Labiaplasty is a cosmetic surgery which involves reduction of the labia (the outer lips of the vulva). This procedure has increased in popularity over the last few years due to increasing public awareness and the desire for cosmetic alterations to the size and/or shape of the labia.
Two common reasons women request a Labiaplasty are:
Most women seek Labiaplasty surgery to reduce the length of the Labia, particularly after childbirth.
Having decided you would like to learn more about the potential benefits of Body Lift surgery, please feel free to make an appointment with Mr Howard Klein at his South Island Plastic Surgery Clinic for an in-depth discussion and evaluation regarding your suitability for this type of surgery.
Your Labiaplasty may be performed in a hospital ,outpatient surgery clinic, or frequently in the rooms. You will be sent home the day of your surgery, it is best to arrange for someone to drive you home from the hospital.
Labiaplasty surgery may be performed under local or general anesthesia.
When performed by a qualified Plastic Surgeon, Labiaplasty surgery is fairly straightforward. However as with any medical operation, there are risks associated with surgery and specific complications associated with these procedures.
During the initial consultation when the procedure is explained in detail, this will include all of the potential risks associated with this type of cosmetic surgery as well as any potential complications and limitations.
In order to make sitting more comfortable, an inflatable ‘donut’ cushion is recommended for several days. Swelling will be evident for the first 3–10 days and will then gradually disappear over several weeks. Applying ice packs to the area may be very helpful in controlling any bruising and swelling after surgery. Most patients are able to resume sexual relations in 3–4 weeks.
The scars from the Labiaplasty procedure are very fine and are difficult to see. Some women report an increased sensation during intercourse due to the reduction of extra skin.