When Will I See My Labiaplasty Results?

Labiaplasty Results

Labiaplasty results can be difficult to see examples of because labiaplasty before and after results photos are not readily available online. Still, many labiaplasty patients are anxious about their results and want to know exactly when they’ll be able to look “normal” again and return to regular activities like exercise, sexual intercourse, and more.

In the following article, we’ll be exploring when patients can expect to see their labiaplasty final results. We’ll also talk about labiaplasty recovery and how best to care for your treatment area after this outpatient procedure.

What Is Labiaplasty?

A labiaplasty procedure or labiaplasty minora reduction, is performed to reduce the size of the labia minora or inner lips of the vaginal opening. This surgical procedure is sometimes confused with labia majoraplasty, which reduces the excess skin and fat of the labia majora(outer labia)d or outer folds of the vaginal opening.

Labiaplasty is also different than clitoral hood reduction, another form of vaginal rejuvenation.

When a woman has enlarged or asymmetrical labia (inner labia), the excess labial tissue can sometimes cause discomfort, pain, chafing, and self-consciousness.

Some women even have a problem with contracting urinary tract infections. If you have enlarged labia (labial hypertrophy) and undergo labiaplasty, however, these issues can be quickly corrected.

When Will I See Results After Undergoing Labiaplasty Surgery?

With labiaplasty, the labia minora will be shortened and reduced in size, and these results will be apparent right away. The downside is that labiaplasty swelling may camouflage your results or genital appearance for a few weeks.

Within four to six weeks, most patients will be able to see significant changes clearly with their aesthetic labia minora, however, and they will have recovered from the major portion of their plastic surgery procedure and can start returning to their normal activities.

Labiaplasty Recovery

Right after your labia surgery, you should feel relatively well as the numbing solution used locally around your labia will still be working. Once this wears off, however, some discomfort and soreness may set in.

Therefore, most plastic surgeons recommend overlapping this time with some pain medication after you leave the surgery center and head home. That way, you are not with physical discomfort throughout the first night of being at home and thereafter.

Most patients only need to use pain medications for a few days to improve their comfort.

Other symptoms of labiaplasty recovery include:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Itching
  • Changes in sensation (usually temporary)

You will receive instructions on how to take care of yourself during your recovery. Every plastic surgeon will provide different instructions, so be sure to follow your own surgeon’s guidelines only. Labiaplasty Final Results

Bathing

Bathing is usually okay right away following your labiaplasty. Most  labiaplasty surgeons will tell you not to use soap directly on the surgical area, however.

If you take a shower, simply letting lukewarm water gently run over the treatment area is fine. You might also consider using a squirt bottle to gently squirt water around the area. It’s important to keep the vaginal opening clean and unagitated.

Be sure not to rub or scrub the area. Likewise, very gently pay your skin folds dry after bathing.

Urination and Bowel Movements

Using the restroom following labiaplasty surgery is much like using the restroom following vaginal childbirth. It’s important to always be gentle and very hygienic.

Urinate as normal following surgery. Bowel movements should be normal as well, but it’s important not to strain, and for some women, this may lead to constipation. If you encounter this issue, be sure to take care of it quickly.

Some women will preemptively treat constipation by taking fiber supplements. We also recommend drinking tons of water and eating a well-balanced diet full of fiber.

Return to Normal Activities

After four to six weeks, most patients can go back to regular activities, including exercise, tampon use, and sexual intimacy. However, it’s very important to follow your body’s lead.

For example, if you had your labiaplasty performed four weeks ago and your doctor has cleared you for sexual intimacy, but you just don’t feel ready, it’s certainly okay to wait one or two weeks longer. The longer you “baby” your treatment area, the better your inner labia will heal.

Above all else, you must be careful to avoid too much friction in the area as this can irritate the wound. It may even agitate the incisions and actually open up the incision site. This could lead to an infection, which can be dangerous to your health and may even compromise your results.

Non Surgical Labiaplasty ResultsFAQ: Labiaplasty Results and Recovery

When will I see non surgical labiaplasty results?

Depending on the non surgical technique used for your labiaplasty, results are typically seen within a few weeks to a few months.

Talk to your surgeon about when you can expect to see results and which surgical techniques they will employ.

Does labiaplasty affect pleasure?

Many patients after having the excess tissue removed are concerned about sex after labiaplasty.

However, for most patients, a lack of sexual intimacy satisfaction is one of the main reasons for seeking labiaplasty in the first place. Therefore, they find that their sex life improves post-surgery.

The only drawback is a potential loss of sensation in the labia following surgery. However, this is typically very rare and/or short-lived and your should resume normal labia sensation.

When will I be able to remove my surgical dressing following surgery?

The timing for removing surgical dressings after labiaplasty varies based on your surgeon’s instructions. Typically, it’s within a few days to a week post-surgery, but always follow your surgeon’s guidance precisely.

Will labiaplasty leave a scar?

Women considering labiaplasty can take comfort in knowing that incisions are typically small, resulting in well-hidden labiaplasty scars due to thin labial tissue with good blood supply, minimizing unexpected scarring.

What type of anesthesia is used for labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the procedure and patient preference.

What labiaplasty techniques can be used?

Labiaplasty procedures include trimming excess tissue (trim procedure labiaplasty), reshaping the labia minora (wedge procedure labiaplasty), or a combination of both techniques for desired aesthetic and functional outcomes.

Book a Personal Consultation Appointment

If you are interested in labiaplasty in the Las Vegas area, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rachel Mason can help with her surgical skill. Dr. Mason specializes in labiaplasty and other cosmetic surgery procedures and takes great care with every patient she sees.

Allow Dr. Mason and her dedicated team to help you feel at ease as you begin your labiaplasty journey. Call today to set up your appointment.

References

https://www.webmd.com/women/vaginoplasty-and-labiaplasty-procedures

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