Labiaplasty surgery, also known as lipoplasty, is basically a cosmetic surgical procedure for changing the contours of the labia minora and labia majora, the flat folds of skin covering the vulva. Labiaplasty involves the reduction of an elongated labium and reduction of the inner and outer lip movements. The most common areas where labiaplasty surgery may be done include the front, sides, rear, and anterior aspects of the vulva. In addition, labiaplasty may also be done on patients who experience pain from having labiaplasty. This is because during labiaplasty, incisions are made along the labia and surrounding tissues. The edges of the labia are then reduced to make it more consistent with the surrounding vaginal profile.
Despite its popularity, many women have doubts and objections towards labiaplasty surgery. One of the main concerns and objections towards this cosmetic procedure is that the procedure will change the vaginal shape and that it may cause trauma, bleeding, and nerve damage. Nevertheless, these concerns are not valid. The fact is that labiaplasty surgery can actually make a person feel better about the way they look.
The length of time it takes for a labiaplasty surgery to become successful depends on many factors. Firstly, the size and shape of the labia will determine how long the procedure will take. Secondly, the skill of the surgeon will determine how long the procedure takes. Finally, the patient’s health will also determine how long the procedure will take. In addition, the type of labiaplasty surgery performed will also affect the time it takes. The type of procedure, which includes a modified internal approach or external approach, will have a significant impact on the time it takes.
Cosmetic labiaplasty surgery is considered a safe procedure. However, a minor labiaplasty deformity can still lead to pain and discomfort during and after the procedure. Fortunately, there are many different pre-and postoperative treatment options available for patients who experience labiaplasty deformities. Women should discuss their goals with their plastic surgeon in order to make sure that they receive the pre and post operative treatments that they need to improve their vaginal rejuvenation.
After labiaplasty surgery, there will be some swelling and numbness. This should subside over the first few days. Some patients even experience a slight increase in the size of their labia after the procedure. Keep in mind that patients who have undergone labiaplasty surgery before (without complications) can sometimes return to normal sexual intercourse or can resume wearing sports bras and short shorts just prior to the labiaplasty surgery.
Despite the fact that labiaplasty surgery is performed as a cosmetic procedure, many patients report that the procedure has improved their lives. Women who undergo this procedure feel more confident about their bodies and find that their sexual relationships are more fulfilling and enjoyable. In addition, labiaplasty surgery can improve a woman’s self-image and enhance her confidence level. As a result, many women choose to undergo labiaplasty surgery in order to improve the quality of their lives.
Alexandra Schmidt, MD | Blue Water Plastic Surgery Partners
10941 Raven Ridge Rd Suite 102, Raleigh, NC 27614