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A labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that involves altering the size or shape of the labia minora (inner vaginal lips) or labia majora (outer vaginal lips) for cosmetic or functional reasons. This procedure aims to reduce discomfort, improve aesthetics, or address issues related to enlarged or asymmetrical labia.


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About the operation

The duration of the operation for inner labial reduction is typically around 1 hour, while outer labial reduction may take approximately 1.5 hours. The procedure can be conducted under general anesthesia or local anesthesia, offering the option for it to be performed either asleep or awake, and is often completed as a day case. The inner labia are meticulously reduced in size, aligning them with or slightly within the outer labia to achieve the desired aesthetic outcome. Utilising dissolving stitches, which naturally disappear after about 2 weeks, ensures a seamless and comfortable healing process.


Choosing to have a Labiaplasty

When considering a labiaplasty procedure, several important factors need careful consideration. Firstly, understanding the reasons behind seeking the surgery, whether it's for cosmetic concerns, discomfort during physical activities, or functional issues, is crucial.


Consulting with a qualified and experienced surgeon to discuss realistic expectations, potential risks, and outcomes is essential. Additionally, evaluating your overall health, emotional readiness, and willingness to follow pre- and post-operative instructions for optimal recovery are important considerations. 

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What are the possible complications?

Scars resulting from the procedure are typically inconspicuous, often nearly imperceptible. In the postoperative period, there is a possibility of infection, which, if it occurs, may necessitate the use of antibiotics to ensure proper healing. Additionally, there is a risk of bleeding beneath the skin of the labia, and should this occur, removal procedures may be required. While these represent the more common complications, it's important to note that less frequent or rarer complications would be thoroughly addressed and discussed during the consultation, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of potential risks and outcomes for individuals considering this procedure.


When can I get back to work?

A rest period of about two weeks is usually recommended. Generally, most individuals can expect to return to work around 2 weeks after the procedure if their job doesn't involve strenuous physical activity. For jobs involving physical exertion or prolonged sitting, a longer recovery period might be necessary.

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