Patients who consider themselves "aging" at genital level notice the reduction in the volume and tone of the labia majora. Very often this condition is associated with menopause which, due to the hormonal reduction, leads to a thinning of the skin.
Lipofilling (augmentation labioplasty) improves the volume and quality of the skin in this body area.
"Female intimacy must be enriched through the awareness of one's body and emotional security."
The surgical technique allows to transfer a small amount of adequately prepared adipose tissue at the level of the labia majora. The procedure is almost painless. It is performed under local anesthesia, on an outpatient basis. Healing is rapid and functional recovery is fast. The same procedure can also be performed by injecting a hyaluronic acid filler.
It is advisable not to schedule surgery immediately before or during the menstrual period. Inform the surgeon of any treatment with drugs such as: cortisone, antihypertensive, contraceptive, hypoglycemic, anticoagulant, cardioactive or tranquilizing drugs, etc.
Stop taking medications containing acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin, Ascriptin, Bufferin, Cemerit, Vivin C, etc.) at least 10 days before surgery. Patients being treated with oral contraceptives are advised to stop taking them one month before surgery. It is necessary to abstain from smoking (active and passive) for at least two weeks before surgery (the incidence of complications is 10 times higher in patients who smoke). The onset of colds, sore throats, coughs and skin diseases should be flagged. Should there be a need to take any drug not reported during the anesthetic interview, inform immediately Dr. Battistella to assess its use. Do not eat or drink from midnight the day before: fasting is required.
The day of the surgery
Take a bath with a good skin cleanser and do not apply cream to the body. For a few days after the surgery, it will not be possible to wet the body.
Bring to the clinic:
- Original pre-operative examination reports.
- Payment of the procedure - The payment for the procedure must be received on the day of the surgery:
Accommodation in the clinic includes a single or double room depending on the number of surgeries on the day and departmental needs. Therefore, in order to avoid disturbing those who have just undergone surgery, only one visitor / partner per person is allowed.
After the small lips reduction surgery
It is essential to wear a compression bandage day and night for two weeks on the sampling area.
In the days immediately after the surgery, some pain may appear, justified by the type of surgery.
Widespread bruising is normal and will disappear spontaneously within 10-15 days.
It is recommended to rest for a period of 10-15 days. The complete resumption of work will be agreed with Dr. Tommaso Battistella. In order to accelerate the resorption of post-operative edema and optimize the result of the surgery, it may be indicated to undergo cycles of massage therapy and lymphatic drainage to be scheduled 15 days after the operation. Avoid exposure to the sun or sources of intense heat for at least a month.
- Sexual intercourse for 30 days.
- Using mopeds / bicycles for 30 days.
- Taking acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin) drugs for the first 20 days.
- Exposure to the sun or other sources of intense heat (sauna) for a year (protect scars with total protection sunscreen even under the swimsuit).
- Wearing the elastic bandage for at least one month, day and night.
- Scrupulously taking the prescribed drug therapy.
- Lymphatic drainage cycles to be scheduled 20-30 days after the operation.
- Resuming sporting activities gradually after 2 months.