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
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.
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Under general anaesthesia the inner lips (Labia Minora) of the vagina are reduced in size through carefully placed incisions.
The labia are resected and re-shaped depending upon your unique anatomy. The procedure is day surgery and is relatively straightforward and simple oral analgesics required post-operatively.
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.