How Is a Fat Transfer to the Labia Majora Performed?
While the procedure involves a smaller area, a fat transfer to the labia majora is similar to other fat transfer procedures. Liposuction is used to extract unwanted fat from other parts of the body – usually the abdomen, hips, thighs, or waist. It is then purified and painstakingly injected into specific areas of the patient’s labia to create a more attractive, rejuvenated appearance.
Labiaplasty procedures can be done under local, “twilight,” or general anesthesia, as determined by the patient’s overall situation and preferences. When called for, a board-certified anesthesiologist is always employed.
There is usually little discomfort following fat injection to the labia majora. Whatever discomfort there is can be easily managed with local application of ice and by taking Tylenol.
While patients will need to avoid a number of activities during the recovery period, they will usually be able to resume both sex and strenuous exercise within a few weeks. By this time, the patient will see many improvements but the final result will typically be apparent about four to six months after the procedure.