A labiaplasty is a treatment for women who have excess tissue around the vagina, referred to as the labia minora. The labia minora can become very prominent after childbirth, or in some, even before childbirth. While some may dismiss the need for a labiaplasty, this is a real issue for some patients as having an enlarged labia may cause women pain during intercourse. The excess tissue may also be a cause of embarrassment for some women if it protrudes visibly when wearing a bathing suit.
How can this be fixed?
A labiaplasty removes excess tissue on the labia minora, while maintaining the natural contour, pigmentation and sensation. This is performed as an outpatient surgical procedure on it’s own or combined with other procedures. It is performed under general anesthesia with little discomfort or pain to the patient.
What is recovery like?
Recovery time is relatively short and patients are able to return to work within 3-4 days. Patients should experience little to no bruising. We encourage our patients to shower the evening of their procedure and get back to their normal routine as soon as possible. Patients may resume intercourse approximately 3-4 weeks after the procedure. Scarring should be indiscernible and most patients are extremely pleased with their results.
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