Reduction of the labia majora is less frequent, although some women suffer from excessive thickness there due to excess fat and, on occasion, from excessive volume which can cause discomfort when carrying out some activities or wearing certain garments.
Labia majora reduction is an outpatient procedure, and patients therefore return home the same day as the operation, which is carried out under local anaesthetic plus sedation to ensure patients are calm and relaxed.
The surgery consists in eliminating part of the fat and reducing the size of the labia majora to thereby achieve greater harmony in the vulva’s dimensions, as well as providing a rejuvenated genital area which causes no patient discomfort, be this physical or psychological.
Post-op is relatively discomfort-free. A return to work can be made the following day, although it is preferable to rest for the first 24 hours following the procedure. Stitches fall out on their own some two weeks after surgery, and patients can enjoy normal sexual relations after around a month.
When undergoing a labioplasty, do you lose sensitivity in that area?
It is normal to experience some change in sensitivity in that area immediately after the operation but once the swelling goes down, everything will return to normal. In many Labioplasty cases women notice even more sensitivity than before the operation.
Will I have problems urinating?
It is not normal to have problems urinating but when the techniques used are more complex than the normal everyday technique; your doctor will apply a catheter for the first few hours following the operation.
When can I return to my normal sex life?
This will always depend on the patient in question but it is advisable to wait between 4 and 6 weeks.
When will I be able to return to work?
Again, this depends on the techniques used during the procedure but we normally recommend a week to 10 days before returning to work. If your job requires physical exertion, then we would recommend another week on top of the 10 days. Always follow the advice of your doctor.