Patients who consider their female external genitalia to be too large or asymmetrical (labia minora hypertrophy) often experience embarrassment in relationships or difficulties in practicing sports.
With a small procedure, which can also be performed with a laser, it is possible to correct these imperfections and find harmony and serenity in everyday life.
"Intimacy must be enriched through the awareness of one's body and emotional security."
The surgical technique is very simple. Under local anesthesia, the labia minora are resized according to the patient's request. Functional recovery is fast.
The surgery can be performed with a laser. This procedure allows for a much faster and painless recovery.
Pre and post procedure recommendations
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
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. Avoid exposure to the sun or sources of intense heat for at least a month. The patient will have to carry out check-ups at Dr. Battistella’s office as per specific guidelines. After the first consultations deemed appropriate by the professional, the patient will have to come for a check-up after one month, three months, six months and one year from the operation. A post-operative check-up is to be performed on an annual basis to check on the progress of the result over time. The post-operative check-up is of high importance for the successful outcome of the surgery and it is therefore necessary.
- 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).
- Resting for the first 24 hours.
- Thorough daily intimate hygiene.
- Scrupulously following the prescribed pharmacological therapy.
- Resuming sporting activities gradually after 1 month.