Labiaplasty (also known as labioplasty, labia minora reduction, and labial reduction) OverviewPosted on September 25, 2015
Labiaplasty’s acceptance as an effective aesthetics surgery to reshape labial lips continues to grow as more women choose to receive the procedure and share their experience with other women. In fact, many women are also electing to undergo this surgery at relatively younger ages before having children.
Customizing the Procedure
A number of surgeons still approach labiaplasty with a singular aim to surgically excise the excessive labial tissue. However, a plastic surgeon with advanced training will focus on adopting a customized surgical approach according to the patient’s specific labial condition and aesthetic needs. The surgeon’s goal should be to achieve the desired improvement in labial shape while preserving as much of the outer lip edge as possible in order to maintain natural sensitivity.
This can be achieved when the surgeon tailors the procedure according the patient’s needs, and performs a precise and targeted surgery. Labiaplasty may also be performed in conjunction with other cosmetic surgery procedures such as liposuction to achieve more effective outcomes in suitable cases.
Women who are bothered by one or more of the following conditions may make standout candidates for labiaplasty.
- The inner labial lips hang underneath the outer labia majora.
- The intercourse involves excessive pulling on the labial lips causing pain and discomfort.
- The patient is having trouble with maintaining labial hygiene.
- The patient finds it difficult to wear clothing of choice with confidence due to oversized labia
- Pain is experienced during specific physical exercises.
- The patient is unhappy with the poor aesthetic appearance of the labia.
Surgical excision of labia majora may be the right treatment option if the patient has excessively large labia majora. In some cases, this procedure may also be combined with liposuction. On the other hand, for patients who are unhappy with the under-sized or small labia majora, a fat transfer procedure may be recommended.
If one of the portions of the labia minora is excessive, the surgeon may remove a small triangle of tissue to enhance the shape and size. Labia minora reduction may be combined with the removal of excessive clitoral hooding. This can be done simply by extending the incision between the minor and the majora.
Once the loose tissue has been surgically reduced and adequate hemostasis is attained, a customized closure of the labial reshaping procedure can be performed. In a few cases, laser treatment and dermal filler injections may also be combined with labiaplasty procedure.
Immediate recovery will take place in about three to five days, but proper healing of the treated area will take up to six weeks. During this period of healing, the patient should abstain from sexual intercourse. The incision area should be kept clean to minimize the risk of infection.
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