Labiaplasty is a cosmetic gynaecologic surgical procedure to reduce the size and sometimes the shape of either the labia majora or labia minora to improve the aesthetic appearance of external genitalia.

Labiaplasty can be considered by those women  who have saggy and protruding labia minora or bulky labia minora due to one or more of the following reasons:

  • Following child birth by vaginal route
  • From intercourse or possibly masturbation
  • Stretching with weights
  • Exogenous androgenic hormones
  • Obesity
  • Congenital (from birth)

Labiaplasty may be performed for:

Functional Reasons:

  • Irritation when wearing tight clothing
  • Pain during cycling and similar sports activities
  • Difficulty maintaining hygeine

Aesthetic Reasons:

  • Appearance of bulge under their clothing
  • Embarrassment  during sexual intercourse

It is usually performed under general anaesthesia or under local anaesthesia with sedation. The duration of surgery is from 1-2 hrs and is usually a day care

Some soreness and swelling  lasts for a few days but should be up and about in 24 to 48 hours. Most of your discomfort can be controlled by prescription medication. The incisions heal fairly quickly and are rarely noticeable.

Procedure Highlights

  • Sexual activity can be attempted within 4-6 weeks
  • Time taken to return to work varies and can be anywhere between 1-4 weeks
  • Exercise may be resumed in 6-8 weeks
  • Final results will be seen within 2-3 weeks of surgery

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