What to expect to learn with this guide:
If you are considering a labiaplasty procedure, this guide will give you a rundown of everything you need to know to be prepared. In this comprehensive guide, you’ll understand the techniques used during a labiaplasty and exactly what will happen during your procedure. You’ll learn why a consultation is the first step to a successful procedure and why it’s important to choose a team you can trust. You’ll also learn what results you can expect to get from labiaplasty, how much time you’ll need to recover and what you can expect to happen at your follow-up appointments. Most importantly, you’ll find out how your labiaplasty can inspire confidence and get you back to your best shape.
Reasons for Labiaplasty:
There are several reasons you might need a touch-up in your downstairs department especially when it comes to your labia or lip-like area on the outside of your vagina. Natural aging, childbirth, weight gain and even heredity can cause your vagina to need a cosmetic pick me up. When it comes to your labia, large tissues can cause intercourse or physical movement and exercise to be painful. You may even notice you can see your labia in certain outfits or in swimwear. Labiaplasty can help even up and reduce the size of your labia. The procedure is a quick and easy way to restore the youthful appearance of your labia. Recovery is quick and the results are impressive.
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What is A Labiaplasty?
Your labia is the lip-like area on the outside of your vagina. It is very common for these lips to be uneven, wrinkled or enlarged. If this area is enlarged, it can cause problems with certain clothing or with certain physical activities. It can actually be painful if the labia are very large. Uneven labia can feel unattractive to some women and be extremely bothersome to their self-confidence. Both of these issues can affect women from puberty through adulthood and especially after childbirth. You can have surgery on your major labia (lips on the outside) or more commonly on your minor labia (smaller lips beneath the major labia). The labiaplasty procedure can help your labia look smaller and more even.
Do I have choices for Labiaplasty?
When it comes to making choices about your most delicate area, you do have choices for your labiaplasty. During your consultation, your surgeon will meet with you to discuss the best options for your labiaplasty.
Some techniques for labiaplasty include:
Other Procedures that may be performed with a Labiaplasty
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A consultation before areola reduction is very important. Your surgeon will ask questions about what bothers you most about your areola. You’ll be given details about what you can expect from surgery, measurements will be taken and your surgeon will go over the best options for you to get the best results. You’ll see pictures from other before and after surgeries and you can get a good idea of what what you can expect based on sketches by the surgeon.
Am I a Candidate for Labiaplasty?
There are many reasons you might feel it’s time to rejuvenate your labia. If you’re seeing any of the following, a labiaplasty procedure may be a perfect fit for your needs:
What should I expect at my consultation?
A consultation is a great way to hash out your wishes and worries before your labiaplasty. Your surgeon will listen to what is bothering you about your labia. Then, they’ll outline the procedures that may work to get you the desired result you wish to see. If you’re a candidate for surgery, measurements may be taken and an outline given to you about what to expect next.
Bring the following with you to your consultation:
What will happen before, during and after my surgery?
If you elect to have a labiaplasty procedure, there are several things you can do to prepare before your procedure.
Before your surgery, you’ll want to do the following:
- 1Book a consultation with your surgeon
- 2Take care of all physicals and pap smears
- 3Finish all childbearing to garner the best results
- 4Set up appropriate childcare for during your surgery and recovery time
- 5Find a ride to and from surgery
Prior to surgery, you’ll want to follow any instructions from your surgery center. This may include:
DURING labiaplasty AT OUR surgery center YOU CAN TYPICALLY Expect:
- 1You’ll most likely be given general anesthesia to avoid any pain during surgery. Your anesthesiology team will come and explain everything to you about this procedure.
- 2Next, your surgeon will begin the process of your female cosmetic surgery. Depending on which technique you choose, your surgeon will use the trim method to reduce the labia size or the wedge technique.
- 3Once you’re procedure is finished, your surgeon will finish with the appropriate disposable sutures.
- 4When surgery is complete, you’ll be moved to a recovery area and monitored.
- 5You’ll go home the day of your surgery.
After surgery, you can expect the following for your care:
As with any surgery, you’ll want to monitor for various side effects:
You’ll have some swelling after your procedure, as well as, pain and bruising. You’ll be given ice to reduce the swelling and pain medicine to help you heal. You’ll want to rest as much as possible after your surgery. You’ll also be given instructions for care like using a special bottle or Sitz bath to help you heal. Your recovery time should take about two weeks with full healing occurring about one month out. You’ll most likely resume sexual activity after your 6-week follow up appointment.
Results, Maintenance & Follow up
Once swelling goes down, you’ll love the results of your labiaplasty surgery. Your vaginal area will look very pretty and you’ll be surprised by the difference you feel with the results. You’ll definitely have a follow-up appointment to check on your healing following surgery.
Who should I consult for a labiaplasty procedure?
Though some women can feel self-conscious about having surgery on this area, it’s important that you feel empowered and more confident by making the choice to better your body. You’ll want a fully-trained plastic surgeon to perform your surgery. No matter which procedure you choose, the caring staff will make sure you’re comfortable for the entire procedure.