Many women struggle with redundant and excessive skin on their inner vaginal lips (also known as labia minora.) Labiaplasty is a procedure that is performed under local anesthesia, and it should solve the aforementioned predicament.
Unlike some other procedures that only focus on removing the tissue, this particular one can be used both for adding and removing fat but is more centered on the reduction of labia minora.
Fat grafting is usually utilized in cases when skin excision isn’t recommended (for example, in the case of sagging labia majora). General anesthesia is used in cases of adding volume to your labia majora. It’s important to point out that labiaplasty surgery addresses cosmetic issues instead of functional issues. In other words, it does not tighten the vagina but rather deals with its outside appearance.
If you’re wondering whether you’re a viable candidate for this procedure, you might want to take a glance at the following conditions:
- Women who experience issues due to enlarged labia such as pinching and pulling
- Women who aren’t satisfied with the aesthetic appeal of their vagina
- Women who aren’t comfortable and are self-conscious about their intimate regions
As with most other procedures, the first step is a consultation with one of our doctors. They will ask you a series of questions which you have to answer honestly because they are of essential value for the next few steps. Some of these questions may look similar to:
- Why do you want to undergo a labiaplasty procedure?
- What are your goals and expectations?
- Are you aware of the accompanying risks?
- Do you have a history of substance abuse, including drugs, alcohol, and tobacco?
It is of utmost importance that you follow the instructions and advice the surgeon gives you in order to keep your chances of success as high as possible and minimize the chances of unforeseen complications.
Labiaplasty is a pretty simple procedure and is routinely done in a couple of hours. It consists of a trim procedure in which the extra tissue is removed and sewn directly. Extra folds in the clitoral region can be reduced as well during the surgery. The closure is usually done with absorbable sutures.
There aren’t any inherent risks other than the usual ones such as unforeseen bleeding, infection, and hematoma. However, while the risk vector is somewhat trivial, you should still keep the potential complications in mind. One of the main benefits of this particular procedure is the lack of scarring after the surgery.
Most women should take at least a week off to recover and reduce swelling and pain either with the help of medications or by utilizing ice packs. As far as the use of tampons and practicing sexual intercourse go, you can resume with that after four to six weeks. Residual swelling may take up to six months to disappear.
This procedure typically results in shorter labia minora. Most women who have struggled with discomfort, pinching, and pulling will find this surgery relieving and revolutionary. In fact, labiaplasty has a high success and satisfaction rate of up to 90%, according to the recent studies.
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