Labiaplasty represents a procedure that reduces the size and appearance of
the female external genitals, especially the labia, which are usually
altered by the aging process or a vaginal birth.
changes position or size of the labia, and thus reduces or corrects the
asymmetry between them.
There are several techniques by which the
correction can be made. Depending on the patient's anatomy and the local
findings, the most adequate is wedge resection of enlarged labia. This
procedure preserves the most tiniest nerve supply and makes the scar minimal.
Duration and anesthesia: Labiaplasty is performed mostly under
local anesthesia or in patients who are more sensitive, iv analgosedation
can be performed, as well.
Recovery: Recovery is quite individual and it varies from person to
person. The patients are able to return to the daily routine after 2 or 3
days. Engaging in sport activities is not advised 4 weeks after surgery.
Sexual abstinence is necessary up to a month after surgical correction.
Rare complications: As after any type
of the surgery, after the labiaplasty as well, rarely may occur infections
and bleeding. Reduced sensitivity may occur as a transient disorder.