This is another view of a patient whose entire clitoral hood and labia minora protruded beyond the relatively smaller labia major. Complex trimming of the excess tissues performed under local anesthesia in the office allowed a natural looking result.
This patient had both labiaplasty as well as reduction of her clitoral hood and removal of a small mole. this is her result two months after her procedures. Most patients are comfortable returning to all activity from 3-6 weeks after surgery.
This is a very typical labiaplasty patient. Her inner labia are significantly longer than the outer labia making them vulnerable to traction injury and irritation. This is her result after two weeks. Her surgery was performed with no general anesthesia in the privacy of our office.
Labiaplasty is one of the most rewarding procedures in my practice. We have developed a technique for treating labiaplasty patients in the comfort of our office setting. Labia which are excessively long or asymmetric can create extreme unease and discomfort for patients. This is an extremely rewarding surgery! Though the surgery seems straight-forward, it is a very technique sensitive operation which should only be performed by someone with experience and training to avoid complications.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR LABIAPLASTY?
Almost 100% of my patients who think they are candidates for labiaplasty are candidates for labiaplasty. Conversely, if you do not know what a labiaplasty is, you probably do not need one. Labiaplasty patients are bothered by inner labia which fall below the outer labia. Beyond the concern women may have about the appearance of this area, there is often discomfort and or trauma to these tissues due to pulling or tugging with various activity. Labia are often asymmetric and can have uneven, complicated appearance. This procedure needs to be careful, well-planned, and meticulous. You need to plan to have a ride home from our office afterwards.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY?
We recommend you avoid most activity and prolonged sitting for four days after surgery. This means mostly you need to lounge around! The main discomfort associated with labiaplasty is due to swelling. The more restful and carefully you treat yourself the less your swelling and the better your recovery will be. The suture material is dissolving and at the two week follow up, there is often little to no evidence of scar. You will need to be careful as the scar tissue is not very strong and injury or opening of the scar can occur with strenuous activity for up to 6 weeks after surgery. I typically advise my patients of this time frame and let them be the judge of readiness for activity based on comfort level. I have seen little to no problems with injuries.