Laser Labiaplasty and its applications
Laser Labiaplasty aims to enhance and restore in a cosmetic as well as a functional fashion, both smaller interior as well as larger exterior vaginal lips. From a cosmetic point of view, Laser Labiaplasty focuses on the size adjustment of labia Minora (smaller interior lips) or labia Majora (larger exterior lips), usually attributed to a genetic condition and / or a large-scale weight loss. At the same time the operation also focuses on functional issues caused by the anatomy and the size of labia, including but not limited to pain during sexual intercourse, resulting to a drastic decrease of sexual pleasure. Hypertrophic labia can furthermore result to excessive sweating, and thus contribute to unpleasant odors developing in the sensitive area.
Laser Labiaplasty Procedure
Labiaplasty is performed using special Laser equipment, which is scientifically used in order to remove specific amounts of excess tissue present in the area, as well as rejuvenate and restore tissue which remains in the area. Following this procedure, tissues are converged using very thin and invisible stitches which are absorbable by the human body within a short time period.
Labiaplasty procedures performed with the use of laser are safer and provide better effects than those performed with scalpel. The laser stimulates the coagulation of tissue, so there is no bleeding. This reduces the risk of post-surgical scarring, reduces swelling of the treated area and discomfort after the procedure, as well as radically shortens recovery time. The laser not only models external intimate areas of the female body but also increases the density and elasticity of the tissue by stimulating the production of collagen.
The laser labiaplasty is usually performed on an out-patient basis using local or twilight anesthesia. Neither the clitoris nor the urethra is affected when the labia is made smaller. The procedure’s duration ranges from 1 to 2 hours depending on the individual case.
Recovery after Laser Labiaplasty
You should expect some bruising, swelling and pain after your procedure. The swelling will be most noticeable during the first few days, but will gradually dissipate over the next 2-3 weeks. Apply ice packs to the labia off and on for the first 48 hours to minimize swelling. Pain medication will be prescribed to control any discomfort, however, if you begin to have severe pain, contact us immediately. Most patients return to work within 3-7 days, but it can up to 3 months for the labia to completely heal. You may shower on the second or third day following surgery. No tube baths for four weeks. Refrain from thong underwear and tight-fitting clothing for four weeks. Over the next two or three weeks your treated areas may remain very sensitive and strenuous physical activities should be limited. Following this period, you may gradually return to activities such or lifting, and light exercise. You will be able to resume sexual intercourse after 6 weeks.