Labiaplasty Surgery, also known as labia reduction surgery aims at reducing the size of labia in women. Many modern women opt for this surgery to deal with the discomfort associated with the large size of labia. The discomfort becomes apparent while wearing tight clothes or swimsuits.
Labiaplasty surgery decreases the size of labia, usually labia minora, in order to remove this discomfort as well as give an aesthetic appearance to this intimate part of the body. It is a type of cosmetic genital surgery that can be done along with vaginal rejuvenation.
Most women are happy with the appearance and shape of their genital area, but like other parts of the body, sometimes there are personal issues with the size of the inner (labia minora) and outer lips (labia majora) of the vagina( labia ).
Mostly, it is related to the large size of labia which often cause discomfort to women while wearing tight clothing. There are now, a number of increasingly performed procedures that can enhance the appearance and function of this sensitive area.
With advancement in medical technology, there are a number of procedures for reduction of these female body parts. The most popular is the process of labia reduction is often known as labiaplasty or labia reduction surgery. Sometimes people also call it as labia rejuvenation and is often done along with vaginoplasty or vaginal rejuvenation.
Why do women undergo labia plastic surgery?
Women opt for labia plastic surgery for various reasons, includes pain from twisting and stretching of the labia while riding a bike or during sexual intercourse, itching of skin, irritation and self-consciousness. If they feel they have large vaginal lips, small lips, long lips etc
What is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is performed in a very intimate part of your body. It is important to understand what areas are causing you concern, what areas can be improved, and areas the Doctor will talk to you about. “Vulva” refers to the whole outside area of the vagina.
The term labiaplasty surgery refers to a cosmetic procedure that cut shorts the length of the labia minora. It is one of the most commonly performed vaginal rejuvenation procedure and it can provide relief from symptoms women mostly experience from twisting and stretching of the labia minora.
At ALCS Clinic, lasers are used to incise and resurface the skin and to tighten and restore the youthful appearance and function of the vulva and vaginal area. In ordinary terms, the procedure is essentially a “face lift” for the vulva and vagina.
Before working out if any of these procedures are suitable options for you – it is important to have a consultation with an experienced and understanding professional.
Note: ALCS offers you private and safe labiaplasty in Jaipur at affordable costs under Dr. Sunil Arora who has been awarded the best plastic surgeon in Rajasthan.
Labia Minora Reduction
Labia minora literally means “small lips”. The labia minora can be very thin and small or up to 5 centimeters wide. They do vary in size, shape, and color, and resemble flower petals. The minora can range in color from a purple, pink, brown, or red.
The purpose of your labia minora is to protect the vagina and urethra ( the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside of your body ) from bacteria.
Sometimes, the inner labia are too large and protrude well past the outer lips. This can cause problems with sexual activity, and with wearing certain clothes. Now, using lasers or electronic instruments, the labia minora can be precisely reduced in size with a process called labia reduction surgery or labiaplasty.
Labiaplasty reduces the size, floppy, or uneven labia minora ( inner vaginal lips ) or the reduction of thickness that can often cause chronic irritation, rubbing, or discomfort during sexual intercourse. Many women request this procedure to eliminate the appearance of a bulge with certain clothing such as swimsuits or leotards or tight pants.
Labia Majora Reduction
On the other hand, labia majora literally means outer lips or large lips. The labia majora enclose and protect the other internal reproductive organs. The labia majora contains sweat and oil-secreting glands. After puberty, the labia majora are covered with hair.
The term ‘Labiaplasty’ can also relate to the cosmetic surgery of the labia majora (larger outer lips) to make it less prominent and saggy. This is often called as labia majora reduction.
Labia can grow large with estrogen stimulation at puberty. This enlargement can cause an embarrassing bulge in pants, or swimsuits. The labia majora may be enlarged from birth, secondary to childbirth, or due to ageing.
Many women can also have a large or droopy labia majora after major weight loss. It can also increase the discomfort of sweating in the vulva.
Our doctors have refined labiaplasty surgery over the years to safely reduce the size of the labia majora by excising a crescent shaped portion of the inner portion of the labia majora. The scar is hidden in the crease between the inner and outer labia.
Excess skin on the sides of the clitoris often causes the clitoris to look enlarged or uneven. Genetics, estrogen, and testosterone exposure can make significant changes in the way the clitoral area appears.
A labiaplasty procedure itself may result in the appearance of a relatively larger clitoral area since the excess labia have been removed drawing the eyes to the clitoral region.
What does a labiaplasty surgery do?
The goal of the labiaplasty procedure is to reduce the size of the labia minora so that it doesn’t hang below the hair-bearing area the labia majora. A vagina labiaplasty surgery may be performed to reduce asymmetry between both labia. It helps in reducing the twisting and stretching of the labia during any activity.
Anesthesia for a labiaplasty
Labiaplasty is a procedure that can be done under either local anaesthesia with oral sedation or under general anaesthesia.
The most common type of labiaplasty is the trim procedure, in which the extra tissue is removed and sewn up directly. Next in popularity is the wedge procedure, which maintains a natural border after a pie-shaped piece of tissue has been removed. Extra folds of the clitoral hood can also be reduced at the same time. The closure is usually done with absorbable sutures.
Labiaplasty surgery procedure results?
Labia cosmetic surgery typically results in smaller labia that no longer hang down below the hair-bearing are known as labia majora. Most patients who experienced symptoms from twisting and stretching of their labia generally find relief after surgery.
According to various studies, labiaplasty reconstruction surgery is associated with a high satisfaction rate of over 90 percent. It helps you solve your labia appearance and comfort based issues with procedures like long labia surgery, labia reconstruction surgery, labia removal surgery etc.
What are the risks of a labiaplasty?
The risks associated labiaplasty surgery procedures include those of most cosmetic surgery procedures includes excessive bleeding, hematoma and infection. The most common complication is over-resection. some women desire a great reduction in their labia size, this may result in chronic dryness, scarring at the vaginal opening and pain during sexual intercourse. Wound Healing issues are more likely to occur with a wedge procedure, particularly if the patient is exposed to substances that cause constriction of blood vessels.
Labiaplasty surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis and you can go back home on the same day. However, you must keep following points in mind for a safe and fast recovery:
- You are not allowed to drive immediately after the surgery for at least 3-4 days. So, arrange for someone to drop you home after the surgery and also to help you initially.
- To prevent blood clotting, walk as soon as you feel comfortable after the surgery
- Refrain from smoking as it would delay your recovery process
- Do not engage in strenuous exercises and heavy lifting for 2-3 weeks
- No swimming and sexual activity for minimum 6 weeks after the surgery. Consult your surgeon before resuming any of these activities.
ALCS surgeons offer an exacting procedure for women seeking to improve the aesthetic appearance of their genital area by excising the excess skin on the sides of the clitoral.
The surrounding nerves around the clitoris are never touched. Keep in mind that labiaplasty is NOT clitoral mutilation or clitoral unhooding.
Majority of the labiaplasty surgery patients take a week or 2 off from work. It helps them to reduce swelling and pain by using a cold pack between the patient’s innerwear and an elastic garment, like Spanx.
This process can be completed in hardly twenty minutes. The patient can also lie down with her bottom elevated to reduce swelling.
Most patients may resume wearing tampons or having sexual intercourse after four to six weeks post labiaplasty surgery. reduction labiaplasty surgery generally allows for a quicker recovery.
While the major distorting swelling is gone by up to 6 weeks, existing swelling may take up to six months to disappear.
Cost of Labiaplasty
The average cost of a labiaplasty surgery depends on the surgeon, the place you choose for your labiaplasty etc. these are the main deciding factor to come up with an estimated cost for a labia plastic surgery.
It will also be determined by the type of labia reduction procedure you want to have such as labia minora reduction, labia majora reduction or both.
The cost of labia reduction surgery in most part of India starts from around USD 1,550 and varies according to the type of surgery, surgeon experience, the facility whether a hospital or a clinic and city where you choose to get your labiaplasty surgery done.
An individually allocated case manager takes personalized interest to design a tailor-made treatment plan for every guest and will provide with a specific time and cost of labia reduction surgery in India.
If you want labiaplasty surgery in combination with vaginoplasty or any other procedure, then also cost will vary accordingly. It is best to have an open and honest discussion with your cosmetic surgeon before you decide to go for this female genital surgery.
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