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The post-partum period is quite difficult for women, from all points of view. Hormonal changes occur, which might lead to drastic mood swings, a low level of self-esteem and paired with the physical changes, the issue is furthermore aggravated.  A delicate post-partum issue most women are more than embarrassed to admit is the modifications suffered in the vaginal area. In a discussion with a labiaplasty surgeon, we found out that most of the women undergoing this kind of surgeries are women, which past their pregnancies felt less and less satisfied with the way their labia minora looked. This is a normal deformation this area suffers in those cases, because a lot of stress is put on a rather delicate and sensitive body part. However, labiaplasty can correct those deformations, with little pain, and recovery time, and no sensory alterations. But below are some things you should know about the labial area and this type of surgery.

Not all women are the same

Even without childbirth, women’s labia might be increased. This might be caused hormonal changes, or it can be a normal thing for many women. The main idea is that all women are different and in terms of vaginal aesthetics, there is nothing “abnormal”. It’s only a preference and how the way your private area makes you feel. However, if you are abnormally ashamed by this area after giving birth, if it causes high levels of anxiety or low self-esteem, you might want to start searching for a Centre for Surgery and take action. Also, there are practical considerations for which you should consider such surgeries, because excess membrane could easily lead to repeated yeast infestations, UTIs and discomfort during and after intercourse.

A fairly simple intervention

Now that you decided that you need to get rid of that extra membrane giving birth to your bundle of joy caused, you must know that this intervention lasts approximately two hours, in which you will be under general anaesthetic. The surgery consists in removing that extra skin with diverse scalpels, special scissors and, ultimately sewing the edges. The aftercare you need to provide to this area is important, because otherwise there can appear bleeding, infections and puss. It is advisable to maintain a clean and dry area, and when urinating you might want to do it in the shower, preferably with warm mater running. And although this type of surgery does not guarantee an improved self-image, which only depends on the patient, nor does it increase the sensitivity of the area, most patients are very pleased with the results. Future patients must know that the natural colour won’t suffer any changes, and the area will remain just as sensitive as previously. An important thing to remember is having realistic expectations.

Here is a couple of information about post-partum labiaplasty. Make sure you research your options well and you fully understand this surgery’s implications. Also, make sure you visit a specialised clinic, with reputable surgeons and cosmetic gynaecologists.


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