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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The cost of labiaplasty can be between ₹200000 - ₹ 600000 depending on the severity of your condition.
The results of the treatment are mostly permanent.
There are no alternatives to this treatment.