The benefits of labial reconstruction are not only aesthetic. Large or long labia can cause irritation and discomfort during exercise, when wearing snug-fitting clothing, and during sexual intercourse. Labiaplasty helps eliminate unnecessary discomfort in your day-to-day life and may also boost your self-esteem.
Choosing to undergo labiaplasty requires careful consideration. Here at Cosmetic Surgery Center, our surgical team is dedicated to enhancing your overall well-being. Undergoing labiaplasty is a personal decision, and it’s natural to have questions before moving forward. Here’s what you can expect from this procedure.
Preoperative labiaplasty consultation
Scheduling a consultation is the first step in your journey toward improved labia. During your consultation, your surgeon conducts an examination and assessment to determine whether surgery is the best course of action for you.
This is also your opportunity to express your desired outcome and ask questions. It’s important for you to discuss how the current anatomy of your labia impacts your daily life and what your expectations are for the surgery.
Once it’s decided that labiaplasty is the best option for you, your surgeon explains the next steps and discusses how to prepare for surgery.
The labiaplasty procedure
Labiaplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure. While labiaplasty is a complex procedure that requires the expertise of a cosmetic gynecologist, the procedure itself takes only about 90 minutes. During this time the surgeon skillfully removes excess or uneven tissue from your labia and reduces any excess folds. After surgery is complete, you can return home, relax, and begin the recovery process.
Recovering from labiaplasty
You can expect some minor discomfort, swelling, bruising, and spotting, but most patients return to work within a few days of the procedure. It’s typically a good idea to take a week off from work to give yourself adequate recovery time.
Your surgeon goes over aftercare instructions, which include wearing loose clothing and abstaining from sex and tampon use for six weeks while you heal.
Nearly 95% of women surveyed say they’re highly satisfied with their labiaplasty results. The surgery typically shortens the labia so that it no longer hangs down. The results are a more aesthetically pleasing appearance and relief from physical issues like tugging and twisting. You can expect to experience the complete results within six months.
Labiaplasty is a safe procedure, however, like all surgical procedures, there are risks and possible complications. Your surgeon will carefully manage risks, such as bleeding and infection. Dryness and healing complications, such as scarring, are also a slim possibility. You can expect to discuss these details with your surgeon during your consultation.
Labiaplasty is the most common vaginal rejuvenation procedure. It can not only relieve uncomfortable symptoms but also improve your well-being. There’s no substitute for feeling confident in your skin. To schedule a consultation, call our office or book online today.