Is labiaplasty surgery painful?
Many women are surprised that they feel very little pain, and our patients tell us that they typically only experience mild and manageable discomfort for one week, feeling almost completely recovered within a few weeks after the procedure.
How common is labiaplasty surgery?
Statistics on labiaplasty have been collected since 2015 by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). The 2016 ASPS statistics report showed that labiaplasty is more popular than ever, with over 12,000 procedures performed by ASPS members last year (a 39% increase).
Why would someone get a labiaplasty?
There are several reasons to perform labiaplasty. Firstly to reduce the size of the labia minora because they cause discomfort during exercise, sex or other physical activity. Secondly to remove areas containing lumps, bumps or other areas of abnormal or diseases tissue.
How much is a labiaplasty surgery UK?
In the UK, a labiaplasty costs about £2,000 to £4,000, plus the cost of any consultations or follow-up care that may not be included in the price.
Can you be awake during labiaplasty?
General anesthesia would “put you under” for the duration of the surgery so that you would have no awareness of the procedure. You would awake with the procedure complete and stitches in place, and you would need some time to recover from the anesthesia itself before you could go home.
Does it hurt to pee after labiaplasty?
Mild blood-tinged drainage is normal. Some surgeons will have you start applying antibiotic ointment to the area. You may have some stinging with urination. Using a spray bottle filled with water to squirt on the incisions as you urinate will dilute the urine running over your incisions and take away the sting.
Will I lose feeling if I have a labiaplasty?
Since no nerves are removed or damaged during labiaplasty surgery, the sensations you feel should be the same as before treatment. In fact, since unnecessary tissue was removed, many women report enhanced sensation after labiaplasty.
Can a gynecologist do labiaplasty?
Both plastic surgeons and gynecologists perform labiaplasties. Generally speaking, a gynecologist should be your first stop because they’ll be able to talk to you about whether or not your labia are “normal” — and if not, they’re better-suited to talk to you about all your options.
Does labiaplasty leave scars?
Labiaplasty will not leave external scarring, which is why it is beneficial to have a board-certified plastic surgeon perform this procedure. We ensure that any incisions naturally fold into the creasing of the skin.
Does insurance pay for labiaplasty?
Unfortunately, in most cases insurance will not cover or approve labiaplasty surgery. Insurance companies look at a procedure and determine if it is “medically necessary”. They do this in a couple of different ways. One way is to define surgery as reconstructive or cosmetic.
Is it normal to have extra skin down there?
The skin on either side of your vagina is called your labia. Sometimes one or both labia can be longer and/or wider. Depending upon the size of the labia, this is sometimes referred to as “labial hypertrophy” which means, enlarged labia. This is a normal variation and usually doesn’t cause any problems.
How long does labiaplasty take to heal?
Usually, women return to their active lifestyle and fitness routines 2-4 weeks after surgery. It can take 6-8 weeks before the scars are strong enough for you to return to sexual intercourse, but check with your doctor first. A labiaplasty is a gratifying and effective procedure with lasting results.