Labiaplasty is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries around the world. It provides numerous benefits for women who otherwise would have to live their lives in pain and embarrassment because of circumstances beyond their immediate control. Decide if this procedure is right for you by discovering what it is, how it is done and what results you can expect as you recover.
What Is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a cosmetic surgery that shortens the length of the labia minora by removing excess tissue. The procedure is performed to relieve a host of symptoms that women with longer labia minora may experience on a daily basis. These symptoms include one or more of the following:
- twisting and tugging while riding a bike
- pain during sexual intercourse
- self-consciousness about one’s appearance
These symptoms can range from mild to severe. While some women are self-conscious of the appearance of their labia, others have difficulty wearing certain types of clothing and experience pain and discomfort during intercourse or physical activities. This surgery reduces the length of the labia minora so that it does not extend beyond the labia majora or outer part of the vagina. By reducing the length, the surgery thus relieves these symptoms.
How is Labiaplasty Performed?
As labiaplasty is a highly personal procedure, our plastic surgeon will work directly with you to ensure your surgery is personalized exactly for you and your needs. In general, however, the procedure involves removing the excess tissue responsible for causing embarrassment and discomfort in the area.
Recovery from Labiaplasty
During your recovery period, you should use ice and elevate your bottom while lying down to reduce swelling. Recovery is typically quick; most patients can go back to their daily routine after about three days.
Labiaplasty relieves distressing symptoms that can interrupt your normal life. This surgery is one of the most commonly performed across the globe and has a high success rate. If you are interested in learning more about this procedure, we can help you find out if it is right for you at Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery & Spa. Contact our office in Wayzata to schedule your consultation and learn more about how labiaplasty can benefit you.