|Length of surgery:||60 – 90 min|
|Type of anesthesia:||Local anesthesia, twilight sedation, general anesthesia|
|Hospital stay:||Not necessary / outpatient|
|After surgery:||Intense recovery period of 10 – 14 days, convalescence period of 4 weeks|
Who is a candidate for labiaplasty?
Labial hypertrophy can be caused by various factors, including genetic disposition and pregnancy. Many women thus affected suffer increasingly from the discomfort caused by this condition, most commonly characterized by elongated labia minora tissues that extend beyond the labia majora. In addition, some women might also have a proportional imbalance. Such women will experience irritation and discomfort during normal physical activities, such as cycling, horseback riding or having intercourse. Even the wearing of tight-fitting clothes may lead to discomfort or pain.
Along with the physical discomfort, extended labia might be emotionally troubling. Many affected women develop an immense feeling of shame that makes it virtually impossible for them to engage in various leisure activities, such as sauna or nudist sunbathing. The ensuing psychological problems might place an additional strain on relationships.
Apart from the physical and emotional strain, a labiaplasty is nowadays very often performed for purely aesthetic reasons. This may be attributable to the increasingly widespread trend of intimate shaving.
How is the labiaplasty performed?
The surgical procedure is performed under local anesthesia or, on request, under twilight sedation. It typically takes between 60 and 90 minutes, depending on how complex the case is. The excess skin is removed and reshaped into a harmonious overall appearance, taking into account the need for a proper balance between form and function.
What are the most common complications and side effects?
The concern of many patients that this type of surgical procedure might impair sensitivity during intercourse proves to be unfounded. Sensitivity will usually remain completely intact.
What to expect after the surgical procedure
The healing process is usually quite painless and uncomplicated and will be completed after approximately 10 to 14 days. A strict period of recovery of 4 weeks should be adhered to.
We would be happy to discuss your options with you during a private consultation and look forward to welcoming you to our clinic.