What is labiaplasty?
Some young women may be born with excessive skin and tissue of the Labia Minora or it may occur after pregnancy. The excess tissue can be painful and cause issues when wearing clothing. It can also make women feel uncomfortable in bathing suits and other clothing. A labiaplasty is designed to recontour the Labia Minora by reducing and reshaping the excess tissues and skin.
What to expect during labiaplasty
This surgical procedure reduces and reshapes the excess skin and tissue restoring it to its natural form. For this procedure patients can undergo local anesthesia or twilight anesthesia. Twilight anesthesia is an IV sedation anesthesia in addition to a local anesthetic. This surgical procedure may take up to 1 hour to complete.
Expected Recovery from a Labiaplasty
After a labiaplasty it may take 1 week to 10 days before a patient can return to their regular daily activities. It may take 3 to 4 weeks before a patient can return to strenuous activity: such as running or lifting weights. Patients may experience some swelling and a moderate amount of pain during the healing process, which will be controlled with oral medications. Patients are advised to refrain from any type of sexual activity for at least 6 weeks or until the surgical site has full healed.
How long do labiaplasty results last?
The results of a labiaplasty procedure may last forever. However results may vary depending on the patient’s skin type and texture. If the patient becomes pregnant in the future it can also alter the results.