Labiaplasty is no longer the taboo subject it once was. Many women have expressed an interest in improving the appearance of their vaginal region.
Improve the Appearance
of Your Vaginal Region
Whether due to childbirth, aging, weight changes, or just being “born that way,” irregularities or asymmetries of the labia minora can lead to aesthetic and functional difficulties. In addition, many women are uncomfortable with the size or fullness of their outer vaginal lips, the labia majora. Both of these areas can be improved with a relatively simple and well-tolerated surgery called labiaplasty.
What is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure where the labia are altered in size and appearance in order to address physical discomfort, aesthetic concerns, or conditions that have existed with the vulva since birth. Depending on your individual concerns, SHarper Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery offer the following surgeries:
- Reduction of the labia minora (Labiaplasty)
- Reduction or enhancement of the labia majora
- Removal of clitoral hooding
- Labiaplasty Procedures, Risks, and Recovery
How Long Does it Take to Recover from a Labiaplasty?
A labiaplasty may require patients to take a week off from work. During this time, they can reduce pain and swelling by applying cold ice packs between the patient’s underpants and an elastic garment. This can be done every twenty minutes until the condition improves. The patient can also lie down by keeping her bottom elevated for the swelling to subside.
Patients can get back to wearing tampons or having sexual intercourse after four to six weeks of the surgery. Trim labiaplasty usually promotes quicker recovery of the patient. The most distorting and painful swelling is gone by six weeks, but residual swelling may take about six months to go.
However, there are also a few measures you can take to speed up your recovery after labiaplasty. Generally, it is a good idea to minimize the physical activity of any sort after the surgery. Inflammation in the area can be managed with cold compresses, while itching can be controlled with witch hazel cooling pads. You should also make sure you ask your doctor before applying anything to the surgical area. Also, make sure you go for the follow-up meetings with your surgeon for assessing your healing.
One of Dr. Stanley Harper’s goals is to ensure a safe and quick recovery. As with any surgical procedure, there can be risks, but the team at SHarper Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery values patient trust and satisfaction.