Labiaplasty To Decrease Discomfort
When the labia are too long (labia minora hypertrophy), the tissue hangs far below the vagina causing discomfort in clothing, during physical activity, sitting, or while having sex. This condition can also present a hygiene issue, as it is more difficult to keep clean.
Extremely long labia can fold, pinch, and twist during everyday activities that shouldn’t cause pain. For women with hypertrophy, surgery is an excellent option to help restore them to a pain-free life.
Labiaplasty To Increase Self-Confidence
While labiaplasty is often performed for functional reasons like those mentioned above, some women choose to have cosmetic labiaplasty for a more appealing appearance.
Some of those reasons may include:
- Asymmetry (one labia longer than the other)
- Insecurity in intimate settings due to hypertrophy
- Personal preference to change existing labia shape/length
Another external procedure that can be done is to the labia majora. If desired, the outer vulva can be plumped up using fat transfer to provide a rounder shape for vulva that are flat.
How Labiaplasty is Performed
Our labiaplasty surgeon will first meet with you for a private consultation to discuss your concerns, feelings, and the changes you’d like to make.
On the day of surgery, you will be put under twilight/sedative anesthesia so you can be comfortable during your procedure. The doctor will advise you ahead of time of any pre-op and post-op instructions you need to follow to help you have the very best result.
Depending upon your individual circumstances, our specialist will tailor your procedure to meet your specific needs in order to achieve the look you want.
Therefore, a customized incision is used in the labia that will both preserve blood flow and allow for successful healing after surgery.
Once the labia are repaired, you can expect some light oozing from the wound. You will be instructed not to do certain things (such as vigorous exercise or have sex) for a specific amount of time.
During the healing process, it is extremely important to attend all of your follow-up appointments and to adhere to all post-op instructions.
This may include taking prescription medications such as pain medicine or antibiotics, changing surgical dressings on time, and avoiding certain activities for the full length of time recommended.