What is Labia Puffing?
Labia puffing is a procedure in which fat from other areas of the body (such as the thighs and buttocks), is removed and inserted into the labia majora to give it a fuller appearance. The procedure can also correct uneven labia majora, allowing women to feel more confident, happy, and proud of their bodies. Labia puffing is a great procedure to use if you are seeing signs of aging or are not happy with the appearance of your labia majora.
Why Do Women Want a Labia Puffing Procedure?
Women may choose to have a labia puffing procedure done for a variety of reasons. Some women elect to have the procedure done to combat the effects of aging – as women age, the labia loses some of its elasticity, causing a “sagging” appearance. Other women may want to correct an uneven labia issue, where one side is longer or fuller than the other. Women can also opt to get labial puffing to help make the labia fuller and smoother.
How is Labia Puffing Done?
Labia puffing, or labia fat graft is a procedure that is done in the office in as little as 45 minutes, with virtually no downtime, so you can get back to doing what you love in no time at all. Whether you choose to have labia puffing done via Juvederm injections, or if you decide to use fat grafts to do the procedure, it is minimally invasive and a relatively minor surgical procedure
Labia puffing is typically done by collecting some fat from another area of your body, such as your thighs, buttocks, or abdominal area, via small syringes. Then, the fat is taken and injected into the labia. Since the fat tissue comes from your own body, you don’t have to worry about it being rejected, and the risk for infections is very low. Since there is no downtime, you are able to return to everyday activities, following your doctor’s instructions for aftercare.
Is Anesthesia Needed?
Labia puffing is not a painful procedure, although some discomfort may be present, which can cause some anxiety.the procedure can be done under local anesthesia or general anesthesia depending on the patient’s preference.
Recovery and What to Expect After Labia Puffing
Recovery following labia puffing is generally easy; since the procedure doesn’t take long and there isn’t much downtime, there isn’t a lot needed for aftercare. You may experience some swelling, redness, slight pain, and some bruising at the injection sites and the sites in which the fat was extracted from, but it should subside within a few days.
After labia puffing, it is important to keep the area clean and dry. If the area feels painful, using ice or a lidocaine spray can help make it more comfortable. Itching is another common side effect following the procedure, both in the labial area as well as the area from which the fat was extracted.
Risks of Labia Puffing
The risks of labia puffing are minimal. The procedure is relatively painless, and since no local anesthesia is needed, the risks are even lower. However, as with any medical procedure, there is still a small number of risks, and they may include:
- Bruising at injection sites
- Lumps or uneven skin at injection sites
If you experience any of the above symptoms, or you don’t feel well after your procedure, it is important that you inform your doctor right away to determine if you need medical attention.
Why Use Doctor Ghozland
Doctor Ghozland is a board-certified OB/GYN with over ten years of experience in the field. He has been a pioneer in vaginal reconstructive surgeries and procedures, including his trademark procedure the Intimate Renewal Procedure. He uses the very best and new technology to keep his patients calm, happy, and safe. The office of Doctor Ghozland is a serene environment that helps patients remain relaxed and at ease. The friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you answer any questions you might have and are happy to give you information and address your concerns.
Next Steps to Booking Your Procedure
If you would like to learn more about labia puffing, or are ready to schedule the procedure, give the office of Doctor Ghozland a call today to set up your consultation!