A procedure which involves the trimming of the labia minora. This procedure is part of what are referred to as vaginal rejuvenation procedures, or is often called designer vagina cosmetic surgery.
Reasons why many women opt for labiaplasty – vaginal rejuvenation
There is no greater cause of self-consciousness for men or women than ‘abnormalities’ in the genital region. For women, one of the major problems can result from the labia minora extending, with age, beyond the line of the hair-bearing labia majora. This can result in twisting and tugging when riding a bicycle or during sexual intercourse, can result in uncomfortable itching, and in slightly more extreme cases, it can be difficult keeping the labia minora contained within the confines of underwear or swimwear.
Here at Maccenta Istanbul we recognize that it can be extremely uncomfortable and embarrassing for you if you have to discuss any cosmetic surgery procedure that involves your genital region. We have considerable experience in dealing with problems of such an intimate nature and can assure you that you will be treated with the utmost respect and understanding.
What is involved in labiaplasty
The aim of this cosmetic procedure is to reduce the length of the labia minora so that these two flaps do not protrude beyond the line of the labia majora. This can occur with one or both labia, and the solution is to trim the excessive length of the labia, and then suture up the incision afterwards. An alternative to this is what is referred to as the ‘wedge’ procedure where a pie-shaped piece of the labia minora is removed to restore the natural contour. If there are extra folds of skin around the clitoral hood, these can be removed at the same time.
If you have travelled from afar and have opted an all-inclusive package, you will be collected from your hotel and taken to the hospital for your procedure and, once discharged, you will be driven back to your hotel as part of our all-inclusive service.
Labiaplasty as part of a multiple vagina rejuvenation cosmetic procedure
More and more often we perform a labiaplasty as part of a multiple cosmetic procedure. This type of surgery can be performed alongside such procedures as a vaginoplasty or clitoral hood reduction, as examples.
If you have any questions you would like to ask before booking your cosmetic surgery procedure with us, please get in contact and we will be happy to provide you with all the answers you need.
Post-operative care after labiaplasty
This procedure is usually performed under a general anaesthetic, but can be performed with a local anaesthetic if the corrective surgery is minor in nature. It is normal to use dissolvable or non-permanent sutures which dissolve naturally over a short period of time.
The day after the procedure you will receive a further consultation with your surgeon.
You are advised not to return to work for a week, and during the first few days of recovery, you may want to use an icepack on the outside of your underwear to reduce swelling. This is best done using the ‘twenty-twenty- routing, which means removing the pack, then re-placing it every twenty minutes or so. You can expect the majority of the swelling to subside after four to six weeks, and you can resume using tampons or having sexual intercourse five to six weeks after surgery as well. In certain cases, it can take up to six months for all post-operational swelling to disappear.
You will have swelling in the first 3-4 days, and it will gradually disappear over the next couple of weeks. Most patients can resume sexual relations in 2-3 weeks.