Are you considering plastic surgery? You will find a clear explanation of the most common plastic surgeries on these pages, including the advantages, disadvantages and risks involved.
Book an appointment with our plastic surgeon to discuss your needs in greater detail. He will explain the limitations and complications of the procedures in all honesty. This will give you a very realistic view on the chosen treatment, which will in turn avoid disappointment in the future. If needed, you can always combine this with a visit to our dermatologist for additional advice.
Mediclinic prides itself on its vast experience in the treatment of esthetic skin conditions. After consultation with our dermatogist, you will be advised on the safest and most efficient treatment. All treatments are supervised by our dermatologist. Mediclinic has an arsenal of lasers, devices and technologies to ensure you get the best results.
You will find a short description of the most common esthetic skin conditions on this website, including the different treatment options available:
Labial reduction surgery (labiaplasty)
The vulva or the outer female reproductive organ is composed of two pairs of lips. The outer lips called the labia majora (hairy) and the inner lips, or labia minora, which are smooth and covered with mucous membrane.
A correction of the labia majora is very rare. If they have lost too much volume, it is possible to correct this with an injection of fatty tissue (fat) or fillers.
Most corrections are performed on the inner labia. They may have collapsed due to one or more childbirths or may be too large. The discomfort can be aesthetic, but also functional. Irritation occurs when riding a bicycle for example or during sexual intercourse. These situations are often very embarrassing and women can take a long time before consulting a plastic surgeon. This is however a very common problem and easy to correct.
The labia can be corrected under local or general anaesthesia. The surgeon makes a zigzag incision to obtain a flexible scar (a straight scar often tends to contract). He will be careful to stay as far as possible from the clitoris in order to avoid any discomfort caused by scarring. The sutures are absorbable and therefore do not be removed.
Due to the fact that the vulva is a warm and humid area, it can sometimes take a long time to heal. Bruising is very frequent because it is a highly vascularized area. This may cause some sensitivity or pain in the first few days.