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What is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of the female labia (vaginal lips). The surgery can be performed on both inner and outer vaginal lips. The primary objective of the surgery is to repair damage to the labia caused by lifestyle, disease, or childbirth. The enlarged labia can cause discomfort during intercourse, sports activities, and while wearing tight clothes or undergarments. This surgery can be performed along with other female genital cosmetic or surgical procedures like vaginoplasty, or vaginal rejuvenation.

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Overview

Labiaplasty
Types of Labiaplasty
  • Labia Majoraplasty
  • Labia Minoraplasty
Benefits of Labiaplasty
  • Relief in the incessant friction, rashes, and infection in the vaginal area
  • Relief in pain during sex
  • Better personal hygiene and health
  • Improved sexual life
  • Comfort in clothing
Importance of early decision
  • Reduced risks of vaginal infections and disorders
  • Better quality of life
  • Better personal hygiene
  • Improved sexual life
Why choose Pristyn Care?
  • Experienced Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Free cab pick-up and drop facility
  • USFDA approved procedure
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Treatment

Diagnosis

The gynecologist physically examines the female to check the condition and make sure she is fit for the surgery.

Procedure

The procedure shortens or reshapes the vaginal lips. The unwanted tissue is cut away with a scalpel or a laser, and the loose edge is stitched up with dissolvable stitches. The whole procedure takes around 45 mins and is carried out under the influence of either general anesthesia or local anesthesia.

In Our Doctor's Word

Dr. Amrita Singh

MBBS

15 Years Experience

"While rarely talked about, an enlarged labia is extremely common among women. At times, the reason is hormonal, at others- aging. Many a time, it also happens because of genetics or simply because of excessive cycling. I see a lot of patients who usually complain of painful friction, discomfort, and infections. Their first question is ‘if the surgery is necessary?’ Well yes, it is. But nowadays, surgery is very advanced. We first numb the site and then cut the enlarged labia through laser. This laser makes the procedure quick and bloodless. While a few stitches are obviously required, the recovery is quick and you can resume basic activities within 3-5 days. Results too, are immediate and long-lasting and will effectively solve the everyday pain and discomfort. So I'll say, don't fear the surgery. Consult your gynecologist at soon as possible. He/she can suggest you the best possible treatment that will help you become healthier and free from everyday pain.”

Frequently Asked Questions

Will having a medical insurance plan help in covering the cost of labiaplasty in Chandigarh?

Not really. The reason is that medical insurance plans do not provide coverage, even partially, for the cost of labiaplasty. Labiaplasty is considered a surgical procedure undergone for cosmetic reasons and not considered as a medical need. Therefore, health insurance plans do not provide any coverage.

How to confirm an appointment with one of the specialized doctors of Pristyn Care?

Here are a couple of ways to book an appointment with any of our doctors in Pristyn Care for an initial consultation-

  • Call us at the above number and speak with any of our representatives who books an appointment on your behalf.
  • Select the ‘Book Appointment’ option and complete the details of the patient into the form.
  • Fill in the patient’s details you can find on the right-hand side of the screen.
How to know if I have abnormal labia?

No labia is abnormal. Just as we are all different, so are our genitals, their shape, size, and structure. However, at times, inner or outer labia can enlarge unusually because of stress during pregnancy, childbirth, age, or hormonal fluctuations.

If you feel chafing, rashes, pain, and itching very regularly around your labia lips, or frequently experience swelling around your vulva, chances are that your labia has enlarged over time. In such a case, we suggest you consult a gynecologist immediately and discuss the best possible treatment after proper diagnosis.

Why do my labia keep growing?

There is no definite reason for the growth of labia. It could either be shaped a certain way right from birth (congenital reasons), happen because of genetics, or enlarge over time because of hormonal fluctuations during puberty, pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or menopause. This is entirely normal, common, and treatable.

How to make labia smaller at home?

Unfortunately, no medicine, creams, ointment, or home remedy can help reduce the size of an enlarged labia. Labiaplasty surgery is the only proven way to reduce or reshape the enlarged labia lips.

Which doctor performs Labiaplasty- a gynecologist or a plastic surgeon?

Both gynecologists and plastic surgeons perform labiaplasty. However, an Ob-Gynecologist specifically trained and experienced in cosmetic gynecology is the most ideal choice.

What are the qualifications of a Labiaplasty doctor?

The certifications of a labiaplasty surgeon must include one/ more of the following qualifications:

  • MBBS
  • DGO
  • DNB/MS- General Surgery
  • MS-Gynecology
  • MS- Obstetrics
  • MS-Plastic Surgery
  • Masters Course in Cosmetic Gynecology (MCCG)
  • Diploma course in Cosmetic Gynecology (DCCG)
  • Fellowship in Cosmetic Gynecology (FCG)
What is the average consultation fee for a labiaplasty specialist in Chandigarh?

An average consultation fee for a gynecologist/ plastic surgeon who can perform labiaplasty runs between INR 500-INR 1500 in Chandigarh.

Is labiaplasty the same as vaginoplasty?

No. Labiaplasty is a surgery focused only on the reshaping of the labial lips (labia minora or labia majora), while vaginoplasty is the surgery to reconstruct the entire vaginal site. Both are done for different reasons. While labiaplasty is done to ease the constant chafing, rashes, itching, and swelling on the enlarged labia, vaginoplasty helps tighten and rejuvenate the loosened vaginal walls and pelvic muscles.

Can labiaplasty and clitoris reconstruction be performed at the same time?

Yes, if need be, both labiaplasty and clitoris reconstruction surgery can be performed at the same time.

What is the best time to schedule labiaplasty surgery?

The best time to schedule labiaplasty surgery is 2-3 days after your current menstrual cycle.

How much time does a labiaplasty surgery take?

Labiaplasty is typically a less than 30-minute surgery. However, including your preparation, some basic tests, and anesthesia time, it may extend to 45-50 minutes.

Does labiaplasty leave any visible scars on the labia lips?

No. Cosmetic gynecologists ensure that the procedure doesn’t leave any visible scars on the labia lips. The incisions are made only in the natural folds of the vulva and are self dissolvable.

Can labiaplasty alter my ability for childbirth?

No. Labiaplasty does not alter your ability for childbirth. Labiaplasty is performed only on the outer vulvar region, while the reproductive organs such as the uterus, ovaries, or fallopian tubes lie way above it. Since none of either is invaded during the procedure, labiaplasty does not alter your reproductive abilities.

Why does it itch after labiaplasty?

Itching is a very natural part of healing. You might also feel a little swelling and itching in the initial two-three days after surgery. You are advised to use your ointment during this time and keep the area clean and dry. With time, medicines should mellow the discomfort and recovery shall complete.

However, if the itching persists, even after a week, please consult your gynecologist immediately. It could be a sign of a yeast or bacterial infection. It could also be an allergic reaction to a medication. In such a case, you would need added medications.

How long should I wait before having sex after labiaplasty?

Doctors advise you to wait for at least 5-6 weeks before resuming your sex life after labiaplasty suregry. Then, as you slowly heal, and feel well-rested, please see your gynecologist for one final clearance. Thereafter, you are free to resume as you like.

Are the results of labiaplasty permanent?

No. No surgery whether cosmetic or otherwise is permanent in nature. Our bodies change with age and that’s only natural.

However, yes, the labiaplasty results are generally long-term and depending on the type and method of surgery used, may sustain for more than 10-15 years.

Does insurance cover labiaplasty surgery?

No, labiaplasty is considered an elective cosmetic procedure, that is, a surgery you undergo out of ‘choice’ and not ‘medical necessity’. Therefore, it is not covered under insurance.

However, Pristyn Care provides you with multiple payment options to ease your medical expenses, including low-cost EMI. To know more, you can call us directly, and our experts will help guide you through the process.

Pristyn Care offers Safe Labiaplasty Surgery in Chandigarh

In Chandigarh, we are providing labiaplasty surgery to reconstruct and reshape enlarged vaginal lips at our state-of-the-art facilities. Our clinics are fully equipped with the latest surgical technology that allows patients to recover fast. The surgery with advanced technology is completed without any major complications. Our surgeons provide proper post-operative care that guarantees the results of the surgery are as close to the patient’s expectations.

Consult with Experienced Gynecologists To Reshape Vaginal Lips with Labiaplasty

Consultations with gynecologists are conducted in a private environment so that patients can speak freely about their issues. The skills, medical qualifications, and special recognitions of our gynaecologists speak for themselves. Moreover, each of the gynaecologists has good aesthetic sense that they have developed and sharpened over their years of experience. We ensure that our gynecologists are specially trained in using the latest surgical tools for completing the surgery without any complications.

Why Consider Pristyn Care in Chandigarh for Labiaplasty Surgery?

Our customized and patient-first approach allows patients to undergo the procedure without any unnecessary hassles that can delay the treatment. We provide assistance to every patient undergoing labiaplasty throughout the surgical journey. Also, there are minimum obstacles throughout the patient journey that make it possible for patients to be on their path to recovery fast. We provide the following benefits to every patient-

  • Follow-up consultations free of any additional charge after the procedure
  • Detailed private consultation with gynecologists guaranteed
  • Proper aftercare tips to follow after the surgery for easy recovery
  • Maximum assistance while getting admitted at the partner hospital or clinic for the surgery

How to prepare for Labiaplasty

A few things to follow before labiaplasty surgery are:

  • Choose the right doctor. While cosmetic vaginal surgeries can be done by both- gynecologists and plastic surgeons, it is best if you do a thorough read on your health, discomfort, needs, and expectations. Based on the same, choose a doctor that best suits your needs. Typically, an Ob-gynecologist trained in cosmetic gynecology is the safest choice
  • Discuss your current health, medication, vitamin, and supplements thoroughly with your doctor. In case you are on blood thinners, your doctor would ask you to stop taking them a few days before surgery. They are known to increase the risk of excessive bleeding.
  • Doctors advise abstaining from sex for a month before the procedure.
  • Avoid eating or drinking anything post-midnight before the surgery. It helps avoid any complications related to anesthesia.
  • Take enough rest before the surgery so that the body is fully prepared for the procedure. Get at least 9 hours of sleep.
  • Do not shave the surgical site yourself. A simple cut could risk unwanted infection and septic.

What are the possible risks/ side effects of Labiaplasty?

Risks or side effects are extremely rare with advancements in medical sciences. In fact, LASER labiaplasty reduces the risk of complications to less than 5%.

However, as with any surgery, your body takes some time to heal itself. Some of the possible side effects during this time include-

  • Mild bleeding
  • Infection
  • Hematoma
  • Temporary numbness
  • Chronic dryness
  • Decreased sensitivity around the vulva
  • Mild discomfort during sexual intercourse in the initial days of the recovery

All these side effects and risks are easily manageable with the post-operative instructions prescribed by the doctor. However, if the itching, swelling or bleeding persists even after a week, please consult your gynecologist immediately. It could be a sign of a yeast or bacterial infection. It could also be an allergic reaction to a medication. In such a case, you would need added medications.

How to recover after Labiaplasty?

  • Doctors advise the following tips to quickly recover after labiaplasty:
  • Take complete bed rest for the first 24 hours.
  • If the site itches, swells, or pains, use ice packs to relieve the discomfort.
  • As you recover, do not wipe, only gently pat dry. Keep the surgical site free of moisture and dirt.
  • Start gentle walking after one day of operation. It would help with blood circulation.
  • For the first 24 hours, the patient is advised to complete bed rest.
  • Wear only loose-fitting cotton fabric clothes to ensure that the vaginal area is breathable, ensuring no germs are collected.
  • Do not use perfumed lotions, deodorants, soaps, or vaginal washes before six weeks from the surgery. Use only clear water and make sure you keep the vagina clean and moisture-free.
  • Do not use tampons or menstrual cups until your vagina completely heals from the surgery (typically 5-6 weeks). Instead, use soft sanitary pads during menstruation. Drink a lot of water. Keep yourself hydrated. It would help you heal.
  • Eat meals with high fiber content. It will help make your bowel movements easier.
  • Do not swim/ lift heavy weights/ physically exert yourself before complete clearance from your gynecologist.
  • Resume sexual activities only after getting confirmation from the doctor that it is entirely safe.
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