Top 7 FAQs about Labiaplasty | Vaginal Rejuvenation | Labia Reduction Surgery

Top 7 FAQs about Labiaplasty | Vaginal Rejuvenation | Labia Reduction Surgery

“Women opt for labiaplasty to address feminine discomforts and noticeable LAXITY and change in appearance of their external genitalia!”

·       Do you hesitate to wear swimsuits and jeans due to the increased size of your labia minora or a very flat labia majora?

·       Do you feel discomfort during gym or strenuous physical activities?

·       Are you worried about the abnormal shape of your private part?

·       Have you faced issues while urinating and the urine stream getting bifurcated because of lax or large labia minora folds?

Labiaplasty surgery comes under cosmetic genital rejuvenation, which helps address the concerns associated with female genitalia. Labia minora reduction, or labiaplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure to treat excess skin and tissue that causes feminine discomfort.

Talking about female genitalia is not a taboo anymore in our society. Women are interested in achieving a youthful vaginal appearance that helps them overcome psychological and physical discomforts, says Dr. Karishma Kagodu, MS, M CH., a well-known name in the Indian plastic cosmetic surgery fraternity.

Read on as Dr. Karishma Kagodu sets the record straight on labiaplasty or vaginal rejuvenation by answering frequently asked questions.

Q 1. Why is Labiaplasty performed?

Labiaplasty is performed to address excess skin and tissue near the inner labia. It is primarily performed to shape the labia minora and helps achieve a youthful appearance. Labiaplasty surgery also helps reduce underwear friction, rashes, chafing, or skin irritation associated with elongated labia. It prevents the difficulty while passing urine. Many women face shrinkage of labia majora and elongation of the minora while ageing and menopause. Plumper looking labia majora (a sign of youthfulness) is achieved with fat injections. Sometimes one may need labia majora reduction too.

Q 2. What causes a woman to have large, oversized labia?

The shape of the labia gets changed/altered due to aging, childbirth, puberty, sexual intercourse, or genetic reasons. Hormone fluctuations also play a vital role in changing the shape or size of labia. Puberty leads to labia majora and minora enlargement; on the other hand, menopause can cause thinning of labia majora and elongation and laxity of labia minora and clitoris.

Q 3. Is labiaplasty medically necessary?

Even though labiaplasty is an elective cosmetic procedure, it has several medical benefits as well. Dr. Karishma Kagodu, a board-certified plastic surgeon, says it’s considered medically necessary if your labia minora is causing your discomfot. Few women are hasseled while wearing tight clothing, discomfort while carrying out physical activity like biking/ horse riding, among others.

Most of our patients also got relief from UTI (urinary tract infection) with labiaplasty because reducing the size of labia minora helps improve the shape of the vulva (inner lips and outer lips) and makes the chance of irritation and infection in clothes less of a possibility. Elongated labia minora interferes with the normal urine stream flow, which can be corrected with doing a simple labiaplasty under local anesthesia.

Q 4. How common is labiaplasty surgery?

Labiaplasty surgery is getting popular in India day by day. A report by ASPS (American Society of aesthetic plastic surgeons) revealed that around 10,000 labiaplasty procedures are performed yearly.

Q 5. How long does labiaplasty take and how is it performed?

Labia reduction surgery takes around an hour to perform and is done under local anesthesia. Dr. Karishma Kagodu uses the Co2 laser to perform the Laser Labiaplasty. Patients just have to keep the area clean and dry.

Q 6. How is the recovery after Labiaplasty?

 Laser labiaplasty makes the procedure simple, faster and bloodless. The post procedure downtime is around 4-5days. A special intimate vaginal wash is provided. Wear loose cotton underwear during first 10days and no extreme sport /physical activity/ or sexual intercourse during the first few weeks. If additional procedures like hymenoplasty or labia majora treatments have been done, then the downtime could be a little longer.

Q 7. Do I need a clitoral hood reduction?

Laser hood reduction is commonly done when there is excess skin around the clitoris making it protrude like a penis. It is important to discuss this with an expert to be able to figure a surgical plan, which also depends on your needs. Removing a little skin on the top of the clitoris can enhance sexual pleasure during intercourse.

If you want to know more or looking for labiaplasty surgery, call Dr. Karishma Kagodu, MS, M CH., at +91 8042036382, +91 9108969006, +91 7624809006 and schedule your consultation today. 

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