Labia majoraplasty is a plastic surgery performed to reshape the outer lips of the female genitalia. The most common causes of deformation of the outer lips are sagging and wrinkles on the skin as a result of birth, aging and weight loss. Sometimes, structurally, labium majus (outer lips) may be drooping, swollen or asymmetrical, which is not pleasing to the person. Excess skin folds in the labia majora may be visible from the outside when wearing clothes such as swimsuits, tights, and sportswear. This situation can sometimes impair the quality of life due to excessive sweating or friction, as well as aesthetic problems.
Aesthetics of the outer lip is usually not applied alone, but together with other surgeries such as inner lip aesthetics and vaginal tightening. These procedures can be performed under general anesthesia or, depending on your preference, with local anesthesia. In the meantime, you can sleep with light sleeping pills. In the surgery performed in the lithotomy position (birth pose), the remaining tissue is repaired by shrinking and tightening after the excess labium tissues are cut. Since thin, self-dissolving sutures are used, sutures aren’t needed to be removed later. If done alone, the entire process takes up to 1 hour. It can often be applied as an outpatient procedure.
It is normal to experience bruising, swelling and pain immediately after the procedure. It may take several weeks for the tissue to heal and swelling to subside before you can see the full results. You will need to put ice on your stitches during the first day. You will have antibiotics and pain relievers to use, as well as a sterilizing batikon for dressing the stitches and an antibiotic cream to apply to the wound. You will need to continue the ice application at intervals for 72 hours. At the end of 2 weeks, pain, bruising and swelling are usually completely gone. It takes up to a month for the skin to fully heal. In this process, prevent your wound from getting germs by making your dressings meticulously. Avoid pressure on the wound by wearing loose and comfortable clothing and underwear. We do not recommend doing intense exercises, yoga, pilates for a month and a half. Also, there will be a one-month absolute ban on sexual intercourse, remember.