Labiaplasty is a procedure that has become popular over the past few years. In essence, it’s a surgical procedure that aims to restore the youthful look and feel of the vaginal labiae. This can be done using various techniques, the most common of which is snipping the excess skin off the labiae.

There are various changes that the labiae are subjected to. These include normal aging which results in flabbiness. Vaginal childbirth may also result in tears and other changes that might not be attractive. Both the labia majora and minora can be modified using this technique.

Benefits of Labiaplasty

Some of the notable benefits of the procedure include:

  • Increases self esteem
  • Reverses changes attributable to vaginal child birth
  • Improves sexual satisfaction

About the procedure

When you go for labiaplasty, the initial step would be to try and identify contraindications to surgery. The most important of these include being an active smoker as well as having a history of uncontrolled diabetes. Both of these will reduce wound healing, complicating the labiaplasty procedure. The presence of an unresolved infection around the labiae or within the urinary tract will also have the same effect. These conditions will need to be controlled before the procedure.

The next step is a discussion on what you expect from the surgery. A quality surgeon will aim to achieve the results you want without compromising your sexual or reproductive health.

The actual surgery is often done under local anesthesia. The specific procedures used include edge resection, central wedge resection, labiaplasty with clitoral unhooding and de-epithelialization. More advanced techniques include laser labiaplasty.

The procedure is normally short, and the patient is usually discharged from hospital on the same day. No bandaging is usually necessary, but some women prefer to wear sanitary pads for the sake of comfort. A surgical consult is recommended a week after the procedure to assess the progression of healing. In case of any disconcerting symptoms such as uncontrolled bleeding, clients are encouraged to consult the surgeon as soon as possible. Major medical and surgical complications are very rare. Physical exercise with mild difficulty can be resumed within a week after surgery.

Labiaplasty | FAQ

When can I resume sexual activity after the procedure?

Typically, clients can resume sexual activity around four weeks after the surgery to allow for healing.

Are medical complications common?

Medical complications following surgery are very rare. Occasional complications such as some bleeding and labial asymmetry might occur, but these are usually easy to correct.

Can I use tampons after the surgery?

The use of tampons after the surgery is not encouraged for up to four weeks after the surgery.

Is there an age limit for getting the surgery?

No. Women of all ages can benefit from surgery if they want it. The only limitations are medical complications that might make surgery risky.

Achieve the Best Results with Dr. Robert S. Fischer – Your Female Enhancement Surgery Expert

Dr. Fischer is one of the most popular labiaplasty surgeons in New Jersey. If you are interested in giving your labia a more youthful look or to shape its appearance, call today to book for a confidential consultation.