There is a treatment for the extra skin around the vagina or labia minora redundancy. It is an office based procedure called Labiaplasty and is performed under local anesthesia with mild oral sedation. During Labiaplasty surgery, the doctor will trim labial tissue to make it smaller and balanced, yet still natural-looking.
Patients are often surprised with how little discomfort there is with this procedure and return to work 2-4 days after surgery. After the procedure, patients may experience soreness for 3-4 days. During the first month post-surgery, patients must be very gentle with the tissue because of the small, dissolvable sutures used. Patients will be prescribed antibiotic ointment to apply to the labia and should refrain from sexual activity and strenuous exercise for 6 weeks. Although all surgeries create scars, the scars after Labiaplasty are virtually invisible.
Who Is A Good Candidate For Labiaplasty?
A good candidate for cosmetic rejuvenation of the vagina is a healthy woman who desires a fine-looking and comfortable genital region. She should have realistic expectations, be in good overall health and not be pregnant or nursing. Common conditions corrected with Labiaplasty:
Thinned out skin
Poorly shaped skin
Too large labia minora or protrusion
Uncomfortable genital region with and without clothing