Labiaplasty Explained

Labiaplasty Explained

This looks like a cooking show. Quick, now grab your earbuds if you don't want anyone else to hear, because this is actually a video about labiaplasty. But, all you're going to see is cookie dough.

Let's go over the anatomy of the vulva. The labia majora are the hair-bearing outer lips. The labia minora are the inner lips covered with mucosal skin that are elongated in some women. The mons pubis is the fleshy mount over the pubic bone. This is the clitoris, and it's covered with a clitoral hood, which can sometimes have extra folds of protruding skin. This is the frenulum, bridging the labia minora to the clitoral hood. This is the urethra through which urine passes, and this is the opening of the vagina.

A labiaplasty can be done with a clitoral hood reduction if a patient is bothered by prominent folds of skin. In a clitoral hood reduction, the extra skin is removed from either side, leaving the central hood undisturbed. One of the most common types of labiaplasty is a linear or trim labiaplasty. The excess portion of the labia minora is removed, and the wound edges are stitched together, leaving a new contour. In a wedge or V-wedge labiaplasty, a pie shaped piece of tissue is removed. A trial is first done by pulling the skin in the desired direction. After the marks are made, the wedge is removed, and the wound edges are sewn together.

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Oh, just baking some cookies. Surgery can be done under local or general anesthesia. Plan on around four to five days of down time.