Although labiaplasty is a sensitive topic, there are a number of reasons why this procedure is seeing a gradual rise in popularity. Patients who decide to have labiaplasty in Calgary and choose Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery can expect our team to lend a sensitive, listening ear and provide an experience that makes them feel safe and validated. Labiaplasty needn't be an awkward topic. Our plastic surgeons are here for you here at Macleod Trail.
Labiaplasty, a surgical treatment that adjusts the size or shape of the labia minora, is popular with women across all ages and backgrounds. At Macleod Trail Plastic Surgery, we acknowledge that each patient is unique and comes to us with her own aesthetic goals and visions. During your consultation, we'll help you decide whether this procedure is right for you. Typically, labiaplasty patients come to us to address the following concerns:
The labia minora are the smaller "inner lips" of the vulva. They sit between the labia majora. Although there is quite a bit of variation among what is considered "normal" for this part of the body, some women wish to change the look of their labia minora for personal reasons. Like other elective procedures, labiaplasty is best suited for patients who are in good mental and physical health.
Labiaplasty does not typically require general anesthesia. Instead, your plastic surgeon will likely use local anesthesia with light sedation to keep you comfortable and calm your nerves.
During the procedure, your surgeon carefully makes incisions based on your stated goals. Using a technique that preserves sensation while still achieving an attractive, natural–looking result, your surgeon excises a precise amount of tissue before suturing the area. The labiaplasty procedure is relatively brief. However, if it's performed as part of a larger surgery, such as mommy makeover, both the length of the procedure and the recovery will be a bit lengthier.
After your labiaplasty is complete, you may return home in the care of a trusted adult. Due to the sedatives used during surgery, we don't recommend that you drive yourself home. It's normal to experience swelling and discomfort while the area heals. The majority of symptoms subside on their own after about a week. Depending on how physically demanding your job is, you may be able to go back to work within 7 days or less.
As you might expect, you'll need to wait longer before participating in strenuous exercise and sexual intimacy. Our surgeons recommend taking about 1 month away from these activities to allow the labia to heal fully and properly.
The tissue excised during labiaplasty does not grow back, and your results are likely to be permanent. Would you like to learn more? We look forward to helping. Contact us online to request your consultation or call our office at (403) 452-7953 with your questions.