Preparing for Labiaplasty Surgery
Dr. Hutchinson provides her patients with detailed instructions so that they are adequately prepared for surgery. She makes recommendations for each patient, including skin preparation of the area (as well as timing of depilation) and requirements for medical clearance and bloodwork prior to surgery.
It’s important before surgery to avoid smoking, maintain a healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition, and avoid taking medications that can increase the risk of complications.
Labiaplasty Surgical Details
Dr. Hutchinson performs labiaplasty in the privacy and safety of her AAAASF certified operating room on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Most often, labiaplasty surgery requires local anesthesia with intravenous sedation to maximize patient comfort. Although the technique used for labiaplasty depends on the patient’s individual body and needs, the procedure is generally performed by removing redundant tissues through incisions made on or around the labia. Many women choose to combine labiaplasty with other aesthetic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck, or as part of an overall mommy makeover.
Recovery and Results
Some degree of swelling is normal after surgery and bruising may occur as well.
Avoiding friction and prolonged pressure on the area will help prevent possible wound healing issues. More rigorous exercise and sexual activity may be resumed after several weeks once discomfort has subsided.
Every patient will have their own personal experience and recovery after labiaplasty. Some results are immediately noticeable but final results will depend on your body’s healing abilities and will be evident after several weeks. The results are long lasting.