The labia minora (the lips of the vagina) in some women can sometimes become discomforting causing itches and irritation as the affected person twists and tug the labia which may happen during sexual intercourse, riding a bicycle or in other cases.
What is the procedure?
The goal of the procedure is the reduction of the length of labia minora to become smart and prevent twisting and stop discomforting the affected person. This also returns it to its natural youth position which under the labia majora (Chicks of the Vagina)
Who needs it?
Any woman that is experiencing discomfort and/or discoloration and or lengthening and/or thickening as a result of excess labia minora will need the procedure.
Who performs the procedure?
The procedure will be performed by our in-house expert aesthetic gynecologist, Dr. Meshack Mbokota.
How is the procedure performed?
Preparation starts with the use of local or general anesthesia for painless experience during the procedure. The procedure is performed by trimming the excess tissue of the labia and sewing up, or it could be through the wedge procedure.
What are the results of the procedure?
It typically results in shorter labia that are no longer hanging down to cause discomforts. Majority of patients experience relief after surgery; a study shows that up to 90% of patients generally feel better without side effect after that.
How long does it take to complete
The procedure could take up to 2 hours to complete.
Is the procedure painful?
Not at all, that is the purpose of local or general anesthesia, the option which is determined by the surgeon.
What care do I need after the procedure?
- Do not sit immediately after the operation.
- Apply an ice pack of ice 4-6 hours with the first day when you are not sleeping. To apply, place the ice pack over a thin pad and avoid direct contact with the skin.
- Follow your medication prescribed by the doctor to prevent inflammation.
- You would need a laxative to prevent constipation
- Do not have sex during recovery period at least for 4 weeks
- Avoid the use of tampons for up to 6 weeks
- Keep the area clean and dry always; make sure to wash every time you pass stool or urine
- Avoid any exercise at least for a week after the procedure.
When can I contact the doctor after the procedure?
Although there is a rare chance of complication after the procedure, however, you need to contact the doctor if you notice any of the following:
- You develop cold, feel feverish or high temperature
- If you still feel pain after taking your medication, please see the doctor before it gets any worse
- If you are bleeding
- If the surrounding area is red or swollen
How much does it cost?
Please visit the cost page for information.