Labiaplasty is a vulval surgery procedure that reduces and reshapes the size of the labia minora and majora, which are more commonly known as the inner and outer lips of the vagina.
Some women may feel self-conscious about their labia appearing more massive than usual, and its size can increase further during childhood, effects of hormones, or just part of the aging process. Labiaplasty is only recommended to people over the age of 18 as the labia continues to develop through puberty.
Labiaplasty is a minor surgery that can be performed under local or general anesthesia where the small lips of the sagging vagina are recovered.
Many methods have been tried in history to recover small lips. Your surgeon prefers the anterior trans position flap technique among these. In this technique, since there is no scar on the outer surface, there is no risk of feeling pain during intercourse.
You have a dedicated team of patient advisors, nurses, and your surgeon to support you throughout the entire journey, and after it. However, Labiaplasty is a surgery that demands you to take several steps to help ensure that your treatment goes as smoothly as possible. Avoiding some points can help you recover faster, and also minimize the risk of complications.
It is important to let your surgeon know about all existing prescriptions you have, and other past relevant medication details.
Smoking is prohibited within three weeks of surgery, and that includes e-cigarettes and other tobacco products. By smoking, your chances of post-surgical issues are higher, and the recovery time may be slower than usual.
Please check if you have a condition known as vaginitis. If you do, please inform the surgeon.
You must refrain from products such as herbal teas and supplementation.
You must not take coraspin, aspirin, ecopirin, coumadin, clexan, and other blood thinning medications one week prior to surgery.
Painkillers without paracetamol are prohibited. If you must use them, please inform the surgeon and they will advise the next course of action. Painkillers with paracetamol can be taken.
Check your vaginitis – if you have it – and update your surgeon about the status.
Abstain from consuming any drink or food eight hours prior to surgery, including drinking water or chewing gum.
We advise to take a bath or shower prior to sleeping the night before surgery, on the morning before surgery.
Remove any jewelry and contact lenses before surgery. You must also avoid putting on makeup, too.
Your comfort is important, so please think carefully of your choice of clothing. We advise bringing buttoned-shirts, but please note this is not compulsory, only preferable.
The procedure may be conducted under local or general anaesthesia, depending on the size of the field of use. Post-liposuction discomfort is generally minor.
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