Vaginoplasty and Labiaplasty procedures help improve size, shape & appearance of Vagina. With ageing or with vaginal childbirth (often called normal delivery), vaginal muscles become weak. Using Vaginoplasty, your surgeon tightens up the weak muscles bringing back earlier firmness of vagina. Ageing and gravity (or at times genetics) can cause changes to both inner lips of vagina (called Labia Minor) as well as outer lips of vagina (called Labia major). The changes include outer vaginal lips being asymmetric, sagging or inner lips extending beyond outer lips. Such conditions not only cause intimacy issues but also pain & irritation while exercising, running etc. Some women find it embarrassing to wear tight clothes such as swimming suits, Yoga wear etc. Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure used to improve shape and size of vaginal lips. Labiaplasty can also correct darker areas of labial skin to make it smooth.
Vaginoplasty and Labiaplasty procedures are highly individualized surgeries and typically last 1 to 2 hours. These can be done using local as well as general anesthesia. Whilst there are numerous techniques used to improve shape and size of vagina, a typical procedure will involve taking incisions to remove sagging skin, excess tissues and tightening of muscles to achieve more natural looking vagina. If inner lips of vagina extend beyond outer lips, your surgeon will cut back inner lips to tuck them nicely inside outer labia.
Vaginoplasty & Labiaplasty will help achieve following.
- More youthful & sculpted vaginal look
- Enhanced vaginal muscle tone, strength & control
- Restored confidence and femininity
What about scars?
Scars are an inevitable part of any invasive surgery. Your surgeon will minimize scarring by taking smaller incisions. Scars usually fade with time and become barely noticeable. Please discuss about scars with your surgeon.
Vaginoplasty & Labiaplasty procedures are generally safe but following potential complaints, risks and complications may occur; most of the which will subside in 2 weeks’ time. These are largely driven by one’s healing abilities.
- Bleeding, Infection, Bruising, swelling & pain
- Itching around wound
In rare case, as with all surgical procedures, a revision surgery may be necessary to correct minor irregularities.
Care after treatment/ surgery
Depending on the severity of the surgery you may have a catheter inserted in your bladder which may be kept in for a weeks’ time. You will mostly be having dissolvable sutures which will fall out in a couple of weeks’ time.
After you are discharged from hospital, you will see your surgeon in post-surgery follow up sessions. Your surgeon will recommend you ways to improve the appearance of your scar.
Costs for individual procedures will vary widely based on the procedure & hospital chosen for surgery but usually involves following.
- Surgeon’s fee
- Hospital facility charges
- Anesthesia fees
- Medical tests, medicines
If revision surgery is needed in a rare case, your surgeon will not charge Surgeon’s fee but other costs will have to be borne by patient as applicable.