The increase in size of the small labia is a change quite common and can cause major discomfort. The causes can be congenital or acquired. The discomfort caused may be aesthetic, functional and / or emotional. Many women fail to have a full sex life by not
feel comfortable with the appearance of their genitals. Some women stop using tights, bikinis and gym clothes because of the embarrassment they experience. There are still, because of anatomical changes, most likely to vaginal infections.
Surgical assessment and planning
The evaluation will characterize in which small portions are increased vaginal lip. Surgical planning aims withdrawn aumentas segmental portions of the labia minora through specific techniques. The combination of treatments may be needed to fix swelling of the labia as well as the mountain of Venus and also the excess skin in the pubic area causing
downfall of the entire genital area.
Local anesthesia with sedation or simply local resection of the labia minora alone.
Time of admission
The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. The patient in most instances has discharged the same day of surgery. Many patients schedule the procedure for the weekend, recover over the weekend and resume their activities carefully the following week. In more complex cases, in which no association of treatment, hospitalization may be 24 hours.
The most important in this type of surgery is to keep home and make proper hygiene of the genital region. The placement of ice within the first 24-48 hours aid in the reduction of edema. The points are generally absorbable and need not be removed. The edema (swelling) and ecchymosis (bruising) may persist for 10-20 days. After discharge, the patient should maintain relative rest and avoid intercourse for about 20-30 days.
Scars are placed in skin folds and creases of the vagina. The vaginal mucosa provides virtually undetectable scars.
Results and recovery
The swelling and bruising can persist for about 20 to 30 days. The control of postoperative pain is made with anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects, being well tolerated by patients. The final result will only be effectively observed in the period of 6 months to a