Correct Large or Prominent Labia
An increasing number of women are growing self-conscious of the appearance of the genital area and requesting plastic surgery to fix it. One of the most highly requested procedures is labiaplasty, which is designed to reduce, reshape or trim the folds of skin surrounding the vagina for improved appearance, personal comfort and confidence.
Dr. Adrian Sjarif is a trusted Sydney and Wollongong labiaplasty surgeon that patients come to for compassionate care and great results that look natural. He understands that patients who request labiaplasty have likely experienced years of embarrassment and discomfort, and he is empathetic and sensitive to their treatment needs.
Could I Benefit from Labiaplasty?
You could benefit from labiaplasty if you are bothered by long, enlarged, asymmetrical or protruding labia and experience any of the following problems:
- rashes, chafing or infections in the folds of skin
- itching or irritation from oversized labia
- pain from the labia twisting or tugging
- difficulty keeping the folds of skin clean
- discomfort during intercourse or physical exercise due to long or large labia
- inability to wear bathing suits or yoga pants because the outline of the labia is visible through tight-fitting clothing
- Self-conscious in intimate situations
Perhaps you have always been embarrassed by this, or maybe you noticed a change after having children. Some women find that the natural effects of aging have a negative effect on the contours and appearance of the labia. Nevertheless, Dr. Sjarif is here to help.
Labiaplasty is performed on an outpatient basis. It is generally a short procedure that takes an hour or less (although it can be incorporated into a mummy makeover treatment plan). Anesthesia is used for complete patient comfort.
There are two ways to remove excess labial skin and tissue to shorten the labia minora so it no longer protrudes or hangs down below the hair-bearing labia majora. One way to achieve the desired contours is the trim method, which involves trimming excess tissues and sewing the remaining tissue together. Another method is the wedge procedure, in which a pie-shaped wedge of tissue is removed and the natural borders of the labia are maintained. Dr. Sjarif can recommend the approach that is most likely to provide your desired results.
Recovering from Labiaplasty
After surgery, your genital area will feel swollen and sore or tender. The worst of these symptoms should resolve within a few days, but it can take up to six months for residual swelling to subside.
Most labiaplasty patients take about a week off from work to heal, and are asked to refrain from exercise and sexual intercourse for four to six weeks. Dr. Sjarif follows up with every patient individually to monitor the recovery process. He will clear you to resume work, exercise and your regular activities.
Labiaplasty in Sydney and Wollongong
For more information about labiaplasty, trusted plastic surgeon Adrian Sjarif would be happy to meet with you in person at one of his office locations. Please call or email our practice to book a consultation with the doctor today.