10 Facts To Know About Labiaplasty

A quick overview of the Labiaplasty procedure


A quick overview of the Labiaplasty procedure

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that corrects the labia minora or labia majora, the small and large lips of the genital area. While it’s important to note that labiaplasty isn’t medically necessary, it’s an option for those who are unhappy with the shape of their genitals. 

Here are ten important facts to know about labiaplasty:

1. Medical and Cosmetic Considerations

Labiaplasty can help with a range of concerns, from functional issues to aesthetic preferences, and even support those undergoing gender affirmation surgeries. 

2. Psychological Evaluation

For people under 18, seeing a psychologist is often required before undergoing the procedure. This requirement may extend to adults to ensure proper reasons for surgery, realistic expectations, and psychological support.

3. Anaesthesia and Preparation

The procedure is typically performed under local anaesthesia. Patients may be instructed to apply a special cream to numb the area and take a relaxation tablet before the surgery.

4. Inner Labiaplasty

Inner labiaplasty focuses on reducing the size or reshaping the labia minora, along with addressing issues such as dark skin tone tissues that may cause discomfort or psychological distress.

5. Outer Labiaplasty

Outer labiaplasty aims to reduce the size and alter the appearance of the outer vaginal lips by removing excess fat and tightening or lifting the skin.

6. Procedure Variations

There are various techniques for labiaplasty, such as the trim or curvilinear technique, V-labiaplasty, and de-epithelisation. 

Each method is customised to fit your unique anatomy and desired results, ensuring a personalised approach to achieving your goals. 

7. Duration of Procedure

Labiaplasty typically takes one to two hours to complete. 

Once the effects of anaesthesia wear off, patients can usually return home about an hour after the procedure.

8. Expertise and Customisation

Dr Novikova, a skilled pelvic and minimally invasive surgeon, brings her expertise to labiaplasty. 

She tailors her techniques to match each patient’s unique anatomy, desires, and concerns, ensuring personalised and compassionate care. 

9. Pre- and Post-Procedure Support

Providing care for both pre- and post-procedure support for her patients, she offers thorough consultations to discuss your goals and concerns, ensuring you feel informed and comfortable before your labiaplasty. 

10. Further Information

For more information on labiaplasty, interested individuals can refer to specific resources or consult with Dr. Novikova for personalised guidance.

By understanding these key points, individuals can make informed decisions regarding labiaplasty and address any concerns they may have about the procedure.