Labiaplasty is a form of surgery that involves reducing the size of the flaps of skins that are found on either side of your lady parts. The reasons behind having this surgery are mostly cosmetic, with some women being uncomfortable with their size, or some hating the way they look. If you are considering having it done, you should be aware that it is perfectly normal for most women to have these extra folds of skin. It is nothing to be ashamed of.
In terms of costs, it costs more than most cosmetic procedures. This is because of the amount of risks that are involved with the procedure. Before booking an appointment with any surgeon, it is important that you go over the risks with your doctor because he/she may be in a better position to inform you on whether or not undergoing the surgery will be the best decision for you. If there is nothing wrong, you may want to consider talking to a counselor before you commit yourself to surgery.
Depending on the size of your lady parts, and whether there are other complications involved, the cost of having surgery done varies from patient to patient. On average, it can cost anywhere between $2000 and $9000. There may be other costs such as follow up appointments or initial consultations that may not be included in the figure quoted. Always ask for information on any additional costs you may incur before committing to the surgery. The NHS may cover some of your costs only if they feel that your lady parts are abnormal or pose a threat to your health. Other than that, you would be responsible for funding the surgery.
Choosing a Clinic
With the number of cosmetic surgery clinics, it can seem almost next to impossible to find the one that would suit your needs. You could narrow it down by looking at certain factors. One of them is the kind of qualifications they have. If possible, ask whether they are a part of a recognized association such as the Australian Society of Plastic surgeons. They have to be certified to be legally allowed to practice. You also need to ask concerning the number of successful surgeries they have conducted over the course of three years. This will help you gauge whether they have the right skills to perform the surgery on you.
During the Procedure
The surgery involves reshaping or shortening of your lady parts. Either general or local anesthetic may be administered. The whole surgery can be done in less than 2 hours. The unwanted parts will be shortened using either a scalpel or a laser.
You will require several weeks or a couple of months to recover fully. You may need to take some time off work. During this healing process, you are required to keep the area clean to prevent infection. Avoid wearing tight clothes that may constrict movement and prevent air flow. Avoid any intimacy with your partner for a couple of weeks.
Dr. Kourosh Tavakoli is a plastic surgeon with many years' worth of experience in his field. He combines modern technology, his expert skills and his clients' desires to give results that they are proud of.