No matter how strange it may sound, the canons of beauty dictate their own rules not only regarding the figure or facial features, they also «encroach» on the intimate zone. So, for example, the standard is considered such small labia, which are completely covered by large.
Medical statistics show that a third of women have aesthetic problems with the labia. True hypertrophy of the small lips is determined in the case when the dimensions during traction exceed five centimeters. This condition can be the result of congenital constitutional features, often found in girls with low birth weight and premature babies. If hypertrophy is caused genetically, then it becomes noticeable already in the puberty period. Strengthening hypertrophic manifestations contributes to a sharp weight loss, chronic genital infections,a passion for piercing, etc.
Over the years or after patrimonial activity, the small lips often stretch, become rougher, darken and lose their susceptibility. Of course, this cannot be called a pathology in the strict sense, it is simply an individual feature of the patient.
With hypertrophy of the labia minora, there are no problems with pregnancy, however, the appearance of organs can cause some psychological discomfort. This, in turn, cannot but affect the sexual life of partners, because of the aesthetic complex, a woman tries to avoid intimate relationships. Also, hypertrophy of the labia minora sometimes causes inconvenience to the physical plan when wearing tight-fitting clothes, making physical exercises, and sexual contacts
To be as confident as possible in their appearance, many modern sexually active women resort to plastic surgery, namely – labioplasty. This procedure has been practiced by surgeons of the Bogoliuby MC for a considerable time with positive results.
What is labioplasty?
This is the name of a surgical procedure that changes the shape or size of the labia, the skin folds around the vagina. The surgeon removes the «excess» tissue with a scalpel or laser. With small lip hypertrophy of 3-4 centimeters, the defect can be considered purely cosmetic in nature, not bearing any kind of threat to the patient’s health.
The choice of surgical techniques for correcting the shape and size of the labia minora is determined by the operating surgeon, based on the deformation, presence or absence of asymmetry, and the desired aesthetic effect. The leading techniques are wedge-shaped and linear resections.
Laser labioplasty is a great alternative to surgery. Instead of a scalpel, a laser is used to excise tissue under local anesthesia. In this case, there is no risk of infection and bleeding due to the coagulating and disinfecting properties of the laser. Such labioplasty does not require suturing, and therefore the period of postoperative rehabilitation is reduced. The procedure is carried out 10 days before menstruation or immediately after the end of menstrual bleeding.
Preparation and contraindications
Before labioplasty, it is necessary to undergo a gynecological examination to pass a smear on the flora, a general urine test, a general and biochemical blood test, a coagulogram, blood tests for hepatitis B, C, HIV, and an ECG.
Contraindications to the operation are tumor processes, sexually transmitted diseases, mental disorders, diabetes mellitus, pregnancy.
Complications after labioplasty
Although labioplasty does not belong to technically complex interventions, it can lead to a number of complications. These are:
- postoperative scars;
- inflammatory and infectious processes.
After the labioplasty, patients of the MC “Bogoliuby” noted an improvement in the quality of sexual life and the appearance of the labia minora, physical discomfort disappears, and self-esteem increases. The procedure is carried out in the shortest possible time limits. Each woman is guaranteed anonymity, an individual approach, consulting support and high standards of service.