Redundancies of the inner skin (labia minora) that covers the clitoris and vaginal opening can be caused by multiple factors such as genetic influences and childbirth. The redundant skin can cause functional concerns such as inability to maintain adequate hygiene, pain during intercourse, increased rashes, and decreased self-confidence. Simple activities such as riding a bicycle, riding a horse, wearing tight-fitting clothes, and wearing bathing suits may cause pain.
What is Involved in Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure in which the Plastic Surgeon reduces and/or reshapes the labia minora. There are many techniques used in labiaplasty and Dr. Williams will help educate and guide you on the best technique for you. Depending on the degree of reduction and patient wishes, the procedure may be done in the office under local anesthesia or in the operating room. The surgeon numbs the area with local anesthesia then makes incisions to remove the excess skin. The incisions are then closed with absorbable sutures. Depending on the degree of correction, labiaplasty typically takes 1 to 2 hours. Swelling is common after this procedure and may last up to 1 to 3 weeks. Light activities may be resumed 2 to 3 days after surgery, and pain is typically mild to moderate. Incisions usually heal quickly and are typiclaly inconspicuous.
When Can I Resume Sexual Intercourse After Labiaplasty?
The timing of resuming sex after labiaplasty is dependent on the degree of correction and overall progress of healing. It may vary from 1 to 3 weeks after surgery and should be resumed gently.
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