Redundant or excess tissue in the labia minora, which are the inner folds of skin that surround the vagina, is often more than a cosmetic issue. Women considering a labiaplasty often suffer significant discomfort during physical activity, including sex.
Our physicians perform labiaplasty surgery as an outpatient procedure at Community Medical Center. The procedure is performed with twilight anesthesia. A local anesthesia will be introduced and you will feel no pain or discomfort during the procedure, but you will be conscious and you will be able to respond to the doctor’s instructions.
A “wedge” of tissue will be removed from both sides of the labia minora. Dissolving stitches will be placed followed by an absorbent dressing.
There is a short recovery period, however, you should plan for three or four days of rest and recovery after your surgery. Sex and some other physical activities, such as bike riding, will be restricted for six weeks after your procedure.