Labioplasty is a surgical procedure to correct an enlarged outer labia, which may cause women various complications in everyday life. For instance during sport, sex, or when wearing tight clothes.
The surgery is suitable for:
Women troubled by an abnormally large outer labia or its asymmetrical shape.
When to undergo surgery:
The surgery is available to women over the age of 18 who are gynecologically healthy and have not given birth or breastfed in the last 6 months. At the same time, the procedure needs to be planned with respect to the menstrual cycle – after menstruation.
What to expect:
A smaller or more symmetrical outer labia.
How is the surgery performed:
The surgery is carried out under either local or general anaesthesia and consists of the removal of excess skin in the area of the outer labia. It is then shaped to give a natural appearance. The resulting scar is almost invisible.
Length of hospitalisation:
You will spend one day at the clinic. However, to ensure problem-free healing it is advisable to rest for 1 week and avoid sports for 3 weeks. The 3-week rest period also applies to sex.
What to expect after surgery:
Minor bleeding may occur during the first 2 or 3 days after surgery. For the first week to 10 days after surgery, the area could swell and be slightly painful. Due to the fact this procedure is carried out in an area that is difficult to keep sterile, minor infections may occur. For this reason, the client must be more diligent with respect to hygiene after surgery, and should, for instance, use a disinfecting solution twice a day. A sterile gauze should also be inserted into underwear for the first few days, followed by sanitary pads or panty-liners. However, you can resume all your activities for 3 weeks. Stitches are self-absorbing and hence don’t need to be removed.
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