Project Description

Body Contouring Surgery

Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty is an increasingly common solution to rectifying the dissatisfaction some women feel regarding their genitals, in particular, their labia. This procedure reduces the size of the labia majora, minora, or both.

Women with excess skin on their labia might be suffering from lack of self-confidence or even discomfort in more extreme scenarios. And in some cases, these problems may even affect their sex life. If you’ve experienced lack of confidence when wearing bathing suits, or discomfort when doing sports like running or cycling, and are in excellent physical and mental health, you’re an ideal candidate.
I stress that patients who have realistic expectations are generally happy after the procedure. Undergoing labiaplasty means that you no longer experience discomfort during sports and ultimately improves self-confidence too. Additionally, the procedure can assist with improving your sexual health

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Any and all complications that can arise both during and after you’ve undergone labiaplasty are discussed with you in depth during your consultation.

A common concern regarding labia surgery is whether or not it affects sexual pleasure. The short answer is, no. Since the procedure does not involve the sensory nerves of the vagina, there is no need for alarm.

The Procedure

Any and all complications that can arise both during and after you’ve undergone labiaplasty are discussed with you in depth during your consultation.

A common concern regarding labia surgery is whether or not it affects sexual pleasure. The short answer is, no. Since the procedure does not involve the sensory nerves of the vagina, there is no need for alarm.

The labiaplasty procedure takes up to an hour and a half and is performed in the day clinic under local anaesthetic. There are several methods of performing labia surgery, including:

  • Totally altering the labia minora – This procedure includes reduction of the hood, which is the skin covering the clitoris. Simple amputation of the excess skin and oversewing of the edge may be required.
  • Removal of a wedge shaped section – In most cases, I prefer to remove a wedge-shaped section of skin towards the back of the labia. The advantage of this method is that it leaves virtually undetectable scars. However, it should be noted that the reduction can cause the skin to feel tight (however this could also be seen as a bonus to many of my patients).
You’re advised to take a rest period of one week, during which you shouldn’t take part in any strenuous activity such as lifting heavy objects as it can take up to two weeks for any swelling to fully subside.

After you’ve undergone the procedure, you’ll have to wait at least six weeks for the swelling to completely subside before you resume normal sexual activity.

During the recovery process, you can expect to have some swelling and experience some pain for approximately five to  seven days. Light bleeding can also be experienced during the first day or so in which you’ll need to be vigilant about personal hygiene to prevent infection, but you’ll be able to shower after a couple of days. Sutures are removed after a fortnight, before then, you should avoid wearing constricting underwear, and using tampons.

For a guide as to how you can best recuperate, consult my General Recovery page.

Myself and my team have all the expertise required to complete labiaplasty in Cape Town with maximum effect. As a female surgeon you can count on me to broach the subject of your procedure with an understanding that only a woman can provide.

Contact my offices today to find out more about labiaplasty and what the procedure entails.

Testimonials
“Hi


! I LOVE LOVE LOVE my wonderful new vagina! Sorry, I realize that was a bit blunt. But that is how overjoyed I feel. I am currently in the process of attaching tiny mirrors to all of my shoes just so I can marvel at it’s greatness as I walk around town.”
M.M, Labiaplasty
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