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LABIAPLASTY

Overview

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure meant to reduce the size, and/or reshape the labia minora or the labia majora. The labia minora refers to inner labia, or lips of the vagina, which are situated between the outer labia ( labia majora) and the vaginal opening.

There are considerable variations in the size of the labia minora in a woman of a reproductive age. Sometimes, women with large labia minora can experience pain during intercourse, or feel discomfort when wearing tight-fitting clothing.

The fullness and roundness of the labia majora may be too excessive or small affecting the vulval aesthetics. The fullness of the labia majora can be reduced by liposuction or increased by microfat grafting.

The principle purpose of labiaplasty is to improve the external appearance of the vagina and its aesthetics. After the procedure most women have less discomfort during intercourse, feel more positive about their appearance and show overall improvement in their self esteem. Please read FAQ's for more information.

 

Where do I begin?

A consultation with your Aesthetic Plastic surgeon at Aesthetics Medispa is the first step to learn how labiaplasty can improve the appearance of your vulva. This consultation will fully educate you in a non-pressured environment and will include a discussion of your goals, options available for labiaplasty, likely outcomes, potential risks and complications.

 

What is the Progress and healing period?

It depends greatly on the procedure, but on average most patients can retain their normal routine within 3 to 7 days. This varies with the type of operation being performed. It also depends on the individual. Some people bruise easily, while others don't. Generally there will be swelling and some bruising after surgery. Both will usually disappear over a week or two. The final result can usually be expected after a few months.

 

How do a woman's labia minora get elongated?

The most common factors that contribute to labial enlargement are pregnancy, childbirth, genetics and aging. There might be some other factors like body modification (such as piercing) and repeated trauma.

 

Can I have children after labiaplasty?

Yes, labiaplasty will not impede your ability to bear kids. This surgical procedure does not in any way affect the womb or ovaries, and it doesn't close off or tighten the vagina.

 

Can you explain the procedure?

The procedure can be done either under local or general anaesthetics. The procedure involves very small sections that allow excess tissue to be removed, and allows a visually pleasing shape to be created with the labia. There is no pain and virtually no bleeding during the surgery. The sections are made with great care, within the natural folds and creases so that, in time, scarring will be almost invisible. The sutures used are dissolvable and therefore will not need to be removed. If the labia majora are too small, your own body fat can be harvested from tummy or inner thighs, processed and injected in to the labia majora to augment them. If, on the other hand your labia majora are too prominent, they can be reduced by liposuction.

 

What Are The Risks and Complications?

As with any operation there are certain risks. The most common risks include bleeding, infection and scarring. Although these events are not frequent, they can sometimes occur. All potential risks and complications should be discussed with you during your consultation for this procedure. There can be numbness in the labia majora after liposuction or fat grafting that may take up to six weeks to clear off.

 

What is the usual outcome?

A more pleasing and satisfactory size shape and overall aesthetics of the vulval area restores your confidence and body image. It is a boost to your self esteem and can improve sexual pleasure.

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