Labiaplasty Surgery In Mumbai

Is your intimate area causing discomfort or embarrassment due to the imperfect shape and size of the labia?
The best Labiaplasty surgery in Mumbai, Juhu performed by Dr. Chaitali Mahajan Trivedi at Nanavati Superspeciality Hospital can help rejuvenate the labial area.

Many ladies or adult women experience enlargement of labia minora and labia majora that lead to cosmetic, psychological, or functional issues. Some of them also experience enlargement of one or both sides of labia minora or asymmetry enduring inflammatory changes, increased irritation or discomfort of sensitive skin during regular activities, painful intercourse, and decreased personal hygiene at the time of menses. Moreover, they also face self-consciousness, increased anxiety levels, embarrassment, discomfort when wearing tight clothing like yoga pants, bathing suits, or tight jeans, and feelings of insecurity while having sexual intercourse. Thankfully, there is no longer a need to suffer from chafing, rubbing, or any other discomfort during exercise or sex. Labiaplasty surgery can help enhance labial appearance, alleviate associated psychological concerns, and also address its functional aspects.

What is labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty also referred to as ‘vulval surgery’ or ‘designer vagina surgery’ is a popular, highly demanded cosmetic procedure performed to reduce or reshape the folds of skin on either side of the opening of the vulva (i.e. labia majora and labia minora-outer and inner lips of vagina). Also one must make a note that as it is an intimate and fragile part of the body the surgery should only be performed by an expert gynaecologist and cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Chaitali Mahajan Trivedi.

One can get vulval surgery or designer vagina surgery in Mumbai, Juhu at Nanavati Superspeciality Hospital, where Dr. Chatali Mahajan Trivedi performs this surgery and has already helped hundreds of females to achieve the desired outcomes with this surgery.

Everything about Labiaplasty Surgery

Why is the surgery performed?

Naturally, women have different shapes and sizes of lips skin on either side of their vagina. Some factors can affect the size of labia such as hormonal changes, vaginal injury/trauma, heredity, pregnancy, or aging. The reasons for seeking a labiaplasty include both functional and aesthetic concerns. People have a different perception of their desired shape and size of the labia, but the trending labia appearance is smaller and more compact.

Who all can go for this surgery?

Labiaplasty is an elective procedure but the candidates who would be undergoing labiaplasty should be:

  • Women above 18 years of age because the labia development continues till early adulthood after adolescence.
  • A physically and psychologically healthy and fit woman with some discomfort from labia or bothered labia appearance. She must have realistic expectations of what can be achieved by the surgery.
  • Women who are not currently pregnant.
  • The suitability of the candidate for the surgery is determined by the specialized gynaecologist or plastic surgeon during their initial consultation.

To know if one is an ideal candidate for this procedure they can consult Dr. Chatali Mahajan Trivedi, a Labiaplasty Surgery Specialist In Mumbai.

What are the steps involved in Labiaplasty surgery?

  1. Initial consultation
    The first consultation ensures that the candidate is completely comfortable discussing the surgery. It is kept discreet and private. During the personal consultation, the patient is asked about their specific issues to be addressed and their expectations or own personal desires from the surgery. The doctor also makes use of this time for a complete physical evaluation of the genital area and assessment of the overall physical health of the individual. Some points may be taken into account as the size and structure of labia and the symptoms being experienced. A discussion will be held regarding the various methods available to correct the labia, the steps of the procedure, and its associated benefits or risks.

    If the surgeon finds a woman to be a good candidate for the surgery, then the decision to take up the surgery or not is left to the candidate. The patient also has the choice of a “cooling off” period wherein she can discuss with the surgeon her potential surgery without any limitation in the number of appointments.

    The best course of action that satisfies the needs of the patient is then recommended by the doctor along with a detailed breakdown of the entire treatment and associated costs. Moreover, the doctor might take photographs of the patient's genitals before surgery, if the patient allows, for comparison with after-surgery photos for medical records.
    Note: For a successful labia surgery, the candidate needs to find a reputable plastic surgeon who holds knowledge and expertise in dealing with any abnormalities in labia anatomy.

  2. Preparation for labiaplasty surgery
    Before the labiaplasty is conducted, Dr. Chatali ensures that the patient is well-prepared for the operation so that the procedure is smooth and complications are minimized as much as possible. This can be checked by looking at whether the candidate has followed the complete set of guidelines given by the doctor before the surgery. The pre-operative care instructions include:

  • Stop the intake of certain medications like blood thinners or N-S-A-I-Ds as they may result in bleeding complications due to the impaired body’s natural clotting process.
  • Discontinue smoking cigarettes for at least 6 weeks leading to the day of surgery as it can result in a wound breakdown and an implant infection that ultimately may need to be removed.
  • Arrange for some help during the recovery period at home as well as find someone to drive home after the discharge from the hospital.
  • On the day of surgery, plan to wear comfortable clothing and arrive an hour before the agreed timing of the surgery.
  • Avoid overfilling of the stomach and bladder at least 6-8 hours before surgery by not consuming any heavy food or drink. However, small sips of water are allowed up to 2 hours before admission into the operation theatre.
  1. During labiaplasty surgery
    Labiaplasty is a day care procedure that usually gets completed within 60-90 minutes but when combined with vaginoplasty or vaginal rejuvenation in Mumbai it can end in approximately 2.5 hours. Before the surgery begins, local or general anesthesia is given to the patient so that the entire procedure feels comfortable. The type of anesthesia can vary depending upon the case. During this time, the patient’s vitals are checked. Then the surgeon makes final markings of the area to be treated after determining the incision pattern that suits the patient to be used as guideline during the surgery.

    There are two main types of incision techniques involved in labiaplasty surgery:
    Trim Labiaplasty
    This method is apt for females whose labia minora is slightly larger than labia majora. In this technique, the extended edges of the labia minora are trimmed to create a proportional vulva. The surplus skin is excised from the labia and the edges are stitched. It benefits women who possess dark labial edges and wish to get rid of the darkened skin to achieve normal pink-colored, vibrant labia minora.

    ii) Wedge Labiaplasty
    As the name suggests; this technique involves the removal of a wedge-shaped piece of tissue from the labia similar to how a garment is tailored. In this procedure, the edges of the labia are not at all touched, thereby giving a natural organic appearance of labia. After the wedge resection, the wounds are closed by fine absorbable sutures.

Following the procedure, the patient is sent to the recovery room for a few hours depending upon the scale of the surgery. As soon after the completion of an initial recovery period, the patient is allowed to go home.

  1. After the labiaplasty surgery
    Soon after the labiaplasty surgery, it is normal to expect mild pain in the surgical site accompanied by slight bruising and swelling. These symptoms usually resolve after a few days. Some painkillers can reduce the pain while swelling or any other discomfort like itching or irritation that may occur at the time of healing can be relieved by using ice packs, cooling sprays, or topical moisturizers. After the surgery, the final results may take a few months to be noticed. Most patients resume their work and light routine activities after about 2 to 5 days.

    It is important that the patient must also follow the aftercare guidelines to achieve the best outcomes. This includes:

  • Wear garments including underwear that are loose and do not irritate the skin after the surgery until the treatment site heals.
  • Use running warm water after urination to ease discomfort.
  • Avoid using tampons until the doctor finds them safe.
  • Go for sexual abstinence for about six weeks after the surgery.
  • Do not go to swimming pools or hot baths until the doctor allows.
  • Avoid any physical activity that can worsen the incision site such as pulling of legs, scratching, and prolonged sitting.
  • Take complete rest for a few days until the swelling and pain subside.
  • Avoid strenuous exercises for a few weeks.

Take an appointment with the surgeon after a week of surgery to review the incision sites properly and to discuss the progression and ongoing treatment for supporting the scarring and healing process. An appointment with the surgeon can be taken after 6-8 weeks of the surgery to have a final check-up.

What are the benefits of undergoing labiaplasty surgery?

  • It can help improve the overall quality of life of a woman. Women can again feel beautiful inside out, enjoy everyday activities, and wear anything that pleases them.
  • It restores the confidence and comfort of the individual having problematic labia.
  • It is a safe and effective surgery with high satisfaction rates and fewer complications.
  • It majorly improves the sex life of the woman by eliminating painful intercourse.
  • It enhances the self-esteem of the woman.
  • The surgical removal of redundant labial tissue can help provide a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing appearance to both labia minora and labia majora.
  • It is a swift, minimally-invasive surgical solution that can solve the labia issues in a matter of a few hours.
  • The patient can immediately return home after the surgery.
  • There is minimal discomfort associated with the operation and the patient does not have to endure the discomfort of removal of stitches after the surgery.

What are the risks associated with labiaplasty surgery?

Every surgery is associated with some risks. Labiaplasty involves minimal or rarely-occurring risks or complications after the surgery if performed by an expert surgeon. After a labia reduction, some patients might experience:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Tissue scarring
  • Less genital sensitivity
  • Other than that, there is a surgical risk or complication like an allergic reaction to anesthesia provided and a blood clot formation in a vein.

How to choose the best labiaplasty surgeon in Mumbai?

It is important to find a reputable surgeon who is qualified and experienced in performing labiaplasty surgery. Best surgeons are those who can explain the procedure details well including the different techniques involved in labia surgery and give the best unbiased advice to the patient based on their needs. The surgeon must be honest with the patient about the possible outcomes of the surgery, any potential risks, and complications, and be a helping hand for the patients to meet and manage their expectations. The patient can check for testimonials from previous patients who have undergone the same surgery by the surgeon. A good labiaplasty surgeon always keeps the patient’s physical and mental well-being as their top priority.

Is labia reduction possible without surgery?

Yes, other alternatives include non-surgical radiofrequency technology. However, the results are temporary and vary among different patients. Even some creams, exercises, and home remedies claim to reduce the labia size but they are scientifically proven to be ineffective and are a waste of money and time. If the patient is looking for a permanent, guaranteed way of reducing labia size then surgery is the best and only approach available.

To know about labiaplasty surgery cost in Mumbai, Juhu, please feel free to consult Dr. Chaitali Mahajan Trivedi, the best Cosmetic Gynaecologist In Mumbai.

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