Will Labiaplasty Affect Sensitivity of the Labia?Posted on September 13, 2022
Labiaplasty is the surgical rejuvenation of the vaginal area. Women may seek this cosmetic procedure when they are dissatisfied with the appearance of the vagina, or if they suffer discomfort from the vaginal lips. Female board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kristi Hustak, provides labiaplasty to patients in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas.
Enlarged or misshaped vaginal lips may cause embarrassment or discomfort for women, especially when wearing tight clothing or bathing suits that may result in skin irritation. By removing excess tissue from the labia, pressure from clothing is alleviated in the area. In some cases, this procedure may reveal the clitoral head and increase sexual pleasure. Labiaplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure under anesthesia. During your initial consultation, your surgeon will create a personalized surgical plan best suited for you.
Sensitivity Following Labiaplasty
Loss of sensation following labiaplasty is a common concern for women. However, this procedure does not damage or remove nerves during surgery. Many patients report enhanced sensation following surgery, as excess tissue that obstructs the clitoral head is removed. Patients that undergo labiaplasty will need to avoid sex and strenuous exercise for 4 – 6 weeks.
Patients should expect some discomfort, inflammation and swelling following surgery. Cold compresses over clothing and pain medications can help alleviate pain. Some discharge and spotting may occur during your 4-6 week recovery time and should be reported to your surgeon. The most important part of your recovery will be to attend all follow-up appointments and to discuss any concerns you may have with your surgeon during this time. Once swelling subsides and healing is complete, the vaginal area will be successfully rejuvenated! Female board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kristi Hustak, provides labiaplasty to patients in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas.
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