Labiaplasty is a popular cosmetic and gynecological surgery, which consists in changing the size and shape of the labia. It is carried out not only for aesthetic reasons, but also to improve the comfort in everyday functioning, as women struggling with this problem are exposed to frequent intimate infections, abrasions from underwear or trousers, and pain during intercourse. For this reason, more and more women decide to correct this most sensitive area of the body.
However, not every patient qualifies for this procedure. The absolute contraindications include blood clotting problems, pregnancy or some gynecological diseases. Patients who do not have any health issues, are good candidates to the labiaplasty procedure.
The first step to be performed is consultation with a plastic surgeon. During the examination, the physician selects an appropriate method and scope of the procedure, explains how to get ready for the procedure and presents the course of convalescence. In addition to consultation with a plastic surgeon, each patient should also undergo a gynecological consultation to ensure that there are no contraindications to the procedure. Besides, as with any surgical procedure, it is important to conduct blood tests. One week before the surgery, you should reduce smoking and avoid taking medications that may change the time of blood clotting.
Labiaplasty can be performed under general or local anesthesia. The selection of the appropriate anesthesia depends on the complexity of the procedure and the patient’s pain threshold. After the treatment, the ladies do not experience much pain. The period of convalescence and return to full activity usually lasts 6-8 weeks.
It is worth noting that labiaplasty is not the only procedure that restores patient’s comfort. In case of dry skin and mucous membranes of this area, aesthetic medicine offers mesotherapy with vitamin cocktails and hyaluronic acid, platelet rich plasma or various laser treatments that stimulate the production of collagen fibers.