Studies have shown that 1/3 of women do not like the appearance of their labia, because it is either dark, over-sized or has excessive hanging skin. But fortunately you can re-shape the appearance of the vagina with labiaplasty surgery. Labiaplasty addresses the labia minora, or the lips surrounding the vagina. It can be performed as a stand-alone procedure or with other vaginal surgery.Ageing and childbirth are two examples of milestones in life that can cause your labia to stretch. Some women, however, inherit an elongated labia. But it is within your control to alter the appearance of your labia with this procedure.
A labia surgery begins with the administration of anaesthesia. The exact surgical technique to be used will largely depends on your goals and treatment plan. These things will be discussed to you during consultations.
After the surgery you will experience bruising and swelling which will gradually subside in 2 to 3 weeks. Your surgeon will prescribe you some pain relief medications to ease discomfort during the recovery period. For a few weeks, you may have to refrain from engaging in sexual intercourse to give you time to heal properly.
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Whether you want to reshape, shorten, or make your labia thinner it is important that you convey your exact goals to your surgeon. Understanding what a labiaplasty can and cannot do will allow you to develop realistic expectations of the procedure and outcome.
To know if you make a good candidate for labiaplasty simply fill out our personal assessment form. A board-certified surgeon will review your information and provide a price estimate for the procedure.