right-timeQ: I’m 17 and I’m embarrassed by my large labia that continues to be irritated; when is the right time to have a Labiaplasty?

A: Labiaplasty surgery offers females a safe solution to physical discomfort or dissatisfaction with the appearance of their labia. Many patients report increased comfort following the procedure due to reduction in “hanging skin”. In the last decade, the procedure has become far more common and sought after. Women were sometimes reluctant to seek this procedure due to the private nature but fortunately, it has become respectfully recognized as a legitimate health as well as aesthetic concern.

I have performed Labiaplasty on patients in their teens and on patients in their forties.

As in all cases, it is important to understand the risks and benefits of the procedure.

If a patient is emotionally mature and is prepared to follow post-op instructions, a healthy 17 year- old could proceed provided it is with parental consent.

It is important that an individual avoids strenuous activity & can ice the area and rest for 2-3 days post procedure. Doing so helps reduce swelling and risk of infection.

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