When we talk about intimate or genital surgery, we are referring to the set of interventions, both aesthetic and restorative, that help us improve the genital area of women. Over the years, pregnancies and even genetics are some of the main causes of this hypertrophy more common than it seems.
Vaginoplasty is a procedure that aims to tighten the vagina that has lost its tone due to the age or birth of a baby.
Although the vaginal tissues may tighten, this procedure cannot guarantee a greater sexual response, or desire, arousal, or orgasm. It should also be borne in mind that the answers are very personal, depend on each individual and are conditioned by interpersonal, emotional and spiritual factors such as the concept of aesthetics.
Labiaplasty consists of plastic surgery of the “lips”, it can be performed alone or in conjunction with vaginoplasty. The intervention can be performed on the labia majora (the outer, larger lips), or on the labia minora (the inner lips of the vagina, the smaller or thinner ones). Labiaplasty changes the size or shape of the lips, making them smaller or correcting the asymmetry between them.
Who can be a candidate for these surgeries?
Currently, there is no common pattern among women who demand this type of surgery, if it is true that the ages are usually between 20 and 50 years old and that there are many differences between those who are looking for an aesthetic touch-up or it is merely a question of physical need.
Typically, younger patients are those who demand more symmetrical lips or a slight reduction so as not to have any type of discomfort when choosing to clothe, playing sports or having sex. Also, there are women who want to correct possible problems of urinary incontinence or even vaginal prolapse.
In any case, and although some surgeries have a more physical component, all the interventions are purely aesthetic and seek to improve the appearance of this very intimate and delicate area among women.
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Complications of labiaplasty and vaginoplasty
Although labiaplasty and vaginoplasty are elective and outpatient procedures with very little incidence of complications, they are not risk-free procedures.
Risks of a labiaplasty and vaginoplasty include:
–Wound opening and infection, which can delay healing and return to normal activities such as exercise and sex life. Normally a post-operative patient with a labiaplasty should return to normal activities within 4 to 6 weeks. Generally, these situations are treated conservatively with antibiotics and wound healing, without further compromise.
-Pain, we must not forget that it is a very sensitive and innervated area, so it is normal to experience pain the first days after the procedure. However, this is well controlled with pain relievers and anti-inflammatories.
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