Romanelli Cosmetic

Labiaplasty | Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery

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Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to remove excess tissue from the inner labia, the inner labia or the inner lips of the vagina. Women who choose to undergo labiaplasty do so because of irritation during exercise or intimacy, or because they're troubled by the appearance of this area. There are no non-surgical alternatives to labiaplasty. The recovery from labiaplasty is a matter of a few days and a few weeks. It's a few days of more discomfort and then a few weeks before resuming physical activity, including exercise, and about six weeks before sexual intimacy. Risks of the procedure could include bleeding or infection. Fortunately, not common, and manageable if they occur. Other risks would include removing too much tissue or removing not enough tissue, which is why it's so important to find a surgeon who has a great deal of experience in this procedure.

Patients sometimes ask me whether they should wait until they've completed childbearing before having a labiaplasty. It is very much a personal decision when to decide to have this procedure done, but it is certainly possible to have this done before a family is completed. The real question is, how strong is the motivation? How important is this to you?