During puberty or after childbirth some women may see their labia minora become unusually large or misshapen. Dr Ballieux performs Labiaplasty. This condition can terribly affect a women self-esteem.
In some individuals the labia minora (the inner frond of tissue) can be quite large and redundant creating both a cosmetic and sometimes even a functional concern.
Surgical labial reduction, also called labiaplasty, can greatly improve the aesthetic appearance of the female genitalia, and alleviate the discomfort and embarrassment that may accompany excess labial tissue.
It relieves the irritation and discomfort during sexual activity and athletics (such as bicycling, spinning), and while wearing fitted pants (yoga) or bathing suits. After menopause we can lose the labia majora fullness. This procedure can also restore the contour of the Labia Majora.
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Labial incisions usually heal very nicely and are rarely noticeable.
The Labiaplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure usually under general anaesthesia. The procedure takes one hour.
Before surgery, Dr Ballieux will give you specific recovery instructions for labia reduction patients. While patient experiences vary, you can expect recovery to follow this general. timeline:
First 1 to 2 Days
Some temporary swelling can be expected for the first 3 to 5 days.
You can use medication prescribed by your plastic surgeon to control discomfort, if needed.
You will have a follow-up appointment approximately 5 days after surgery.
Return to Work
Most patients are ready to return to their everyday activities within a few days. Any vigorous activity involving the surgical site should be avoided for 4 to 6 weeks. Sexual relations may continue after approximately 2 – 3 weeks.
Labiaplasty is a safe procedure. Complications related to this surgery will be discussed in details in consultation.
Any surgical procedure carries some risk of infection, but also numbness, swelling, small bleeding, and reaction to anaesthesia.
All of these potential risks will be discussed with you during your pre-surgical consultation with Dr Ballieux and you will be given a comprehensive list of pre- and post-operative instructions. Following these instructions carefully will reduce the chances of complication and improve your chances of a successful surgery.
Certain over the counter products and prescription medicines can cause complications before and after surgery. Do not take any medication containing or related to aspirin two weeks prior to your procedure. This includes NSAID’S, but also, anti-Inflammatory medications, blood thinning medication. Please see your doctor regarding if and when to cease medication. This is not an all-inclusive list.
Also avoid Vitamin E supplements and red wine. Stop all herbal medications before surgery. The most common herbs used are Echinacea, Ephedra, Garlic, Ginseng, Ginkgo, Kava, St. John’s Wort, and Valerian. They may adversely affect anaesthetic drugs, prolong bleeding and impair healing after surgery.
The cost for Labiaplasty surgery will be discuss with Dr Ballieux in consultation and starts from 2500 euros.
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An iPad with before & after pictures to illustrate the results will be available.
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