What is labiaplasty?

A lower vaginal lips with an irregular shape and / or size can cause problems of greater or lesser consideration in the development of women’s daily life: hygiene problems of the vaginal area, mainly during menstruation; various discomforts when wearing tight clothes or bathing suits; pain when it comes to practicing some sports; discomfort during sexual intercourse, producing discomfort and pain.

What is labiaplasty?

The labiaplasty is a surgical intervention that is part of the so-called “female intimate surgeries”. It is a procedure that began to develop in the 70s to correct congenital anomalies in the vagina and improve the appearance of the intimate area of ​​the woman.

The intervention has been evolving and improving over the years to become the ideal solution to reduce, reconstruct, modify and harmonize the size and shape of the female external genitalia, without loss of sensibility in the area, with a total scar invisible.

Types of labiaplasty

Normally when we talk about labiaplasty we refer to the reduction of the size and / or shape of the labia minora, which, as a consequence of the passage of time, of several births, or simply for congenital reasons, have been left with an excessively large size, dislodged or asymmetrical, being in many cases visible when projecting with respect to the labia majora.

The surgical procedure consists in removing the excess tissue that has given rise to the hypertrophy of the lips, and the elimination of excess skin in the area.

It is also quite common to reduce or increase the labia majora. To increase the lips are often used fillers such as hyaluronic acid, although you can also use autologous fat, i.e. fat that comes from the patient’s body. To reduce its size, the fat is removed from them by liposuction.

The labiaplasty is, therefore, a fairly simple procedure, which usually employs local anesthesia accompanied by minimal sedation. The intervention is carried out on an outpatient basis, and does not exceed thirty minutes. Clinical admission is not usually necessary, the patient returns home after the operation, although absolute rest is recommended for 24 hours. The stitches fall naturally after two weeks. It is also called Vaginal Rejuvination.

There is usually no loss of sensation in the vaginal area. It must be borne in mind that in order to achieve complete healing it is not advisable to perform physical exercise or have sexual relations until at least a minimum period of one month after surgery has elapsed. Normally the patient is completely recovered at six weeks.

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