Labiaplasty is a popular procedure for women of all ages. Young women often request it, because they find sport can be very uncomfortable if they have excessively large or long labia manora. In menopause, hormonal changes can also affect the size and comfort of the labia and it is another time when women often request a change to their labia. When discussing labiaplasty, we are generally talking about the labia minora and the aim is to make the labia monora fit neatly in the majora. It is possible however, to decrease the size of majora as well, or reduce the mons with liposuction.
A labiaplasty can be quite an uncomfortable procedure, however healing is generally quick. Initially you may be quite swollen and bruised, but this does dissipate over the next couple of weeks.
The aim of the surgery is to address your specific issues and Dr Wetton will explain is achievable for you specifically.
There are many different techniques which can be performed with slightly different outcomes. For example the trip technique can be used if you do not like the pigmentation on the edges of your labia, however Dr Wetton does not routinely use this technique. More recently other techniques have become popular which are a little more complex, but are less likely to damage blood vessels or nerves. Initially you may have a few lumps of scar tissue, but they do go away with time.
Generally patient satisfaction is high following this procedure.
Procedure specific risks: haematoma, nerve damage and longer term discomfort, wound edge dehiscence.
The skin of the labia is very thin and delicate, so it is vital that you take care of yourself very carefully after your procedure. Try to make small movements and protect the are from contact or excessive pressure. Be sure to take small steps and avoid exercise or sexual contact until you have completely healed.
Will my stitches need to be removed?
Dr Wetton uses dissolvable stitches for her labiaplasties, so you will not need to have your stitches removed.
Can a mons pubis lift be performed with a labiaplasty?
A mons lift is more commonly performed with an abdominoplasty or a mini abdominoplasty than with a labiaplasty. Mons liposuction can be performed with a labiaplasty
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