Enlarged or protruding Labia Minor (inner vaginal lips) is a common problem and concern for women. They can occur for a number of reasons, including with increasing age, childbirth or often just naturally.
Enlarged labia can be the cause of concern for many women as they can experience pain, discomfort, humiliation and hygiene problems.
Labia Reduction Surgery, or Labiaplasty, can alleviate these problems. During this procedure excess tissue of the Labia Minor is trimmed down to a more aesthetically pleasing and functional size.
Dr Eddy Dona has been a specialist plastic surgeon since 2007, and is a member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons. From your first clinic visit, and throughout your surgical journey, Dr Dona and his team will be there to make it as smooth as possible.
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Your first visit to Dr Eddy Dona in Sydney will allow you to discuss any issues you have in relation to genital rejuvenation. Dr Dona will perform a physical examination to assess and advise you on your options taking into consideration your desires and expectations.
Your complete medical history should be made aware to Dr Dona, fully disclosing all health problems. All relevant details should be disclosed when you fill out your “Patient Registration Form” and during your initial consultation.
Do not take any blood thinning medications such as; aspirin or any medicine containing aspirin, large amounts of vitamins or anti-inflammatory drugs.
You should cease smoking for at least 2 weeks prior to surgery, as it increases surgical and anesthetic risks and can lead to serious complications.
Labiaplasty is usually performed in a day-stay hospital setting, meaning that you can have your procedure and be discharged from hospital, on the same day.
Labiaplasty usually takes about one to two hours and can be performed under a local or general anaesthetic. The excess and protruding skin is trimmed down to a more aesthetically and functionally pleasing state. All wounds are sutured using dissolving stitches therefore avoiding the need to have any stitches taken out.
There are other various procedures designed to enhance the vaginal region. Here is a brief listing of some of the more common vaginal rejuvenation procedures:
Vaginoplasty is a cosmetic procedure, that is designed to tighten the vagina. The vaginal muscles can become stretched and weakened after childbirth, resulting in less friction during sexual intercourse.
Labia Fat Transfer involves the removal of fat from one area of the body and then the fat is transferred to the outer lips of the Vagina (Labia Major), to restore the volume.
Hymenoplasty involves the reconstruction of the hymen to restore it to a “virginal” state by repairing any tears in the hymen membrane.
The Monsplasty also referred to as a Pubic Lift , is a surgical procedure designed to remove unwanted excess skin and fatty tissue, in the mons area (upper pubic region). By removing excess fat and tissue in this area, the public region is lifted. It is very common for a pubic lift to be performed as part of a Tummy Tuck or Body Contouring Surgery after massive weight loss.
Non-Surgical Vaginal Rejuvenation is the use of filler (Hyaluronic Acid, a complex sugar found in the body), to add volume to areas where vagina lips (Labia Major), have begun sagging or lax, due to pregnancy, weight loss and age.
It is natural for women to feel mild to moderate discomfort and swelling after undergoing Labiaplasty. Routine post-operative medication are provided which includes prophylactic antibiotics and pain relief.
Most discomfort should subside within the first few days or week, however, as pain can vary from patient to patient, some mild discomfort may persist for a couple more week.
By six weeks, most of the swelling will have settled.
Women usually return to work and normal activities within a few days to a week, while more strenuous activities will take about three weeks. Sexual intercourse should be avoided for the first six weeks.
You will immediately notice the loss of the protruding and enlarged labia minora. However, the genital area can become quite swollen, and the final result usually takes six weeks to appreciate.
Whenever someone is having an anaesthetic, no matter what it’s for, then things can potentially go wrong. That is why no surgery should be considered “minor”. Of course, whilst the chances of the following potential problems occurring are extremely small, you still need to know about then:
All these potential problems are standard for any operation, although some operations and some patients have an increased risk of developing them.
Specific potential complications include:
Asymmetry – mild asymmetry is not uncommon
Pigmentation – some minor changes in pigmentation and texture of the labial edge
Sensory changes – it is very uncommon for any significant sensory changes for a routine labiaplasty
Medicare and Private Health Insurance does not cover genital cosmetic surgery. Dr Dona can advise you during your Sydney consultation.
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