What is a labiaplasty?
- A labiaplasty is a surgical procedure done to reshape the labia minora—the inner “lips” of the vulva. Labiaplasty is a relatively simple procedure that can improve both the appearance and function of the female labia. Labiaplasty calls for the removal of excess tissue that cause chronic irritation or discomfort. Alternatively, women chose Labiaplasty to improve the aesthetic appearance of the vulva.
Am I a good candidate for Labiaplasty?
- If you are over age 18 and feel self-conscious about the size, shape, asymmetry or appearance of your labia, you may be a good candidate for labial reduction surgery. An enlarged labia can cause problems such as discomfort with exercise and sexual activity. Certain types of tight-fitting clothing may also be quite uncomfortable or even painful.
What is the recovery for a Labiaplasty?
- We ensure that you will receive a detailed explanation of what to expect after the procedure and several tips to enhance the healing process. Most women experience minimal pain after labiaplasty surgery. You will be advised to rest, elevate your pelvis, and ice for the first week after labiaplasty surgery. After a week, you may return to work without excessive walking. At three weeks, you can usually resume walking, light hand weights and your normal daily activity level. At six-eight weeks, most patients can resume sexual intercourse, use a tampon and exercise as they desire.