Labiaplasty is the removal or reduction in the size of labia minora. It is the most common surgery performed on female genitals across the world. Women prefer getting labiaplasty to avoid the pulling and tugging of the labia which some women find uncomfortable. Labiaplasty is also done to improve the appearance of the vagina.
The Purpose of the Labiaplasty
Labiaplasty is done so that the labia minora does not hang from the labia majora. Labiaplasty is also done as a correctional surgery where one side is larger than the other. However, most of the time, labiaplasty is performed on both sides to remove hanging parts of the labia so that it does not twist, turn, tug or peep through swimsuits.
Why Do People Choose to Undergo a Labiaplasty
Women choose to undergo a labiaplasty to avoid the uncomfortable tugging, twisting, and pulling of the labia. Women who enjoy wearing swimsuits prefer having the size of the labia reconstructed to avoid fall out and an unappealing appearance. It also helps to get rid of itching and irritation.
Preparing for the Surgery
It is really important that you discuss your goals and the reasons you’re choosing to undergo the surgery with your surgeon. Before undergoing the treatment, your doctor will need to know your medical history to make sure that you’re in good health. You will need to stop taking certain medications and to quit smoking if you do so.
The most widely recognized kind of labiaplasty is the trim system, in which the additional tissue is evacuated and sewn up. Next in prevalence is the wedge strategy, which keeps up a characteristic fringe after a pie-molded bit of tissue has been expelled. Additional folds of the clitoral hood can likewise be diminished in the meantime. The closure is normally done with absorbable sutures.
Results and Recovery
Labiaplasty commonly brings about a shorter labia that never again hang down beneath the level of the hair-bearing labia majora. Most patients who experienced complications from contorting and pulling of their labia, for the most part, discover help after surgery.
After the surgery is completed, your doctor will give you antibiotics that you will need to take for five days to prevent infection. You will also be required to apply a moisturizing cream to the labia for about four weeks to prevent the tissues from drying up and cracking. You may experience some discomfort after the treatment is complete, but it is minimal and it will subside quickly.
Once patients have experienced a full recovery, many of them have been very happy with the cosmetic enhancements provided by the treatment. Not only will you feel more confident, you will also experience improved comfort and security in your body. You will be able to wear all the clothes you once avoided without having to worry about the look of an unsightly labia.
Contact Our Office
A labiaplasty is your ticket to an improved labia that both looks great and functions well. To take your first steps toward a better life and a pleasing labia, contact our office today. By scheduling a consultation with Dr. Dev Wali, a board-certified plastic surgeon, you can learn more about the treatment and the tremendous benefits it can provide.