For many women, feeling unhappy or dissatisfied with the size and shape of their labia can lead to issues with body confidence.
The labia minora are the inner lips of the vagina. They come in all shapes and sizes, but women with large or uneven labia can feel self-conscious. Labiaplasty, labia reshaping and reduction surgery is becoming an increasingly popular option for women looking to restore confidence and boost personal relationships.
Why might you need labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty can be required for either personal or medical reasons.
Reshaping the labia can help women feel happier with their appearance; surgery can also be beneficial if you have experienced a change due to age or childbirth. Labia reduction surgery can also help to reduce any discomfort you might feel during physical activities like walking or cycling.
What are the benefits of labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty can help with health problems and body confidence issues.
Some of the benefits include:
What does labiaplasty involve?
Labiaplasty is the umbrella term used to describe a range of surgical procedures which reduce the size and prominence of the labia.
Incisions are made along the rim of the labia, carefully placed to avoid scarring, and are closed with dissolving stitches. The procedure usually takes between one to one and a half hours and is performed under general anaesthetic. This means that you may need to stay in the hospital overnight.
As with any surgical procedure, there is always the risk of complications. Specific complications of labiaplasty include:
You should expect to experience some mild discomfort and swelling during the first few weeks after surgery, but you should be able to return to work within a week. Passing urine may be mildly uncomfortable at first though sexual intercourse can resume whenever you feel comfortable. It is vital to keep the vaginal area as clean as possible to avoid the risk of infection.
If you decide that labiaplasty surgery is for you, at The McIndoe Centre you can select a preferred consultant at a time suitable for you. Our consultants are able to discuss your options with you in a thorough and expert way.
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The guide price is correct as of 2nd June 2017