What Are The Risks Of Labiaplasty

General risks associated with any surgery:

  • Bleeding: This is a common risk with any surgery, and while uncommon during labiaplasty, it can still occur.
  • Infection: Proper hygiene and aftercare procedures can help minimize this risk, but infection is always a possibility after surgery.
  • Allergic reaction: There’s a small chance of an allergic reaction to anesthesia or other medications used during the procedure.
  • Blood clots: While uncommon, blood clots can be a serious complication after any surgery.

Risks specific to labiaplasty:

  • Reduced sensitivity: The labia contain nerve endings, and there’s a risk of losing some sensitivity in the area after surgery. This can affect sexual function and pleasure.
  • Chronic dryness: The labia help maintain lubrication, and removing too much tissue can lead to chronic dryness and discomfort.
  • Scarring: Scarring is a natural part of the healing process, but in some cases, it can be excessive or painful.
  • Over-reduction: If too much tissue is removed, it can affect the labia’s ability to protect the vaginal opening and clitoris.
  • Unsatisfactory results: It’s important to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon, as there’s always a risk of not achieving the desired outcome.

Additional factors to consider:

  • Your individual health: Certain medical conditions can increase the risks of surgery.
  • The surgeon’s experience: Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in labiaplasty is crucial.
  • Your expectations: It’s important to have realistic expectations about what labiaplasty can and cannot achieve.

It’s important to remember that this is not an exhaustive list, and the specific risks for you will vary depending on your individual circumstances. It’s crucial to consult with a qualified healthcare professional to discuss your concerns and get personalized advice about whether labiaplasty is right for you. They can also provide you with more detailed information about the risks and benefits involved.

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Dr Richard Young

Dr. Richard Young is a board certified cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon

As one of the nation’s leading innovators in aesthetic surgery of the face, hand, breast and body, and a pioneer of reconstructive surgery and stem cell procedures, Dr. Richard Young is certified by the Board of Plastic Surgery and the Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

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