Labiaplasty is a procedure to help improve the aesthetic appearance of the external genitalia. This area is typically comprised of the clitoral hood, labia majora, and labia minora (the outer and inner lips of the vulva). A labiaplasty refers to improvement in the size and appearance of the labia minora, which can become enlarged and sagging from pregnancy or a number of other reasons.
A labiaplasty can remove the darkened folds and excess labia minora to help create a more symmetric, cleaner appearance of the external genitalia. After the operation, the chances of carrying vaginal infections will be reduced. Patients can expect to return to normal daily life after the surgery.
In some cases, labia majora (outer lips) can be longer, saggy, big and/or asymmetric. This can cause pain during intercourse. Labiaplasty surgery can reduce pain, whilst improving the appearance aesthetically.
Labiaplasty does not damage the hymen. It will not negatively affect and/or prevent from orgasms, intercourse, to concieve a baby and/or to give birth.
Labiaplasty operations can take up to 1 hour and can be performed under both local and general aneasthetic depending on the decision by the patient and the surgeon. The stitches are specially designed to dissolve by itself. After the operation, dressing will not have to be applied. Patients will not experience burning, aches or problems whilst urinating. It is normal to experience slight sensitivity and burning for 2-3 days after the operation. Patients may bathe 2 days after the surgery. The stitches should dissappear within 1 week and patients will be able to have intercourse 3-4 weeks after the operation. Approximately 1 month after the operation, there will be hardly any trace left.