What is Labiaplasty Surgery?
A labiaplasty, vaginoplasty or vaginal rejuvenation is the surgical alteration of the labia minora (inner labia) and/or the labia majora (outer labia).
A labiaplasty can be done under 3 types of anesthesia:
- Local anesthesia with oral sedation.
- General anesthesia.
The Ideal Candidate
Female patients suffering from any of the following ailments are ideal candidates for a labiaplasty:
- Irritation from twisting and turning of longer labia
- Pain from bike riding
- Healthy individuals without any surgical risks or medical healing conditions
- Realistic expectations
How Much Does Labiaplasty Cost?
Before any procedure can be scheduled a consultation must take place, here the clinical technician will assess the patients needs and suggest the best procedure to achieve the required results.
- Duration of procedure
- Duration of your hospitalisation recovery
- Additional procedures required
Consultation Fee: R1000
(Estimated Price: R30 000)
Labiaplasty Before and After
The recovery time for a labiaplasty can be anything 5 weeks to 7 weeks. Surgeons advise not having intercourse or use tampons from 4 to 6 weeks post surgery.
Complications | Risks | Side Effects | Scars
With any surgery and risk of a bad reaction to the anesthesia, there are risks and complications.
Normal Side Effects
During the first few days after surgery these symptoms are completely normal and vary across patients:
Other Side Effects
Like all medical procedures, the risk of complications increases when proper aftercare treatment is not followed. These complications include:
- Blood Clots
- A high fever
- Scarring at or near the vaginal opening
- Pain during intercourse
- Chronic dryness
These risks will be fully disclosed and explained by the surgeon, if at any point post surgery a patient suffers from any serious side effects – please consult your surgeon immediately.