Also known as vaginal reconstruction, ninfoplasty aims to remove excess skin of the small lips or labia minora. The main complaint of women is the lack of complete closure of the labia majora, causing the labia minora to be visible at all times even when the patient is standing and their legs are closed. The patient’s also usually complain of discomfort or pain in the region to when using tighter pants or during intercourse.
1. What type of anesthesia is used for ninfoplasty?
In most cases, we choose local anesthesia and sedation. Medication is provided so that the patient can sleep calmly. Subsequently, we performed local anesthesia in the area.
2. What are the scars?
Because it is mucosa, scars are almost invisible.
3. When will the stitches be removed?
For this type of surgery we use absorbable sutures, that is, wires that are degraded by the body itself. Thus, the stitches do not need to be removed, they will disappear by themselves.
4. Is the surgery very painful?
Usually there is no pain. When the patient wakes up from sedation, anesthesia will still be working on site. We prescribe pain medications that patients can take at home, prophylactically, that is, before they can feel any discomfort.
5. Does the incision get very swollen and purple?
In the first 2 to 3 days, edema (swelling) and ecchymosis (purple) may be present. But, this will depend on how each patient responds to surgery. During this period, we recommend compresses with ice on the region to alleviate these symptoms.
6. How long does the surgery last?
Usually from 40 minutes to 1 hour.
7. How long will I need to stay in hospital?
From 2 to 3 hours after surgery. 8.
Will there be a loss of feeling in the region?
Sensitivity will not be altered in the region of the labia minora or the clitoral region.