Top 10 questions and answers about labial reduction surgery
Professional answers from a cosmetic surgeon in Paris for the questions you have about labial reduction surgery
Labial reduction surgery, performed by a cosmetic surgeon in Paris involves the reshaping and reduction of the inner vaginal labia. A cosmetic surgeon in Paris specialist in genital surgery invites you to discover the rates, cost and photos for labial reduction surgery. The cosmetic surgeon corrects hypertrophy of the inner labia.
1) What is labial reduction surgery?
Labial reduction surgery involves the reduction and reshaping of inner labia for a natural appearance. When overly protruding, these can lead to self-consciousness during sex or with dressing. This is intimate reparative surgery of female genitalia.
2) What does labial reduction surgery consist of?
This surgery involves the removal of the overly protruding part in a manner adapted to each case.
3) What are the techniques used in labial reduction surgery?
There are two techniques used in labial reduction surgery. The first is longitudinal removal of excess tissue form the edges of the inner labia. The other involves the snipping off of a V shaped wedge of excess tissue. The choice of which one to use will depend on the form of labial hypertrophy present.
4) Is labial reduction surgery painful?
After labial reduction surgery mild discomfort is generally experienced. Appropriate pain medication will be prescribed. The operation takes place under general anaesthesia so you will not feel anything during the surgery.
5) What is the length of the stay at the clinic?
The surgery is ambulatory (same day).
6) How long does labial reduction surgery take?
The surgery takes about 45 minutes on average.
7) Are many women self-conscious about their inner labia? What are the benefits of labial reduction surgery?
Overly protruding inner labia is a frequent complaint but most women find it difficult to talk about it as is the case with most intimate problems. It is of utmost importance to choose a cosmetic surgeon with whom the patient feels comfortable enough to speak plainly and specifically about her intimate problem. The patient should not be ashamed to open up to the surgeon whose role is to listen and advice each patient on what is best for her case. In certain cases there is no real labial hypertrophy while in other cases labial hypertrophy does exist but the patient is not aware that a surgical correction of the problem is possible.
8) What are the risks inherent to labial reduction surgery?
Performed by a certified plastic surgeon qualified in plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery or by a surgeon certified to perform intimate surgery, labial reduction surgery is commonly practiced and is considered a sure operation. Like in all surgery complications are possible but rare. These are listed in the information flyer of the French Society for Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery. If properly managed, complications leave little or no trace. Post operation monitoring is therefore indispensable. Dr Louafi takes care of the post-operative monitoring of his patients.
Specific risks will be detailed and explained during the consultation.
9) How long after labial reduction surgery can one have sexual intercourse?
You are advised to avoid sexual intercourse for at least a month after surgery to allow for complete healing of the tissue.
10) How much does labial reduction surgery cost? Does the social security cover the procedure?
The rates for labial reduction surgery vary depending on the how much needs to be done, mode of anaesthesia and its charges, the clinical charges, the length of the stay in the clinic, the qualifications of the surgeon, the charges of the surgeon and the anaesthetist among others. Very high quotes on the one hand do not necessarily guarantee the best results and suspiciously low quotes on the other hand should incite caution. It is of utmost importance to always verify the qualifications and competences of the plastic surgeon, his titles, his cv, his certification by the board, his ability to practice, what post operation care is included in his quote (who by, where, for how long…). Plastic surgery is strictly regulated in France. It is therefore very easy to get information about a surgeon before undertaking this important surgery.
Labial reduction surgery is reparative surgery and is partially covered by the social security. In this case the clinical charges will be fully paid by the social security. You will be left with the complementary surgeon and anaesthetist’s fees, which may be fully paid by your mutuelle depending on your contract with them. In the case of partial cover by the social security, the cost of surgical fees vary (from 1700euros) and may be fully paid by your mutuelle depending on the contract with them even if the surgery takes place in a private clinic. The personal detailed quote that you will get from the surgeon concerning your surgery is binding. Please find all the rates for cosmetic surgery with Dr Louafi on this website. (Estimated rates from…).