Plastic surgeries of intimate parts of the body is becoming more and more popular. Excessive or asymmetrical labia may affect comfort of life, as a result they may result in pain, embarrassment and can even have a negative influence on self-assurance during sexual intercourse. Labiaplasty is a treatment whose aim is to change the shape and the size of labia. The most frequent plastic surgery is performed on inner labia.
Before surgery it’s essential to consult the plastic surgeon, who will provide all vital information to the patient on the scheduled surgery, such as the course of operation and possible benefits the patient may obtain. Another important criterion of qualifying the patient for the surgery is majority. During the consultation in question, a plastic surgeon can find out what the patient’s expectations are, as regards the surgery itself and the shape and the size of labia. The date of surgery plays also a crucial role, since it must be set within a short period after menstruation.
Labiaplasty is carried out under local anaesthesia. During the surgery, the plastic surgeon performs precise and gentle surgical incisions so that scars after the operation can be invisible and do not contribute to patient’s discomfort. Two types of stitches are used while performing the surgery, dissolvable and non-dissolvable ones - the decision what sutures to choose depends solely on the doctor carrying out the surgery. In case of non-dissolvable stitches, it’s important to remove them at a later time. The period of surgery of labia depends on the size of surgery but on average lasts approximately one hour.
After Labiaplasty the patient may feel a slight paint which can be relieved by applying painkillers, and a delicate burning in the area where the surgery was carried out. Labiaplasty does not require hospitalization, the patient returns home after the surgery. One week after the operation, it’s recommended not to spend too much time in sedentary position in front of a desk and while driving a vehicle. The patient must also comply with all the doctor’s recommendations concerning hygiene of intimate parts of the body. The final shape of labia can be obtained after 6 weeks. Apart from the aforementioned suggestions, it’s essential to abstain from sexual intercourse for 6 weeks after the surgery.