Labiaplasty is operations performed to correct the lips in the female genital area for aesthetic concerns or functional reasons. The lips called labium, which is one of the external genital organs, are thicker and fuller large lips covered with hairs, and thinner small lips located in the inner part of the large lips.
When labiaplasty is mentioned, inner lip reduction surgeries that are performed mostly because the inner lips are large, asymmetrical or drooping come to mind. More rarely, interventions such as reduction or enlargement of the outer lips can be performed.
Conditions such as large, asymmetrical, drooping, irregular-edged, dark-colored inner lips may be due to innate genetic characteristics; During the life of women, there may be changes in the external genital structures with the effect of hormones during puberty, advancing age, weakening of tissues due to menopause-related estrogen deficiency, and birth and pregnancies. In addition, undesirable and uncomfortable situations may occur in the external genital area for many reasons such as frequent vaginal-vulvar infections, weight gain and trauma. With labiaplasty procedures, these elongated, sagging or asymmetrical lips can be shortened and shaped. Hollow, loosened lips can be tightened and plumped.
How is Labiaplasty Surgery Performed?
In these surgeries, which are performed painlessly under anesthesia, the anesthesia method to be applied may vary according to the surgical procedure to be performed and the clinical condition of the patient. Local anesthesia, general anesthesia or regional anesthesia (waist anesthesia) methods can be used. In labiaplasty surgeries, the excess tissues on the lips are properly removed and these areas are repaired again. As a result, the lips in the genital area are reduced to a symmetrical appearance. Although there are various techniques defined today, the appropriate labiaplasty technique is selected according to the anatomical structure and expectations of the person.
How Long Is The Recovery Time After Labiaplasty?
Most of the time, after the labiaplasty procedure, hospitalization is not required after the procedure. It is appropriate to be discharged after observation for approximately 6 hours after the operation. After that, 2-3 days of rest is sufficient. It is necessary to wait 4-6 weeks for exercise and sexual intercourse.