Labiaplasty FAQ Labia Reduction Surgery

How can labiaplasty help me?

Childbirth, aging, trauma and genetics can all contribute to the development of enlarged labia minora (the inner lips of the vagina), negatively affecting a woman’s self confidence. It can also cause a woman to feel discomfort, irritation and even pain during daily activities and sexual intercourse. Labiaplasty, or labial reduction, is a surgical procedure that reduces and/or reshapes the labia minora to reduce discomfort and enhance the appearance of the genital area.

Am I a good candidate for the surgery?

Generally, if you are in good health and find your enlarged labia minora to be a source of concern or discomfort, the surgery may be right for you. However, a medical assessment performed by your Plastic Surgeon will confirm the suitability of the surgery. Tests to ensure the safety of the procedure will also be performed, including blood tests.

What labiaplasty techniques can you perform?

We can perform the Trim Technique, the Wedge Technique and Z-Plasty. In rare cases, we also perform the De-Epithelialisation Technique if necessary. For more information, please visit labial reduction surgery techniques. During your consultation the most suitable technique to achieve your desired results will be discussed.

Can you tell me more about the surgery?

The procedure is performed at our private state-of-the-art surgical centre or Humber River Hospital. The surgery generally takes about one hour, but it really depends on the extent of correction.

What can I expect during recovery?

You will most likely be a little sore after the anesthesia has worn off. While you will most likely be up and about on the same day of your surgery, you should take it easy and keep physical activity to a minimum. Expect to take up to a few days off from work. You should refrain from sexual activity for at least six weeks, as well as avoid submerging yourself in water (as in a bath or pool) for two weeks. The optimal results generally appear fairly quickly, once swelling and bruising gradually fade. The rate of your recovery really depends on the individual.

What are the risks and complications related to labiaplasty?

Common risks include bleeding, infection and scarring, but are considered rare and seen in less than 1% of patients . Please follow your post-surgical care instructions given to you by your surgeon closely to facilitate your recovery. Please read for more information about labiaplasty risks.

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