Labia Puffing: What is This Trendy New Procedure?
Labia puffing is a term you may have come across when researching vaginal rejuvenation procedures. This procedure has been in the news frequently and has gotten a lot more popularity over the past few years. But what exactly is labia puffing? Also, is it a treatment you should consider?
What is Labia Puffing?
Labia puffing is a type of vaginal rejuvenation procedure that involves removing fat cells from other parts of the body and injecting them into the labia to help reinflate the area. Labia puffing can also be done with fillers.
The procedure is an outpatient procedure, and most patients who choose to get a labia puffing procedure done have minimal recovery and downtime, allowing them to go on with their daily activities rather quickly.
Why Do Women Want Labia Puffing?
Many women choose to get the labia puffing procedure due to their unhappiness with the appearance of their labia. The labia majora and minora can become stretched and have a “deflated” appearance following childbirth, from genes, or with the natural aging process.
How is Labia Puffing Performed?
Labia puffing can be performed using fillers, such as Juvederm or Restylane, which can easily be injected into the area to create a fuller, puffier appearance.
Labia puffing is more commonly done with a fat grafting procedure, however, this involves the doctor taking a small syringe and extracting fat cells from another part of the body, such as the abdomen, buttocks, or hip area. The fat cells are then injected into the labia majora area, giving the area a fuller appearance.
One of the benefits of fat grafting or ‘fat transfers” is that the fat cells are from your body, meaning there is much less of a chance of rejection. This is also a more permanent technique and lasts much longer than fillers.
The procedure uses local anesthesia, although more anxious patients may elect to have general anesthesia instead.
Recovery After Labia Puffing
Labia puffing procedures do not much time at all, and most patients report a smooth recovery. Bruising, slight pain and redness are common at the site and tend to disappear within a week. Side effects are minimal and are even less likely to occur when the fat transfer procedure is used.
If you are interested in learning more about labia puffing and would like to book an appointment, call the office of Dr. Ghozland today!