The outer areas of the vagina known as the vulva are made up of the labia majora and labia minora.
The Labia Majora or outer lip maybe too small or too large. A shrunken or unshapely labia majora can be due to aging and or massive weight loss. Fat grafting restores the size and gives it a more nubile look. the procedure lasts between 30 to 60 minutes and can be done under sedation or general anaesthetic. The recovery time is 2-5 days with return to work in 24 to 48 hrs.
The inner lip of the vulva known as the Labia Minora may be enlarged due to childbirth, aging, infection or may be present since birth. This can cause functional problems such as wearing certain clothing and interfering with sporting activity. The procedure takes an hour and although it can be done under local or general anaesthetic, general anaesthetic is preferred for comfort and better results. There are no major complications. The area maybe swollen for 4 to 6 weeks and return to work is possible after one week. In less than 5 percent of patients there may be a suture line breakdown that heals with local wound care.