What are options to enhance my deflated and wrinkly labia majora? (photo)
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Deflated labia majora
Labiaplasty can help address loose skin
Labial fillers for the labia minora and majora
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What are options to enhance my deflated and wrinkly labia majora?
I hope oped that this helps and good luck,
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Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery
Now for recovery, because the labia tissue is so robust with blood supply it has an amazing ability to heal relatively quickly. Most patients are sore for 4-5 days before things start to get a lot better from there. Some patients can resume work before this time depending upon their occupation. No exercise for two weeks, no baths/jacuzzi or swimming for 3 weeks, and no sexual activity for typically 4 weeks. My patients are given an oral pain medication such as Vicodin but icing the area for the first 48 hours and applying some custom made take-home topical local anesthetic cream seems to work the best.
Labia Majora rejuvenation
Some things can be fixed....
The problem with the labia major in loss of the natural fatty tissue that is typical with the youthful body. Although skin can be trimmed when needed, the real solution is add back the volume. This can be done with fat grafting, which is a technique that allowed taking fat (with small needles) from one part of the body (usually the tummy) and transferring it (with even smaller needles) to area where we need it (typical areas are breast and face, but this has been done by plastic surgeons for the labia major also).
There are no good solutions at this time to the color problem however, so I would not want to see someone in your shoes waste their hard-earned dollars on treatments that won't work. I think it's just as important to tell patients what's likely to work, as it is to tell them what is NOT likely to work.
Just be sure to see a surgeon who's not only experienced with labiaplasty work, but also with fat grafting. Also beware that the most common problem with fat grafting is that not all the transferred fat "takes," so it sometimes has to be repeated until enough volume takes for a good result that will make the patient happy.
Reza Momeni, MD