Welcome to Dr. Nazmi Baycin’s labiaplasty (vaginal lip reduction) page. As a plastic surgeon in Dubai, UAE, here I will share my professional knowledge and personal experience about external female genitalia and labiaplasty surgery. You will find out general information, surgical techniques, recovery period, tips to avoid unwanted results, risks and complication of the procedure and more… You will also have an idea regarding the labiaplasty surgery prices in Dubai.
One of the most common procedures intended to genital aesthetics for women is vaginal lip reduction surgery (labia minora, labium minus). It also known as labiaplasty surgery which is a part of vaginal rejuvenation.
The labia minora locate between the outer lips (labia majora) on the mons pubis area. Its origin as a skin protuberance above the clitoris divides into left and right sides like a wing. Lower part extends towards posterior the vaginal opening.
The body of the vaginal inner lips with the averagely 4-6 cm in length, 1-2 cm in width. They widen from front to back, taper towards the posterior the opening.
The shapes and sizes of the vaginal inner lips are quite variable depending on the genetic characteristics, race, and age. In terms of aesthetic standpoint, it is normal that the inner lips to exceed slightly out from the outer lips.
In genital plastic surgery field, reconstructive surgery of the labia minora also restores labia minora formation like labiaplasty surgery.
If you plan to have labiaplasty surgery in Dubai, here, you will find out all the information you need.
Characteristics and motivation of women seeking labiaplasty show diversity. According to American Society of Plastic Surgeons:
Pendulous, large or asymmetrical formation of the labia minora, namely labia hypertrophy are the most common problems. Those problems disorders the aesthetic appearance which necessitate labiaplasty surgery.
In most women, the color of the vaginal inner lips darkens near the edges. Color darkening becomes more noticeable as the excess of the skin on the lips increases. Both saggy lips and color darkening cause an unpleasant appearance of genital organ.
Though it is not a medically serious problem the excess skin of the vaginal inner lips to exceed the outer lips. Nevertheless it disorders the appearance of the genital organs and pushes the woman to seek a remedy.
The problem that may occur congenitally or concomitant of the aging process especially affects sexual life negatively.
Aesthetic concerns constitute the majority of the patients (more than 90%) who visit me with the request of labiaplasty.
Labia hypertrophy influences women’s mental health as well.
Women who are not pleasant with the appearance of their genital organ complaints various issues. No women want to loss their self-esteem. So they avoid to show naked up to their partner prefer to have sexual intercourse generally in a dark environment. Because they feel embarrassed against their partners. Usually they pay intensive efforts to hide their genital area during sexual intercourse. Labiaplasty surgery also improves the woman’s psychological status.
On the other hand, redundant skin of the vaginal lip may cause the woman to feel pain. Because lips trap in the vagina during sexual intercourse.
The skin folds of the lips cause bad smell due to the accumulation of the secretions. Sweating may also lead to bacterial and fungal infections. Labiaplasty surgery prevents such health problems as providing a more hygienic environment.
Furthermore, women feel deprived of wearing leggings, bikinis and some underwear which they wish.
Gathering of all those complaints causes women to lose self-confidence over time. Psychological depression, the estrangement of sexual intercourse, even failure to achieve orgasm show up. Reduced vaginal lips after labiaplasty surgery also improves sexual life.
Clean medical history, well medical conditions without systemic diseases such as heart disease are essential for a labiaplasty surgery.
Vaginal lip reduction is useful for any woman with labia hypertrophy who has completed genital organ development.
Labiaplasty surgery is not related to whether you have given a birth or not.
You may have labiaplasty regardless of whether you have experienced sexual intercourse before or not. Since the hymen locates at the entrance of the vagina, the procedure does not damage hymen. In other words, surgery is possible for females also who have not sexual experience before.
Vaginal lip reduction does not make an obstacle upon pregnancy, normal delivery, sexual intercourse and climax. Any woman who underwent labioplasty surgery in the past may conceive in the future.
My objective is to make you happy as achieving a more beautiful and appealing genital organ form without a surgical mark. So, removal of redundant skin will improve your body image and restore your self-confidence.
Some patients seek a solution as they experienced a failed labiaplasty surgery before. Asymmetric labia design, over-correction or under-correction are the most common complaint of the patients consulting me. Sometimes, their corrective surgery challenges even more than to do the primary labiaplasty surgery. Therefore your first surgery is crucial. The goal is to achieve the best outcome in a single shot.
There are three anesthesia options for you. Labiaplasty surgery requires at least local anesthesia. Deep sedation or general anesthesia is also an option if you wish to feel more comfortable psychologically.
Patient safety and comfort are a priority. Therefore, you may choose the anesthesia type, which one you feel safer and more comfortable for you.
There are some common labiaplasty surgery methods used for cosmetic surgery of the labia minora and labia majora.
Before starting the surgery, I will mark the trimming line on both lips to secure absolute symmetry. So, there will be no risk of asymmetric lips… The shape and size of both lips will be equal.
During the labiaplasty surgery, I cut off and remove the excess part of the vaginal inner lips. Then I restore the remaining part almost the same level as the outer lips.
I always avoid to amputate the vaginal lip totally. Because vaginal lips are substantial functionally. They act as a barrier and protect the inner side of the vagina.
Apart from this, I can also design the labiaplasty as preserving the lip edge for patients who do not want edge integrity of the lips to be disrupted (Wedge technique).
However, most of the women complain of discoloration on the marginal part of the labia. In such cases, I would prefer the marginal trimming method rather than the wedge technique.
By the way, vaginal lips may look asymmetric. If so, I correct the asymmetry during the labiaplasty surgery as well. I can also design with various modifications according to present deformity to achieve desired appearance.
Marginal skin removal, which you can see in the first picture is my favorite labiaplasty technique. I performed this method and its modifications in more than 90% of my patients so far.
This labiaplasty technique is the one that provides the most satisfying outcome for both the surgeon and the patient. Apart from satisfaction, wound healing problems such as suture dehiscence do not occur in this technique.
Sometimes excess skin covering the clitoris which causes to look protruding may occur. The skin covering the clitoris and its upward extension may look like an extra vaginal lip between the outer lips. In such cases, unlike the other surgeons, I customize the labiaplasty design to correct it which requires special experience.
Clitoris is utmost sensitive structure. The hood overlying the clitoris prevents it to contact outside. Over-resection of the hood leads it to expose, therefore continuous sexual arousal. So that, during the labiaplasty surgery, I take care to preserve the hood part when removing the surrounding redundant skin.
This design which I developed by myself is not a standard labiaplasty design. If necessary, I remove the redundant skin of both labia minora and clitoral hood together but leaving the part covering the clitoris intact. Thus I can achieve the natural view of the genital organ which should be.
In extreme cases which are rarely seen, I can also create customized labiaplasty designs as regarding how the disfigurement is.
Labiaplasty surgery takes about 40 minutes. You will be able to leave the hospital on the same day.
Labiaplasty is not a painful procedure. Thanks to long-lasting local anesthetic I will use during the procedure, you will not feel any pain on the first day when the actual pain is mostly felt. The next day when the local anesthetic effect ends, you will feel mild pain. Pain medication that you may need 1-2 days will alleviate your pain.
Once you leave the hospital, you can resume your usual life during the recovery period.
The tissue on the surgical area will swell following the labiaplasty surgery. Concurrent bruising will also appear. Both swelling and bruising are all being expected consequences after labiaplasty likewise the other all surgical procedures. Swelling and bruising disappear in 1 week.
Since I always stitch the skin with absorbable and hidden sutures, you will not feel stitch removal stress.
The surgical wound does not need special care after labiaplasty surgery. All you should do is to pay attention to keep the wound clean.
You will be able to have sexual intercourse 3-4 weeks after surgery which is necessary to be wound pain-free.
Labiaplasty surgery does not require special wound care. Only you need to pay attention is to clean the wound after every urination following 5-6 days.
You may even take a shower on the next day and wash your genital organ with baby shampoo.
You may see little blood oozing coming from the wound in the first days. No worries, it is normal after labiaplasty procedure. Blood oozing stops in 1-2 days. Just use a pad just like you use during your period.
You may feel slight burning when the urine contact with fresh surgical wound during urination. However, as the wound heals, you will feel no burning after 1-2 days.
UAE rules do not allow to share labiaplasty surgery before and after pictures. However if you visit me for consultation, I would show you plenty of before and after pictures.
The complication rate of the labiaplasty surgery is the compilation of medical literature data. The rate may vary depending on the surgeon’s experience.
According to the medical literature, infection, bleeding, wound dehiscence, asymmetries are the risk and complications of the labiaplasty procedure. That does not mean you will experience all those complications.
Infection and bleeding are avoidable risks by thorough surgical technique and antibiotic medication. Resulting asymmetric lips and wound dehiscence are related to the surgeon’s experience. Overall complications occur in less than 4% of labiaplasty cases according to literature data.
In my career, I have not witnessed such complications in more than 1000 cases. After the wound healed completely, there will be no visible surgical mark. Even any other doctor cannot notice that you had a labiaplasty surgery before.
When carried out thoroughly, the outcomes of the labiaplasty surgery are quite satisfying and pleasing. As a plastic surgeon, in terms of patient experience, this is one of my favorite procedures among all plastic surgery procedures.
The labiaplasty surgery brings happiness on your sexual life by restoring self-confidence. Beautiful appearance to the genital organ and improvement of psychological condition are all the bonus of the labiaplasty.
IMPORTANT ! Before getting the appointment, check your medical conditions yourself.
How much does labiaplasty surgery cost in Dubai?
Labiaplasty costs in Dubai vary from clinic to clinic as well as surgeon’s evaluation. Anesthesia type is also another factor which influences the cost. In my practice, labiaplasty surgery price: 10.000 AED ($2.750).
The price includes surgeon fee, hospitalization expenses, medicines and consumables used in the surgery. Deep sedation or general anesthesia options are subject to extra payment.
Get ready to look and feel best with labiaplasty… You deserve…