Lipofilling external labia
As the body ages, so does the skin. Skin becomes looser, loses volume, and this can cause insecurity in women. Even the vagina changes as we grow older. The labia can become looser and lose volume. We understand only too well that this can cause a lot of problems and we will gladly help you by filling in the external labia using your own body fat.
What is lipofilling?
Filling the external labia with your own body fat is called lipofilling. First, we remove some of your own tissue – this is called liposuction. Fat is sucked out and scraped away from, for example, the stomach or the buttocks. The procedure is carried out under a general anaesthetic. This means that you will be fully sedated and will not be awake during the procedure. You will not remember anything from the procedure afterwards.
Once the liposuction is completed, the fat is then injected into the labia, restoring the volume in the labia, making them look and feel younger.
When am I a suitable candidate for lipofilling?
You are a good candidate for this procedure when your skin has become looser and lost its volume.
What are the advantages of having lipofilling done?
- Restoration of the labia contours
- Increased volume
- Results are visible immediately.
Before the procedure can be carried out, you will meet with our cosmetic gynaecologist, Drs. Joke Haartsen. During this consultation, you can explain what the problem is, why you would like to have lipofilling done, and what your wishes are. Naturally, you are free to ask any questions. Drs. Haartsen will provide you with information on the procedure and can recommend which treatment best meets your needs.
What can I expect after having had lipofilling done?
You will see the results immediately after the operation. The labia will be fuller and feel less loose. The skin may feel a little stiff and swollen, in the beginning, but this will quickly go away. For the wound from the lipofilling to heal nicely, you must take it easy after the surgery.
The results will be visible for longer and more noticeable from filling the labia with your own body fat than when using fillers to fill them. You will be able to see the results well for several years. After which it may be necessary to repeat the procedure.
- Do not drink any alcohol during the first week after the surgery because of the effects of the anaesthetic.
- Take it easy.
- You should not do any sports during the first four weeks.
- No swimming or going to the sauna during the first six weeks.
- Both smoking and alcohol will prevent an optimal healing and recovery process; try to (temporarily) avoid both.