Labiaplasty With Fat Transfer

Labiaplasty with fat transfer is a surgical procedure that combines two techniques: labiaplasty and fat grafting. Labiaplasty involves altering the size or shape of the labia minora (the inner folds of the vulva), while fat transfer involves removing fat from one part of the body and injecting it into another area. In this case, fat transfer is used to augment or enhance the appearance of the labia majora (the outer folds of the vulva). Here’s an overview of the procedure:

1. Labiaplasty: Labiaplasty is performed to address any cosmetic or functional concerns with the labia minora. This may involve reducing the size, reshaping, or achieving symmetry. The surgeon will use surgical techniques such as trimming or wedge resection to achieve the desired results.

2. Fat Transfer: Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting or lipofilling, involves harvesting fat from a donor area of the patient’s body, typically through liposuction. Common donor areas include the abdomen, thighs, or buttocks. The harvested fat is then purified and processed.

3. Augmentation of Labia Majora: After the fat is processed, it is carefully injected into the labia majora to enhance their appearance. This can add volume and improve the overall contour and aesthetics of the outer labia.

4. Anesthesia: The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia with or without sedation, but general anesthesia may be an option depending on the surgeon’s recommendation and the patient’s preference.

5. Recovery: Recovery after labiaplasty with fat transfer can involve swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Patients are advised to follow post-operative instructions, including avoiding strenuous activities and sexual intercourse during the initial healing period.

6. Risks and Considerations: As with any surgical procedure, labiaplasty with fat transfer carries risks, including infection, bleeding, asymmetry, and dissatisfaction with the results. It’s crucial to discuss these risks with your surgeon during the consultation.

7. Choosing a Surgeon: It’s essential to select a board-certified plastic surgeon or gynecologist with experience in both labiaplasty and fat transfer techniques. Research their qualifications, view before-and-after photos, and ask for patient references to assess their skills and outcomes.

8. Informed Consent: Before the surgery, you will be required to provide informed consent, acknowledging that you understand the procedures, their potential risks, and the expected outcomes.

Labiaplasty with fat transfer is a specialized procedure, and not all surgeons offer this combination of techniques. It’s important to have a thorough consultation with a qualified healthcare professional to discuss your specific concerns, expectations, and the best approach for your situation. They can provide personalized advice and help you make an informed decision regarding this 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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