Labiaplasty is a plastic surgery procedure performed to sculpt the labia and improve the appearance of the vulva.
There are different reasons why a woman may want to undergo the procedure, such as to:
- Correct protruding inner vulva lips
- Reshape abnormal, asymmetric, or irregular labia that may cause chafing and discomfort
- Change the shape of the labia
- Achieve a more aesthetically pleasing vulva
What can be achieved?
When a woman has a vulva that looks irregular, she may avoid being naked and getting intimate with her significant other. This is especially true if a protruding labia is causing chafing and painful sexual intercourse. After labiaplasty, a patient can rest assured and set aside the anxieties affecting her body confidence and sex life. She can walk around in her skin no longer embarrassed about how her genitals look.
Patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their labia may be good candidates for labiaplasty. With this procedure, you can alleviate physical discomfort and emotional insecurities caused by an enlarged labia minora.
Labiaplasty Surgical Technique
The procedure will be illustrated in detail and you will be given a detailed instruction sheet on expected post-operative course and potential complications during your consultation with Dr Jack Zoumaras.
It is recommended that you are a stable weight for at least 3-6 months to obtain the best possible results. It is advised to stop smoking at least 6 weeks before and after surgery.
Although surgery can be performed anytime it is recommended to wait until you have completed your family planning.
Vaginal intercourse is permitted after 6 weeks.
Labiaplasty is day surgery. There will be some discomfort and pain for a week. During this time you will be required to wear a panty liner. The sutures are dissolvable. Normal activity may commence after 2 weeks.