Labiaplasty Labia Majora

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that is most commonly associated with the labia minora (inner folds of the vulva). However, labiaplasty can also be performed on the labia majora (outer folds of the vulva) to reshape, reduce, or enhance their appearance. The goals of labiaplasty for the labia majora may include:

  1. Reduction: Some individuals may have enlarged or sagging labia majora, which can cause discomfort or self-consciousness when wearing certain clothing or engaging in physical activities. Labiaplasty of the labia majora can involve the removal of excess tissue to create a smoother, more symmetrical appearance.
  2. Augmentation: In some cases, individuals may seek labiaplasty of the labia majora to enhance volume or rejuvenate the appearance of the labia. Fat grafting or injectable fillers may be used to achieve this.
  3. Tightening: Labiaplasty of the labia majora can also include techniques to tighten loose or sagging skin, improving the overall aesthetics of the vulva.

Here’s what you can generally expect with labiaplasty of the labia majora:

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 goals, concerns, and reasons for wanting the procedure. The surgeon will evaluate your labial anatomy and overall health to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.

Surgical Procedure: The surgical techniques for labiaplasty of the labia majora can vary depending on the individual’s goals. The surgeon may use methods such as excision (removing excess tissue), fat grafting (injecting fat for volume), or other specialized techniques to achieve the desired outcome.

Anesthesia: Labiaplasty of the labia majora is typically performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the procedure and your comfort.

Recovery: After the surgery, you will experience some swelling and discomfort, which should gradually subside over the following days and weeks. You will need to follow post-operative care instructions, including keeping the surgical area clean and avoiding strenuous activities.

Results: The full results of labiaplasty may take some time to become noticeable as swelling decreases and the tissues heal. The goal is to achieve improved aesthetics, comfort, and symmetry of the labia majora.

Follow-Up Appointments: You will have follow-up appointments with your surgeon to monitor your healing progress and address any concerns.

Risks and Complications: As with any surgical procedure, labiaplasty carries potential risks and complications, including infection, bleeding, scarring, and changes in sensitivity. Discuss these risks with your surgeon before making a decision.

It’s essential to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon who specializes in labiaplasty, whether it is for the labia minora or labia majora. Have a thorough discussion with your surgeon about your goals and expectations to ensure that you have a clear understanding of what can be achieved through 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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