What Are the Benefits of Labiaplasty?
Before undergoing labiaplasty some women may experience pain and discomfort due to their enlarged labia minora. This can make exercise, sex, and normal daily activities difficult to perform. Labiaplasty works to provide more comfortable labia so you can enjoy everything that life has to offer.
Many women choose to undergo labiaplasty to improve the appearance of their labia minora. Natural aging and childbirth can cause unwanted changes to the labia, such as enlargement and sagging. Labiaplasty surgery removes excess tissue to provide a more pleasing, contoured appearance.
Many women report enhanced sexual pleasure after labiaplasty surgery. Enlarged labia can cause pain during sex or decreased pleasure. Labiaplasty surgery can help improve sexual pleasure by removing the excess skin and fat that may bury the clitoris.
What Is Involved in Labiaplasty?
What Can Labiaplasty Correct?
Women with labial hypertrophy (enlarged labia) may benefit from labiaplasty to correct one or more of the following concerns:
- Labia minora are visible even when your legs are together
- Noticeable labial profile in tight-fitting clothing
- Discomfort during intercourse
- Irritation during exercise
- Difficulty maintaining proper hygiene
For more information, read our blog about why women choose labiaplasty.
How Is the Trim Method for Labiaplasty Done?
The trim method can provide a more youthful labial appearance and an improvement in tissue color. The trim technique removes excess tissue from the outer edge of the labia minora. Targeting the edge of the labia minora removes the darker-colored portion of tissue, leaving a pink edge. Some women believe that a pink labial edge has a more youthful aesthetic.
Liposuction of the Pubic Area
In addition to large labia minora, women may have fatty deposits in the pubic region that are visible through clothing. These bulges can be present from birth or may be the result of puberty or weight gain.
Liposuction techniques can be utilized in this area to achieve a flatter, slimmer pubic region.
Your labiaplasty incisions will be made along the edge of the labia minora, and only the pink labial edges will be left. Labiaplasty surgery does not leave any scars.
Labiaplasty cost varies depending on your specific needs and whether it is performed under local anesthetic with topical or general anesthesia. A consultation with Dr. Mabourakh can help you determine a more specific financial plan for your labiaplasty.
To ensure you are not in any pain throughout the procedure, local anesthetic with topical or general anesthesia is used. You may experience pain and soreness during your labiaplasty recovery, but prescription or over-the-counter pain medication can be taken as needed to keep you comfortable.
Swelling and numbness of the vulva is normal following labiaplasty. A temporary loss of sensation may persist for up to two weeks. You should avoid most physical activities for at least one month following your surgery. To prevent infection, do not go swimming, stay submerged in water, or resume sexual contact until released by Dr. Mabourakh.
Frequently Asked Questions About Labiaplasty
Am I a candidate for labiaplasty surgery in Sacramento?
Women considering labiaplasty should be in good health and have realistic expectations about their results. While labiaplasty can improve the appearance of the labia, it is important to remember that labial appearance does vary among women.
Labiaplasty is best suited for women who experience pain, discomfort, poor hygiene and appearance, especially in clothing and bathing suits, due to enlarged labia minora. Women with a significantly altered labial appearance following childbirth can also benefit from this procedure.
How can I prepare for labiaplasty?
Before undergoing labiaplasty surgery, you should stop smoking and taking any anti-inflammatory medications, as they can thin the blood and increase your risk of complications during and after surgery. Plan to bring someone with you to your appointment to drive you home after your labiaplasty.
Does labiaplasty affect my ability to have children?
Labiaplasty is a generally safe procedure that does not affect a woman’s ability to become pregnant. However, it is recommended to wait until you are done having children before undergoing surgery, as pregnancy and childbirth can reverse your labiaplasty results.
What results should I expect after labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty results are almost immediately visible. However, your results will continue to improve as you recover and the swelling subsides. Please follow all post-operative instructions provided by Dr. Mabourakh for optimal labiaplasty results.
How long does labiaplasty surgery take to perform?
The length of labiaplasty depends on the amount of correction needed and the techniques used during surgery. Generally, labiaplasty surgery takes approximately one hour to perform.
What are the risks of labiaplasty?
When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Mabourakh, labiaplasty is a generally safe procedure. However, with any surgery, risks are present. These risks include: