U.S. plastic surgeons have reported a 44% increase in labiaplasty procedures from 2012 to 2013, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. This makes labiaplasty one of the most quickly growing plastic surgery procedures in popularity.
What is labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is an outpatient surgical procedure designed to make the female genital area more aesthetic and comfortable. Women seek labiaplasty because they are unhappy with the way their private parts look, or because they are uncomfortable with friction caused by exercising, sexual intercourse, or wearing fitted clothes. Labiaplasty can address the inner labia (labia minora), the outer labia (labia majora), the clitoral hood, or any combination of those areas. Atrophy or sagging of the labia majora can also be addressed with filler or fat grafting. The most common reason for labiaplasty in my practice is protuding labia minora (inner labial lips).
What is the surgery like?
Labiaplasty is done under local anesthesia with light sedation. Surgery takes about 1-1.5 hours. After surgery you will recover in one of our private recovery room suites. You will be able to go home the same day. Scars for labiaplasty are hidden in locations that are not visible under most circumstances. The female genitalia generally heals extremely well, so any scars that are present will heal in a camouflaged manner.
What is the recovery like?
After surgery, you will wear a maxi pad with a small amount of ointment on it, and use ice packs for comfort. All stitches are dissolvable. You will use a "peri bottle" or water bottle to cleanse yourself after going to the bathroom. You will be able to return to sexual intercourse and normal activities after approximately 6 weeks.
Patient satsifaction with labiaplasty is extremely high. For questions about the procedure, email Dr. Devgan's office at info@LaraDevganMD.com.