Labia minora reduction surgery or reduction labioplasty is a type of intimate plastic surgery, an operation to remove enlarged fragments of the labia minora to give them an attractive look.
Large labia do not pose a threat to health, but can create esthetic dissatisfaction, physical discomfort, complexes and the feeling of inferiority in sexual life. The small lips of an adult woman have a darker color than the large ones and are slightly over the level of the labia majora. The size and shape of the labia for each woman are individual.
Causes of large-sized labia minora:
- Birth defect.
- Genetic predisposition.
- As a result of puberty.
- After-surgery effects.
- Pregnancy and childbirth.
- Endocrine regulation disorders.
Indications for labiaplasty
Reduction labiaplasty is performed due to:
- Large size or length of labia minora.
The purpose of the surgery is to reduce the size, to improve the shape of the labia minora, and, as a result, to get rid of the complexes and discomfort in sexual and everyday life.
General contraindications: cancer, cardiovascular and acute infectious diseases, chronic hypertensive disease, thyroid disorders, diabetes mellitus, blood-clotting disorder, inflammatory disorders of genital organs, venereal diseases.
The procedure is done by trimming the enlarged fragments of the labia minora, and, if necessary, there can be done an additional clitoris lifting. Wounds are sewed with absorbable sutures. The size of the adjusted labia is selected individually.
The result of surgery:
- Labia minora are hidden behind labia majora.
- Labia minora occlude completely (while relaxed).
- Postsurgical scars are barely visible.
- There is a difference in wound pigmentation between the outer and the inner edges.
- The absolute lip symmetry is unlikely to happen.
How is the surgery performed in “Certus” clinic?
Pre-surgery examination: 1-3 days.
Duration of the surgery: 30 min to 1 hour. The surgery can take place on an outpatient basis (the patient goes home after the procedure) or in a clinical setting (1 day).
Anaesthesis: general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedating medications.
Incision options: in labia minora region.
*Recovery period. The sutures are self-absorbable. Temporary side effects disappear in 7-14 days. Patients can resume having intercourse in a month.
*Side effects: temporary pain, discomfort, swelling, decreased sensation, minor bleeding.
*Risks: sustainable healing, hematomas, infection complications, inflammation of genital organs, asymmetry of the labia minora, visible scars.
*Result: permanent. The size of labia can change after childbirth.
*The effect, result, risks, and recovery period depend on the individual peculiarities of the human body.
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Do I need to undergo examinations or tests before the procedure / operation?
Laboratory examination before the procedure / operation you can pass in our clinic or at the place of residence, depending on the type of anesthesia.
If the operation takes place under general anesthesia, then the following tests should be taken:
1. Full blood count and urine tests.
2. Blood glucose test.
3. Blood type and Rh factor.
4. Clotting assay.
5. Biochemical blood test.
6. Blood test for HBsAg, Anti-HCV Ig(G+M), Anti-HIV ½.
7. Wasserman reaction.
9. Physician’s examination
10. Chest X-ray.
11. Gynecologist’s examination.
12. For breasts surgery – breast ultrasound examination, examination by a breast specialist.
If the operation will take place under local anesthesia, then the following tests should be taken:
1. Complete blood count (with formula) + platelets.
2. Blood glucose test.
3. Clotting assay.
4. Blood test for HBsAg, Anti-HCV Ig(G+M), Anti-HIV ½.
5. Urine test.
6. Blood type.
7. Chest X-ray.
The cost of the examination in our clinic is 50-100 $.
Anesthesia is included in the price of the service?
The cost of anesthesia is not included in the cost of the procedure and is paid separately depending on its type and duration.
1. General short-term anesthesia (up to 3 hours) - 300 $
2. Each subsequent hour of general anesthesia additionally - 100 $
3. Intravenous anesthesia - 200 $
4. Local anesthesia - 100 $
After surgery, will I be able to stay in your clinic?
The postoperative period you can spend in our clinic. This service is paid separately - from 100 $ up to 200 $ per day.