Nymphoplasty or labiaplasty is an intimate surgical procedure that involves reducing the size of the labia minora.
The most common indications
Overdeveloped labia minora (labial hypertrophy), making them larger or stick out more than the labia majora, can be a source of daily discomfort, physical discomfort or aesthetic embarrassment. Hypertrophy occurs when the size of the labia minora exceeds 4 cm. However, the concept discomfort or embarrassment is a personal one and labia minora that are less than 4 cm in length can also be bothersome.
Before the procedure
The preoperative assessment is carried out in accordance with medical protocol and our anaesthetist will see you at the latest 48 hours prior to your procedure.
DAY D – 30: It is strongly recommended to stop smoking.
DAY D – 10: Stop taking any medication containing aspirin.
Certain types of anaesthesia may require you to be fasting 6 hours prior to the procedure.
Average duration: between 45 minutes and 1 hour
The procedure involves removing the excess mucosa of the labia minora. The most commonly used technique is the triangular technique, which consists of removing the skin in the shape of a triangle in the lower half of the labia minora. This technique ensures that the natural folds and aesthetic look of the labia minora are preserved. There is no visible scarring as the incision is stitched in the junction between the labia majora and the labia minora. The longitudinal technique involves removing the excess mucosa all along the labia. This technique is easier but it gives a slightly less natural look. The surgeon will decide which technique to use on a case-by-case basis and depending on the patient’s wishes.
After the procedure
The postoperative effects are not very painful, but you may find it difficult to walk for a few days. We would advise you to wear a skirt rather than trousers at first. The sutures are resorbable and will dissolve within 10 to 15 days.
It is essential to be mindful of your intimate hygiene, especially any time you go to the bathroom. You may resume sexual intercourse 4 to 6 weeks after the procedure provided the wound has healed properly. The return to work depends on the type of professional activity, but can be considered between the second and seventh day after the procedure.
The result is instantly visible but the final look will be noticeable after three months, the time it takes for the oedema to disappear and the labia minora to regain their suppleness and fineness.