Some women may feel unhappy with their labia especially if they are asymmetrical, long or slightly bulky, as it can have an impact on their daily life. Sometimes, women with large labias can experience pain during intercourse, or feel distress during activities or when wearing tight-fitting outfits e.g. tight pants or underwear or when riding a bike. Others may feel self conscious or wish to improve their sexual experiences. Some women are born with large labia, others might develop this with either childbirth or with age. The trend for more extreme pubic grooming (brazillians) leaves the labia more exposed – something which has also contributed to more women seeking reduction in their labia.
Mr Timms will discuss all aspects of surgery including the way the procedure is performed, expectations and photos of previous patients to compare before and after photos. Realistic expectations together with Mr Timms’ exceptional skill results in optimal results.
Post Op Care
Your Hospital Stay
- you will be prescribed analgesia by your anaesthetist during your stay in hospital. Regular analgesia is important during your admission and once you are home. Labiaplasty can be performed as a day procedure or you may spend 1 night in hospital.
- REST is very important after a labiaplasty. You will experience swelling and bruising in the area. We advise you to avoid sitting and standing for long periods of time, particularly in the first few days after the operation, to avoid excessive swelling. It is also advisable to avoid strenuous exercise and sexual intercourse for 6 weeks after a labiaplasty.
- you will see Mr Timms’ nurse in the rooms 7-10 days after your surgery where you will discuss pain relief and levels of activity during your recovery. Mr Timms’ nurse is available Mon-Fri for appointments and/or to discuss your concerns.