Excessively long or asymmetric labia can be a source of embarrassment and sometimes physical discomfort for women. Often times, this embarrassment can be a hindrance to intimacy in a relationship. Labiaplasty, or labial reduction, surgery at our Denver, CO practice can correct this issue and help women to be much more comfortable.
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How is labiaplasty performed?
Some women are born with disproportionate labia, while others notice a change to the size and shape of their labia after having children. Labiaplasty is generally performed on the labia minora (the thinner, stretched inner vaginal lips).
Dr. Wolfe, Dr. Vath, or Dr. Steinwald will customize your labiaplasty procedure based upon your individual needs and concerns. Excess tissue is removed via incisions that, once healed, are inconspicuous. Labiaplasty is performed in our outpatient facility under a very light general anesthesia and can be done on its own or combined with other procedures such as a breast augmentation or tummy tuck.
What is the recovery after a labiaplasty?
Although the recovery period differs slightly for each patient, here are some general guidelines:
- Most people take 2 to 3 days off work.
- Labia will be swollen and may ooze slightly for several days.
- Avoid soaking (in a pool, bathtub, ocean, etc.) for 2 weeks.
- You may resume most exercise after 2 weeks (avoid cycling for 4 weeks).
- You may resume sexual intercourse after 4 weeks.