How Does Labiaplasty Work?
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that’s designed to trim and reduce the length of the labia minora. The main benefits of the treatment is that it can help women feel more comfortable during activity that would otherwise prompt twisting and tugging; additionally, it can make women feel more confident in intimate situations.
Am I a Good Candidate for Labiaplasty?
You’re a good candidate for a labiaplasty procedure if you have long labia minora and it makes you feel uncomfortable while being physically active (both with regards to exercise and intimacy). You should be a healthy non-smoker with realistic expectations for the outcome of this procedure.
How Long Does the Treatment Take?
The labiaplasty surgery takes about 1 to 2 hours to perform, depending on the patient’s symptoms. During the procedure, your plastic surgery will trim the labia minora down to a smaller size, and make adjustments to ensure they maintain a natural appearance. Your plastic surgeon may also remove the folds of the clitoral hood, depending on your symptoms.
What Results Can I Expect?
You should expect to see results from your labiaplasty right away; however, you should expect some swelling to last about four to six weeks. After this time, you can resume intensive physical activity, and have sexual intercourse. You can also start using tampons about four weeks after your surgery.
Is There Any Downtime?
You should expect to feel pretty sore after your surgery; most patients take about a week off of work to ice themselves, as there will be a significant amount of swelling and bruising. You may want to wear an elastic garment like Spanx to help keep the swelling down