Labiaplasty, 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.
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.
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.
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.
Cost of Labiaplasty
The cost of labia rejuvenation will depend on a lot of factors such as the location of plastic surgery clinic, quality of center, experience of the surgeon, etc. 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.
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.