About Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty is a cosmetic genital surgery to alter the inner and outer labia. There are two main types of women seeking genital surgery ones with congenital conditions such as intersex and ones with no underlying condition but experiencing physical discomfort or want to change the look of their genitals because they are not within a normal range. Women are either born with large labia or develop enlarged labia as result of childbirth or aging.

Labiaplasty Procedure

Labiaplasty is usually done on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia and takes from 1 to 2 hours. During a Labiaplasty surgery, large or uneven vaginal lips are cut and shortened using a combination of scalpel, specialized scissors or a laser. Patients can also have a hoodectomy (reducing size and area of the clitoral hood) done at the same time. The placement of incisions depends on the texture, size and contours of the labia and once the labia are contoured the incisions are closed using dissolvable sutures.

Suitable Patients for Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty surgery can only be performed on women in a good health condition who are over the age of 18. Patients with uneven vaginal lips or large lips are the best candidates for the surgery and also patients who have any from the below are ideal candidates for the surgery.

  • Pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse
  • Discomfort wearing certain clothes
  • Discomfort doing certain physical activities

Patients should not consider a Labiaplasty if they are

  • pregnant
  • have complications from an episiotomy
  • have sexually transmitted diseases
  • not in a good health condition

Before Labiaplasty

• Patients must wash and shave the area before the procedure

• The use of medication and herbal supplements must be stopped a couple of days before the surgery

• Patients must quit smoking a week before the surgery

After Labiaplasty

• Bathing – incision area must be kept clean and dry, soaps and cream must be avoided. After shower the area must be kept dry

• Clothing – loose clothing must be worn for at least 2 days after the surgery

• Sexual intercourse must be avoided for 4-6 weeks after the surgery

• Ice packs can be used to reduce swelling and pain

Risks of Labiaplasty

There are some risks with Labiaplasty just like every other surgery such as

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Asymmetry

Definition

Incision – surgical cut made in the skin during surgery or treatment

Local anesthesia – induces absence of sensation to a specific part of the body

Self dissolving stitches –  stitches, which are eventually absorbed by the body so there is no need for the removal of sutures

First day of Labiaplasty

The patients will attend a consultation with the surgeon and will be advised about the procedure and their condition. The patient will then be taken through a couple of tests that are required before the surgery. If desired, patients can spend the day to rest and attend the hospital the next day.

Second day of Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty surgery will be performed. The surgery will be performed using local anesthesia depending on the type of surgery. The surgery will take between 1 to 2 hours to perform depending on the extent of surgery. Once the surgery is over the patient will be taken to a private room where they will be staying for resting. The surgeon will perform a check up and if they are approved to be in a good, healthy condition and the surgery results are all successful; the patients are advised with post treatment care requirements and are ready to be discharged from hospital to their settlements.

Third day of Labiaplasty

Patients are advised to continue resting at their settlements and attend a post surgery appointment. Patients are able to go on little tours around the city if they are feeling better and carry on taking their medications correctly. During the surgery dissolvable sutures are used so there is no need for the removal of stitches.

Patients will be advised on further medication. If everything is right then the patient is ready to return to their destination.

Notes

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What is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a cosmetic genital surgery to alter the inner and outer labia. The surgery will reduce the size and reshape the labia minora.

How is Labiaplasty surgery done?

Labiaplasty is usually done with local anesthesia. Large or uneven lips of the vagina will be cut and shortened using a combination of scalpel, specialized scissors or a laser.

How long does Labiaplasty surgery take?

The surgery usually takes between 1 to 2 hours. There can be other surgeries performed at the same time with a Labiaplasty such as hoodectomy, which may increase the duration of the surgery.

When can I return to work?

Patients are usually able to return to work within 3 to 7 days after the surgery.

How long do I need to stay at hospital?

Usually the surgery is done on an outpatient basis so the patient is sent home a few hours after the surgery, unless there are other surgeries performed with a Labiaplasty, which requires the patient, stay more in the hospital.

How long do I need to stay in Turkey?

The recommended stay in Turkey for Labiaplasty is 3 days including consultation before the surgery and after the surgery.

Devices used in a Labiaplasty

There are no special technical devices used in a Labiaplasty apart from a combination of scalpel, specialized scissors or a laser.

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