Labiaplasty is a procedure to rejuvenate the labia minora of women and give them an aesthetic touch. The deformation of the labia minora is usually due to genetic causes, hormonal, natural childbirth or the very same aging, and occurs in women of any age.
Labiaplasty or labia minora surgery is one of the most performed procedures nowadays. Factors such as hair removal, sports practice and an aesthetic desire to improve, leads more and more women to require a cosmetic operation to rejuvenate their intimate area.
What are the reasons to get a labiaplasty at MediMujer?
Labiaplasty may be requested to improve the aesthetics of your external genitalia due to dissatisfaction in appearance, in other cases there may be a severe hypertrophy of the labia minora that causes irritation or discomfort by rubbing against underwear, when practicing certain sports or even discomfort in sexual intercourse.
What are the sex life benefits of labiaplasty?
The labiaplasty improves the appearance; all this contributes to achieve and increase a better sexual response; it improves the attitude and security in women and therefore this translates into a better self-esteem.
Is the operation performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia?
It is preferable to do it under general anesthesia.
When can I have sexual intercourse after labiaplasty?
It is usually recommended that four to six weeks should elapse after the operation. However, it will also depend on the postoperative evolution of each patient. By sexual relations we also refer to any type of intimacy that involves direct contact with the area that is in the process of recovery.
Is labia minora surgery painful?
It is little or no pain and most of our patients return to normal life in two to three days.
Does labiaplasty cause swelling in the area?
After this female genital surgery is usual some edema or swelling of the area, but from 48- 72 hours that swelling will be decreasing to almost zero. Rest and the application of local cold will help to reduce the inflammation described.
When is the first consultation after labiaplasty?
The first visit after female genital surgery is usually after two or three days depending on each particular case.
When should the stitches be removed?
In this type of intimate surgery, stitches are used which come out on their own so that, as a general rule, it is not necessary to remove them. During the revisions in the clinic after the labiaplasty, the operated area will be examined to check that everything is going normally.
When is it possible to return to work after labiaplasty?
Our patients usually return to their daily activities after three or four days.
What improvement is produced in the sexual life with this type of operation?
Labiaplasty improves the appearance and all this contributes to a better sexual response. It should be added that it adds a positive body image and greater self-confidence.
How long does a Labiaplasty surgery last?
It lasts approximately 90 to 120 minutes.
Does labiaplasty require hospital admission?
It is an outpatient technique, and therefore does not require hospitalization. The patient can even return home by her own means the same day of the surgery.
What are the special precautions and care that should be taken after the operation?
First of all, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs will be prescribed to prevent infections, which must be reinforced by always maintaining extreme hygiene in the operated area. Sexual relations will be postponed for four to six weeks after the surgery. Clothing, especially underwear, should be comfortable and loose, without the possibility of friction in the area. For the benefit of the sutures, efforts that create tension or sudden movements when bending down should be avoided.
What are the possible complications of a labiaplasty procedure?
Because of its characteristics in this case are minimal and occur in very isolated cases. Sometimes bleeding, hematomas, infections and opening or falling of the stitches may appear. These complications will be avoided to a greater extent, if the recommendations of the specialist who is supervising the medical case are taken into account. We have a great number of successful cases and happy patients who evolved in a wonderful way after the surgery.
Can labiaplasty alter the sensitivity of the area?
The main nerves of the external genitalia do not run along the edges of the labia minora, which is where the incision is made, but at a deeper level, so sensitivity is not affected after the operation.
How does the labiaplasty scar look like?
The scar runs longitudinally along the edge of the lip and disappears after several weeks. Therefore, there is no trace that a surgical intervention has been performed in the area, which is a great advantage of labiaplasty.
Can girls under the age of 18 have this operation?
If possible in cases that are severe or affect their usual activities and always with the accompaniment, support and approval of their parents and of course after being evaluated by the gynecologist.