Genital Aesthetics

VulvoplastyVulvoplasty is aesthetic surgery of the outer lips of female genitalia that refers to augmentation or reduction of outer lips and gives an aesthetic look.

The female genitalia consists of the inner lip, outer lip, clitoris, urinary hole, and the entrance to the vagina. This structure is called the vulva. One of the most important structures in the sexual organ is the outer lips. The outer lip consists of skin folds that extend from front to back on both sides, looking thicker and slightly fuller than the inner lips. The outer lip length is 7-9 cm from front to back and width is between 2-4 cm. Features such as the shape, size, color and fullness of the outer lips in the genital area may vary from person to person.

Depending on the geography, race, age, and genetic characteristics of women, the appearance of the outer lip may change. In young women, while the outer lips look full and alive, over time, with the effect of aging they may sag.

What is Outer Lip Sagging?

The size and fullness of the outer lip of the vagina determine the shape of the vulva. Whilst some women have fuller lips, some might have thinner and some could have both outer lips asymmetrically different from each other. Moreover, sometimes the outer lips could be fuller than the usual as well. Therefore, individuals who have thicker pubis might feel uncomfortable when they wear tights and bikinis. Furthermore, when the outer lips are plump, this could lead to bad odors and bacteria in the area. These conditions could affect both genital health and individuals’ sexual life.

What is Vulvoplasty Surgery?

Vulvoplasty surgery is suitable for those who are unhappy with the development of the outer lips. It does not matter whether the patient had sexual intercourse or not for the surgery. The surgery is 1cm away from the hymen. Therefore, the hymen is not affected by the operation. Since there would be an aesthetic change of their sexual organ, patients could overcome the vaginismus problem as the operation helps to increase sexual pleasure.

Who is Suitable for Vulvoplasty?

For vulvoplasty surgery, the patient should not have any health problems that prevent the surgery. Vulvoplasty is not suitable for patients with blood clotting problems. It is also not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

Except for those mentioned above, every woman over the age of 18 can have vulvoplasty surgery. In women, if the outer lip area is deformed, sagging has occurred, if the outer lips are too large or too small, vulvoplasty surgery is very suitable.

Why is Vulvoplasty Needed?

Changes in the genital area or genetic problems in women can have a psychological effect. This situation for women, for example; It causes sagging or small outer lips, sexual reluctance in women, self-confidence problems. In addition, problems such as sagging of the outer lip cause physically difficult situations for women. These mentioned situations are problems such as the inability of the woman to wear tight clothes and the frequent fungal infection. For this reason, vulvoplasty surgery is of great importance. With this surgery, women solve their problems both psychologically and physically. With vulvoplasty, it is aimed for women to have an aesthetically smooth outer lip appearance.

As a result, women’s self-confidence increases again. Sometimes women may experience different problems related to the genital area. When such a situation occurs, it may be necessary to intervene in several problems at the same time with a single operation. With combined genital area aesthetic surgeries, women can get rid of all the problems they experience. In this regard, the doctor informs the patient about the most accurate method. It should be noted that vulvoplasty is the most ideal surgery, especially for women who want to get rid of the problems experienced after vaginal delivery.

Before and After Vulvoplasty Surgery

VulvoplastyBefore the vulvoplasty operation, the area to be operated must be clean and ready for the operation. The process after vulvoplasty surgery is very important. The reason for this is that the surgery is performed on a sensitive area. Due to its sensitivity, temporary side effects such as swelling, edema and redness are seen. In order for these side effects to disappear quickly, it is necessary to apply colds externally to the operated area and to use ointments prescribed by the doctor. The most important point here is that it is necessary to pay great attention to the hygiene of the area in order to prevent problems such as infection. Since vulvoplasty is not an operation related to the vagina, normal delivery can be performed.

How is Vulvoplasty Surgery Performed?

Vulvoplasty surgery is performed with general anesthesia or local anesthesia. Therefore, the patient does not experience problems such as feeling pain during the surgery. Vulvoplasty is a very practical surgery. After the vulvoplasty examination, surgery is planned by the doctor, taking into account the problems and wishes of the woman. If the patient complains that the outer lips are thick or large, then liposuction can be preferred. With this method, an equal amount of excess fat is removed from both outer lips. As a result, there is a reduction in the dimensions of the outer lips.

In addition, some patients complained of sagging of the outer lips and shrinkage of the outer lips. This complaint may occur with a decrease in the fat tissue in the area. With the decrease in adipose tissue, a layered appearance appears in the region. In order to eliminate this, adipose tissue transfer is performed with vulvoplasty surgery. The fat tissue taken from the patient’s own body is transferred to the outer lip area of the patient. In this way, this area is provided to appear more full. At the same time, the layered appearance disappears.

However, if the patient has sagging, excess skin and excess tissue should be removed. In this way, an incision is made in the outer lip area and the excess tissue is removed from the body. In the meantime, if there is an unsymmetrical asymmetrical appearance on the outer lips of the patient, it can be corrected. The problem is solved without the patient having surgery for the second time. The duration of the operation may vary from patient to patient. In general, vulvoplasty surgery is completed between 40 minutes and 60 minutes.

Outer Lip Reduction

The plumper outer lips in the vaginal area could be reduced through liposuction as well. If the patient has excessive outer lip filling, they could think about having surgical procedures. During the surgical procedure, the outer lip is cut off and removed. This could be performed under either the local or general anesthesia.

Outer Lip Augmentation

Some people might have thinner outer lips than others. This could be a plumper with fat injections. Adipose tissue could be taken from the areas of the person such as hips, abdomen, legs and are injected into the outer lips. Not all the fat tissues but some of these could be absorbed by the body. Therefore, the process could be repeated in need. The fat transfer process takes place under general anesthesia.

The Recovery Period of Vulvoplasty

Vulvoplasty surgery takes an average of 1 hour. After a short rest at the hospital, patients could be discharged. Since the operation is not complicated, the recovery period would be fast and easy. The patients could take a shower 3 days after the surgery. It is crucial to take care of genital hygiene. Patients could have sexual intercourse after the 3rd week.

What are the Risks of Vulvoplasty?

All surgeries involve some risks. It is not a risk-free operation. For this reason, vulvoplasty surgery may also involve some risks. For example, these risks include complications such as bleeding or infection that are less likely to occur. These risks are minimized with a doctor experienced in vulvoplasty surgery. However, after the outer lip aesthetics in women, the doctor’s recommendations and warnings should be heeded carefully. In this way, there is a healthy and problem-free recovery process.

How Much Does Vulvoplasty Cost in Istanbul, Turkey?

The subject that patients are most curious about is the cost of vulvoplasty. Vulvoplasty surgery prices vary. The reason for this is that what kind of procedure will be applied to the patient, which technique will be used in the patient’s surgery, and the experience of the doctor who performs the surgery affects the price of vulvoplasty. To give an example, surgery prices may be lower if the patient is given fullness to the lips by showering only with fat injection. However, vulvoplasty surgery costs may be higher if the drooping skin is removed with an incision. In general, vulvoplasty surgery prices are not very high. It is possible to have vulvoplasty surgery with a not very high budget.

Vulvoplasty surgery price varies according to the experience of the doctor. Choosing a doctor is very important in vulvoplasty surgery to get good results. Which vulvoplasty surgery method will be applied, the price will be determined according to the application. That’s why it’s important to be examined. In order to get more detailed information about the vulvoplasty surgery and to get information about the technique suitable for you, you should be examined by our doctor. You can learn your price information in the most accurate way at the end of the examination. For Ministry of Health-accredited centers, it is not legal to specify prices on their website. Therefore, please dial 0212 241 46 24 to contact Quartz Clinique and get information on Vulvoplasty Surgery Prices in Istanbul, Turkey.

We wish you healthy and happy days…


About Op. Dr. Leyla Arvas

Op. Dr. Leyla Arvas is a specialist in Aesthetic Surgery, specializing in Body and Facial Aesthetics, Liposuction, Breast Aesthetics, Tummy Tucks, Fat Injections, and Hair Transplantation. She is a female aesthetic surgeon.

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