What is a labiaplasty?
Labiality serves both cosmetic and functional benefits. It helps to remove the excess skin in the labia, which causes irritation by twists and turns. It also helps to restore youthful looks after aging and childbirth. Wearing cotton clothes also becomes a problem for some women with increased labia. Women decide to undergo Labiaplasty to reduce the size of the labia minora. It can prevent discomfort during exercise, sex, or physical activities. And this procedure also removes a few areas consisting of bumps, lumps, or any abnormal tissue.
During the procedure of labiaplasty, the excess tissues of the labia are cut by a laser or with a scalpel. It can be done using local anaesthesia or general anaesthesia followed by sedation. The closure is done with dissolvable, fine stitches.
The procedure of labiaplasty requires only local anesthesia. It depends upon the patient whether they need general anesthesia or not. Some patients may even need an oral sedative to get maximum comfort during the procedure.
There are two most popular methods for labiaplasty – wedge or trim. The need for the wedge method by a woman who wants to remove a pie-shaped piece of tissue and also advances the edges of tissues together.
It also helps to tighten and shrink the labia. On the other hand, the trim method removes any extra tissue from the labia. Other methods like vaginoplasty, perineoplasty, and clitoral blood reduction combine with labiaplasty.
Risks associated with Labiaplasty
There are minor complications patients undergoing the procedure may face. Here is the list of a few:
- Chronic dryness
- Painful vaginal sex due to scarring
- Vulvar sensitivity decreases
In case you experience any complications after Labiaplasty, then you should consult your surgeon or doctor who has performed the surgery.
Labiality recovery timeline
Usually, it takes about 2- 4 weeks for a woman to return to their fitness routines and active lifestyle. Though, it mainly depends upon the health condition of the patient. It usually takes 6- 8 weeks to return to sexual intercourse for the scars.
What to expect from surgery?
Before the procedure, the condition of the labia is much different from that after the surgery. Before the surgery, the inner labia are either big than the outer labia or vice-versa. After the labiaplasty, doctors reshape the labia and excess tissues.
A person who had labiaplasty surgery can expect some minor bruising, swelling, or discomfort immediately after the surgery. Maximum of the patients return to a normal lifestyle after some days of the procedure. Recovery after the surgery varies from person to person.
After the surgery, you will need to resist yourself for at least 6 – 8 weeks after the surgery.
Cost of labiaplasty
The cost of labiaplasty in India depends upon the place and. The surgery ranges from Rs. 30,000 to Rs. 60,000.
Dr. Jay Mehta
MBBS, DNB – Obstetrics & Gynecology
IVF & Endometriosis Specialist, Laparoscopic Surgeon (Obs & Gyn)
Dr. Jay Mehta is a renowned IVF specialist and fertility preserving surgeon in Mumbai, India. He is the Scientific Director of Shree IVF and Endometriosis Clinic, as well as the director of Uterine Transplant, Advanced Endometriosis and Gynac Cancer at Global Hospitals, Mumbai.
He is a well-known Fertility and IVF Specialist and also among few doctors in the country who specializes in Embryology and Andrology. He operates India’s major cities including Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Agra, Delhi etc.
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