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Long-Term Follow-up in Labiaplasty in 414 Women: A Single-Center Experience in China

Ann Plast Surg. 2022 Oct 1;89(4):353-357. doi: 10.1097/SAP.0000000000003264. Epub 2022 Aug 9.


Women with labial hypertrophy may opt for labiaplasty. The aim of the study was to analyze the complications, long-term follow-up of clinical outcomes and satisfaction in this population over the past 10 years.All women who underwent labiaplasty with or without clitoral hood reduction at our center between January 2008 and August 2020 were retrospectively identified. Retrospective study was conducted, recording follow-up outcomes, motivations, techniques, postoperative complications, reasons requiring reoperation, and surgical satisfaction concerned different clinical characteristics. A concrete analysis of each specific outcome and a detailed knowledge of these procedures were performed.A total of 52.41% reported functional impairment, 20.25% cited aesthetics complains, and 27.34% were motivated by both the previously mentioned reasons. Women undergoing surgical correction sometimes mixed with various psychological aspects. A total of 91.06% reported that they were moderately (6.04%) or extremely (85.02%) satisfied with the outcomes after surgery, and 37 (8.94%) reported dissatisfied. Revision surgery was needed in a small number of patients (n = 7 of 414 patients, 1.69%) because of undesirable appearance. The most common complication in our patients was asymmetry (6.28%). Women requested labiaplasty in the last 2 reasons or procedures or without psychological distress were more likely feel satisfied with the results (satisfaction rate >90%). There was a significant difference in satisfaction among the 3 concerns as well as between the 2 kinds of psychological conditions (P < 0.05). Satisfaction of patients with aesthetic complains compared with the other 2 worries was significantly lower (P < 0.05). There was no significant difference among the 3 procedures in this comparison group (P > 0.05). In addition, satisfaction in labiaplasty with or without clitoral hoodoplasty, neither of which was statistically different (P > 0.05). Patients aged 30 to 39 years reported the lowest satisfaction in comparison with the other age groups.Labiaplasty of the labia minora is the most commonly performed genital cosmetic surgery procedure. This study on 414 patients demonstrated that it is associated with a high degree of patient satisfaction and low morbidity and provided evidence of safety and effectiveness preliminary, indicating that the procedure may be regarded as safe.

PMID:36149975 | DOI:10.1097/SAP.0000000000003264

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