What is a Labiaplasty?
A labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that removes excess tissue at the labia. Excess tissue at the labia minora can result in painful intercourse. It can also cause a woman to be self-conscious in certain clothing that makes the excess tissue more visible to others, such as a bathing suit or yoga pants. By removing the excess tissue, a labiaplasty can alleviate these concerns.
What does the Labiaplasty procedure entail?
For a labiaplasty that is performed awake, a topical numbing is applied to the external vagina. This is cleaned off shortly after and the area of excess tissue that needs to be removed is marked by Dr. Capizzi. Dr. Capizzi then numbs the treatment area using injectable numbing. Next, he removes the excess tissue and a dissolvable suture is used. Lastly, the area is re-cleansed and they patient is ready to go. The entire appointment takes an hour or less.
Will I be in pain after a Labiaplasty for a long period of time?
Typically, there is some swelling and a little discomfort following a labiaplasty procedure. This uncomfortable feeling usually diminishes after 48 hours.
If I go forward with Labiaplasty, how long will I need to take off work?
A labiaplasty can be performed under local anesthesia if desired. If the patient has a desk job, they can return to work as early as the following day. For the patient with a more strenuous career (ex- aerobics instructor), taking off 2-3 weeks would be more appropriate.
When can I have intercourse after a Labiaplasty?
Sexual intercourse can be resumed roughly 6 weeks after a labiaplasty.
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