What Is A Recovery From A Labiaplasty Like?

For many women, childbirth, age or congenital conditions have disfigured the appearance of their labia, making it oversized and disproportionate to the rest of the body. It can become uncomfortable to sit, wear certain clothing and even have intimate relations. If you are one of those women, there is a surgical procedure called a labiaplasty that can correct these issues. What is a labiaplasty? A labiaplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that aims to reshape and restore form and function to the labia. Uneven inner lips can also be shortened, the outer labia if deflated can be filled with fat to create more pleasing contours and restore your comfort. A labiaplasty can also help with your self-esteem if you are feeling self-conscious about the appearance of your labia. What is the recovery process like? Most patients report that the recovery process from this type of surgery is relatively easy. Following a labiaplasty you may experience swelling and discolouration to the area for one to two weeks. You may also find the area numb for a few days with some tenderness around the incision sites. During the recovery process you may notice that the incision sites have reddened. This redness will go away after about three months and your scars will…

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What’s Causing The Growing Trend Of Labiaplasty Surgery Am...

Many women have insecurities about their appearance,whether that be their hair, nose, thighs or, now, their genitalia. A lot of women resort to plastic surgery so they can feel more confident. From 2014 to 2015 there has been an 80-percent increase in teenage girls requesting labiaplasty surgery, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. While not all requests are purely for cosmetic reasons, there is still a growing interest in this surgery. A reason for wanting labiaplasty surgery might be to relieve any discomfort and pain caused by playing sports. Some girls find when they play sports or do any kind of exercise they can cause chafing against their own skin or the clothes they are wearing. In these cases, surgery is done to prevent chaffing as well as the risk of infection. Other reasons for wanting labiaplasty surgery include cosmetic reasons. Even though there are many variations in the size and colour of female genitalia – meaning there isn’t a “normal” appearance – some teenagers still have insecurities about how their genitalia looks. According to the New York Times, some doctors believe the rise in requests for this procedure is in part because more and more young women are shaving their pubic hair and exposing their genitalia.…

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5 Hygiene Tips During Recovery From Labiaplasty

Keeping the incision site clean and dry after a labiaplasty procedure is vital to a swift and successful recovery. Your surgeon will provide you with a detailed list of dos and don’ts to guide you immediately following the surgery, and you should follow all of them to a tee in order to make sure that you don’t have to return to address any post-surgery complications. Below are 5 hygiene tips to follow when recovering from labiaplasty. Showering. When you shower, during the first week after surgery, apply a very small amount of Hibiclens to the labia. Do not apply other soaps, creams, lotions or wipes to the vulva as they will be extremely irritating to the hypersensitive area. Thoroughly rinse off all the Hibiclens and hold open the vaginal area allowing fresh water to cleanse the vulva for at least a couple of minutes at the end of each shower. Water will be sufficient to cleanse the area as well as get rid of any excess Hibiclens that could start irritating the area. Make sure the incision site is completely dry after the shower. Use a blow dryer on very low heat if necessary. Baths. During the first 24 hours, take a warm bath immediately following your shower to get…

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