Choosing to undergo Labiaplasty may feel like a daunting decision, but the truth is the procedure itself is relatively simple.
Following Labiaplasty, the recovery time varies per person. However, every woman can expect similar things down the line. This article will give you an overview of labiaplasty as a procedure and provide you with ways to experience a seamless recovery.
The Couture Surgeon’s goal is to make women feel comfortable throughout the procedure, so keep reading to learn more!
What is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a short surgical procedure that improves the appearance and function of a woman’s genitals. Excess tissue is removed from the inner vaginal lips, also known as the labia minora.
Cosmetic surgery on the outer lips, or the labia majora, is known as Majoraplasty. Labiaplasty and Majoraplasty can be done alone or in tandem, depending on your aesthetic goals and the target outcome following surgery.
Why get Labiaplasty?
Patients choose to undergo Labiaplasty for both aesthetic and medical reasons.
Some of the reasons include::
- Pain or discomfort when walking, during exercise, or during sexual activity
- Discomfort and difficulty wearing tight clothes such as yoga pants, jeans, or swimsuits
- Desire to change the aesthetic appearance of the labia
Who’s a Good Candidate for Labiaplasty?
Good candidates for labiaplasty are adult women who:
- Are looking to change the size or shape of the labia
- Are physically uncomfortable or self-conscious due to the size or shape of the labia
- Do not smoke and are non-diabetic
- Are generally in good health
Labiaplasty is done under general anesthesia, therefore it’s important to be aware of any potential risks or side effects that may occur.
As with any surgical cosmetic procedure, a labiaplasty should only be done by a plastic surgeon, cosmetic gynecologist, or cosmetic urologist.
Recovery Following a Labiaplasty Procedure
The recovery process following Labiaplasty is generally simple however, everyone’s experience will be different.
Overall, you can expect an initial recovery period of three to seven days, during which time you may experience swelling and bruising, discomfort and pain, and occasional spot bleeding.
Your provider may advise you to take over-the-counter medications or prescription pain medications, which can help with pain and swelling.
As with any type of cosmetic procedure, your surgeon will provide you with specific aftercare instructions. It’s very important to consult with them regarding any questions/concerns you might have throughout the recovery process.
The Couture Surgeon’s Standards
The Couture Surgeon is a women-led, women-run clinic in Bergen County, NJ. Our entire team upholds the highest standards when it comes to patient care.
Our head doctor, Dr. Julie Ferrauiola, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience in vaginal rejuvenation procedures. She will work with you to understand your aesthetic goals and put you at ease throughout the entire procedure, from beginning to end.
Labiaplasty is just one of the many cosmetic procedures done in-clinic at The Couture Surgeon. Visit our website to learn more about the other surgical and nonsurgical procedures we offer.
Contact The Couture Surgeon to book your consultation and get started today!