LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwired - Jun 24, 2015) - Labiaplasty accounted for approximately 5,070 procedures in 2013, according to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), which is a 44 percent increase over the year before. Women of all ages seek out this operation to address a range of issues related to the appearance and function of the genitalia, explain Las Vegas plastic surgeons W. Tracy Hankins, MD and Samuel M. Sohn, MD. They indicate that, as all patients' bodies are unique, so too should be the treatment plan developed to address the concerns they may have.

While labiaplasty can and often will be utilized to address cosmetic concerns, this procedure can also alleviate a number of functional issues, Dr. Sohn reveals. "Patient[s] present with complaints of rubbing or chafing with exercise, visibility in certain types of clothing, [and] pain or discomfort with intercourse." To correct these perceived problems, Dr. Hankins says he can employ a number of labial reduction techniques to help achieve the best possible outcome, whether it involves a simple direct excision or a more complex wedge resection or flap reconstruction. The Las Vegas plastic surgeons state that they develop a customized treatment plan tailored to the singular anatomical needs and aesthetic goals of each individual seeking the operation to optimize the outcome.

Additional benefits of labiaplasty typically include enhanced self-esteem, Dr. Sohn notes. "Our patients are overall very satisfied with the procedure. It gives them more confidence in certain types of clothing, reduced discomfort with exercise, and they feel more secure when being intimate with their partners." For these reasons and others the Las Vegas plastic surgeons believe customized labiaplasty can offer a wide range of advantages including but not limited to cosmetic enhancement.

About W. Tracy Hankins, MD

Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Hankins earned his medical degree from Indiana University Medical School after graduating magna cum laude from Davidson College in North Carolina. He completed his general surgery residency at Blodgett/St. Mary's Hospital and his plastic surgery residency at GRAMEC, one of the oldest combined plastic surgery programs in the nation. In addition to having his work featured in national magazines, including MAXIM and Playboy, he is also an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Hankins is available for interview upon request.

About Samuel M. Sohn, MD

Fellowship trained, Dr. Sohn is a Diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. He graduated from Stanford University before earning his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. He then completed his general and plastic surgery residencies at the highly regarded Michigan State University plastic surgery program. In addition to numerous accolades, Dr. Sohn has also published several publications on topics such as breast reconstruction and liposuction. He is available for interview upon request.

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