What is labia puffing?
The effects of childbirth, menopause, weight loss and the natural ageing process lead to several significant changes to a woman’s body. The female genitalia, in particular, can develop significant changes which may result in a significant loss of self-confidence. Women are often concerned about the appearance of the labia majora which are the outer lips of the vulva. The labia majora often loses its inherent skin elasticity with a loss of suppleness leading to loose skin over time and these changes can be amplified by declining levels of oestrogen as part of the ageing process.
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Whilst most women are concerned about the cosmetic appearance off deflated labia majora, they may also develop functional symptoms as a result of loss of volume in the labia majora. The outer labia function as a protective cushion for the vulva which facilitates sexual intercourse and other physical activities such as riding a bike. When the labia majora becomes deflated, sexual activity may become painful due to the loss of the protective cushioning effect provided by normal labia majora.
Labia puffing is a type of vaginal rejuvenation procedure that is designed to address changes in the size or shape of the labia majora with the restoration of fullness and increased suppleness of the labia majora.
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What are the benefits of a labia puff?
Labia puffing in London is able to provide significant benefits for many women who are keen to improve the aesthetic appearance and function of their labia majora with an enhanced fullness and better shape. The treatment can safely and effectively restore the volume and shape of the labia majora with a more youthful and rounded appearance. This helps to enhance the natural cushioning effect of the labia with labia puffing in London.
Soft tissue laxity manifesting as loose skin can also affect the inner lips which are also known as the labia minora. This results in the labia minora appearing enlarged which may affect cosmetic appearance and function. The best treatment to address enlarged labia minora is labiaplasty surgery. Labia puffing in London is ideal for improving the appearance of deflated labia majora and this may help to improve the appearance of elongated inner lips or labia minora.
The benefits of labia puffing in London include an improvement in self-confidence and emotional well-being as well as the elimination of pain and discomfort experienced during physical exercise or sexual intercourse.
Am I suitable for labia puffing?
Ideal candidates for labia puffing in London include adult women who are in a good state of physical and mental health and are keen to improve the appearance of the labia majora. Labia majora puffing with dermal fillers is a safe procedure carried out in a non-invasive manner which takes no more than 60 minutes to carry out and all patients are able to return to normal everyday activities after having a labia puff procedure.
Labia puffing with fat transfer requires women who smoke to stop at least six weeks before the procedure and for a minimum of four weeks afterwards to maximise fat cell viability and minimise the risks of complications after the procedure including delayed wound healing and increased risk of infection.
What does labia puffing involve?
There are two main techniques for performing labia puffing in London. The simpler and non-surgical treatment option involves the injection of dermal fillers for a fuller and plumper look and which are similar to the hyaluronic acid-based fillers used for facial rejuvenation treatments. Labia puffing can also be carried out as a minimally invasive surgical procedure using fat transfer or autologous fat grafting which involves removing excess fat from another part of the body such as the inner thighs before being injected into the labia majora.
Labia puffing with dermal fillers
There are many different types of dermal fillers that can be used for labia puffing in London. Dr Dimitriadi prefers to use the Desirial brand of dermal fillers as they have been shown to have an excellent track record of safety and effectiveness for labial puffing. At your consultation, Dr Dimitriadi will recommend the most appropriate filler treatment designed to give you the best results. At Centre for Surgery, we only use derma fillers composed of hyaluronic acid which is naturally found in the human body and helps to give skin its firmness and usefulness. The injection of dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid is extremely safe with minimal significant risks and complications when injected in the labia majora.
Labia puffing using dermal fillers is a non-surgical treatment and takes approximately 20 to 30 minutes to perform. Dr Dimitriadi will first inject a local anaesthetic into the labia before injecting a precise amount of time filler into the labia majora for volume enhancement. You’ll be able to see the results of treatment immediately and will be able to return to your normal activities as soon as the procedure is complete. Dermal fillers used for labia puffing in London last for approximately 6 to 9 months and will require top-up injections to maintain the results. Labia puffing using dermal fillers is carried out at our Crawford Street clinic.
Labia puffing with fat transfer
Labia puffing using fat transfer involves harvesting small amounts of excess fat from another part of the body. The most common area for removing fat is usually the inner thighs. Once the fat has been collected, it will be processed to remove impurities. The labia are then injected with a local anaesthetic to eliminate any discomfort during the fat grafting step. The surgeon will then inject the purified fat using specialised injection cannulas to enhance the volume of the labia majora.
Once the procedure is complete, you will be able to carry out most of your everyday activities without restriction. The fact which is injected comes from your own body and there is, therefore, no risk of rejection or allergic reactions. A small percentage of fat that is injected will be naturally reabsorbed. The surgeon will deliberately over-inject the fat to compensate for the inevitable loss of approximately 20% of the fat graft. Labia puffing with fat grafting produces natural-looking results and is considered a permanent method of labia majora augmentation with no requirement for top-up injections. Only one treatment will be required to enhance the volume and shape of the outer labia for results that the last many years. The results of the procedure can however continue to be affected by the natural ageing process, pregnancy or significant weight loss.
Your surgeon will provide you with detailed preoperative and post-operative care instructions to ensure you get the best results with a minimum of discomfort. Labia puffing using fat transfer is carried out at our Baker Street clinic.
Can the procedure be combined with other treatments?
Dr Dimitriadi is a specialist cosmetic gynaecologist with many years of experience in treating women with both cosmetic and functional issues affecting the female genital region. Our expert patient coordinators are available to answer any questions you may have about the treatments we offer and will be more than happy to book a face-to-face consultation to see Dr Dimitriadi at our central London clinics.
Where can I have labia puffing near me
If you would like to learn more about labia puffing and other types of vaginal rejuvenation treatments, get in contact with us today at 020 7993 4849 to book a personal consultation with Dr Dimitriadi.
Labial puff with fillers (Crawford Street Clinic)
Labial puff with fat transfer (Baker Street Clinic)
What are the symptoms of deflated and wrinkled labia?Labia majora that have lost their volume over time may result in several symptoms including pain and discomfort and loss of sensation. The labia majora may lose their youthful and normally full appearance with time. This may result in the vaginal opening appearing wider and could increase the risk of developing persistent vaginal infections. Women who have deflated labia majora may have a higher risk of developing damage during vaginal childbirth.
What are the causes of wrinkled labia majora?As we get older or significant amounts of weight, wrinkling of the skin is common. The menopause involves hormonal changes, including a reduction in oestrogen and this can result in increased skin laxity and sagging skin. Although eating a good night and exercising regularly can help to tone the pelvic muscles, the labia majora are prone to developing a loss of volume over time.
Loss of volume in the labia majora most commonly arises from reduced fat as well as disruption to the connective tissue supporting framework resulting in wrinkling and sagging of the labia.
How can labia majora deflation be improved?One of the most straightforward treatment options for labia majora augmentation is dermal fillers. This is a non-surgical treatment that uses hyaluronic acid-based fillers to improve fullness and get rid of wrinkles in the labia majora. This procedure is also known as labial puffing.
Can fat transfer be used for labia puffing?Label puffing with fat transfer is a minimally invasive treatment involving the removal of unwanted fat from another part of the body such as the inner thighs before processing the fat prior to reinjection into the labia majora.
Fat transfer for labia majora augmentation is a one-off surgical procedure with no requirement for further top-up injections. The risk of complications is minimal when performed by an experienced cosmetic gynaecologist.
What does labial puffing using fillers involve?Labial puff with fillers is a straightforward outpatient procedure with no downtime. The treatment area is first cleansed with skin antiseptics before the application of a topical anaesthetic to numb the area to be injected.
The specialist will then mark the area of treatment before precisely injecting hyaluronic acid-based filler into the marked areas. The doctor will use either needles or small cannulas to deliver the filler to the labour.
In rare cases, the doctor can inject local anaesthetic prior to the filler injections for optimal Patient comfort.