Inner Labia Removal

Inner labia removal, also known as labiaplasty of the labia minora, is a surgical procedure that involves altering the size, shape, or appearance of the labia minora (inner lips) of the female genitalia. Labiaplasty is typically performed for cosmetic reasons, to alleviate discomfort or irritation, or to improve symmetry.

Here are some key points to consider regarding inner labia removal (labiaplasty of the labia minora):

1. Procedure Purpose: Labiaplasty of the labia minora is performed to reduce the size or reshape the inner labia. Some individuals may feel self-conscious about the appearance of elongated or asymmetrical labia minora, while others may experience discomfort during activities such as exercise or sexual intercourse.

2. Consultation: The process begins with a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon or gynecologist who specializes in labiaplasty. During this consultation, you will discuss your reasons for seeking the procedure, your goals, and any concerns you may have. The surgeon will evaluate your labia and explain the surgical techniques, potential risks, and expected recovery.

3. Medical Evaluation: Your surgeon will assess your overall health to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. You may be asked about your medical history, undergo a physical examination, and have any necessary tests done.

4. Procedure: Labiaplasty of the labia minora can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on your preferences and the surgeon’s recommendations. The surgeon will use various techniques, such as trimming or reshaping the labia minora, to achieve the desired result.

5. Recovery: After the surgery, you will need some time to recover. Recovery time can vary but typically involves rest, limited physical activity, and pain management as needed. Swelling, bruising, and discomfort are common during the initial recovery period.

6. Changes in Appearance: The goal of inner labia removal is to achieve the desired appearance of the labia minora. You should notice changes once the initial post-operative swelling subsides.

7. Follow-up Care: You will likely have follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor your healing and address any concerns. Your surgeon will provide instructions on wound care and when it is safe to resume normal activities, including sexual intercourse.

8. Scarring: Labiaplasty can result in small, inconspicuous scars, typically located in discreet areas near the labia minora. Over time, these scars tend to fade and become less noticeable.

It’s essential to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon for inner labia removal (labiaplasty of the labia minora), thoroughly research the procedure, and have open and honest communication about your goals and concerns. Additionally, consider potential risks and complications associated with the surgery, as with any surgical procedure. Consulting with a healthcare professional who specializes in labiaplasty is the best way to make an informed decision about the procedure.

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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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