What is labia surgery?
Are you bothered by the shape or size of your inner labia? For example, is this a cause of pain during sex or sports? Labia reduction could be your solution. Although you might not hear much about it, labia reduction is becoming increasingly common.
During surgery, excess tissue is removed to reduce the size of the inner labia (labia minora). The outer labia (labia majora) are not reduced during the procedure. The tissue is removed in such a way that the function of the inner labia is fully preserved. The procedure is performed under local anaesthesia. No referral from a general practitioner or gynaecologist is needed. To request treatment, just contact Faceland.
What does the process look like?
The procedure of labia reduction is as follows:
- Online consultation
What happens during labia surgery?
ALabia reduction is performed under local anaesthesia. The treatment takes an average of 45 minutes. First, the area to be operated on is cleaned. The amount of tissue to be removed is then determined, and the labia are marked. Then it is time for the anaesthesia, which will require a few small pricks in the labia. Although this is unpleasant for most women, it will ensure that you do not feel anything during the actual operation. Once the anaesthesia has taken full effect, the excess tissue is removed and the blood vessels are cauterised to stop the bleeding. The last step of the surgery consists of suturing the labia. Because the sutures are dissolvable, there is no need to have the stitches removed. They will disappear on their own within about four weeks.
HOW DOES THE ONLINE CONSULTATION WORK?
You can use our online booking system to schedule an online consultation for the day and time of your choice. During your personal consultation with one of our medical specialists, you will be able to decide whether the treatment is right for you. If so, you will receive information about how to send in photos so that we can determine whether you are suitable for upper eyelid surgery. If you are suitable, we will be able to schedule the surgery, either with or without the all-inclusive travel package.
HOW DO I BOOK A CONSULTATION?
You can book an appointment by email or through our online booking system. To use our system, just click the ‘Book consultation’ button in the upper right of the website.
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE FOR THE SURGERY?
By law, you must be at least 18 years of age. Unfortunately, we are unable to make any exceptions for medical reasons.
ARE THE DOCTORS TRAINED?
All of the doctors and plastic surgeons in our clinics are listed in the national registry of individual healthcare professions (in Dutch, the BIG-register). Our practitioners are certified to carry out the procedure.
HOW LONG DOES THE SURGERY TAKE AND CAN I BE SEDATED?
The operation takes about 45 minutes. Because it is performed under local anaesthesia, you will be able to eat and drink as usual before the procedure. After you have received the anaesthesia, the treatment will be completely painless. Although most women experience the anaesthetic injections as uncomfortable, this fortunately lasts only a few seconds. You might experience pain for several days following the procedure, and you will be allowed to take painkillers.
WHAT SHOULD I PAY ATTENTION TO AFTER LABIA REDUCTION?
During the first days after the operation, we advise you to rinse the wound area with water after going to the toilet. We also advise you to wear well-supporting and sanitary underwear. If you are taking any medications, it is important for you to bring a list of them to your consultation, so that you can discuss this with your practitioner. Please be sure to indicate whether you are using blood thinners. It will be important for you to stop taking them far enough in advance of the operation. If you smoke, you should stop at least six weeks before surgery, and you should not smoke for at least six weeks after surgery. This is because smoking can interfere with the wound-healing process, thus increasing the risk of complications and reducing the aesthetic result. Be sure to wear comfortable clothing to the surgery appointment. After the surgery, you will probably prefer to wear looser clothing to minimise discomfort.
WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT RECOVERY AND WILL I BE RESTRICTED FROM DOING ANYTHING AFTER THE PROCEDURE?
Immediately after the procedure, the region may be swollen and blue. This will subside within a few weeks. The final result is different for each patient. The doctor will clearly explain what you can expect from the operation. Complete recovery takes six weeks. Although the scars will not disappear completely, they will become less visible, and they will feel smoother. For up to two weeks after the surgery, you will not be allowed to perform any heavy activities, like sports or cycling. You should not experience any problems when sitting down. After the operation, you may shower, but not bathe. The wound area must be dabbed dry, and not wiped dry. You may not play sports or have sexual intercourse for six weeks.
WILL I NEED TO COME BACK FOR A CHECK-UP?
No check-up appointment is necessary.
WHAT SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT PAYMENT AND ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL COSTS?
At Faceland, the prices are fixed. There are no additional costs. Two weeks before the labia reduction is to take place, you will receive an invoice by email. The entire amount must be paid by internet banking within two working days after the date of the invoice.
I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS
You are always welcome to contact us by email at email@example.com. We will send you a response within 24 hours.