Labiaplasty Fat Transfer

Labiaplasty fat transfer, also known as autologous fat transfer to the labia majora, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves using the patient’s own fat tissue to augment or reshape the labia majora (outer vaginal lips). This procedure is typically performed for aesthetic reasons to enhance the appearance of the labia majora and achieve a fuller or more youthful look.

Here’s an overview of labiaplasty fat transfer:

1. Consultation: The process begins with a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon or a surgeon experienced in fat transfer procedures. During the consultation, you will discuss your goals, concerns, and expectations for the procedure.

2. Liposuction: To obtain the fat needed for the transfer, liposuction is performed on a donor area of your body where excess fat is available. Common donor areas include the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks.

3. Fat Processing: The collected fat is processed to purify it and remove impurities, excess fluids, and damaged cells.

4. Injection: The purified fat is carefully injected into the labia majora in a series of small injections to achieve the desired shape and volume. The surgeon will work to create a natural and symmetrical appearance.

5. Recovery: After the procedure, you may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort in both the donor area and the labia majora. Recovery time varies but typically involves several days to a few weeks of downtime.

6. Results: The final results of labiaplasty fat transfer are typically visible once the swelling subsides, usually after several weeks to a few months. Some fat may be absorbed by the body, so the surgeon may slightly overfill the area during the initial injection to compensate for this.

7. Repeat Procedures: In some cases, a second fat transfer procedure may be necessary to achieve the desired results or to maintain the augmentation over time.

It’s important to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon for labiaplasty fat transfer. Additionally, be sure to have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure. Not all patients are suitable candidates for this procedure, as it depends on the availability of sufficient donor fat and the individual’s anatomy.

As with any surgical procedure, labiaplasty fat transfer carries potential risks and considerations that should be discussed with your surgeon during the consultation. These may include infection, fat reabsorption, asymmetry, and scarring. The surgeon will provide guidance on the best approach for your specific needs and goals.

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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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