Labiaplasty is also known as labia minora reduction, and labial reduction and is a plastic surgery procedure for altering the labia minora (inner labia) and the labia majora (outer labia), the folds of skin surrounding the human vulva.
Labiaplasty is an invasive procedure which is usually performed under general anesthetic. Once the patient is under the anesthetic the surgeon will normally put a clamp across each labium to prevent bleeding and then cut away the unwanted tissue with a scalpel or laser.
It is common place for women to feel some pain and discomfort for two months or more following a labiaplasty procedure however for some women the pain may continue.
General risks associated with labiaplasty include bruising, swelling, bleeding, wound infections, anesthetic related problems and problems related to abnormal scarring.
Specific risks include asymmetry, wound breakdown, collections of fluid underneath the skin and mucosa (lining tissue), including serum (seroma), blood (hematoma), pus (abscess), under or over resection of labial tissue and failure to improve the symptoms or appearance. The clitoris is not touched and changes in sensation should not be experienced.
Along with continuing pain some of the most common indications that negligent labiaplasty surgery may have occurred are:
- Nerve damage: Hypersensitivity or loss of sensation that impairs sexual arousal and pleasure
- Tight scars which make vaginal penetration painful
- Asymmetry where the labia does not appear equal in shape
- Over-reduction of the labia disfigurement
If you have suffered from any of the above issues or if you are suffering any other problems after undergoing labiaplasty, contact our all-female specialist team and they will be able to talk to you about your issues and discuss if you have a claim for compensation.
As well as claiming or any pain, suffering and inconvenience, you may be able to claim back additional costs such as:
Remedial surgery – if you have to have your surgery corrected, the additional cost involved could form part of the claim against the surgeon or company that carried out the original operation
Loss of income – if you need to take additional days off work or you are unable to go back to work due to the negligence of the surgeon or company carrying out the procedure, your loss of income will form part of your claim.
There is no need to be embarrassed or worried. We speak to women in your position every day and will discuss your case with you in the strictest confidence.
Contact our specialist all-female Cosmetic Surgery team today on: 0800 083 6290.