What is Labiaplasty?
Many women experience changes to their intimate areas due to a number of reasons. It could be due to childbirth, pregnancy, ageing or menopause and along with other factors these reasons can over time cause physical changes, often leaving women feeling uncomfortable. Here at EF MEDISPA we’re pleased to offer a treatment to the many women who experience these symptoms. We’re thrilled to bring you our Labiaplasty treatment, available in our private and discreet clinics. This treatment is carried out by experienced, caring and understanding surgeons who can help to reduce and correct changes to the labia, restoring former appearance and function. Labiaplasty is a surgical treatment to reshape or reduce the size of the labia minora (the small inner lips on either side of the vaginal opening), also referred to as the vaginal lips. At EF MEDISPA we appreciate this can be a delicate concern for many women, but you can rest assured that our highly qualified team are both sympathetic and professional. Our staff will take the time to discuss and understand your concerns before suggesting the best possible treatment options. At EF MEDISPA, the Labiaplasty procedure is carried out by highly qualified Surgeons, whose professionalism and experience enable our patients to feel comfortable and relaxed in their care.
All treatments are tailored to the individual and personal experiences and results may vary. We recommend a one to one consultation with our Treatment Coordinators to discuss your treatment options.
Why consider Labiaplasty?
Should you find yourself considering Labiaplasty surgery, EF MEDISPA will be on hand to provide professional care, helping to address these physical concerns. Over time it is quite normal that the female body undergoes a lot of changes, some of which influence the size, shape and symmetry of the labia. Pregnancy, childbirth, ageing and menopause can all impact the appearance of the labia causing enlargement, asymmetries or other aesthetic alterations. Many women are affected by these changes to their bodies and although it is a common concern, many can be hesitant to address it. These changes can impact women both physiologically and psychologically. Enlarged labia can be seen through clothing, causing multiple problems and concerns. They can even cause discomfort through chafing or drying out. Many women also find sexual intercourse or certain sports uncomfortable when they have experienced changes in the shape and size of their vaginal lips. All these concerns can be treated with a simple Labiaplasty procedure at EF MEDISPA, enabling you to regain control of what you can and can’t do and what you can and can’t wear!
What are the benefits of Labiaplasty?
Having a Labiaplasty procedure at EF MEDISPA is an effective way to surgically repair the changes that have taken place to the labia. It can reduce the size of the labia minora as well as correct asymmetries and provide labia reshaping to address any other aesthetic concerns. Labiaplasty surgery enables many women to return to certain activities without the restrictions caused by enlarged or altered labia. It is a common procedure carried out by our professional and caring medical staff.
Summary of Labiaplasty Procedure
- Procedure Time Approximately 1 hour
- Back To Work 1-2 weeks
- Anaesthetic Local anaesthetic or conscious sedation
- Downtime 1-2 weeks
- Duration Of Results Permanent dependent on lifestyle and ageing
- Results can be seen after 6 weeks
*Individual results may vary.
How does it work?
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that takes approximately 1 hour in theatre. At EF MEDISPA, Labiaplasty surgery is carried out by one of our expert Plastic Surgeons. The procedure can be carried out under a local anaesthetic or conscious sedation depending on the individual case. Treatment may include the trimming of the edges or the removal of certain sections of the labia, followed by stitching to seal the wounds.
What happens during the procedure?
At EF MEDISPA our primary concern is to ensure that our patients feel as comfortable as possible during every stage of their treatment and care. Our excellent reputation has been built on this ethos and each and every member of our team embrace the importance of patient care and understanding. We offer all women considering our Labiaplasty surgery a complimentary initial consultation to explain the treatment process and benefits in detail, making sure you are armed with all the information you need to make the right decision for you. Our experienced Treatment Coordinators are available to support you before, during and after your procedure, helping you feel safe and cared for at all times. If you choose to proceed with our Labiaplasty surgery you will initially meet with one of our highly qualified and experienced Surgeons, so there really is no need to feel embarrassed or concerned. Once an assessment has taken place a treatment plan will be discussed. On the day of your procedure you will meet with your Anaesthetist. You will also undergo a pre-op assessment, which may include photographs being taken and markings being made but these will all be done with the upmost discretion. You will always have the opportunity to ask any questions as our team are continually on hand to ensure you feel well-informed and reassured at all times. The surgery itself takes approximately 1 hour with a further hour usually spent in our recovery suite. You will be closely monitored and cared for by our nursing team during every phase. After your surgery you will return to your room where the Doctor on-call may assist with any further painkillers or medication that is required. Once discharged, you may go home. At EF MEDISPA we understand that everyone is unique, so no case is the same. Therefore, whether you are treated as day case or require an overnight stay, will be discussed with your medical team.
Is it painful?
As with any treatment or surgery, the pain experienced by the individual may vary. You should expect to feel some discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication and should subside after a few days or a few weeks at most. The treated area may appear swollen or bruised after surgery and some bleeding may occur. Our expert team will closely manage your recovery process to ensure you are as comfortable as possible at all times.
How long after giving birth can I undergo treatment?
We recommend that you allow at least 3 – 6 months from giving birth to having Labiaplasty treatment. It is important for your body to heal and recover before undergoing further changes.
Can I have the treatment whilst breastfeeding?
The labiaplasty procedure can not be carried out whilst the patient is breastfeeding.
Can I have the treatment if I am on my period?
Yes, it is possible to have the surgery during your period.
How long is the recovery time?
Post-operatively you are likely to experience some discomfort that will decrease over time. This usually lasts for a few days or on occasions for a few weeks. The treated area may initially appear bruised and swollen and some bleeding may occur around the area of the surgery. You will need to avoid sporting activities and sexual intercourse for 6 weeks after your surgery.