Labiaplasty Surgery: Risks and Possible Complications
Labiaplasty is a highly effective aesthetic surgical procedure designed to enhance the appearance of the labia or vaginal lips. The procedure should be performed by an experienced plastic surgeon with a focus on sexual aesthetic surgeries and expertise in vaginal rejuvenation techniques. In some cases, it may be necessary to perform labiaplasty repair to correct any damage that may have been caused to the labia due to any reasons.
Patience & Attention to Detail
Dr. Paul McCluskey is a dedicated plastic surgeon providing state of the art sexual aesthetic procedures and other surgeries to patients in and around Atlanta, GA. During the initial consultation, Dr. McCluskey will carefully evaluate the patient’s health status, aesthetic goals, and other factors before recommending labiaplasty. His goal is to perform the procedure in the least invasive manner and yet achieve the highest patient satisfaction.
Study to Assess Labiaplasty Risks
Labiaplasty, which involves labia reduction, is typically a low risk procedure. A cosmetic surgeon experienced in vaginal rejuvenation procedure may perform this surgery using local anesthesia and IV sedation. Only in rare case, labiaplasty repair may involve general anesthesia. As long as the procedure is performed by an experienced surgeon, the incidence of major complications is nearly eliminated.
A study was conducted to review the results of 50 patients who had undergone surgical reduction of the labia minora. The study found that only two patients had separation of a part of the suture line on one side, and required revision surgery after healing. Local anesthesia was used for revision procedure, and the results were highly satisfying to the patients. One patient experienced bleeding in the tissue following labiaplasty, which required evacuation of the blood clot. The patient achieved safe and successful healing.
Revision surgery following labiaplasty may be needed only in exceptional situations when there is asymmetry of the labia. When the procedure is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, the incidence of such occurrences is negligible. Dr. McCluskey performs labiaplasty with outstanding results for his patients in Atlanta, GA or surrounding areas.
When the surgeon removes excess labia tissue, a number of dissolvable sutures will be placed to bring the tissue together. As the tissues are highly delicate, the suture line will rarely open up. However, when a partial separation of the suture line does occur, repair can be performed quickly after the surgery or following full healing. Patients should be aware that tissues in this area are delicate. Therefore, surgeons recommend patients to avoid intercourse for at least six to eight weeks following labiaplasty.
The delicate tissue of the labia minor also contains many blood vessels. Therefore, the plastic surgeon will take special care during the procedure to control small amounts of bleeding. In rare cases, hematoma formation may occur, when small amounts of post-operative bleeding takes place. In such cases, it is important to get in touch with the surgeon immediately to address the condition.
Due to the high success rate and low risks of labiaplasty, a growing number of women are opting for this surgery. Labiaplasty is no longer a “closet” procedure, and its acceptance and popularity is widening.
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