Genital beauty and intactness as well as gender identity are increasingly moving into the focus of social body awareness. Today, we are experiencing an increasing removal of the taboo from the intimate area, whereas in the past there was ignorance and secrecy about the primary sexual organs of women and men.
Women are becoming increasingly aware of the appearance of their external genitalia and developing an ideal of genital beauty.
Most often, our patients express the desire to reduce the size of the labia minora, which they perceive to be too large. This is often associated with an enormous uncertainty about what is considered normal in terms of size, deformation and asymmetry of the labia.
These can be congenital or caused by birth injuries or menopausal changes and are associated with disorders of sexual excitability, sensation, dryness of the mucous membranes and pain. Such complaints and concerns in the intimate area must always be assessed with regard to the cultural and psychosocial background of our patients.
- Objective of the intervention
- How is the operation performed?
- What should be considered after a labia surgery?
- Further questions about labia correction
- What do you have to consider before and after the operation?
Objective of the intervention
The aim of the procedure is to eliminate functional problems and to create aesthetically pleasing labia. The size, shape and symmetry of the labia can be corrected. The operation can be performed under local or general anesthesia.
How is the operation performed?
A reduction in the size of the small, inner labia is usually suitable for achieving harmony and satisfaction with the shape of the external genitalia. First, it is discussed together what the desired shape and size of the labia minora are, whether they should be completely covered by the labia majora or whether they can be a little longer than the labia majora. In some cases, modern non-surgical procedures with fat and self-serum injections can also help. Complications after a labia surgery are rare.
What should be considered after a labia surgery?
After the operation, a sterile compress is applied. It is recommended to use normal sanitary napkins to protect the underwear. Showering without soap is possible.
The use of tampons, tight underwear and clothing, sports and sexual intercourse should be avoided in the first 2–3 weeks after the operation.
Further questions about labia correction?
Are you interested in a labia surgery? Feel free to arrange a personal consultation.
|Operating time:||20 – 30 minutes|
|Suture pulling:||Not necessary|
|Downtime:||1 – 2 days|