Labiaplasty in Izmir
with Op. Dr. Hasan Ulaş Başyurt
Labiaplasty, also known as labial reduction surgery, is a cosmetic surgical procedure that involves altering the size and shape of the labia minora (inner lips) or labia majora (outer lips) of the vagina. This increasingly popular procedure aims to address physical discomfort, aesthetic concerns, and emotional well-being related to the appearance of the labia. In this article, we will delve into what labiaplasty entails, its reasons, the surgical process, recovery, and its potential impact on sexual life and fertility.
What is Labiaplasty? What Does Labiaplasty Mean?
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that involves reshaping and resizing the labia, the folds of skin surrounding the vaginal opening. It is typically performed to reduce the size of the labia minora, correct asymmetry, or address elongation of the labia majora.
How is Labiaplasty Surgery Performed?
Labiaplasty surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia with or without sedation. The surgeon will carefully trim and reshape the excess tissue of the labia minora or labia majora to achieve the desired aesthetic result. Various surgical techniques may be used, and the approach will depend on individual anatomy and surgical goals.
Why is Labiaplasty Performed?
Labiaplasty is performed for various reasons, which can be broadly categorized as follows:
- Medical and Physical Causes:
- Cosmetic and Emotional Reasons
- Gender Confirming Surgery
What Causes Sagging of the Lips of the Vagina?
Sagging of the labia majora can occur due to a loss of skin elasticity, hormonal changes, or weight loss. It can lead to physical discomfort or dissatisfaction with the appearance of the genital area.
Labioplasty (Inner Lip Reduction):
Labioplasty, also known as inner lip reduction, specifically addresses the reduction of the labia minora.
What can the size and sagging of the inner and outer labia in the vagina cause?
The size and sagging of the inner and outer labia can lead to physical discomfort during physical activities or sexual intercourse.
What is the Recovery Process After Labiaplasty?
It is essential to follow the surgeon’s post-operative instructions, including proper wound care and activity restrictions, to ensure a smooth recovery.