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Labiaplasty: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What is the treatment? How is the treatment done? Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?) Who is not eligible for the treatment? Are there any side effects? What are the post-treatment guidelines? How long does it take to recover? What is the price of the treatment in India? Are the results of the treatment permanent? What are the alternatives to the treatment?

What is the treatment?

Labiaplasty is a treatment done to alter the labia minora (inner labia) and the labia majora (outer labia). The appearance of these folds of skin, located around the vulva of a female body, can be changed by the plastic surgery. This is suitable for people who are born with intersex condition or are unhappy with the way their genitals look. Enlarged labia can cause discomfort during workout or sexual intercourse. A woman will be able to gain back her self esteem and confidence by going through this process.

How is the treatment done?

This surgery is generally performed with a straight edge technique under the effect of local anaesthesia. The surgeon will run an incision along the length of labia through which the darker pigmentation, found on the edges of labia, will be removed. This helps in determining and creating the new shape of the labia as desired by the patient. Use of laser in this process provides better precision and cutting with less thermal injury. This makes the wound heal faster and less painful.

Who is eligible for the treatment? (When is the treatment done?)

If you feel that your labia has stretched or torn during child birth, you can go for this surgery. Labiaplasty can also benefit the women who are suffering from labia minora hypertrophy.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

If you are going through some other hormonal changes, labiaplasty may not be the best option to deal the problems your labia is going through.

Are there any side effects?

Patient may experience pain at the time of intercourse, chronic dryness and scarring near the vaginal opening or a little bleeding after the surgery. There is nothing to be concerned about if you keep taking the medications prescribed by the surgeon.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

You must clean the incision properly and regularly and should abstain from sexual activity and physical exercise for at least six weeks. Keep making regular appointments with your surgeon to keep a check on the improvement in your condition.

How long does it take to recover?

The patient may start having sexual intercourse and wearing tampons within six weeks of surgery. The swelling near vaginal opening may take six months to heal.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The cost of labiaplasty can be between ₹200000 - ₹ 600000 depending on the severity of your condition.

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The results of the treatment are mostly permanent.

What are the alternatives to the treatment?

There are no alternatives to this treatment.

Popular Questions & Answers

I am thinking of doing a labiaplasty and I am currently 20 years old. Can I know which doctor to consult more on this?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Plastic Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Hello lybrate-user. Labiaplasty procedure is a simple day care procedure done under local anesthesia. For good Aesthetic results and final output, better to consult a cosmetic surgeon who do such kind of female genital procedures regularly. We at ...
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Hi doctor I am 24 yrs. Doing a labiaplasty won't be a health issue for future? Is there any side effects afterwards and after how much time I can go back to intimacy?

MCh - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Hello. The labiaplasty is a very safe and effective surgery for most of the lax and hypertrophied labia. Any major health issue after this is unlikely. A time period of 6-8 weeks is required for complete healing. You can consult online for any mor...

I have done labiaplasty as per doctors consultation actually I had did it because I want my labia majora close to each other but after surgery gap between them is now increased and doctor is saying that even majora enlargement surgery it is not possible to achieve the results what I want.

MCh - Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Coimbatore
Labia majora will not come closer because of labial pasty. It only removes the extra fold in labia. If you want to make it closure, fat injection or fillers injection in to the labia is the treatment of choice.
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I am a 23 year old girl. And I have a hanging labia minora .I know labiaplasty is for to reduce the size of labia majora and minora but will this surgery make labia majora close because my labia majora are quite apart from each other and labia minora are hanging out from between them. Or any other surgery for this.

MCh - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Hello. Definitely, as you suggested, the labiaplasty will help you in reducing the size of the labia minora. When this is decreased, the labia majora will come together. This is result we see in most of our cases. Few of the times, if the labia ma...
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I have done a sex only 2 times I want back my virginity please doctor help me get virgin again.

MCh - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Cosmetic/Plastic Surgeon, Bangalore
Hello. Definitely, you can get it done. The procedure consists of a combination procedures like hymenoplasty, labiaplasty and vaginal tightening. U can contact a plastic surgeon near you or do consult me online.

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