The female genitals are protected by two skin folds called labia majora and two mucous folds called labia minora. Usually, the labia minora are concealed by the labia majora. Some women have hypertrophy labia minora. This can cause discomfort during sex or when wearing tight pants. The appearance is often considered unsightly by people with this anomaly. The purpose of this intervention by your Cosmetic surgeon in Marseille is to restore a harmonious appearance of the genitals with the labia minora flush with the labia majora.
The intervention consists in resecting the excess mucous membrane of the labia minora beyond the labia majora (Figure 1). Sutures are made at the free edge with absorbable stitches. The anesthesia used is usually local combined with intravenous sedation. The operation is most of the time performed on an outpatient basis, with a discharge the same day.
The initial consultation
The initial consultation is an opportunity to examine the hypertrophy, discuss the gene caused and explain the expected results to you. It makes it possible to search for antecedents that may require rules of caution like Genital Herpes.
Any surgery, even minor, carries risks. These complications are extremely rare and usually minor in this situation. The risk of a reaction to anesthesia cannot be eliminated. The complication sometimes found is infection or hematoma.
The nymphoplasty causes scarring. The evolution of these scars is unpredictable and can be exceptionally unfavorable with the occurrence of hypertrophic or retractile scars. These scarring complications can cause discomfort and require further surgery.
It is imperative to stop smoking at least one month before the surgery, tobacco being a factor in delaying healing. The intake of aspirin is prohibited 10 days before the operation. It is necessary to wash with a gynecological antiseptic soap before surgery.
On the day of the operation, sufficient time should be allowed to arrive on time, without undue stress. It is important to plan a person who can take you home after hospitalization.
The postoperative effects are generally not very painful. Edema can appear and usually takes 3 to 5 days to resolve. Sexual abstinence is imperative for 3 weeks. The result stabilizes around the 4th month. It is on this date that we can assess the final result.
This text provides basic information on the principles and procedure of reduction surgery for the labia minora. A good understanding of the process and the expected result is essential before considering this intervention by your Cosmetic surgeon in Marseille. It should be emphasized that the goal of this surgery is to bring improvement and not to achieve perfection. If your wishes are realistic, you will be satisfied with the result.