Intimate Surgery - Labiaplasty
Due to the effects of growth and sex hormones during puberty, excessively large or asymmetrical inner labia can develop in certain women. The labia are exposed to chronic mechanical irritation and excessive drying. The presence of numerous erosions and tears on the inner labia is often combined with infection, most frequently of bacterial or fungal origin, which results in repeated inflammation, pain and overall discomfort. However, this is often not the only reason why women are willing to undergo surgical correction of the inner labia – a labiaplasty. They also seek out plastic surgeons for aesthetic reasons, which are not visible in every-day life but may pose a problem in the bedroom.
The skin and the mucous membrane in the area that is to be operated on must not show any signs of infection. To prevent increased bleeding, patients are recommended to refrain from using medication containing acetylsalicylic acid (e.g., aspirin, anopyrin) for 3 weeks before surgery. As for the menstrual cycle, the procedure is performed after the menstruation period. This operation may be performed no sooner than 6 months after childbirth. The surgery is usually performed under general anaesthesia. A number of pre-operative assessments must be performed prior to general anaesthesia, either by the patient’s GP or by a physician at the plastic surgery clinic. These include a blood and urine test, blood pressure measurement, an EKG and other tests, if required. The anaesthesia will then be adapted to your particular condition on the basis of the results. These results will also allow the physician to be certain that you are in a good state of health.
There are several labiaplasty techniques. The objective of the surgery is to reduce the inner labia such that they are covered by the outer labia. The desired effect is achieved by a surgical reduction of inner labia tissue.
You will stay at the clinic for 24 hours after surgery. You may feel discomfort, but not pain, in the area operated on. Swelling is not unusual and recedes gradually within two weeks. Any mild swelling will disappear completely within 6 weeks after surgery. After surgery, it is recommended that patients wash several times a day with a female intimate hygiene gel. The area heals best if left uncovered, i.e., when it is not is restricted by underwear. After surgery, you will go for regular checkups, so that your surgeon can make sure that the healing process is proceeding as expected.
First Visible Effects
The results are visible once the swelling goes down, and the best effect is achieved after 14 days.