What is Labiaplasty? Labiaplasty or Labia Rejuvenation is a surgical procedure that corrects excessively long, enlarged or redundant labia minora tissue and can make the external genitalia (the “vulva”) more cosmetically appealing. How do I know I need? Labiaplasty is a personal choice of procedure that women of all backgrounds, shapes, sizes and cultures can consider to have. It is quite often requested after childbirth as the labial tissue can become stretched out and results to excess skin, and following menopause the vulvar lips can droop with loss of collagen and elastin. Some will complain and experience awkwardness, pain with intercourse, or discomfort when walking. Occasionally, redundant labia tissue predisposes to yeast infections or creates friction tears of the tissue. How will Labiaplasty helps? Rejuvenation of the labia area can be an empowering experience, potentially improving a woman’s body image, self-esteem and comfort during intimacy. It also boosts their self-confidence as this part of the body is youthful looking again. How is the Labiaplasty performed? During a labiaplasty, excess or stretched-out labia minora tissue is excised to create a neater and tidy appearance to this region. Occasionally fat is also injected to the labia majora (outer lips) to make it fuller. This procedure is considered as a cosmetic surgery. Is a Labiaplasty Part of a Mommy Makeover? Labiaplasty can indeed be part of a Mommy Makeover! After repeated pregnancies and/or vaginal deliveries in some women, the inner labia tissue of the external genitalia can become redundant or hang lower than the outer labias. Is there any Impact on Intercourse? In most cases there is no negative impact on intercourse. Some patients even informed that the surgery has help to restore the lost of sensation. It is probably because labiaplasty helps to removes excess skin and tissue that are blocking the vaginal opening and clitoris. What is the recovery after labiaplasty? Labiaplasty can be done as day surgery under local anaesthesia and takes round 1 hr to complete. Recovery depends on individual but one is able to return to work the next days. Final stitches are usually removed within 10 to 14day There are so mild discomfort and swelling and avoidance of using tampons for your next cycle is advisable and sexual intercourse should be avoided for the next 2 – 3 weeks depending on wound healing. To learn more about Labiaplasty , contact us at: Dr Marco Faria Correa Plastic Surgery Tel: +65 64648075 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.drmarco.com Disclaimer: The information contained in this post is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, it is provided for educational purposes only. Always seek the advice of your plastic surgeon or other qualified healthcare provider before starting any new treatment or discontinuing an existing treatment. Always speak to your healthcare provider about any questions you may have regarding a procedure.
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About the Author: Dr Marco Faria Correa
Dr. Marco has developed both experimental and clinical work, created techniques and developed surgical instruments that represent great contribution to plastic surgery. In 1992 he presented his first achievements in a meeting at the Southern Chapter of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery, in Porto Alegre-RS, Brazil. It is registered in the book of meeting records that conferred him as the first surgeon presenting an endoscopic plastic surgery method in a scientific meeting. He also had the first scientific paper published in the Journal of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery, with the papers “Videoendoscopy in Plastic Surgery: Brief Communication” and “Endoscopic Abdominoplasty (Subcutaneouscopy)”, through workshops, meetings, conferences, scientific publications and articles he has shared and globalized the know-how and use of his techniques. Lately, Dr Marco is pushing endoscopic surgery to the next level by introducing the use of the latest high-tech robotics system (da Vinci® Surgical System) to perform minimally-invasive procedures.