What is female intimate surgery?
Female intimate surgery is the operation of the female external genitalia, usually the labia minora.
Also known as nymphoplasty, different techniques can be used to reduce the labia minora when they are larger than usual or if they have an abnormal shape (hanging or asymmetrical) that even cause discomfort during sexual intercourse.
Currently, many techniques of female intimate surgery have advanced and are performed with minimally invasive techniques, which allow the use of local or regional anesthesia, in addition to a simpler and shorter postoperative period.
Why is female intimate surgery performed?
At first it seemed that female intimate surgery was limited to pathologies of urinary incontinence and those whose lax tissues had deteriorated after several repeated childbirths. However, nowadays many women undergo this treatment for aesthetic reasons or also to have pleasurable sexual relations again.
What does female intimate surgery consist of?
There are different intimate surgery techniques: many women seek to modify the appearance of the labia, while others prefer to recover tissue elasticity, enlarge the G-spot or change the size of the clitoris, for example.
One of the most requested techniques is labiaplasty, to modify the labia majora or labia minora of the vagina.
Preparation for female intimate surgery
As with all surgeries, the patient must undergo a preliminary examination to verify that her state of health is optimal to undergo an operation. Even so, the requirements prior to female intimate surgery may vary depending on the technique used.
Care after female intimate surgery
The postoperative period and recovery also depends in each case on the techniques performed. Currently, many female intimate surgery operations are performed with minimally invasive techniques and do not require hospitalization. In addition, it is very common to use resorbable stitches.
After the operation, in most cases it is recommended to take care of the hygiene of the intimate area especially to avoid infections and not to use tight clothing.