As more and more women look into the possibility of an Arizona labiaplasty, many questions arise. Today we’re answering many of these questions to help you feel more at ease when making your decision.
Is labiaplasty right for you?
Not every woman is a good candidate for labiaplasty. As with any surgery, being in good health is crucial, as is not smoking because this can affect recovery. But if the shape or size of your labia interferes in your daily activities or affects your self-confidence, you may be an ideal candidate for labiaplasty.
What should you expect at your consultation?
During an initial consultation, your surgeon will perform a thorough exam to determine if labiaplasty is right for you. Let him know how your current labia makeup impacts your daily life and what you expect from surgery. This is the perfect time to ask any questions you may have about the procedure.
How should you prepare for labiaplasty?
Once you determine that an Arizona labiaplasty is right for you, you need to begin planning for the procedure and your recovery. In the period leading up to the procedure, eat healthy, drink water and get plenty of sleep. Establishing healthy habits before your surgery can help support a quicker recovery.
Plan on taking at least a week off from work. The first few days following the procedure should be devoted to rest, so talk with friends and family about helping out, especially if you have young children. Shop for groceries, prescriptions and any items you may need during recovery before you have the procedure.
What should you expect during the procedure?
An Arizona labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure, so you should be able to return home the same day. How long your procedure lasts will depend on your specific treatment plan.
There are two main forms of labiaplasty:
- A labia majora reduction reduces the shape and size of the outer lips of your vagina;
- A labia minora reduction reduces the shape and size of the inner lips.
What should you expect during your recovery?
Following the procedure, your surgeon may prescribe medications to help manage pain and discomfort and provide post-surgical instructions regarding how to care for the incision.
Recovery varies from patient to patient, but most women are able to return to their normal routine within a week or two. You will need to abstain from sexual intercourse for at least six weeks following your procedure.
When will you see results?
Of course, every woman heals differently, and your body will need time to recover from the procedure. Most women begin to see their results over the weeks and months following the procedure, as scars diminish and swelling decreases.
If you think an Arizona labiaplasty is right for you and you’re ready to meet with a board-certified surgeon for a consultation, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.