Radiofrequency Treatment of Labia Minora and Majora: A Minimally Invasive Approach to Vulva Restoration

Labiaplasty has rapidly increased in popularity over the past 5 years. Traditional labiaplasty is associated with potential complications, such as dehiscence, hematoma, flap necrosis, narrowed introitus, pain, and asymmetry. Minimally invasive techniques such as radiofrequency (RF) have emerged as viable alternatives to traditional labiaplasty through a temperature-controlled bipolar mechanism to heat tissues to target temperatures of 40°C–45°C. This controlled energy delivery leads to an inflammatory cascade initiating neocollagenesis, angiogenesis, and elastogenesis over the coming 3–4 months. A single surgeon series of labia minora and majora treatment by RF (InMode, Lake Forrest, Calif.) was reviewed between April 2018–October 2018. Demographic data were collected as well grade of hypertrophy (pre/posttreatment), number of vaginal deliveries, and reason for treatment.

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