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Labiaplasty: A wonderful procedure to reduce your discomfort and improve the appearance of your labia

Although most women do not talk about it, it is not uncommon to feel uncomfortable and insecure with their labia.

 Too large labiae can disturb the appearance of the intimate area and negatively affect sexual sensation. Against this, it helps to have a labiaplasty performed.

Treatment Overview

Dr. Kelly Vasileiadou explains labiaplasty in detail in the video.

What is a labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty ( labia correction) is both a cosmetic and a functional correction of the female genitalia. The surgery focuses on correcting the size and shape of the labia minora, labia majora, and clitoral hood, or a combination of both. I prepare this intimate procedure individually according to your concerns and take a lot of time to consider your fears and wishes.

During the procedure, I typically remove areas of excess or dark skin and redundant tissue, improving the appearance of your genitals. Those areas that cause you pain due to friction are reduced.

Is labiaplasty suitable for me?

Labia that are too large are a great burden for many women. Thus, the procedure is intended for any woman who feels her labia are excessively large, protruding, misshapen, asymmetrical or flaccid. My labiaplasty patients include both younger and older women.

Women come to me who have aesthetic desires regarding their labia, who experience physical pain during intercourse, or who feel uncomfortable with everyday movement. The most common reason why my patients want labiaplasty is to improve body comfort and well-being. Aesthetic appearance is usually a secondary reason.

It is important to me that we clarify together what you want to achieve for yourself with the surgery and that you voluntarily decide to undergo this procedure.

Will the labiaplasty leave scars?

Any surgery has the potential for scarring. However, labia tissue is very similar to the tissue in the mouth, healing easily and with small scars. For this reason, the resulting scars remain well hidden and smooth, like the surrounding skin. If you follow the post-operative care instructions I give you before your surgery and practice good hygiene, your scars will gradually disappear into thin, silvery lines. This can take up to a year.

After labiaplasty surgery, some of the deep threads under the skin may take up to three months to dissolve completely; for this reason, some of our patients may feel itching for up to three months after surgery. It is a normal side effect of the healing process. The skin itches because it heals around the sutures and contracts as the sutures dissolve.

How do I recover after labiaplasty?

Once you leave your private patient room after surgery, I will give you specific instructions on what to do.

You will be given pain medication and antibiotics to prevent infection and relieve pain.
Generally, you will need 2 or 3 days of rest immediately after surgery and at least 2 weeks of rest from extenuating activities such as sex and exercise. I will advise you when you can resume normal activities such as intercourse and exercise.

There are certain considerations you will need to make after your labiaplasty, such as keeping the vaginal area clean during the healing process. You will need to clean the area carefully every day, especially after using the washroom. You may also need to wear a sanitary napkin in the weeks following surgery to absorb any light bleeding that may occur after surgery. Please follow the instructions after surgery. Be careful during your recovery, as the best outcome for your procedure depends on how well you take care of yourself during your recovery.

Labiaplasty; labia reduction against too large labia.
Labiaplasty; labia reduction against too large labia.

Can I go to the toilet normally?

The incisions will be closed properly, so you should not feel any pain or stinging when urinating. You will be able to urinate normally. After you are finished, you should gently rinse the area with water (you can use a squeeze bottle) and then gently pat dry.

When can I have sex again after a labiaplasty?

You can have sex about 2 weeks after surgery. If you have sex too soon after labia reduction, you may limit your healing. Your sutures may open and your scars may also be worse if this happens.

“Many people still consider labiaplasty to be a taboo. I do not think that is correct. Besides aesthetics, I perform labiaplasty for the primary purpose of eliminating the discomfort associated with too large labia.”

Dr. Kelly Vasileiadou

What do “normal” labia look like?

Not all labia are the same. There is a great variation in how “normal” labia look. There is also some variation in terms of labia that are too large. In fact, even if you have long, protruding and thick labia, this can be considered normal. There are also differences in terms of color. For this reason, it is important that you do not compare yourself with pictures of other women. As long as your labia are not causing you pain or any kind of

health problems, you usually do not need correction. Labia reduction does not mean chasing an ideal of beauty.
The problems generally occur when the labia minora are long or protrude so that they are no longer covered by the labia majora and are exposed. Because this makes the labia minora sensitive, it can cause discomfort.
You may have enlarged labia from birth, or you may develop them later. Two main causes are aging and childbirth. Another cause of enlarged labia, which is less common, is dramatic weight loss.

It is important to avoid activities that may irritate your labia during the first month, such as tampon use, horseback riding, or wearing very tight clothing and straps.

You may see your optimal results in about four to six months. However, you should be able to get a rough idea at 6 weeks postoperatively, when most swelling and bruising will have subsided.

Some patients are concerned that labiaplasty may decrease their sexual sensation, but this should not be a problem. The focal point of sexual sensation for women is the clitoris. Labiaplasty does not affect the clitoris.

Labiaplasty does not affect your ability to get pregnant or have a vaginal delivery. Many women come to my practice because of physical discomfort or dissatisfaction with their appearance. Many of these women have never had children.

Labiaplasty costs

In my practice, your well-being and an optimal result is our top priority. Each patient has an individuality whose needs are the focus of my treatments. Therefore, it is not always possible to give a general estimate of the costs. Therefore, please understand that we cannot give generally valid prices for labiaplasty. The costs of each surgical treatment also depend on the personal initial situation and your wishes.

Are you interested in a labiaplasty and would like to know more about the prices? Write us a message and arrange your consultation! Only in the context of a medical examination can we provide you with a personal and binding cost estimate tailored to you!

Prices for labiaplasty start from CHF 5,500. A specific, individually tailored offer will be made to you after a personal consultation with clinical examination.

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Kelly® today.

Before you decide on a treatment, you have the great opportunity for a personal consultation. Our goal is to care for you not only medically, but also from person to person.

Dr. Kelly® | Aesthetic Surgery and Medicine
by Dr. Kelly Vasileiadou

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