Labial Reconstruction Procedure Abroad
Labial reconstruction, also known as labiaplasty or labioplasty, is a type of superficial surgical labial reconstruction or beatification. Labial reconstruction is considered an elective cosmetic surgical procedure, except in cases where trauma or genetic defects may affect the appearance of the female genitalia. The labia major and labia minor are two sets or folds of skin found on the exterior of female genitalia that help cushion and protect the vagina.
Who Benefits from Labial Reconstruction Procedures?
Women self-conscious about the appearance of their genitals, or those engaging in plastic or cosmetic surgery of the genital region for urological or physical conditions may benefit from a variety of labial reconstruction procedures after discussing potential outcomes and benefits of the surgeries.
Types of Labial Reconstruction
The labia are folds of skin that protect a woman's genitalia and vaginal opening. Labiaplasty may include a variety of procedures including:
Women may engage in labial reconstruction for medical reasons such as discomfort or irritation with physical activity, as well as to enhance their sex lives and pleasure following multiple childbirth or for aesthetic or beautification reasons for their own self-esteem and self-image.
Labial Reconstruction Procedure
The patient is placed either under general or local anesthesia, depending on the procedure, duration, and condition of the labia. Labiaplasty is usually conducted on the labia minor, or inner 'lips' of the labia, the folds of skin that cover and protect the vaginal opening. In such cases, excess tissues are removed in wedge shape sections from the center, after which the surgeon reconnects of the top and bottom of the labia.
Two techniques for labial reconstruction are common, including:
Labiaplasty, or the procedure to reshape the labia minor, is often combined with vaginoplasty, or reducing the size of the vaginal opening, at the same time, a common procedure for women who have experienced multiple childbirth.
How Much Does Labial Reconstruction Cost?
In the United States, elective cosmetic procedures, including labial reconstruction in most cases, is not covered by insurance. Vaginal or labial reconstruction costs in the United States may average about $10,000, which includes surgery, anesthesia and post-op follow-up. Medical travelers to destinations in Asia, Mexico or South America may save up to 70% on costs, often times including air fare, accommodations, medical care, and follow-up.
Who Performs Labial Reconstruction?
Labial reconstruction is performed by a qualified gynecologists or cosmetic surgeons trained in the procedure. Experience is vital in such surgical procedures, as tissues of the labia are extremely delicate. Consumers should carefully examine the credentials and experience of cosmetic surgeons in labial reconstruction, as once techniques are performed, results are permanent. Requesting verifiable testimonials, credentials and certification, training and experience of a cosmetic surgeon in this field will help consumers make educated and effective decisions regarding such surgeries.
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