LABIAPLASTY – surgery to reduce the size of the labia minora
Female genital surgery – vaginal lip correction.
Because of possible issues with having a large labia women are sometimes feeling shy to take their clothes off, they cannot cycle, there are also problems with sex. Visiting a plastic surgeon to modify intimate areas is often a considered decision that can be long in the making. Female patients have been turning to cosmetic surgery for aesthetic as well as health reasons. In the United States, this operative adjustment is a routine procedure, and in our country, it is becoming increasingly popular. At Chirkoz, a private facility in Bratislava, we will provide you with perfect hygiene standards and professional care necessary to carry out this procedure.
WHAT IS LABIAPLASTY?
This is a cosmetic treatment that allows small or large labia to be altered by cosmetic surgery. The operation is especially suitable for women with a large labia that causes problems in everyday life connected with, personal hygiene, sports activities and sexual intercourse.
HOW TO PROCEED?
The procedure itself is preceded by a thorough consultation with a plastic surgeon. The aim of the consultation is to “align” the aesthetic demands of the patient with the surgical possibilities of adjustment so that the final effect of the procedure is as close as possible to the patient’s requirements. At the initial examination, the patient will be thoroughly informed of how the surgery will be performed and the patient carefully instructed in terms of the pre-operative and post-operative instructions related to the procedure. In order to discuss the topc it is possible to book an appointment by calling any of the contact telephone numbers: 02/63 53 01 63, 0903/75 25, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- Do not take acetylsalicylic acid-containing medicines that reduce blood clotting (acylcoffin, anopyrin, acylpyrin, aspro, mironal, defibrin, alnagon and others) at least one month before the scheduled surgery
- The date of procedure is determined immediately after the end of period,
- The patient should not suffer from a viral or other disease, should not have a discharge, breastfeed, or be shortly after birth,
- On the day of surgery, the patient must ensure the is someone to accompany her.
- Before starting surgery, the patient prepares a solution for sitting baths (boron water),
- On the day of surgery, it is recommended to wear loose clothing as in a skirt.
The procedure is performed under sterile conditions in the operating theatre under local anaesthesia. Beforehand the procedure begins a consultation is necessary. The principle of the operation consists in surgically removing the excess part of the labia and adjustment to desired size and shape.
The surgeon once again examines the patient and will discuss the procedure. After disinfection and cleaning of the operated area, the surgeon will mark the shape of the incision that the patient will approve with surgeon. Subsequently, the labia is numbed by injecting a local anaesthetic, which the patient feels as a slightly uncomfortable pressure or pain. After its application, the site is completely desensitized, so the procedure itself continues to be painless, although some pressure, tension is possible.
After removing the excess and stopping possible bleeding, the labia is sutured with absorbable sutures that don’t need to be removed. After the operation, swelling is visible, and some “bruising” of the area is not unusual, but any bruising completely disappears over time. The appearance of the vaginal entrance may therefore be initially distorted. It is therefore necessary to wait a while to see the full results of the operation, which is only after the swelling and bruises disappear.
The procedure is performed all year-round in an outpatients clinic under local anaesthesia. The surgery is carried out by a specialist in plastic surgery of the genitals. The procedure takes about 60 minutes and is not strenuous for the patient. After surgery, the woman relaxes on the bed and later is discharged for home care. During home care, the patient comes into the outpatients clinic for a follow up appointment with the surgeon.
WORRIED ABOUT REDUCED SENSITIVITY?
Many sexologists worry about a decrease in sensitivity in operated women. However, many patients who have undertaken the procedure in recent years have reported an improvement in sexual sensitivity. The surgery can also help to eliminate the emotional problem resulting from the appearance of the genital tract, thereby contributing to the overall relaxation and improvement of the woman’s sexual life.
POST OPERATIVE PERIOD
It is very important for the patient to cooperate with, and follow, the doctor’s post-operative instructions.
The area around the labia is swollen, sensitive and slightly painful for 7 to 10 days after surgery. Slight bleeding or spotting may persist for about 3 to 4 days. Depending on the extent of the procedure, a 5 to 10-day healing period is required, postoperative pain lasts 1 to 2 days, swelling may persist for longer periods, sometimes 1 to 2 months. The operated area will gain final shape in about a month.
INCREASED INTIMATE HYGIENE
- A cold compress is recommended 3 hours post-surgery to reduce bleeding and swelling, also after each bowel movement, for at least 4 to 5 days after the procedure,
- 3 x daily showering with rinsing of the intimate area with disinfectant solution, eventually a seating bath with suitable pine water for 2 weeks
- Cold compress for 1 to 2 weeks
- Use sterile gauze in the underwear for the first few days, then cover the area with an intimate liner.
- Do not use cosmetic products for the 14 days after the procedure, only use a special disinfectant solution (pine water)
- Avoid long periods of sitting,,
- Immediately after the operation it is appropriate to wear light and airy clothing, wear skirts rather than trousers,
- A month after the procedure avoid sexual intercourse and the use of vaginal suppositories and tampons
- Childbirth is not recommended within one year of surgery.