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Labiaplastyin Manchester, UK

Labia Minora Reduction

Enhance your confidence

An inner labia that extends beyond the border of the outer labia can be a source of self-consciousness and even discomfort. Labiaplasty or labia reduction can help you achieve your ideal look and enhance your confidence and comfort. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Abel Mounir offers labiaplasty in Manchester.

Manchester Cosmetic Centre

An artistic eye

Dr. Abel Mounir is one of the top board-certified plastic surgeons in the northwest. His artistic eye and skillful approach to plastic surgery has successfully shaped his practice. Labia Minora Reduction or Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure designed to reduce the size of the inner labia. However, labiaplasty is also designed to reduce the size of the labia majora.

Effectively, the labia majora can appear atrophic or deflated with excess skin due to aging or weight loss, and reduction of the excess skin can significantly improve the look. Generally speaking, patients may feel unhappy with the state of their labia because it causes them irritation and self-consciousness, especially if their labia is visible when wearing extremely tight or scanty clothing. An over-projecting labia is a primary reason some women experience discomfort during sexual intercourse and may cause difficulties with hygiene leading to infection.

Finally, the size of the labia could also make women feel self-conscious when with a partner. During your initial consultation at the Manchester Cosmetic Centre, Dr. Mounir, labiaplasty specialist, will make sure you understand that there is a very wide range of labial types and sizes which are seen in normal and happy women, so saying how much of the labia should be reduced is itself a difficult task. There are widely accepted surgical guidelines for labia minora reduction. However, the objective always includes tucking the labia within the confines of the Labia Majora.

Manchester Labiaplasty model with brown hair

Facts About Labiaplasty

  • Multiple studies show that labia minora reduction often improves a woman’s satisfaction during sexual intercourse.
  • In 2019, over 10,000 women in America underwent labiaplasty.
  • The resulting scars after labiaplasty scars are usually very discreet.
  • Labiaplasty can help to improve self-confidence.
  • Labiaplasty can be performed with other procedures such as makeover surgery.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Labiaplasty?

We are pleased that you have chosen to visit our website to learn about Labiaplasty. If you are presenting one of the following symptoms, you may be a candidate for Labia Minora Reduction:

  • An over-projecting, uneven, or aesthetically unappealing labia.
  • Discomfort during sexual intercourse.
  • Discomfort during some physical activities.
  • Labia being visible when wearing tight clothing.
  • Discoloration of the labial skin.
  • Labia majora looks droopy due to loose skin.
  • Feel embarrassed during intimal situations.
  • You are healthy physically and mentally.
  • You understand the limits of the surgery, and you have realistic expectations.
Manchester Labiaplasty model wearing pink

The Consultation: Creating Your Plastic Surgery Plan

During your initial consultation in our Manchester Cosmetic Centre with Dr. Mounir, your past medical history will be assessed to see if you are fit and healthy to proceed with the surgery. Dr. Mounir will discuss with you very carefully your expectations and the limits of the labiaplasty. He will conduct a physical examination, so he can assess the size of your labia.

You will be given a mirror to hold in your hand so you can follow the examination steps and determine how much of your labia you would like to be reduced. Following the medical examination, Dr. Mounir will describe if other surgical solutions could be added with labiaplasty if needed. He will also answer all your questions and explain how to prepare yourself for the labia minora reduction.

How To Prepare For Your Labiaplasty

Dr. Mounir strives to achieve the best cosmetic results possible. After your medical examination and discussing your needs and your expectations, he will produce a surgical plan and aftercare for you. Your pre-op plan may include changes in your habits, so if you are a smoker, you will be asked to stop smoking at least six weeks before your surgery.

Dr. Mounir will ask you to stop certain medications that may cause thinning of the blood, such as aspirin or Voltaren, which can lead to bleeding after surgery. The day before the surgery, you need to stop eating and drinking at midnight on the day of your surgery, especially if you are going to have general anesthesia. Please shave your pubic hair before the surgery. After the surgery, Dr. Mounir will give you some medications to control the discomfort (although minimal). You will need to find someone adult to drive you home after your surgery.

Types of Anesthesia

Dr. Mounir uses EMULA cream before using a needle to inject the local anesthesia. Usually, you will feel some brief discomfort during the injection of the local anesthetic, but no pain is felt during the labiaplasty.

Oral medication such as valium can also be given to make you feel more comfortable. For more complex procedures, intravenous sedation is needed, so the patient would not experience any discomfort. Dr. Mounir works with only highly experienced NHS anesthesiologists.

Labiaplasty Surgery Techniques

The two most common labiaplasty techniques include the “trim” technique and the “wedge” technique. Dr. Mounir prefers the trim or “edge resection” technique in most instances.

Where Will The Surgery Be Performed?

The labiaplasty surgery is performed either at the first trust hospital in Preston or the Pall Mall Hospital in newton-le-willows.

Manchester Labiaplasty model in a bed

Edge Resection Technique:

This is the most popular technique because it is the easiest method for reducing the size of the labia minora.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Mounir will use a diagram to explain how the edge resection or trim technique is performed. The excess labial tissue is excised along the full edge of the labia minora. The disadvantage of this technique is that the pigmented edge of the labia is lost. Usually, the trim technique is indicated for patients with minimal labial over-projection.

Before and after Labiaplasty diagram

Wedge Excision Technique

During this procedure, Dr. Mounir will excise a wedge of the labia minora. One of the advantages of this technique is that you would keep the pigmented colour of the labial as well as the wrinkly effect of the labia. The scars are hidden in the labia crease, making them less visible. Options include removal of a central wedge of tissue, an anterior wedge, a posterior wedge, or sometimes the combination of the excision of the anterior and posterior wedge. All these methods maintain the pigmentation of the labial edge.

Labiaplasty wedge excision diagram
Manchester Labiaplasty model in black underwear

Treatment of Labia Majora:

Often labia major can be treated by reducing the excess skin. Most surgeons start by excising a crescent of the inner aspect of the labia majora so that the scar will be hidden in the fold at the junction between the two sets of labia, the majora and minora. If the patient is complaining about the fact that her labia majora is flat or empty, then Dr. Mounir will usually recommend using fat transfer involving the injection of 20 cc of fat tissue harvested from another part of the body.

Hoodectomy

Some women wish to include a hoodectomy or clitoral hood reduction in their labiaplasty procedure. A hood reduction removes excess tissue surrounding the clitoris, leaving it more exposed and producing a more attractive appearance.

The Recovery Process

After your labiaplasty, Dr. Mounir takes photos at the end of your operation to show you before and after. These photos can be taken only if you have signed the consent for Dr. Mounir to do so. You will notice stitches on both labia. These stitches are dissolvable. Dr. Mounir will also apply some antibiotic ointment on the incisions lines before covering them with a sterile dressing. You will need someone to accompany you home and stay with you for at least 24 hours. You should not take aspirin or Ibuprofen for another week. Please remove your dressing before using the toilet and make sure that you clean and dry the surgical site when you are done. Please replace the dressing with new sterile ones. Use a feminine liner to cover your dressing. Avoid tampons for two weeks. Sexual intercourse and self-stimulation should be avoided for six weeks. You will need five days off work. Please call Manchester Cosmetic Centre at 0800 228 9227.

Schedule Your Labiaplasty Consultation with Dr. Mounir

If you are interested in restoring your comfort and confidence with labiaplasty or hoodectomy by Dr. Abel Mounir, please contact Manchester Cosmetic Centre to schedule an appointment in Manchester, Liverpool, Birmingham, or virtually via Skype or Zoom.

Your uniqueness is beautiful. At Manchester Cosmetic Centre, our goal is to complement and highlight your unique beauty so that you can realize your ideal you.

If you would like to take the first step toward a truly exceptional experience and stunning results, please schedule your consultation with Dr. Abel Mounir today. We offer consultations in Manchester, Liverpool, and Birmingham.

61 King St, Manchester M2 4PD