Labia Majora Surgery Before After

Labia majora surgery, also known as labia majora reduction or labia majora augmentation, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to alter the appearance or size of the labia majora (the outer folds of the vulva). The reasons for undergoing this surgery can vary, including concerns about size, asymmetry, or loss of volume. Here’s an overview of what you can expect before and after labia majora surgery:

Before Labia Majora Surgery:

  1. Consultation: You’ll begin by consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon or gynecologist who specializes in labia majora surgery. During this consultation, you’ll discuss your reasons for considering the surgery, your expectations, and any potential risks or complications. The surgeon will evaluate your anatomy and help you determine the best approach for your needs.
  2. Pre-operative Instructions: Before the surgery, your surgeon will provide specific instructions on how to prepare. This may include avoiding certain medications or supplements that can increase the risk of bleeding, quitting smoking if you’re a smoker, and arranging for transportation to and from the surgical center.
  3. Anesthesia: Labia majora surgery can be performed under local anesthesia with or without sedation, or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the procedure and your comfort level. Your surgeon will discuss the anesthesia option during your consultation.

During Labia Majora Surgery:

The specific surgical techniques can vary depending on whether you are having labia majora reduction or augmentation. Here’s a general overview:

Labia Majora Reduction:

  1. Incisions: The surgeon makes carefully planned incisions in the labia majora to remove excess tissue.
  2. Tissue Removal and Reshaping: Excess tissue is removed and the labia majora are reshaped to achieve the desired size and appearance.
  3. Closure: The incisions are closed with sutures.

Labia Majora Augmentation:

  1. Incisions: The surgeon makes incisions, usually in the labia majora or the surrounding area.
  2. Fat Transfer: In some cases, fat grafting is performed, where fat is harvested from another part of your body and then injected into the labia majora to increase volume and improve contour.
  3. Implants or Fillers: Alternatively, implants or fillers may be used to augment the labia majora.
  4. Closure: Incisions are closed with sutures.

After Labia Majora Surgery:

  1. Recovery: You will experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the days following the procedure. Your surgeon will provide detailed post-operative care instructions to manage these symptoms, including the use of cold compresses and pain medication.
  2. Rest and Activity: You should rest and avoid strenuous activities for a period specified by your surgeon, typically a few weeks. Sexual activity and tampon use are often discouraged during this time.
  3. Follow-up Visits: You’ll have follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor your healing progress and ensure there are no complications.
  4. Results: It may take several weeks to months for the swelling to completely subside, and for you to see the final results of the labia majora surgery. Scarring is usually minimal and fades over time.
  5. Satisfaction: Many individuals report increased confidence and satisfaction with their appearance after labia majora surgery, but it’s important to have realistic expectations and choose a skilled surgeon to achieve the desired outcome.

As with any cosmetic surgery, it’s essential to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon who specializes in labia majora surgery to minimize the risk of complications and achieve the best possible results.

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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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