Ladies can sometimes suffer discomfort due to the length of their labia. This is the skin that is found on both sides at the opening of the vagina. Some women may get discomfort when they wear tight clothes and some simply feel uncomfortable with the hanging appearance of the labia. The good news is that this condition can be corrected through a procedure known as labiaplasty.
Patients are normally required to get a medical check-up at least two weeks before the operation so they can be given a go ahead. If you are a smoker, you will need to stop smoking two weeks before the surgery, and you may also be advised to stay away from any aspirin products. You may also be advised not to eat anything after midnight the night prior to the surgery.
Labiaplasty is a surgery done to reduce the size of the labia. The surgery can be conducted using two techniques. The trim method is widely used and involves removing excess skin on the edge of the labia. This procedure has limited complications and is best done if you want to do away with the longer and darker edges of the labia. The other method is the wedge procedure, which involves the surgeon cutting the excess labia in the shape of a wedge.
The surgery normally takes one to two hours and is usually an out-patient procedure. In most case, you can go home shortly after the surgery. You may experience some swelling, but this should subside within two or three days. You may also need to use painkillers, but only mild ones since you may not experience much pain. Sitting can be made more comfortable by the use of a soft inflatable pillow.
You may be required to take a week off work following the procedure. You may also be given salt soaks to use daily to enhance recovery. Full recovery is achieved within four weeks, at which time you will be able to resume all your normal activities, including sexual intimacy.
A major benefit of labiaplasty is that the results are permanent, and you will be able to dress into fitting clothes without discomfort. Ladies that previously had problems with intimacy due to hanging labia end up having long term satisfaction with their partners. The scars that result from labiaplasty are barely visible as they are hidden in the skin folds.
Selecting a surgeon
Labiaplasty comes with some ,ncluding bleeding, tissue scarring or even infection. You may also end up not getting your desired results, which may necessitate another procedure. You may even end up having reduced sensitivity in the vagina, since the labia have very many nerve endings. It is therefore important to identify a qualified surgeon who will successfully perform the procedure to your expectations.
Dr Tavakoli is a qualified plastic surgeon that has conducted numerous labiaplasty procedures successfully over the years. You can contact him for an assessment of your condition and advise you on the procedure that will give you the results that you want.