A large number of women are born with larger or irregular small lips, while in some it may develop after birth or through the natural aging process. Psychologically, this appearance of small lips can cause feelings of dissatisfaction and contribute to a loss of confidence, while functionally irritation can occur in women wearing tight clothing, as well as discomfort during sexual intercourse and sports and other physical activities.

"Labia" are the lips (part of the vulva), and "plastic" is a surgical procedure that changes something. Therefore, labioplasty or correction of the small lips is a surgical procedure that reduces or reshapes the small lips, the tissue around the opening of the vagina, in order to achieve the desired appearance. Labioplasty will brighten the appearance of the external genitals and remove any discomfort in the relationship or other functional impairment. Labioplasty is usually performed in an outpatient clinic with local anesthesia, although general anesthesia is sometimes used.

The procedure involves removing the excess skin of the small lips, reshaping them and sewing the edges to prevent bleeding. The stitches are usually resorptive (self-disintegrating) and do not need to be removed. Labioplasty can be performed on one or both of the inner lips to give a more symmetrical and natural appearance. Although labioplasty is a surgery performed in a very sensitive area, it is actually a minor surgical procedure that lasts just over an hour, depending on the correction that needs to be done. Recovery after labioplasty lasts up to 10 days, and during this period women may experience mild pain, discomfort and tingling, and swelling in the region where the intervention was performed. In the postoperative period, rest should be ensured as well as greater effort should be avoided.

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