Labiaplasty or female genital surgery is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to rejuvenate and improve the external female genitalia: the labia minora or labia majora. Women seek this procedure to reverse modifications in the external genitalia that occur due to aging, childbirth, weight loss, urinary incontinence, or a desire for a more refined labial contour. Women looking for this procedure often complain of hygienic problems, feeling uncomfortable while performing physical activities, embarrassment and self-consciousness.
Female genital rejuvenation can be performed under local or general anesthesia. The procedure involves the removal of excess skin or fat from the labia to reduce their outward appearance and correct irregularities.
After surgery, there will be some degree of discomfort, bruising and swelling for a few days. Strenuous activities must be avoided for several weeks. Dr. Said will give you detailed instructions on how to best handle your recovery.
The risks associated with labiaplasty include scarring, infection, asymmetry, changes in sensation, pigmentation changes and separation of the labial edges.
The outcome of female genital surgery is long-lasting. Some patients, however, may suffer some alterations due to the natural aging process or through acquired causes. Patients feel more self-confidence, and overall, are much better after the procedure.