Labiaplasty is a plastic surgery procedure performed to sculpt the labia, the outer folds of skin in the female genital area, and improve the appearance of the vulva.
There may be several reasons why a woman may want to undergo this particular procedure, including:
- To correct the protruding inner vulva lips.
- To reshape asymmetric, or irregular labia that may cause painful chafing.
- To change the shape or look of the labia.
What can I expect to achieve?
When a woman has an irregular looking vulva, it can significantly affect important areas of her life. It is common for women to avoid being nude or intimate with their partner. This is particularly the case if a protruding labia is causing chafing and pain during intercourse. After Labiaplasty, the anxieties affecting patient’s body confidence and intimacy will be completely alleviated.
Labiaplasty Surgical Technique
Under general anaesthesia, the inner lips (Labia Minora) of the vagina are reduced in size through a number of carefully placed incisions. The labia is reset and re-shaped depending upon your unique anatomy. This straightforward procedure is performed as a day surgery after which you will only need to take normal over-the-counter painkillers.
Patients who struggle with the appearance of their labia are ideal candidates for Labiaplasty. After surgery, patients will no longer be plagued by the physical discomfort and emotional insecurities which can be caused by this condition.
When is Labiaplasty performed?
Although this type of procedure can be performed at any stage of a woman’s life, it is recommended that you wait until you have completed your family planning before proceeding.
When can I have sex again?
Patients should abstain from vaginal intercourse until 6 weeks post-surgery
What is the recovery with a Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is performed as a day surgery. You may experience some discomfort or pain for approximately a week following your procedure. The stitches are dissolvable and in this time you will be required to wear a panty liner. Normal activity may commence after two weeks.
Although surgery can be performed anytime it is recommended to wait until you have completed your family planning.
Vaginal intercourse is permitted after 6 weeks.
Labiaplasty is day surgery. There will be some discomfort and pain for a week. During this time you will be required to wear a panty liner. The sutures are dissolvable. Normal activity may commence after 2 weeks.