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Labiaplasty in Cyprus, Greece and Malta

Every woman’s body is unique. The pubic and labia area is no exception. Every woman has different vaginal features, including a unique clitoris, labia and vagina.

However, aging, childbirth and intense sexual activity throughout the years can alter the appearance of the pubic-labia area. The changes are apparent in the skin flaps on the sides of the vaginal opening and can affect women’s confidence and sex life.

Apart from these gradual changes to the area, many women suffer from enlarged labia from an early age, experiencing pain, irritation, urinary tract infections, and difficulties with exercise, hygiene and sexual activity.

Enlarged labia can also make it difficult for women to wear and feel comfortable in skinny trousers, yoga pants or swimsuits.

For all these reasons, labiaplasty is an effective solution for women who want to regain their confidence and enhance their intimate relationships.

What is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a cosmetic procedure that aims to reduce the vulva’s inner tissues (labia minora) so that they become symmetrical with the outer part of the female genitals (labia majora).

The procedure involves utilizing specialized surgical techniques to reshape the skin and fatty tissues. The surgical method the plastic surgeon will choose depends on the patient’s unique situation.

The majority of labiaplasties are performed on sexually mature women. That’s because labia continue to develop beyond puberty into early adulthood. Occasionally, women younger than 18 opt for labiaplasty because they have enlarged labia minora that cause intense discomfort in performing routine physical activities. Apart from being a congenital condition, labia enlargement (hypertrophy) can also appear after childbirth and hormone treatments.

Who is a Good Candidate for Labiaplasty?

While labial hypertrophy usually does not affect one’s health, consideration of a labiaplasty may be necessary when enlarged labia tissues start to impact the quality of life or prevent the individual from fully engaging in certain activities.

  • Fully developed women who are in good health.
  • Women whose labial tissues can become stretched out or redundant due to pregnancy.
  • Following menopause, the vulvar lips can droop with loss of collagen and elastin.
  • Concerned or self-conscious about the appearance of the labia when nude.
  • Experience pain or discomfort due to pulling of the labia with intercourse.
  • Irritation in clothing occurring from friction due to excess labia tissue.
  • Tenderness and irritation during physical activities.
  • Failed or unsatisfactory previous labiaplasty – can often be improved with revision surgery.

Recovery After Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty is an outpatient surgery. Thus, hospitalization is not required unless labiaplasty is combined with other cosmetic surgeries.

Swelling, redness, bruising and discomfort are common for the first few days, and they will resolve after a week.

Patients can resume their daily activities from the 1st day after labiaplasty unless these activities can exert pressure on the wound. Women should refrain from sitting for prolonged periods during the initial two weeks. Most ladies feel good enough to return to work in 3-5 days, although everyone heals at their own pace.

Sexual intercourse will need to be postponed until the labia has fully healed in about 6 weeks.

Like any surgery, it takes at least 6 weeks for the initial swelling to recede, and 6 months up to a year for the results to be complete. Incisions are hidden in the natural crease of the labia region. There is usually minimal scarring, as incisions are made in the labial “mucosa” rather than the skin.

Several follow-up appointments will be scheduled with Dr. Stavrou, allowing him to carefully follow your healing process. He will give the go-ahead for resuming physical activities, including sexual intercourse. During this time, patients need to follow this post-op advice from Dr. Stavrou:

• Keep the area clean & free from any infections.
• Avoid sexual activity for about 6 weeks.
• Avoid physical activity for 6-12 weeks.
• Wear loose underwear & clothes to avoid rubbing.
• Use sanitary towels instead of tampons.
• Avoid long showers & pat the wound dry after washing.
• Refrain from bike riding, horseback riding and running until the surgeon allows it.

Duration

1 hour

Anaesthesia Used

General Anaesthetic

Hospital Stay

No need

Pre Admission Tests

Blood Tests

Full Recovery

1 month

Sexual Activity

1 month

Exercise

1 month

Final Result

3 months

What Does Labiaplasty Involve?

Several labiaplasty techniques have evolved with the technological and medical advancements of recent years. The two most common techniques are trim procedure and wedge procedure. Dr. Stavrou pays special attention to the clitoris and urethra to ensure they remain intact and the area’s sensitivity is not affected.

Step 1  Anesthesia

Labiaplasty requires general anesthesia administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist.
The surgeon may also use local anesthetic to prevent bleeding and bruising during surgery and keep the area numb for many hours after surgery.

Step 2  Surgical Procedure

The right technique will depend on the individual patient’s needs and lifestyle. These include:

  • Trim Procedure

The excess tissue is removed with a straight-line incision along the edge of the labia.
The surgical incisions are closed with absorbable sutures, and the scar is generally inconspicuous.

The trim procedure is the most common type of labiaplasty, widely performed by most plastic surgeons. It is a powerful technique for changing the shape and size of the entire labia minora. It may address excess length, asymmetry, as well as hyperpigmentation.

The vagina is not normally addressed during a labiaplasty.

  • Wedge Procedure

During wedge labiaplasty, a central wedge of the labia minora is removed in a V-shaped pattern. The front and back portions of the labia minora are then stitched together.
Dr. Stavrou ensures the submucosa – the tissue beneath a mucous membrane – is left intact.

This may be an effective technique for patients presenting with asymmetry or excess length of the central third of the labia minora.

It is less effective in reducing excess tissue at the other sites. Wedge labiaplasty also does not remove the pigmented tissue at the leading edge of the labia minora.

  • Clitoral Hood Reduction

For women with redundant clitoral hood tissue, a reduction of the clitoral hood can also be performed as part of a labiaplasty. Clitoral hood reduction involves careful trimming of excess skin that hangs over the clitoris. The overlying skin is then rearranged without risking nerve injury or affecting sexual sensation or stimulation.

What our patients say!

Rhinoplasty. Dr. Stavrou did an excellent job with my nose, the results are incredible, as good as the ones he has posted on his social pages. I had no pain after the surgery, no complications, everything went smoothly. The recovery was very fast, like 3 weeks. Dr. Stavrou was very kind and professional, I felt very comfortable with him and his team. I trusted him since the first meeting. I highly recommend him to everyone.
Natalie Arsalide
Natalie Arsalide
April 18, 2022.
Dr.Stavrou goes above and beyond to be helpful throughout the whole experience. Overall I am very happy with my results as it is everything I envisioned and more.
Roberta Mifsud
Roberta Mifsud
March 24, 2022.
Edit: I thought I'd add to my review after 1+ year post operation! I got my nose done by Dr Stavrou 27 months ago. The results are beyond excellent and I couldn't ask for better service from the doctor and the team! For anyone who's wondering, almost all of the swelling and bruising was gone after 2 weeks and my nose currently looks like it did about a month after the operation. I highly recommend him!! Old review: Today is the 10th day after my rhinoplasty with Dr Stavrou. Dr Stavrou operated on me following a functional rhinoplasty performed by my otolaryngologist. It was a painless experience and the results have exceeded my expectations! It hasn't affected my daily activities apart from the fact that I was not allowed to work out excessively. The swelling and bruising has almost disappeared completely. The results are excellent and I finally have a nose that complements my face. Not to mention the entire team was very helpful! Thank you so much Dr Stavrou!
Christina Kakoulli
Christina Kakoulli
March 4, 2022.
Ήθελα εδώ και χρόνια να κάνω μείωση στήθους και η αλήθεια δεν το τολμούσα. Είχα ακούσει τα καλύτερα λόγια για τον Δρ. Δημήτρη Σταύρου και το αποφάσισα. Είναι ένας εξαιρετικός γιατρός αφοσιωμένος στην δουλειά του και με επαγγελματισμό σου δίνει το καλύτερο αποτέλεσμα. Για μένα το αποτέλεσμα είναι ένα μικρό θαύμα νιώθω υπέροχα! Γιατρέ σ' ευχαριστώ πολύ για το άψογο αποτέλεσμα. Εύχομαι καλή συνέχεια και με την καταπληκτική σου δουλειά να κάνεις χαρούμενους ανθρώπους.
Demetra Demetriou
Demetra Demetriou
February 7, 2022.
After years of not feeling so confident , due to my breast size I met Dr. Stavrou and from my first consultation I knew he was the right doctor for my procedure. Totally calm and assertive , he guided me to the correct choice, resulting in a perfect outcome making me feel not only extremely confident now but also natural ! I highly recommend him to any women who is facing similar issues. Dr Stavrou thank you once again !!
Tekla Madar
Tekla Madar
January 23, 2022.
Η περίπτωση μου ήταν λιγότερο συχνή και διαφορετική από αυτές που ακούμε στην καθημερινότητά μας. Μεγάλες αυξομειώσεις βάρους (40-50 κιλά) μετά από δύο βαριατρικές επεμβάσεις για αντιμετώπιση της νοσογόνου παχυσαρκίας, με αποτέλεσμα την υπερβολική χαλάρωση του δέρματος σε πολλά σημεία του σώματος. Είχα την τύχη να ακούσω για το Δρ. Σταύρου από φιλικά άτομα, και όταν αποφάσισα να επισκεφτώ πλαστικό χειρούργο ήταν ο πρώτος που πήγα και εκεί άκουσα και έμαθα για το body contouring. Ακολούθησαν πολλά ραντεβού, άπειρες ερωτήσεις, απορίες και φόβος από την πλευρά μου. Όλες οι απαντήσεις του Δρ. Σταύρου άμεσες και ειλικρινείς, ακόμα και αυτές που δε μιλούσαν για βελτίωση όπως ήθελα να ακούσω! Καμιά απάντηση δε δόθηκε απλά για να μου «χαϊδέψει» τα αυτιά. Ο ίδιος με παρότρυνε να επισκεφτώ και άλλους πλαστικούς για να ακούσω και άλλες γνώμες. Τελικά, ήταν ο μόνος που με έπεισε, ο μόνος που μπορούσε να καθησυχάσει το φόβο, το άγχος και την αγωνία μου και ο μόνος που είχε απάντηση σε ότι τον ρωτούσα και έτσι ακολούθησα το ένστικτό μου και επέλεξα τον Δρ. Σταύρου για να προχωρήσουμε μαζί σε όλο αυτό που αποφάσισα να κάνω. Ήξερα από την αρχή ότι τα χειρουργεία θα ήταν πολύωρα και αυτό με φόβιζε περισσότερο αλλά ο γιατρός ήταν εκείνος που με την ηρεμία του με καθησύχαζε. Σε περίοδο έξι μηνών υποβλήθηκα σε δύο πολύωρα χειρουργεία. Η μετεγχειρητική μου πορεία και στις δύο επεμβάσεις ήταν η καλύτερη δυνατή και η ανάρρωση πολύ πιο εύκολη από όσο περίμενα και από όσο προετοιμάστηκα ψυχολογικά να αντέξω. Όλα όσα μου είπε ο Δρ. Σταύρου για τη μετεγχειρητική πορεία, τον πόνο και την ταλαιπωρία, δεν ειπώθηκαν απλά για να με «παρηγορήσουν» να μη φοβάμαι και να μην ανησυχώ. Ήταν όλα ειλικρινή και αντικειμενικά. Όπως ακριβώς μου τα περιέγραψε, έτσι ακριβώς έγιναν. Ακόμα και στα θέματα που αφορούσαν τη ψυχολογία μου ο γιατρός ήταν εκείνος που ήρεμος, μετρημένος και χαμογελαστός με καθησύχαζε. Γιατί όταν ένα άτομο μπαίνει στη διαδικασία να αρχίσει κάτι τόσο σημαντικό, δε μετράει μόνο το να είσαι άψογος σαν επαγγελματίας απέναντί του, αλλά και το να γνωρίζεις τη ψυχολογία του ασθενή σου ανάλογα με την κάθε περίπτωση και ο Δρ. Σταύρου κατέχει την πρώτη θέση και στα δύο!! Αισθάνομαι τυχερή που επέλεξα να εμπιστευτώ στα χέρια του γιατρού Δρ. Σταύρου την αποκατάσταση του σώματός μου και που ο φόβος δεν με απέτρεψε από το να αποφασίσω να κάνω όλα όσα η περίπτωσή μου απαιτούσε, ώστε να έχω το καλύτερο δυνατό αποτέλεσμα. Θα ήταν άδικο αν ο φόβος και η ανησυχία για τα πολύωρα χειρουργεία, τον πόνο και την ανάρρωση δε με άφηναν να έχω κάτι καλύτερο. Γιατρέ μου σε ευχαριστώ για όλα! Συνέχισε το λειτούργημα που κάνεις με τον ίδιο ακριβώς τρόπο που το κάνεις γιατί είναι σπάνια και μεγάλη αρετή να έχεις την ικανότητα και τη δύναμη να χαρίζεις τόσα πολλά χαμόγελα στους ανθρώπους!
Chryso Κ
Chryso Κ
January 22, 2022.
I empiria mou me tin epemvasi rinoplastikis itan arketa kali..to apotelesma mou einai ekseretiko aksizi ton kopo!! o giatros mu poli kalos kai eksipiretiko olo to prosopiko! Den ixa kanena idietero pono oute taleporia mono 2-3 meres imun pio prosektiki meta itan ola mia xara, stin evdomada ekana oles tis kathimerines drastiriotites pu ekana kai prin..aksizi ton kopo kai me to parapano tha to ksanakana!!🙂
eleni tirimou
eleni tirimou
January 21, 2022.

Where Will Labiaplasty Surgery Take Place?

Dr. Stavrou performs labiaplasty in accredited medical centers in Cyprus, Greece and Malta.

The procedure takes place in a safe and sterile operation room. The surgeon uses only state-of-the-art medical equipment. The staff involved is thoroughly trained and specialized in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Stavrou wants to ensure a safe, well-controlled and comfortable surgical experience for his patients.

After the procedure, the patient is transferred to the recovery suite and is closely monitored by the medical staff.

The European Institute of Plastic Surgery (EIPS) offers exceptional health care and meets the high standards of safety and care set by European laws. EIPS clinics provide individualized health care in a beautiful, exclusive and luxurious environment.

Labiaplasty Surgeon,
Dr. Demetris Stavrou

Labiaplasty Surgeon,
Dr. Demetris Stavrou

Dr. Stavrou is a board-certified Plastic Surgeon with many years of experience working with women to relieve their feminine concerns and help them restore their confidence and sexuality.

Since 2012, Dr. Stavrou has been leading the European Institute of Plastic Surgery with great success. He has extensive experience in all types of skin & body surgeries and an artistic eye. He is compassionate and always by the side of his patients to make them feel comfortable, secure and confident. In addition, he uses the most advanced surgical treatment for labiaplasty and employs a combination of traditional and modern surgery techniques.

For Dr. Stavrou, paying attention to the details makes the difference in cosmetic procedures like labiaplasty.

Excellence is in the details. Give attention to the details and excellence will come.”

Dr. Demetris Stavrou

FAQs for Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty is one of the least painful surgical procedures. Patients can return to routine activities from the first day following the operation. Soreness, swelling and bruising are usual side effects that might last up to 2 weeks.

 

The surgeon will prescribe painkillers and antibiotics to avoid infections, ensure minimal discomfort and a speedy recovery.

After repeated pregnancies and/or vaginal deliveries in some women, the skin in the area often loses elasticity and looks stretched.

 

Labiaplasty can be performed as part of a mommy makeover surgical bundle that also includes breast lift or breast augmentation, abdominoplasty or body contouring or liposuction.

A combination of procedures will help restore a mother’s confidence by offering her a body shape and size they feel comfortable in.

 

The sure thing is that labiaplasty works wonders in boosting women’s confidence and sexuality!

Labiaplasty is considered a safe and effective procedure. Redness, tenderness and swelling are normal immediately after surgery, but these will quickly improve. Although rare, unexpected bleeding, infection, scarring, asymmetry, and nerve damage can occur. However, choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon and an accredited plastic surgery clinic diminishes labiaplasty risks.

 

Book an appointment with Dr. Stavrou and EIPS staff today to discuss your thoughts and concerns about labiaplasty.

  • Cyprus, Nicosia & Limassol: 70088002 or +357 97873787
  • Greece, Athens: +30 6971881572
  • Malta, Sliema: +356 79317641

Labiaplasty is a cosmetic procedure that requires a talented plastic surgeon with outstanding experience in performing labiaplasties. Thus, the primary concern for every patient who wants to undergo a safe cosmetic procedure should be to find a board-certified and experienced plastic surgeon.

 

The cost of labiaplasty ranges based on the country and the experience of the doctor. In general, labiaplasty cost is calculated based on a variety of factors, such as:

  • Pre-op Tests
  • Anesthesia Used
  • Type of Labiaplasty

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