Labial Resection

“Labial resection” typically refers to a surgical procedure known as labiaplasty. Labiaplasty is a surgical technique that involves altering the size or shape of the labia minora (the inner lips) or, in some cases, the labia majora (the outer lips) of the female genitalia. This procedure is often performed for both medical and cosmetic reasons.

Here are some key points about labial resection (labiaplasty):

  1. Medical Indications: Labiaplasty may be performed for medical reasons when enlarged or asymmetrical labia minora cause physical discomfort, pain, or irritation during activities such as exercise or sexual intercourse.
  2. Cosmetic Concerns: Some individuals choose to undergo labiaplasty for cosmetic reasons, aiming to achieve a particular aesthetic appearance of their genitalia. Common cosmetic goals include reducing the size of the labia minora, achieving symmetry, or addressing any other concerns related to the labia’s appearance.
  3. Procedure: Labiaplasty typically involves the surgical removal of excess labial tissue, followed by reshaping and suturing to create the desired appearance. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia with or without sedation or under general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s preference and the surgeon’s recommendation.
  4. Recovery: Recovery time can vary, but it generally involves several weeks of healing, during which patients are advised to avoid strenuous activities and sexual intercourse. Pain, swelling, and bruising are common in the days following the surgery.
  5. Consultation: Before undergoing labial resection, it’s essential to have a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon or gynecologist who specializes in genital aesthetic surgery. During this consultation, you can discuss your specific concerns, goals, and expectations, as well as any potential risks and benefits associated with the procedure.
  6. Informed Decision: Make sure to make an informed decision after carefully considering your options and discussing them with a medical professional. Patient safety and well-being should always be a top priority.

It’s important to approach labiaplasty with sensitivity and ensure that you choose a reputable and experienced surgeon who prioritizes patient safety and follows ethical guidelines. Additionally, understand that labiaplasty is a personal decision, and individuals have different reasons for pursuing the procedure. Ultimately, the decision to undergo labiaplasty should be made with careful consideration and after thorough consultation with a qualified medical professional.

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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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