What is Labiaplasty?
Many women are born with hypertrophic vaginal lower lips or they develop them after a birth or in old age. This small irregularity, (which is solved with the intervention called labiaplasty or labia minora reduction surgery), does not cause health issues but can reduce self-confidence, feel irritation when wearing certain clothes or suffer some discomfort when having sex. This disorder not only involves an aesthetic issue, but also interferes in the daily life of patients, their hygiene, wearing tight clothing or bikinis, playing sports or during sexual intercourse, causing discomfort and pain.
Labiaplasty or surgery of genital minor lips belongs to the treatments or interventions of intimate surgery, and helps you to avoid these inconveniences. Usually, the most common labiaplasty or intervention is the reduction of the labia minora, which, as a result of the passage of time, births, or for congenital reasons, appear as excessively large, hanging or asymmetrical, being visible when standing out to the labia majora. Generally, the patient and the surgeon specify, during the first visit, before the labioplasty procedure, what is intended to be obtained by the same, what is the price of the labioplasty and all those aspects such as tests, anesthesia, recovery and postoperative visits which are included in the price ….
Dr. Julio Puig in his clinics in Valencia or Gandia, will give you all the information about the intervention of labiaplasty or reduction of hypertrophic labia minora, if you need preparation and how is the recovery.
Who is a good candidate for this surgery?
In general a good candidate for this intervention is one that:
- She is physically healthy.
- Has realistic expectations of what can be achieved with the intervention.
- He is non-smoker or at least quit when the surgeon tells.
- Really your vaginal lips cause you discomfort and worry.
Lip reduction labioplasty, as well as any other surgery is a very personal procedure, and therefore the person who is thinking about it, must do it by itself, not to satisfy the wishes of another person, or to try to adapt to any type of ideal image. The decision is very personal, so if youare thinking about it, you must decide whether the benefits they will achieve will match your goals, as well as risks and potential complications of labiaplasty surgery are acceptable.
The first visit to the surgeon
During the consultation we will evaluate:
- The surgical expectations and desired outcome of the labiaplasty intervention.
- Your medical conditions, such as drug allergies and medical treatments.
- Medicines, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco …
- Previous surgeries.
In addition, we will evaluate your general health, as well as pre-existing health conditions and risk factors, take photographs, discuss possible options more suitable to achieve your goals, the existence of other non-surgical alternatives, possible results of the operation of reduction of the labia minora and any risk or potential complication.
The success and safety of the procedure depends to a large extent on the complete sincerity during your consultation. You will be asked a series of questions about your health, desires and lifestyle.
It is very important to understand all aspects of this operation. It is natural to feel some anxiety, whether it is emotion because of your new look or a little preoperative stress. Do not be shy about talking about these feelings with your plastic surgeon.
After the initial examination, Dr. Julio Puig will explain to you what labiaplasty surgery is, if you need preparation and how it is recovery.
The preoperative of the labiaplasty
In preparing for plastic surgery of the vagina, you may be asked to:
- Laboratory tests or medical evaluation.
- Stop taking certain medications or adjust your current medications.
- Stop smoking
- Avoid taking aspirins, anti-inflammatory medications and herbal supplements, as they may increase bleeding.
Features of Labiaplasty or Labia Minora Reduction
Recovery after the surgery
After the labiaplasty surgery there will be some discomfort and swelling in the area the first 3-4 days, which will gradually fade away in the next 2 to 3 weeks. In consultation with Dr. Puig after the operation we will give you specific instructions on:
- How to heal wounds, scars ….
- Medications to decrease postoperative pain, help healing and reduce the possibility of infection.
- What symptoms or signs should you monitor in the intervened area and in the general state of health, that may be indicative of some type of discomfort.
- The schedule of follow-up visits after surgery.
Labiaplasty: Price of the Intervention
The price of a labiaplasty depends on a variety of factors, including the anesthetic specialist’s fees, the operating room rent price to be used, the medical tests that the surgeon deems appropriate before the surgery, the surgical material to be used, post-surgery garments where necessary, surgeon’s fees, follow-up visits, hospitalization time …
When you as a possible patient ask us for the price of a surgery of reduction of the labia minora or labiaplasty, you must take into account that for us, the most important is your health and that in any case the price depends on the personal characteristics of each patient.
Therefore, we will not be able to give you a price in advance before the first consultation, in which we make an assessment about the characteristics and needs of each patient. You should know that in the final price are influenced by certain characteristics according to the technique to be used, the length of time in the operating room, the type and length of stay of hospitalization …
Request an appointment for consultation on labioplasty
If you want to tell us your case, or to know some additional details about this operation of minor lips surgery (Labiaplasty Valencia or Gandia, labiaplasty price, type of anesthesia, time and recovery of the intervention …), you will be answered by our specialized medical team, without any commitment and totally confidential way in our clinics. The best advice for women considering liposplasty surgery, is to talk openly with their plastic surgeon about their feelings and concerns about their genitals, as well as their expectations for surgery and possible nonsurgical options. We are experts in lip reduction in Valencia and Gandia
Remember that the first appointment is free and sometimes it is much more effective to speak personally with the doctor. Call us or make an appointment in our clinics in Valencia or Gandia and we will attend you with total confidence, without commitment and under the strictest confidentiality. And if you prefer, we’ll call you.
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