What is Labiaplasty?
The labiaplasty procedure aims to decrease the size of the labia minora (inner lips) to make them flush with the labia majora (outer vagina area). Different surgical techniques are used depending on the patient’s specific needs. Your Me Clinic surgeon will work with you to achieve your desired surgical goals.
Benefits of a labiaplasty
There are several labiaplasty benefits. Reasons women might consider this surgical procedure include:
- Improved appearance of the vaginal area/labia
- Reduced discomfort with clothes or sexual intercourse
- Reduced irritation caused by irregular labia
- Reduced self-consciousness in intimate situations
Let’s look at the labiaplasty benefits in a little more detail.
Many women with oversized labia experience self-confidence and self-esteem issues. This can be exacerbated when wearing a bikini or tight clothing, or while being intimate with their partner. Having labiaplasty can take away that worry and allow you to feel more confident and comfortable with your appearance.
Comfort in Clothing
Wearing snug-fitting pants or revealing clothing can be a challenge for women suffering large or protruding labia. If you feel self-conscious about visible lines or bulges, a labiaplasty may help you feel better physically and emotionally, whatever you choose to wear.
Increased Sexual Satisfaction
Embarrassment in your appearance can affect sexual pleasure. In addition, some women with large or long vaginal lips experience discomfort during sex. Correcting the labial fold will prevent vaginal tissue issues bring dragged in and out of the vagina and improve sexual confidence for a more enjoyable and satisfying experience.
Reduce Pain or Discomfort
The inner labia is a delicate area and can become irritated from sexual activity or when wearing tight clothing. Additionally, exposed tissue can become chafed or pinched while exercising, riding a bicycle, or performing other regular activities. Labiaplasty removes the excess tissue so you can enjoy daily activities.
Improved Hygiene and Health
Excess tissue can harbour bacteria, making good hygiene more difficult. Long inner labia can also increase the risk of urinary tract infections which can be painful and dangerous to your health. Labiaplasty surgery can reduce the risk of a range of health concerns.
Part of a Mommy Makeover
Oversized or sagging labia is often the result of pregnancy or childbirth. You may also experience other unwanted effects on different areas of your body. A mommy makeover consists of procedures customised to your specific needs so you can reclaim your pre-baby body. Labiaplasty can be performed alongside procedures such as a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, neck lift, and other body contouring techniques.
Find out if you are a candidate for labiaplasty
Women undergo the labiaplasty procedure for both functional and cosmetic reasons. The procedural techniques can alter the appearance of a large or irregular labia, restore labia augmentation following childbirth, or help to alleviate irritation or pain experienced when performing certain activities. Your initial consultation with a Me Clinic plastic surgeon or cosmetic surgeon will help determine if labiaplasty surgery is right for you.
What to expect from a labiaplasty
Labiaplasty is performed using a range of procedures that are tailored to suit your unique characteristics. Here are three of the most common labiaplasty surgery methods.
The Trim method – An incision is made to remove the outer edge of the labia. It is a suitable option for patients wanting to remove dark-pigmented labia skin, or for patients with thick or rough or long labia tissue.
The Wedge method – With this technique, a V-shaped section of the labia is removed and the edges are positioned back together with dissolvable sutures. It results in a natural-looking labia shape.
The De-epithelialization method – A small section of inner-lip labia tissue is removed and the edges are sutured together. This method reduces the length of the labia while preserving the original labia contour.
There are additional cosmetic surgery methods that vary in terms of their complexity. Labiaplasty can be combined with other procedures such as clitoral hood reduction or liposuction. Speak to your Me Clinic specialist regarding your specific surgical goals and aspirations.
Everything you need to know before and after labiaplasty surgery
Here is an overview of what you can expect when undergoing labiaplasty surgery at Me Clinic.
Book a personal consultation with one of our experienced surgeons who will:
- Discuss your surgery needs and requirements
- Explain a range of treatment options and expected results
- Provide an overview of the treatment process
- Undertake a general medical consultation
- Provide a quote outlining the associated treatment costs
We will arrange a pre-operative consultation at a time that suits you, plus a medical assessment to ensure you are medically fit to undergo the procedure.
Book your procedure
Make a booking with Me Clinic to undergo the labiaplasty procedure at a time and day that is convenient for you.
Undergo the procedure
The procedure is generally performed under local or general anaesthetic, and you will be able to return home the same day. Make sure to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home and help you comfortably recover.
You will return to the clinic a day or two after the procedure for a check-up. Your surgeon is available to answer any questions you may have, including other vaginal surgery procedures.
Labiaplasty surgery – recovery and results
There will be initial swelling, soreness and some temporary discolouration that will decrease during the first couple of weeks post-surgery. However, it may take several months for swelling to fully dissipate before seeing the final labiaplasty results.
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