Common Myths About Labiaplasty

Common Myths About Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty is the most frequently performed procedure and refers to the surgical ‘tidying-up’ or shortening of the labia- the ‘lips’ located at the opening of vagina. There a few myths floating around about this procedure, so here will address those myths and explain the truth.

Labiaplasty is purely a cosmetic procedure
While many women who choose to undergo labiaplasty do so for aesthetic purposes, there are also functional motivations for the procedure. Some women find that an unreasonably long labia can result in pain or discomfort while participating in certain physical activities, including sex and some sport or exercise. Labiaplasty is a procedure that can both alleviate discomfort and improve a woman’s self-confidence.

Labiaplasty requires a long recovery
It is widely believed that labiaplasty takes an extensive amount time to heal and this is incorrect. Any mild pain or discomfort following the procedure should subside within a few days and you can expect to be entirely healed in roughly 6 weeks. During the 4- 6 week recovery period it is important abstain from vigorous exercise to allow the area to heal promptly and completely. You should be able to resume sexual activity after 6-8 weeks. Dr Nasser uses completely absorbable sutures therefore there is no need for them to be removed. Most women are able to comfortably return to work within two to four days following their labiaplasty surgery.

Labiaplasty can reduce sexual stimulation
A common concern patients have about labiaplasty is that they will experienced decreased feeling and sexual stimulation following the procedure. You can be confident that labiaplasty will not diminish sexual experience as the labia is not involved in sexual stimulation, the nerve endings responsible for this sensation are located elsewhere. In some cases women have even reported experiencing an improvement in sexual stimulation after undergoing labiaplasty.

Labiaplasty is a particularly painful surgery
Many patients fear that since labiaplasty deals with a particularly sensitive part of the body that the procedure is extremely painful, and this is not the case. All surgery is bound to involve some discomfort following the procedure, and throughout recovery, labiaplasty is no exception. However the pain associated with labiaplasty and the discomfort during recovery time is typically minimal and should diminish within a couple of days following surgery.

Contact us today to discuss your labiaplasty options with Dr Alia Nasser- call 02 9363 2224 or email

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