What Happens Before Labiaplasty Surgery?
Alcohol should be avoided for at least 24 hours before the surgery. Smokers must quit prior to surgery. Smoking and illicit drug use must be strictly avoided before the procedure. We take smoking very seriously as a high risk for any procedure, so you must be aware of the cancellation policy if you smoke. Smoking increases the risk of some serious complications during and after surgery. Ideally, you should stop smoking at least 8 weeks prior to a procedure, cutting down does not reduce the risk of complications, however, the greatest health benefit is gained by quitting smoking for good. More information about the possible complications, as well as information about how to quit, is available here.
What Happens During Labiaplasty Surgery?
During a labiaplasty, a small incision is made along the labia minora and any excess skin is removed until the desired shape and appearance is achieved. If you have chosen to combine this procedure with a fat transfer, fat can be injected to fill out the labia majora.
The labiaplasty is performed under sedation so you should have no memory of the procedure. Labiaplasty surgery should only take 1 to 2 hours.