Labiaplasty (Vulval surgery)
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Labiaplasty, also known as nymphoplasty, is a surgical procedure that aims to reduce the size of vaginal lips. This reduction of labia minora usually takes place under local anesthesia (unless otherwise indicated). The surgeon will reduce lips’ size by removing the excess tissue and closing the wound with stitches. As the surgeon uses a resorbable thread to suture the wound, the stitches will not require going to an hospital to be removed and will disappear naturally. The scars will almost be invisible and will rapidly soften.
Post-operative treatments are light and simple. Right after the surgery, lips can cause small spills. Slight vaginal bleeding may occur, since the vaginal lips contain many blood vessels. The lips might be sensitive and slightly swollen. They might be a little painful during the first week, especially when urinating or sitting, and will require special hygiene care.
Sexual intercourse is not recommended during the first days of surgery as they may cause pain and increase risks of infection. Normal sexual activity can be resumed 2 weeks after the labiaplasty. Scarring will be monitored by a doctor and is usually quick.
The first days following the labiaplasty, special caution will be required. We recommend taking a shower once or twice a day, cleaning your vagina after each bowel movement and wearing a sanitary pad during the first two weeks.
The labiaplasty will significantly enhance the aesthetic appearance of genital parts. A gynecological examination must precede any surgical decision. Vaginal diseases and infections should be treated before any intervention.
Most patients are very happy after a labiaplasty. They often declare having regained self-confidence and regret not having undergone the intervention much earlier.