Labiaplasty to Restore The External Folds of Skin Surrounding The
Plastic surgery used to be something that people hardly heard of—something reserved only for
the riches and famous, or perhaps something used to correct the effects of a terrible accident. However, as
the years go by more and more “average” people are getting different kinds of plastic surgery to correct problems
that affect their beauty. Some use plastic surgery (or cosmetic surgery) as an anti aging treatment. One of these
cosmetic procedures is a labiaplasty.
Labiaplasty is a cosmetic operational procedure that carefully reduces the size of a woman’s inner or outer
labia. It may be that these labias, being oversized, are causing the woman a considerable amount of
discomfort or embarrassment, and thus have become the reason for the woman to undergo plastic surgery.
The good news is that the procedure is fairly uninvasive, and can be corrected with successful results by a
doctor qualified in this area of plastic surgery. After a consultation with the patient, the doctor will
perform the simple surgery. The patient will be administered some local or general anesthetic to help numb
the pain. The doctor will then carefully cut off the part of the bothersome labia, and place sutures on the
treated area, so that they will heal in the way that is most desirable for the patient. A doctor may use
traditional surgical tools, or a laser to complete the procedure. On average, the recovery time for an
average labiaplasty is about a week.
There are very few contraindications to this particular plastic surgery. Generally, there are no other
regions of the body that are greatly affected, and thus much worry is relieved for the patient. However, if
the patient is unable or unwilling to give up smoking and drinking following the procedure, it is common for the
healing process to be interrupted or slowed.
The cost of a labiaplasty will differ from doctor to doctor, as well as depending on the extent of need of the
patient. An average estimate for the cost of such a cosmetic procedure is about $3,000-$6,000 in the United
States. An individual must discuss her options with the doctor in order to receive a more accurate estimate
of the cost of her procedure.
Just as in other surgeries, a patient experiencing a labiaplasty may expect to have bleeding, infection, and
swelling in the treated area for a few days following the procedure. Any infection should be discussed with
the doctor, so that the appropriate antibiotic may be prescribed. There may also be asymmetry or scarring on
the treatment area, though these are less commonly found, and depend mostly on the skill of the doctor. If
you experience serious or painful symptoms, your Physician will prescribe you an appropriate treatment to
fight against these health issues.
However, many people have found much relief of discomfort and embarrassment through this specialized form
of plastic surgery.