Would you like to know more about a labia correction? The cosmetic gynaecologist will gladly take the time for you. You can explain what the problem is and why you would like to have a labia correction done and what you expect from the procedure. Naturally, you are free to ask any questions. Together you will decide how much tissue should be removed. Please note that you must be at least 18 years of age to have this procedure done – this is the law.
It is essential that you take care of your wounds well after having had a labia correction done. This will allow the wounds to heal nicely and will give optimal results.
Once the procedure has been done, there will be some swelling around the labia. Immediately after the procedure, it is important to – cool the area every 10 minutes and continue to do so regularly for two or three days. Even when cooled the labia can remain swollen for quite some time. As mentioned before, it can take anywhere from six to ten weeks before the swelling has completely disappeared. However, by cooling, you make sure that the swelling will be less.
It is also possible that the skin will remain numb for quite some time. These side-effects are usually temporary. The scar can initially feel hard after the labia correction. However, for a few months, while the wound is healing, the skin will become less firm, and the scars will become softer.
When you can go back to work or resume your activities will depend on the situation. Discuss this with the cosmetic gynaecologist.
We advise you to refrain from having sexual contact and from doing any sports until six weeks after having had the procedure done. Also, it is not advisable to do any heavy physical labour or lift any heavy objects. The wound should receive as little pressure as possible.
The wound will not be dressed after the labia correction has been completed. Therefore, we do recommend that you use a sanitary towel. This will absorb any possible blood loss.