Labiaplasty surgery is growing in popularity as many women realize that it offers a solution to aging and post-baby damage to the vaginal region. Unlike a vaginoplasty, the labiaplasty is more concerned with the cosmetics of the vaginal opening and the labia, but can also serve some medical purposes.
Here are five things you need to know before you schedule your appointment to discuss a labiaplasty with Dr. Parvin Mani at the San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic.
Less Recovery Time
Since labiaplasty is largely done externally, the recovery time is significantly less than for a full vaginoplasty. Most women are able to start moving around after two or three days and return to work after a week or so. Just remember to wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing while your body is still healing.
Waiting for Sexual Relations
Despite the fact that the recovery time for labiaplasty is less than that for a full vaginoplasty, you will still want to be extra cautious about sexual intercourse. Your doctor will recommend waiting four to six weeks before having sexual relations to prevent infections and ensure that your sutures are completely healed.
Not Just for Moms
While many women choose to have a labiaplasty done after childbirth, some women choose to have the procedure done because of discomfort caused by uneven labia or inner labia that protrude too far.
No Loss of Sensation
Some women are worried about a loss of sensation in the labia following this procedure. Fortunately, your doctor will make sure that you retain the full range of sensation in the labia and around the vagina.
Local Anesthesia Only
The typical labiaplasty can be completed in under an hour with only local anesthesia. You will be sent home after a few hours of observation to rest. If you choose to have other procedures done at the same time, your doctor may opt for general anesthesia instead.
If you’re considering a labiaplasty you should be happy to know that millions of women have undergone this procedure successfully. It has given them a boost in confidence and helped women feel more comfortable with their labia. In addition, it can help reduce discomfort caused by oversized labia.
San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic
To learn more about your options for labiaplasty, contact the San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic today at (619) 583-7555. With your first consultation you will learn about the pros and cons of the labiaplasty procedure and our team will recommend the best course of action to achieve the look you want. Don’t forget to ask about our financing and specials.