labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that involves the reshaping or reduction of the labia minora, the inner vaginal lips. it is often sought by women who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their labia or who experience discomfort or irritation due to excess labial tissue.
women who have excess labial tissue that causes discomfort or irritation during physical activity or sexual intercourse
women who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their labia and desire a more symmetrical or aesthetically pleasing appearance
women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant in the near future, as pregnancy and childbirth can alter the shape and appearance of the labia
women who have a history of bleeding disorders or are taking blood-thinning medications, as these can increase the risk of bleeding during surgery
women who have a weak immune system or are taking immunosuppressive medications, as this can increase the risk of infection
Description of Procedure
labiaplasty is usually performed under local anesthesia, with or without sedation. the surgeon will make an incision along the edges of the labia minora and remove excess tissue. the incisions are then closed with suture. the procedure takes around one to two hours.
Course of Recovery
after the procedure, the patient may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort for a few days. pain medication and cold compresses can help alleviate these symptoms. most patients can return to work and light activities within a few days, but it is important to avoid strenuous activity and sexual intercourse for at least four to six weeks to allow for proper healing.
as with any surgical procedure, there is a risk of complications with labiaplasty. these may include bleeding, infection, scarring, and changes in sensation. it is important to discuss these risks with a qualified surgeon before proceeding with the procedure.