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Intro To Labiaplasty

Intro To Labiaplasty

Although many people don’t like to bring up the subject of large labia, this issue is still a major concern for millions of women around the world. Of course, deciding what is “normal” is a matter of personal preference. If your labia are very large or extended and you feel pain or discomfort, you can then start to think about labial reduction or labiaplasty. Labiaplasty is a simple surgical procedure that reshapes or reduces the size of the female labia. Your surgeon will trim any protruding or uneven areas and seal the areas with extremely tiny, dissolvable sutures. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the number of women who undergo labiaplasty has been growing steadily in recent years. So, after all, you’re not alone!

Benefits of Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty is a procedure that can provide you with both therapeutic and aesthetic benefits. In short, you will get the following benefits if you decide to undergo this surgery:

Benefits of Labiaplasty
  • 1Refresh your sexual life and be ready to receive more pleasure during intercourse
  • 2Treat vaginal discomfort and relieve genital pain that results from large labia
  • 3Regain a more youthful appearance, especially after pregnancy
  • 4Correct uneven shape and asymmetry of your labia
  • 5Boost your self-confidence and avoid embarrassment
  • 6Allow yourself to wear yoga pants and swimming suits comfortably
  • 7Spare yourself the risk of UTIs and other health issues
  • 8Improve genital hygiene and keep everything clean

Candidates for Labiaplasty

First, you must discuss your concerns about your genitals with your doctor, as well as your expectations for surgery. Your doctor will explain to you the steps and risks of the surgery and may also perform a physical examination. Some doctors suggest a psychological examination to assess depression and anxiety due to large labia. Preparation for the surgery also includes:

 Candidates for Labiaplasty
  • 1Your surgeon will explain to you the changes in size and shape that you will get after the surgery.
  • 2You may need to undergo some lab tests, such as blood tests and urinalysis
  • 3Your surgeon will give you instructions on what to wear before and after the surgery
  • 4You may need to stop eating and drinking before the surgery.
  • 5You may need to adjust or temporarily stop taking certain medications.

Steps of Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty is a simple procedure that surgeons can perform in an outpatient facility. Your surgeon needs only one hour to complete the surgery, and it may require local or general anesthesia. The recovery is usually quick and painless. However, there are no universal guidelines or steps for labiaplasty. Several approaches have emerged in the last years as surgeons start to use new technologies. In any case, surgeons usually choose one of two main techniques, which are:

1. Trim Technique

1. Trim Technique

This is the conventional method that surgeons usually use. It involves the removal and suturing of the excess part of the labia minora to make it more even or symmetrical with the labia major.

2. Wedge Technique

2. Wedge Technique

In this method, your surgeon will carefully remove a thick wedge from the thickest region of the labia minora. This method preserves the wrinkled margins of the vagina and provides it with a natural appearance following surgery.

Recovery After Labiaplasty

The female genital area is extremely delicate and requires special attention, especially after undergoing genital cosmetic surgery such as labiaplasty. Although most women recover quickly and without difficulty, you still need to follow certain post-operative guidelines, such as:

Recovery After Labiaplasty
  • 1Avoid long showers and try always to pat the wound dry after showering.
  • 2Take antibiotics as prescribed by the surgeon to alleviate discomfort and inflammation.
  • 3Avoid jogging and other strenuous activities until your surgeon says otherwise.
  • 4Don’t wear tight clothing and underwear since they increase friction and pressure on the wound.
  • 5Abstain from sexual intercourse for at least four weeks.
  • 6Avoid using tampons during your first period after the surgery.
  • 7Resume your routine activities within a month after the surgery.

Risks of Labiaplasty

Complications and side effects after labiaplasty are uncommon, but they may appear in some cases. Such side effects may include:

Risks of Labiaplasty
  • 1Bleeding or Infection
  • 2Bruises (abnormal collection of blood)
  • 3Reopening of the wound
  • 4Pain during sex
  • 5Loss of vaginal sensitivity
  • 6Scarring

Labiaplasty is the right option for you if you: Complain from pain or other symptoms due to large labia, such as dryness or irritation. Find it unpleasant to wear form-fitting clothing due to excess tissue that protrudes from the vaginal entrance. Feel self-conscious about your large labia. Face issues in the bedroom with your spouse or partner.

Absolutely yes, International Clinics maintain a high level of confidentiality and protect the privacy and information of all patients, especially those who intend to undergo genital cosmetic surgeries, such as labiaplasty.

Yes, but they usually fail to address the problems that women eagerly want to solve. For example, you can try Kegel-like exercises, which can tone loose vaginal muscles and enhance sexual arousal, but these exercises will not make your labia smaller.

Vaginoplasty is a procedure that tries to make your vagina tighter or narrower, especially after childbirth. Labiaplasty, on the other hand, tries to make your labia look much smaller.

No, but you may have swelling in the site or feel discomfort, which is easy to manage with over-the-counter medications.

No, but you may have minor bleeding in the first week. You can wear a mini pad to solve this problem.

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