What is labiaplasty and its surgical procedures

What is labiaplasty

What is labiaplasty and its surgical procedures

Although you might be familiar with the name labiaplasty, you might not know what it means or which body part is involved. Labiaplasty is a surgical technique to change the size of your labia. Let’s go deeper into what is labiaplasty and why you need it in this blog.

What is labiaplasty?

The labia are the skin folds that surround your vaginal opening. You’ll find two folds of skin there. The exterior folds are referred to as labia majora or large lips. Your external genital organs are protected by these larger fleshy folds. After puberty, they have pubic hair all over them.

The term “labia minora” (small lips) refers to the inner folds. These skin folds protect the openings of your urethra and vagina. This surgical procedure helps in the alteration of the labia minora(inner labia) and labia majora(outer lip), the skin folds surrounding the female vulva.

Why do you need this?

Due to childbirth, ageing, sexual activity, and genetics, the labia may be enlarged. Many women with enlarged labia have difficulty in doing exercise, and maintaining personal hygiene, and have recurrent urinary tract infections. Additionally, they struggle to engage in sexual activity.

What happens during labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a novel cosmetic procedure that not only improves the aesthetic appearance of private parts but also functional improvement. Your cosmetic gynecologist will choose the best surgical technique based on whether your labia (labia majora and/or labia minora) needs to be altered or resized. They commonly do this treatment with a scalpel, scissors, or laser.

Your labia (labia majora and/or minora) can be reduced using one of two general methods:

Trim procedure

Trimming involves taking away extra tissue from the labia’s edge to make it neater.

Wedge procedure

The wedge procedure involves making a v-shaped incision in the labia and removing a wedge of tissue from there. Moreover, this method preserves the wrinkled edges and gives the vagina a natural appearance following the surgery.

Enlarging procedure

A tiny amount of fat is taken from another body part, such as the abdomen or thigh, and is injected into the labia majora by your cosmetic gynecologist to increase its size.

How long is a labiaplasty procedure?

A labiaplasty is an outpatient treatment. Moreover, the average length of a labiality is under two hours. Depending on the treatment plans, either local or general anesthesia can be given.

After surgery care

Avoid taking long showers and always pat the wound dry after washing it. To reduce any post-procedure pain and inflammation, the cosmetic gynecologist’s prescribed antibiotics should be taken. Further, undergarments and tight clothing should not be worn since they rub against the wound.

You must also refrain from sexual activity for a minimum of four weeks. The healing process can be delayed if you return to your activities too soon since this might put pressure on the wound.

To sum up

Thus, labiaplasty has both practical and aesthetic advantages. It can be embarrassing to discuss your genitalia with your cosmetic gynecologist. We at EVA will take the time to listen to you, answer all of your concerns, and go into great detail regarding the surgery to reap the best outcomes.

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