WHAT IS LABIAPLASTY?
Labiaplasty is an increasingly popular surgical procedure that reduces the size of enlarged or elongated labia minora (inner lips) and labia majora (outer lips) in order to improve the appearance and comfort of the female genital area.
WHY GET LABIAPLASTY?
A popular reason for receiving labiaplasty is to improve the appearance of the genital area. Many women feel embarrassed about the size of their labia, leading to low self-confidence, feeling old, and inhibiting their sex lives. Labiaplasty can give them the confidence they need to feel good about their appearance again and can improve their overall outlook on life.
Discomfort caused by elongated or enlarged labia is another reason many women choose to have a labiaplasty procedure. This is especially popular among more athletic women who experience pain when horseback riding or riding a bike. Some women with enlarged or elongated labia experience discomfort when simply wearing jeans, which can result in painful chafing of the genital area.
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THE PROCEDURE AND RECOVERY
Labiaplasty is a simple procedure that only takes about 30 to 45 minutes to perform. The patient is given either a general or local anesthesia and in most cases, there is minimal bleeding and swelling. Typical recovery time is about two to five days, with the sutures dissolving in about seven to 10 days. Pain is minimal and patients can resume sexual activity within a few weeks.
RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS
Patients who receive labiaplasty tend to be very happy with the results. However, as with most surgeries, there is some risk involved. These risks include abnormal bleeding, infection, and a slight chance of cosmetic deformity.