Female External Genital Reshaping

Labioplasty

Female external genital reshaping is a procedure that women are choosing to take when they are unhappy with the appearance of their labia and aim to correct an asymmetrical shape in favour of an improved aesthetic appearance. The procedure is also the preference of those who feel discomfort that is caused by large or thick labia. With old age and pregnancy being the primary cause of pre-operation dissatisfaction, labia operation patients have varying reasons and motivations behind surgery.

During a standard procedure the surgeon will initially choose a scalpel depending on the requirements of the patient and the preferences and skills of the surgeon. The surgeon will then manipulate the appearance of the vaginal area to provide for the patients requirements, normally a wedge of the excess tissue is removed though some patients prefer a flat appearance of the labia.

Preparation

Before undergoing female external genital reshaping consideration and preparation are vital. Those who are considering the procedure should clearly outline their targets and openly discuss this with their consultant. Those who are considering the procedure should be aware of the risks and complications that can arise as well as the practical changes that are needed prior to surgery. Patients are required to stop taking medication which alters blood viscosity including aspirin. In preparation of surgery it is also highly recommended that patients avoid smoking to promote a quicker recovery.

After the Operation

Patients should not return to work until at least a week after the operation or longer if they do not feel ready. Patients should refrain from exercise and sexual activity for around 6 weeks, to allow the scars to heal.


Recovering from female external genital reshaping

  • Patients should avoid smoking including any exposure to passive smoking prior to and after the procedure.
  • Patients should refrain from sexual actvitity for six weeks
  • Patients should refrain from exercise for six weeks
  • Patients should wait one week before returning to work or longer if required
  • Patients should consume only liquids for the first 24 hours after the operation
  • For the large majority of adults who under go female external genital reshaping the results will be a success with no unforeseen consequences. Despite this, the capacity for risks and complications remain, as is the case for almost all surgical procedures.
  • Scarring is a possible side-affect
  • Failing to attain the results that were expected
  • Vaginal pain, discomfort and numbness

By nature, all medical procedures carry an element of risk. While the majority of patients do not experience any complication during ourgenital reshapingprocedures, before embarking on any medical procedure, it is advisable to consult fully with the McLean Academy so that our qualified staff can suitably discuss any risk or concerns that your procedure may pose.

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