastic surgeons in Toronto.

There are 3 main types of labiaplasty:

In addition to being a solution for various medical conditions, women opt for labial reduction for reasons of discomfort during sex, to improve their sex lives or to improve their body image and self-esteem.

Labial reduction is performed either under local or general anesthesia, depending on the amount of reduction to be done, the condition of the labia and other health considerations. The procedure aims to avoid the clitoris, therefore incisions are carefully done to prevent any damage to the clitoris. It can often be done as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia and can be completed in about one hour. No hospital stay is required and the patient can return home in a few hours.

The procedure is usually done on the labia minor, the inner fold of skin:

Excess tissue is removed from the center of labia minor and the upper and lower parts of the labia minor are then reconnected. This procedure is often done in combination with vaginoplasty to repair weakened muscles.

Dr. Colin Hong is a plastic surgeon who understands that cosmetic surgery such as labial reduction is a very sensitive issue and goes out of his way make his patient comfortable while discussing the reasons behind opting for this procedure, the mental and emotional issues involved and nature of the labial reduction procedure, the recovery period, the costs and what a patient can expect after it is completed. Dr. Hong focuses on making patients at his Toronto office as comfortable as possible while ensuring optimal results for the patient.

Following the prescribed recovery regimen is important to ensuring that the procedure has the best results.

Labial reduction can be done with a variety of different techniques. The options depend on the appearance, needs and desires of the client. Removing the excess labia skin that is exposed pass the labia majora could involve one or more of the following methods:

Frequently Asked Questions

Choosing your desired implant for surgery depends on quite a number of multiple factors which include your native breast dimension (height and width) , projection, rib cage width, body anatomy, volume, the thickness of tissue, how you want the breast to look like after surgery. The most effective way of choosing implant size is to try out sizers from your surgeon while wearing a tight body fit.

In cases of implant weights, the bigger the implants the more they will likely weigh. The size of 100 cc silicone implant generally weighs 0.23 lbs while that of the saline implant with size 100 cc weighs 0.21 lbs. Going bigger in size, a 300 cc silicone implant weighs 0.69 pounds and a pair weighs 1.38 pounds. 300 cc saline implants weigh 0.63 lb and a pair weighs 1.26 lbs. In this case, implants weigh almost the same as the exact amount that an actual breast tissue would weigh. 

In most cases, the weight varies slightly depending on the manufacturers. There might be a slight weight variation from different manufacturers.

Whether or not a person performs a breast augmentation, the genetic makeup of the individual has a major role to play in the contribution of breast sag. Factors such as weight (increasing or decreasing), gravity, age, skin elasticity & ethnicity have a lot to do when it comes to breast augmentation sagging. In this case, use a very good supportive bra that will help you to reduce the effect of sagging.

The lifespan of breast implant is not actually guaranteed as it is not predictable when the implant lifecycle will eventually end. In which case, no matter how your counseling process has been with your surgeon before the operation, always bear in mind that you cannot have a breast implant that will last a lifetime. 

There is no set expiry date attached to breast implants because there has not been a reason to get them replaced unless there is a possible rupture or have other problems. Most times implants exceed more than 12 years and even last up to 30 years in some cases.  

There are quite a number of new implants that have been introduced for breast augmentation and are known as “jelly bean”, “gummy bear”, or “highly cohesive gel” implants that are also available for breast augmentation and they have a firmer feeling, but there are no effective long term results to indicate that they are much better or tend to last longer than the saline or silicone implants.  

Breast augmentation is normally performed in our Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. It also has certification by the College of Physicians and Surgeon OHP program.

Since the surgery is under general anesthesia, there is no pain during the procedure. 

The greatest period of discomfort for the patient is usually the first twenty-four to forty-eight hours after breast augmentation surgery. Afterward, pains will reduce and there will be no need for too much pain relievers as usual. We do a 24-hour recovery routine that most patients have a very little discomfort after 24 hours. In the case where breast implants are placed in the submuscular position, there will initially cause more discomfort than when it is placed in the subglandular pocket ( in front of the muscle).

In the case of breast augmentation, general anesthesia is commonly used. This will guarantee a painless procedure and also the surgeon can concentrate to deliver his best surgical result. 

You can see pre and post-operative result in our office.

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