Labiaplasty is a procedure most commonly used to address prominent labia minora but also to address scars associated with episiotomy or tears during childbirth and prominent clitoral hooding.
Many patients experience increased sexual stimulation following surgery especially when surgery is used to address the excessive clitoral hooding. Labiaplasty surgery removes the feeling of discomfort during sports activities and enables women to wear tight underwear and fitted clothes. The majority of patients who presented initially with symptoms of irritation and inflammation will have a gratifying resolution of these symptoms.
Before Labiaplasty surgery, you will have a consultation and an examination with Dr Magnusson. During your consultation, it is important to ask any questions that you may have about Labiaplasty surgery. Dr Magnusson will take the time to understand what you are hoping your end result to be, before explaining the surgical technique and options available to you.
The aim of surgery is to create a more even and appealing vulva (external genital organs of the female). Surgery is most frequently used to address elongated labia minora which reduce irritation and inflammation associated with increased prominence. Less frequently women will have surgery to reduce their clitoral hood to increase sexual stimulation.
For all patients wanting to be asleep during surgery, the Labiaplasty is undertaken in an accredited hospital. Surgery can be performed under local anaesthetic or with a general anaesthetic. Surgery is performed as a day procedure. For patients choosing to have surgery awake under local anaesthetic, it can be carried out either in a day hospital setting or Dr Magnusson’s rooms.
During the procedure, the excess tissue is excised from the labia minora, so they no longer extend past the labia majora. Dr Magnusson uses absorbable sutures which mean that the sutures will not need to be removed following surgery.
Am I a Suitable Candidate for Labiaplasty Surgery?
Women who experience different degrees of vaginal hypertrophy are often suitable candidates for this surgery. Since excessive vaginal tissue can cause discomfort and pain; many patients want Labiaplasty surgery to decrease the size of their labia minora.
Another reason for Labiaplasty surgery is the aesthetic look of their vaginas. Women tend to be critical of themselves, and as a result, their self-confidence often becomes damaged especially if they feel like their vaginas don’t look how they should.
Suitable candidates are women who: