It is a procedure that involves surgically reshaping the vulva and/or the labia.
This is mostly opted for by women who are unsatisfied by the physical appearance of their genital organs.
The surgery aims at changing the size and shape of the inner labia (Labia Minor)
In some cases, genital reshaping surgery is done to change the structure of the genital organs, which might be interfering with normal working of the body.
Increased tone of the muscles in the vaginal walls
Improved sensation during sexual activities
Enhanced appearance of the genital organs, resulting in a boost in confidence and self esteem for the woman
The surgery is minimally invasive, hence there are very few and small scars
In case of any structural problems, they are solved and enhance the normal functioning of the body
The surgery may last for about 30-45 minutes
If vaginoplasty is done at the same time, the period of the surgery may extend to more than an hour
The patient is required to have a void bladder for a few hours before the surgery
The surgery is carried out with the patient under general or local anesthesia
This surgery usually aims at reducing the size of the labia minora (inner lips).
The surgery is carried out under general or local anesthesia.
The doctor surgically removes the unwanted tissue using micro instruments and a laparoscope, or a scalpel and remodels the labia into the desired size and shape. In some cases, a wedge-shaped section of the labia may be removed.
In some cases, surgeons may prefer laser beams instead of a scalpel to minimize bleeding during surgery
Some women opt for a vaginoplasty procedure during the same surgery
In case of any severe pain in the lower abdomen, bleeding or any abnormal discharge, report to the doctor immediately
Avoid any active physical sports for at least three weeks after surgery
Any sexual activities should be avoided for three to four weeks after the surgery