WHAT CAN A LABIA REDUCTION ACHIEVE?
BEFORE YOUR LABIAPLASTY PROCEDURE?
Labia reduction surgeries are very individualised procedures. Having good communication between you and your surgeon is essential, as your surgeon can answer specific questions about your exact needs.
In your initial consultation, Dr Cotrufo will evaluate your health, and will discuss your options about labia reduction surgery with you.
They will also discuss with you what will happen before, during and after your procedure so you know what to expect and when.
DURING YOUR LABIAPLASTY CONSULTATION, YOU WILL:
Have the time to ask Dr Cotrufo for advice and to ask questions about the surgery
Explain your reasons for seeking surgery
Complete a full health evaluation and genital examination
Discuss the options that are open to you, including costs and timescales
Any surgery, no matter how small, requires you to be in the best health. Because of this, you may be asked to make a few lifestyle changes in the run-up to your labiaplasty, as well as avoiding or taking particular medications.
This may include:
Refraining from any stringent diets
Adjusting or taking certain medications
Avoiding aspirin, herbal supplements and anti-inflammatory drugs
Stopping drinking alcohol
Avoiding overexposure to the sun
THE LABIA REDUCTION PROCEDURE:
Labiaplasty surgery is normally performed under local anaesthetic and takes about 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the extent of work
Your surgeon will trim the inner folds, so that they no longer protrude – either by reducing the edges of the labia, or by snipping out a ‘V’ shape wedge of tissue
The remaining edges are carefully brought back together with absorbable sutures, taking care to create a natural-looking result
AFTER YOUR LABIAPLASTY SURGERY
You should be able to return home the same day as your procedure, though we do advise a friend or relative assist you for the first 48-72 hours
You may notice some bruising around your labia, which is perfectly normal and should subside about 7-14 days after surgery
Although you might feel sore and tired for a few days following your surgery, you will be up and around in 48 to 72 hours. Dr Cotrufo might recommend minimal walking for the first 3-5 days after surgery.
It’s fine to shower with mildly warm water on the second day after your operation.
Please note that intercourse needs to be avoided for the whole healing period – about 6 weeks.
You will need to avoid strenuous exercise of all kinds for several weeks after surgery
Aftercare appointments will be scheduled with Dr Cotrufo for you to attend, these are included as part of your surgery fee
STILL HAVE LABIAPLASTY QUESTIONS YOU’D LIKE ANSWERED?
Dr Cotrufo is an expert in cosmetic surgery and reconstructive microsurgery, and his extensive experience and knowledge of cosmetic surgery puts you in safe hands. He has worked in some of the best plastic surgery hospitals across the world and continues to consult in hospitals in the UK.
We want you to feel comfortable and confident in your surgery choices. Should you have any more questions about labiaplasty, the treatment and aftercare you can expect to receive at our clinic or your suitability for surgery, please call 0207 873 2330 to organise a personal consultation.