Labiaplasty is a procedure to correct the appearance of the labia. In normal cases, the labia have folds around their area and don’t swell, and no pain is caused by a change in the appearance of the labial folds. In some cases, however, the labia may sometimes cause great discomfort and pain; in such scenarios the Labiaplasty procedure becomes necessary.
Labiaplasty is relatively new and has undergone several advancements. The procedure now is 100% safe and restores the desired shape for the patient but it is highly recommended to consult a qualified physician before treatment as there might be other causes for the pain and swelling in the labial region.
There are several reasons to undergo the Labiaplasty procedure; some patients undergo the procedure for health reasons, while others do it to boost their sex life or for cosmetic purposes. The treatment is supposed to cure the deformities. The reasons to undergo labiaplasty include
- Cure the deformities of the vaginal region.
- Healthy labia folds.
- To boost sex life.
- Cosmetic purposes.
- To address the issue of camel toe.
The recommended labiaplasty procedure is done using the following method
- A qualified gynecologist or plastic surgeon is consulted and after examination, the procedure is recommended.
- Local anesthesia is administered to numb the area and minimize pain during the procedure.
- Labia minora or labia majora are shortened and reshaped to return the natural look.
- Excess tissue is removed using a surgical technique, such as a laser, and the area is sutured.
- Rest is required after the treatment.
- Post-procedural care is advised to avoid long-term side effects.
Immediately after the treatment, you will be required to stay in bed for some hours; most of the patients are allowed to go home right after the treatment but it is advised to rest for at least thirty-six hours. The post-procedural care advised by the gynecologist or plastic surgeon includes the following
- Itching and swelling might be experienced for 36 hours and if they exceed the limit, consult the doctor immediately.
- Avoid blood-thinning medications.
- Avoid the use of alcohol and drugs.
- Avoid intercourse for several days.
Labiaplasty is considered an important treatment nowadays and improves sex life and appearance but it should always be advised by a qualified gynecologist or plastic surgeon as undergoing the treatment without valid reasons can cause several side effects. Post-procedural care is advised after the treatment, as several side effects may be experienced. Sitting and using the bathroom may be problematic, with pain, itching, and swelling typically felt for the first two weeks, and most intense during the first 36 hours after the treatment.