Complete Labia Removal

Complete labia removal, also known as total labiaplasty or labia majora reduction, is a surgical procedure in which both the labia minora (inner lips) and the labia majora (outer lips) of the female genitalia are removed or significantly reduced in size. This procedure is relatively uncommon and is considered more extensive than traditional labiaplasty, which typically focuses on the labia minora.

Here are some key points to consider regarding complete labia removal:

  1. Indications: Complete labia removal is generally not a common procedure and is typically only considered in specific cases where the patient has significant discomfort, pain, or medical issues related to the labia that cannot be resolved through less extensive procedures. It is not performed for purely aesthetic reasons.
  2. Functional Considerations: The decision to undergo complete labia removal is typically based on functional concerns. Some women may experience severe chafing, discomfort, or pain due to overly enlarged labia majora or minora. In such cases, the procedure may be considered to alleviate these issues.
  3. Customized Approach: If complete labia removal is being considered, it is crucial for the patient to have a thorough consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon or gynecologist who specializes in genital aesthetic surgery. The surgeon will assess the specific issues and discuss potential surgical options.
  4. Surgical Technique: The surgical technique for complete labia removal involves excising both the labia minora and majora. The surgeon will work to achieve a result that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing while minimizing complications.
  5. Anesthesia and Recovery: The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia with or without sedation. Recovery after complete labia removal involves swelling, bruising, and discomfort that may last for several weeks. Patients should carefully follow post-operative care instructions provided by their surgeon.
  6. Alternative Procedures: In many cases, less extensive procedures, such as labiaplasty, may be sufficient to address functional or aesthetic concerns related to the labia without the need for complete removal.
  7. Ethical Considerations: Complete labia removal is a procedure that should be approached with caution and only considered when other treatment options have been exhausted, and the patient experiences significant functional issues. Ethical considerations related to the procedure are important.

It is essential for individuals considering complete labia removal to have a thorough consultation with a qualified and experienced surgeon who specializes in genital aesthetic surgery. The surgeon will evaluate the individual’s specific concerns, discuss potential surgical options, and ensure that the procedure is medically warranted and aligns with the patient’s best interests. Patients should also carefully weigh the potential risks, benefits, and ethical considerations before proceeding.

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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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