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What Are The Benefits And Risks Of Having A Labiaplasty In Denver?
Labiaplasty is a procedure conducted to shape and trim the labia minora (vagina's inner lips), and/or labia majora (outer lips). The labia minora is the inner skin that covers the vagina and clitoris. The labia majora is the skin outside the body. Sometimes the labia may be longer than normal or asymmetrical due to sexual intercourse, genetics, childbirth, or aging.
Labiaplasty has become popular over the years. Women turn to the procedure for many reasons. Some want to seek relief from genital pain during intercourse. Others may be concerned about the appearance of their vagina. Some even want to boost their sexual satisfaction. Transgender women can undergo a labiaplasty after gender reassignment surgery.
What are The Benefits of Having a Labiaplasty in Denver?
Tight clothing can cause irritation in the larger vaginal lips, thus making a woman feel discomfort while exercising, working, or performing day to day tasks. An elongated labia can cause pain during intercourse, making sex an uncomfortable activity. A cosmetic gynecologist performs the labial reduction. The procedure typically lasts for approximately 60 to 90 minutes. The patient is usually under a local anesthesia while the procedure is done. While some discomfort may persist after the surgery, the patient should return to full health within days. A labial reduction is often combined with other cosmetic remedies, including vaginoplasty and clitoral hood reduction. Whatever a woman's reason is for undergoing labiaplasty, whether it is due to correct an elongated labia or for cosmetic concerns, this procedure is a quick fix.
Who Qualifies For a Labiaplasty in Denver?
Candidates can include women with swollen outer and inner vaginal lips that usually cause pain or makes them self-conscious. An elongated labia can result in pain during intercourse, exercise or while wearing skinny jeans. A fully developed young woman and adult women in good health often make the most appropriate candidates for this procedure. Transgender women can also be candidates following vaginoplasty (genital reconstructive surgery).
What are The Risks of Having a Labiaplasty in Denver?
As is the case with every cosmetic and corrective surgery there are several risks factors that must be considered before undergoing a labiaplasty. Some of these risks include:
Asymmetry between the outer and inner labia lips.
Decreased feeling in the area.
Hematoma (broken blood vessels due to blood cloth).
Excess scar tissue buildup (lumps on the treated region).
Puckering or creases of vagina skin.
How to Prepare For The Procedure
It is always a great idea to quit smoking and alcohol consumption for a week before your labiaplasty surgery. Speak to your surgeon regarding ways to quit smoking. Your plastic surgeon will suggest that you stop using certain medications, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, aspirin, and blood thinners, as these options can increase the risk of bleeding in surgery and after surgery. Some herbal remedies, like vitamin E, green tea, omega-3 fatty acids, and ginkgo biloba, may increase the risk of bleeding during and after surgery. Avoid sexual intercourse a night before the surgery.