Genital rejuvenation is a catch-all term encompassing different procedures for the labia minora, labia majora, as well as vaginal canal. Whether since birth or acquired over time, the appearance of the labia can cause distress to many women and may even be symptomatic. Labiaplasty is a procedure that alters the size and/or shape of the labia or “lips” of the vagina to make them more aesthetically pleasing and symmetric and in some cases to resolve symptoms of skin irritation.
Labiaplasty involves direct excision of the excess tissue and may involve fat grafting.
Results are immediate.
Pain is variable and oral pain medicine may be needed for up to 7 days.
Activity/shower/driving restrictions: I encourage every patient to walk immediately. Icing area for 1-2 days. It is ok to drive if not requiring any pain medicine (typically within a few days). No vigorous activity for 6 weeks. Strict pelvic rest (no intercourse or tampon usage) for 6 weeks.
Time off work: expect to require no more than 1 week off of work depending on job demands.
Follow-up: you will be seen in office following surgery at 1 week, 2 weeks, 6 weeks, and 3 months, and 6 months or as needed.