Intimate surgery is a newer area in plastic surgery that is becoming increasingly popular. Since the population is more well informed, women nowadays know that there are also solutions to certain problems in the intimate area. In some cases, genetic predisposition, pregnancy or weight loss can cause major changes in the female genital area. These changes are usually excessively large inner labia. In exceptional cases, the outer labia can also be affected. This can have a considerable impact on quality of life. Another common reason for women to see us at our clinic is excess fatty tissue on the mons pubis. This can be gently and permanently removed by liposuction.
A prominent mons pubis can have various causes, for example being overweight, which results in the swelling of the fatty tissue that naturally occurs in this area.
Before the operation to reduce the size of the labia, the planned result is discussed in detail with the patient using sketches. It must be ensured that the labia remain an identifiable structure and particularly the protective function of the clitoral hood remains intact. After the markings have been made, accurate incisions are made to carefully remove the excess tissue. It is essential that bleeding is stopped in this highly perfused tissue; therefore, you will only be treated at the Klinik am Rhein by specialists with many years of experience. The wound is closed with dissolvable sutures.
The outpatient surgery takes around 45 minutes and is usually performed under twilight anaesthesia. After the surgery, we apply a disinfectant ointment. Afterwards, the patients can go home.
To avoid affecting the result, long walking distances should be avoided for the first few days after the procedure and occasional hip baths are recommended to improve healing. Thanks to the so-called transitional epithelium in this area, the wounds heal without any visible scarring.
Surgery in the intimate area requires precise knowledge of the anatomy and a gentle approach; otherwise, bleeding can occur during or after the surgery. However, the experienced aesthetic surgeon performs the surgery with a minimum risk of complications. Risks such as infections, feelings of numbness or unattractive scarring occur in very rare cases.
For many women, this is a difficult topic. However, please do not feel embarrassed to come to us with your problem. We will be absolutely discrete and answer all your questions during a personal consultation. Arrange an appointment for a no-obligation consultation.
As with everywhere on the body, a variety of skin problems can also occur in the genital area that can be surgically resected. An individual consultation and diagnosis are always performed before surgery. It may also be recommended to have a biopsy taken at a dermatologist or gynaecologist in order to narrow down the nature of the problem. This will be discussed during a consultation. Depending on the extent and the area of the resection, it may be possible to simply close the wound or a surgical tissue transfer may be recommended. A specialist for plastic surgery is trained and has experience in tissue transfer.