Labia Majora Reduction
Labiaplasty For Outer Labia Majora
The labia majora refers to the outer folds on either side of the opening of the vagina. Most who undergo labia majora reduction experience bulky outer lips that can bother women in their daily routine and can limit their clothing options. The labia majora are made of hair-baring skin and subcutaneous fat which can become enlarged or thin with age, pregnancy, or changes in weight. This changes can cause the labia majora to swell or lose volume, varying per patient. Labia majora reduction procedures are very common due to how women can feel self- conscious about appearances in swimwear and underwear.
Labiaplasty Majora Surgery & Recovery
A labia majora reduction procedure is often combined with labia minora reduction and other labiaplasty surgeries. Surgery depends on the level of surgery and if additional procedures are added and can take anywhere from 45 minutes to a couple of hours.
The anesthesia used, whether local or general, typically depends on the surgery and the amount done. The procedure removes necessary fat from inner portion of each labium when the patient needs to reduce the labia majora. If they request to correct thinning or atrophy of fatty tissue, fat can be transferred into the labia majora. After surgery, the surgeon will review the recovery process because it varies for every patient. Full recovery can take between 4-6 weeks then patients can resume their regular routine. Patients can return to work after a week or sooner depending on surgery.
Labiaplasty At Essentially You
At Essentially You, Dr. Terri-Ann Samuels creates a safe place for women to discuss any needs regarding health or aesthetics. During your consultation, she takes the time to listen and answer questions in clear detail so there’s no doubt when undergoing a procedure. Call now to schedule a consultation in Houston with Dr. Samuels.