Labia Minora is the inner lip of the vaginal opening . Some patients may find their labia minora very large, physically uncomfortable and aesthetically displeasing. Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure in which the labia minora are reshaped to the appropriate size to make it look better.
In some patients the labia maybe too large and patients desire labial reduction because
This surgery is done under general anaesthesia as a daycase. Surgery involves careful trimming of the excess skin and suturing back with absorbable sutures. Patients can be discharged the same day or the next day.
Patients may experience mild swelling and bruising of the area. The swelling may reduce by lying down and elevating the pelvis by placing a pillow underneath the pelvis. This swelling will reduce by 2 to 3 weeks. Ice packs over that area may give some comfort after the operation.
Depending upon the work done, some women go back to work by 2 days and some go back to work within a week.
The patient can have intercourse 6 weeks after the operation. At this time the swelling and bruising is expected to have settled.
Facts at a glance
|Surgery Time||: 45 minutes to 1 hour|
|Hospital Stay||: Daycase or 1 day|
|Anaesthesia||: General Anaesthesia|
|Walking||: Same day or next day|
|Working||: 2 days to 1 week|
|Sports and Gym||: 6 weeks|
|Full recovery||: 6 weeks|
|Resume intercourse||: 6 weeks|