Usually, the swelling after the surgery (labiaplasty) is at its peak in the first week.
some cases, not only do the structural contours of the vagina get disfigured, but it can also lead to excessive pain during physical exercise or sexual activity. The tissues get stretched and can lead to a marked decrease in sexual gratification. But with the advancements in the medical field, this can also be corrected by genital rejuvenation surgery.
Genital rejuvenation comprises vulvaplasty/ labiaplasty and vaginoplasty. Vulvaplasty is reshaping of the vulva or labia, the outer and inner lips of the vagina. This usually indicates the reduction of labia minora, augmentation of labia majora, or clitoral hood remodeling. While some women require one of these specifications, there are some who require a combination of all.
There is a difference between vulvaplasty and vaginoplasty. After repeated childbirth or due to age, the vaginal wall sometimes tends to lose its usual tightness. In some cases, it becomes too lax. Thus, vaginoplasty is a process that involves the vaginal tightening procedure which, in turn, solves the problem and thereby increases sexual gratification.
There are cases like congenital labia minora hypertrophy which needs labiaplasty. This procedure was performed on an 18-year-old female who had an excessively large labia minora. Due to this, she was unable to wear tight slacks/ clothes as it was visible through her clothes.
The cost factor of these procedures vary from ₹ 40,000 - ₹ 1,10,000; depending upon the exact requirement.
POST SURGERY CARE
After surgery, one should wear a sanitary pad with a small amount of anti-bacterial ointment on it. The sutures used are all absorbable, so one need not worry about their removal. Usually, the swelling after the surgery (labiaplasty) is at its peak in the first week. Approximately 80% of the final recovery from the surgery takes place after a month and tentatively 90% of it after 1.5 months. One may also use ice packs for comfort purposes.
These types of surgeries do not involve complete bed rest either. Depending on the nature of the work, some women return to work within one to two days. A woman can resume her normal sexual life after approximately six weeks. But do remember that it’s very important to visit a qualified doctor.