The Labiaplasty procedure is performed to correct the external appearance of the vagina. The procedure reshapes the outer area of the vagina by removing unnecessary, excess skin from the interior and exterior vaginal lips.
Patients requiring this surgery may lack confidence in the appearance of their vagina or be suffering from chronic irritation, rubbing, or discomfort during sexual intercourse due to the excess or sagging of the vaginal lip area.
The labiaplasty procedure is performed under anaesthetic with the procedure taking up to two hours to complete. The patient is generally admitted as an outpatient, allowing the patient to return home following the procedure. The surgeon may utilise a combination of intramuscular injections for pain and local anaesthetic. The surgeon will trim off the excess tissue, this may be done using one of the following devices, scalpel, laser or the Ellman Radiofrequency Device. The aesthetics of the labia can also be carefully reconstructed using the “Alinsod technique” resulting in a smooth visually appealing shaped functional labia with no visible scarring.
Following the procedure, the patient may require up to five days to resume regular daily activities, such as work. Patients are recommended to wear loose clothing including underwear for the first three days after the procedure. Tampons will not be able to be used by the patient during the two months after the procedure and sexual activity is also to be avoided during this time.
The results of the procedure can be appreciated by the patient two months following the surgery.