What is Labiaplasty reduction?
Labiaplasty reduction surgery involves reducing the size of the labia minora, the small lips of skin on each side of the vaginal opening. Childbirth, significant weight loss, ageing or genetics can cause the labia minora to become enlarged, stretched or asymmetrical. This can often lead to physical discomfort during intercourse, exercise and whilst wearing certain outfits creating the appearance of a “camel toe”.
How is surgery conducted?
There are a few techniques used during labiaplasty reduction surgery the most common one is Edge Resection procedure and the Wedge Resection procedure. During an Edge Resection procedure, a cut is made along the outer edge of the labia minora, the excess tissue is removed, and skin closed with dissolvable stitches. The Wedge Resection procedure is conducted by making incisions along the natural border of the labia minora, a wedge-shaped piece of tissue is then removed. The skin is closed by dissolvable stitches.
Is there any discomfort?
Can be performed under local anesthetic with oral sedation or under general anesthetic depending on the amount of tissue being removed. Most of the swelling will settle a few days post-surgery and pain is managed with medication and should subside within a few days.
How long do the results last?
The result is progressive and becomes evident between 3-6 months post-surgery. The results are permanent, there may be changes due to pregnancy, childbirth and excessive weight gain.
What is the downtime?
Between 7-10 days, sexual activity should be avoided for 4-6 weeks.
How long does surgery take?
Between 60-90 minutes