What is Labiaplasty?

Unfortunately for some women, the appearance of their labia can be a source of embarrassment, affecting their confidence and self-esteem. Many women may feel uncomfortable with the size, shape or symmetry of their labia to the point where they avoid intimate situations. A disproportionate labia can also cause pain during intercourse as the excess skin may begin to pinch.

There are many reasons for the development of a misshapen labia majora or labia minora. These include pregnancy, illness, ageing, and genetics. For some women, these changes may happen in their youth, while others will experience them gradually as they age. That’s why here at Cosmetic Avenue we offer patients a safe way to shape and sculpt the labia.

The Labiaplasty Surgery

The procedure was developed to remove excess skin from the labia minora and while improving the appearance of the labia majora. Eliminating any discomfort and enhancing the appearance of the vagina.

Are you a candidate?

If you experience discomfort or feel self-conscious about the appearance of your vagina, you may be an ideal candidate for Labiaplasty. However, to ensure long-lasting results, it is recommended that you finish having children before undergoing the procedure. Other important factors to consider is your overall health and your expectations for the procedure.

How is the Labiaplasty procedure performed?

The surgery is commonly performed under local anesthesia via IV sedation, and the entire procedure should only take one to two hours to complete. First, a small incision is made along the labia minora, just under the vaginal lips of the labia majora. Next, excess skin is removed until the desired shape and appearance is met. Finally, dissolvable stitches are inserted to promote correct healing.

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Recovery From a Labiaplasty:

Most patients will recover after one to two weeks. During this period it is common to experience discomfort which will be alleviated by medication prescribed by your surgeon. You will also notice some level of swelling, redness and bruising, this is a completely normal part of the healing process and will disappear in time.

Returning to work:

Fortunately, you should only have to take a few days off work, with many patients feeling they can return to their jobs after just one or two days. However, vigorous activity should be avoided for at least two to four weeks, and sexual intercourse should be avoided for four to six weeks.

The Results From a Labiaplasty:

You will see an immediate improvement in the appearance of your labia straight after the surgery, but the full benefits will become clear over the next three months. At this point, you should notice the labia is smaller and more defined. You should also be able to wear tight clothing and exercise without discomfort.

PRICING

While the price of every individuals’ procedure will vary, all costs are inclusive of:

  • Hospital fees
  • Surgeons Fees
  • Anaesthetist fees
  • Aftercare appointments for up to 6 months

LABIAPLASTY FAQs

What is the Labiaplasty procedure?

The procedure was developed to reshape larger, misshapen labia that may have been disfigured by illness, pregnancy, genetics or ageing. The procedure involves removing excess skin from the labia minora and improving the appearance of the labia majora. Eliminating any discomfort and enhancing the appearance of the vagina.

Who is a good candidate for a Labiaplasty?

If you experience discomfort or feel self-conscious about the appearance of your vagina, you may be an ideal candidate for Labiaplasty. However, to ensure long-lasting results, it is recommended that you finish having children before undergoing the procedure. Other important factors to consider is your overall health and your expectations for the surgery.

How is the Labiaplasty performed?

First, a small incision is made along the labia minora just under the vaginal lips of the labia majora. Next, excess skin is removed until the desired shape and appearance is met. Finally, dissolvable stitches are inserted to promote correct healing.

How long does the Labiaplasty take to complete?

The entire procedure should only take one to two hours to perform

What type of anesthesia will be used with the Labiaplasty?

The surgery is commonly performed under local anesthesia via IV sedation

Will there be pain after the Labiaplasty procedure?

It is common to experience moderate discomfort. However, this will be alleviated by medication prescribed by your surgeon.

Will the Labiaplasty impair sensation?

While patients may experience temporary numbness after the surgery. This should resolve itself within the first six weeks, after which you should have a full restoration of sensation.

When can work be resumed, after a Labiaplasty procedure?

Fortunately, you should only have to take a few days off work, with many patients feeling they can return to their jobs after just one or two days.

Will the procedure result in visible scarring?

The procedure will cause tiny scars where incisions have been made, but this is naturally concealed by the folds in the labia.

What are the risks?

While Labiaplasty is safe, all procedures carry risks, and while complications are rare, excessive bleeding, infection, scarring and a loss of sensation can occur.

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