Problems associated with the female genital area may be a cause of embarrassment or discomfort in many women, regardless of age. Although the onset of problems usually arises after childbirth, it is also an issue in women without children, as well as in younger women. The most common cause of concern is elongation or hypertrophy of the lips which may appear on both sides of the vulva area or, more commonly, on only one side. It is fully understood that it can cause embarrassment or discomfort, and thus adversely affect the patient’s erotic life.
Correction of the small labia of the vulva is considered a routine surgery with excellent results. Removal of the excess tissue of the small labia results in a more natural appearance of the area without affecting the area’s sensitivity and erogenous zones at all. Finally, after two months, any scar will be virtually impossible to see.
The ideal result is a more natural, yet aesthetically improved appearance on the small lips of the vulva. These should touch the inner surface of the large lips but be slightly more prominent.
For the majority of patients, Labiaplasty is a routine surgery with a very rapid recovery, offering immediate removal of feelings of anxiety and embarrassment
A complete medical history should be taken before each surgery. As a precautionary measure, doctors without prescription or herbal products / drugs should not be taken before surgery and for 3 days afterwards. Also, strict non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as salopir ibuprofen (Nurofen) diclofenac and any other anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapy should be avoided in consultation with the treating physician. It would also be very helpful to bring a list of any prescription medicines you receive for your preoperative control.
If you are a smoker / smoker, try to quit smoking at least two weeks before and after a surgical procedure.
The operation of Labiaplasty takes place in the context of daily hospitalization. During the first days you will feel a nuisance but you will be able to walk and do most of your day-to-day activities. Exercise should be avoided in the first week and abstinence from sexual activity is required for four weeks.
It is very important that the area of the labia of the vulva be maintained by the patients clean by doing regular washing with water, chamomile or green soap, avoiding commercial soaps for a week postoperatively. The sutures are absorbable and therefore will fall by themselves.
Although quite rare, patients may feel a mild discomfort for a few months after surgery.
Although the occurrence of problems with the operation of Labiaplasty is rare, however, there are always minor dangers, as with any surgical procedure, including the risk of bleeding, inflammation, scarring, liposuction of the lips or the presence of a temporary discomfort in the area.