Labioplasty alters the shape of the small lips on the outside of the vagina (labia minora). It is a basic procedure designed to feel women more confident about the way they look. Ideal candidates.
Frequent symptoms of irritation and inflammation near genitalia associated with tight fitting clothing. Upset about the appearance of prominent labia minora. Excessive hooding of the clitoris may reduce stimulation.
Labioplasty is usually performed under a light general anaesthetic, so patients feel no pain during the procedure. Small incisions are made to remove excess tissue and reduce or reshape the labia minora, so that they no longer protrude beyond the margin of the labia majora.All stitches are dissolvable and dressings are not normally needed. Absorbable sutures are used to repair the wound.
The clitoris is not affected by labioplasty procedure
Instructions before surgery :
The surgeon will need your complete medical history. Be sure to inform your surgeon if you have any allergies.
Depending on your age as well as your body fitness pre-operative testing may be done, such as a blood test, an ECG.
It is important that you avoid taking vitamin E, anti-inflammatories or aspirin products prior to surgery.
These products are anti-coagulants, and could lead to hematoma formation and bleeding during the surgery.
Shaving of surgical parts is to be done before surgery.
Patient is to remain empty stomach for at least 6 hours before surgery.
Instructions after surgery :
Sutures do not specifically need to be removed and will dissolve.
Pain following this surgery is usually of a mild to moderate degree of discomfort.
Cool packs used following surgery may help to reduce swelling which will tend to increase for the first two or three days following surgery.
The majority of the swelling has resolved at one week for most women.
Gentle bathing of this area is carried out morning and night following surgery.