Everything you need to know about labiaplasty
The region of the intimate body parts is tabu for many people, but it does not mean that cosmetic surgery cannot have the procedures which solve both functional and psychological problems in this area.
Labiaplasty is aesthetic surgery of labia minora. Reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery (through reduction and reconstruction) give a hypertrophic labia minora its natural anatomic, shape, size, and function.
Why is Labiaplasty done?
Some women have excess skin in the area of labia minora, while others got this problem after giving birth or menopause. Sometimes only one side is enlarged, so labiaplasty can also correct the asymmetry of the labia.
No matter what the cause is, for women is an aesthetic issue that makes them feel uncomfortable, especially when they wear a swimsuit or they are nude in front of their partner.
Discomfort may appear because of chronic irritation so the inflammation appears when we urinate or do sports. And maintaining hygiene is difficult.
This problem can be functional as well. Namely, women can be bothered by the dryness of the labia and swelling during intercourse. The labia may also be sucked into the vagina, which can cause micro harms, skin rupture, and infection. All of these things are the reason why women start avoiding sex, which reflects negatively on the relationship with the partner.
The only solution to this problem is labiaplasty, i.e. surgical reduction and reconstruction of the labia.
What is the preparation for the labioplasty?
It is important to know that the labiaplasty is done after the menstrual cycle, and it is not done during pregnancy.
During the first consultative exam, the surgeon will explain the procedure and the outcome you may expect. No matter what age the patient is, the outcome is permanent.
The complete process of preparation for the operation is done at our clinic and is included in the price. It includes all the necessary laboratory analyzes complete blood tests results, basic biochemical analysis with the coagulation factors, and gynecological exam.
How is labioplasty done?
Labiaplasty is usually performed under analgosedation. A microsurgical method is used, which means that the scar will not be visible. The excess skin and other tissues are removed and the labia are reconstructed at the same time.
The surgery lasts from 30 minutes to an hour. The patient is released to go home on the same day.
What result is achieved?
The effect is permanent and immediately visible. Labia minora becomes firm and has an optimal shape and size in proportion to the labia majora. If labia enlargement happened after childbirth or menopause, the reconstruction gives them natural look from before the issue appeared.
What is the recovery process after the labiaplasty?
Immediately after the labiaplasty, you may experience strong pain which disappears when you take painkillers recommended by the surgeon,
You can return to your daily routine the very next day. You should maintain hygiene by taking lukewarm showers and using a mild medical soap recommended by the surgeon.
Sexual intercourse is allowed only a month after the surgery.
Are there any risks during and after labiaplasty?
The complications of labiaplasty happen in less than 1% of cases. The risk of bleeding, infection, hematoma, and difficult healing is brought to a minimum when the surgery is performed in a completely sterile operational room and when the procedure is conducted according to a strict protocol by an experienced surgeon.
Will labiaplasty lead to decreased sensitivity of the intimate region?
On the contrary, there is no concern about the sensitivity of the intimate region after labiaplasty. A significant number of patients report that the quality of their sexual life quite improved after labioplasty.
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