Labiaplasty has quickly become one of the most sought after cosmetic surgery procedures in Tunisia. Performed either as a stand alone procedure, or incorporated as a part of a mommy makeover or after weight loss surgery, labia rejuvenation reshapes the labia and removes any skin deformity that is caused as a result of excessive stretching. For many women, this can occur during pregnancy, childbirth, weight loss or aging. Women who have enlarged and asymmetrical vaginal lips should not feel anxious or worried that there is not a surgical solution. Our plastic surgeons perform labiaplasty and have created natural, aesthetically appealing results.
Before aesthetic surgeons improved the labiaplasty procedure, the approach was to amputate the excess skin and fold deformity. This approach led to numerous complications including scarring and sensory nerve damage. It is important to find a skilled labiaplasty surgeon who understands that this cosmetic surgery requires some reconstructive processes. Qualified surgeons will be able to incorporate the latest reshaping techniques so that it not only reduces the size, but also preserves most of the natural contour, color and sensitivity of the labia with minimal scarring.
HOW LABIAPLASTY IS PERFORMED
Labiaplasty can be performed a couple of different ways. One technique uses surgical tools to reshape the inner folds of the labia so they no longer protrude. Essentially, it creates a contoured “V” shape wedge that is removed in order to reduce the size. The remaining edges are sewn with absorbable sutures for a natural appearance. Another technique is one that uses a laser to trim and reshape the labia. This is known medically as “laser labial rejuvenation”. While this approach is effective, it is generally more suitable for smaller skin defects of the labia.
Labiaplasty is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. It is considered an outpatient procedure. In surgical cases where a smaller defect exists, a local anesthesia may be used. The entire surgery typically takes 1-2 hours to complete. Following this surgery, women should rest and avoid any activities that will result in additional swelling and discomfort. Vigorous exercise, vaginal intercourse, the use of tampons and douching should be avoided for 4-6 weeks. The incisions made during surgery are minimal. In most cases, the scarring will be almost undetectable.
Having physical discomfort while sitting, exercising, or having sex
Being self-conscious due to labial size or appearance
Having labial tears resulting from childbirth
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Extra personal expenses
Labiaplasty – general anesthesia
Duration – 1 hour
Hospital stay – 1 /2 nights
Hotel stay – 4 nights
Back to work – 7 to 10 days
Labiaplasty – 1550£
OBGYN OR PLASTIC SURGEON?
Many OBGYNs are capable of performing labiaplasty. However, this procedure is considered a cosmetic surgery. There is more to the technique than just removing the deformity. Aesthetic issues, such as scarring, symmetry, pigmentation and shape, play an important role. For these reasons, a cosmetic surgeon is sometimes the better choice to correct this condition.
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PREGNANCY AFTER SURGERY?
It is recommended that women wait to have labiaplasty until after childbearing is complete. If the labia deformity cannot wait until after a pregnancy, the patient will need to understand that the surgical results may be compromised by a later pregnancy. It is important to discuss any pregnancy plans with your cosmetic surgeon so that a pre- and post-pregnancy surgical plan can be put into place.