Labioplasty refers to a procedure that corrects the labia of the vagina. Aging, weight gain and loss may impair the cosmetic appearance of the genital area.
Hanging of inner labia (labia minora) below labia majora, volume loss of labia majora and excess skin may cause cosmetic concerns. These problems may be related to weight and aging but also to childbirth. The sagging and longer than normal appearance of inner labia can be surgically repaired. Excess tissue is removed for a good cosmetic outcome. Volume loss of labia majora can be corrected by fat injections and excess skin, if there is any, can be removed.
Labioplasty is a purely cosmetic surgery and does not cause loss of sensation or sexual function. It can also be performed in combination with vaginoplasty simultaneously.
It is a procedure which can be performed under local anesthesia, local anesthesia with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia and it mostly does not require hospitalization. Duration of surgery depends on the procedures to be performed. It is important to avoid intercourse for 3-4 weeks following surgery.