Surrounding the labia minora, vestibule, and vagina, the labia majora is the outermost part of the female genitalia.
Pregnancy, hormones, and even sports can affect the genitalia of women. The “outer lips” or labia majora are prone to volume loss during the aging process or sudden weight loss. This results in a sagging appearance with wrinkling of the overlying skin.
Deflated labia can lead to pain during intercourse and other normal daily activities. Oftentimes, the problem is of a cosmetic nature.
What Is a Fat Transfer to the Labia Majora?
While the problem may be physical, psychological or both; fat transfer to the labia majora is a minor procedure, but with life-changing results for those who suffer.
Most patients will benefit from fat grafting with platelet-rich-plasma (PRP) to restore volume to the outer lips.
In select cases, surgical reduction of the external outer lips is required.
Labia Majora Fat Transfer Surgery
The operation varies according to your unique situation and needs. More often than not, the labia majora fat transfer surgery is carried out under general anesthesia and takes about 1 – 2 hours.
To bring volume back to your labia majora, fat is transferred as an ideal soft tissue filler. The fat is harvested from an appropriate area such as your inner thigh, flanks or abdomen. Specialized micro fat grafting cannulas and low pressure syringes are used to minimize damage to the extracted fat cells. Prior to transfer of the fat cells, they are embedded with the patient’s own “plasma” (platelet-rich plasma). This plasma contains multiple growth factors that will stimulate revascularization, allowing more fat cells to survive and decreasing the chances of losing the transplanted fat cells.
Fat grafting to the outer lips (labia majora) is often combined with reduction of the labia minora. As women age, volume loss in the outer lips will result in excess wrinkled skin resulting in a deflated appearance that many women dislike.
Fat Grafting to Labia Majora Recovery
- While you can go home right after the surgery, downtime varies on how much fat was transferred.
- As with all surgery, it is advisable to have an adult stay with you for the first 24 hours.
- Get that adult to drive you home post-operatively.
- Use mild painkillers to manage the pain.
- You can shower the day after surgery. After that be sure to keep the area clean.
- Take care when using the toilet until the wounds are fully healed.
- Bruising is minimal. Swelling – which is moderate – peaks two to three days after the procedure, and then rapidly dissipates over the next three weeks.
- Depending on your healing process, sexual intercourse may be resumed after six weeks.
Fat Transfer to Labia Majora Cost
The surgery cost for a fat transfer to labia mojora surgery starts at $3,000. The cost will be dependent on the recommendation Dr. Jose will make based on your circumstances.
Labia Minora Before and After Images, Miami
To ensure an objective comparison, these before and after images have been taken with a consistent camera angle, lighting, posture, and clothing. They have not been altered in any way. As is the nature of this procedure, be warned that these fat transfer to labia majora IMAGES ARE GRAPHIC.
Why Dr. Rodríguez-Feliz?
Dr. Jose Rodríguez-Feliz. is a recognized innovator and expert in cosmetic and reconstructive vaginal surgery.
For a fat transfer to the labia majora in Miami, schedule a discreet consultation online or for hotel arrangements, private traveling, and private nursing/support staff for out-of-town patients, please contact Miami Plastic Surgery on (305) 595-2969.