Amongst others, the labia maiora consist of fat tissue and stretch from the mons pubis to the perineum. Ideally, they cover and protect the labia minora and the entrance to the urethra and the vagina. But their protective function starts to fail when they get too loose or are already too weak. In this case, an augmentation of the labia maiora can be carried out. Thereby, autologous fat or another material such as collagen or hyaluronic acid are injected.
When the augmentation is performed with autologous fat, then first own body fat is withdrawn from the buttocks, back or belly region under local anaesthetics. The extracted fat is then processed, cleaned and then re-injected into the labia tissue by tiny incisions. As far as an augmentation of the labia is performed (also known as lipostructure, lipofilling or lipotransfer), this is a minimal operation. Still, it requires a surgeon with great experience and sensitivity who can guarantee a harmonic and aesthetic result as well as the full functionality and sensitiveness. Altogether, the operation takes approx. 60 to 90 minutes.
About 50 - 70 percent of the implanted fat cells last for life. The other fat cells do not find connection to blood circulation and expire. Therefore, we plan an over-correction from the start in order to balance out this expected loss. Occasionally some lateran aftermath correction may be required. During the augmentation of the labia, no visible scars occur. When the augmentation of the labia is carried out by an experienced surgeon, complications (e.g. inflammations or infections) hardly occur, i. e. in less than 2 perce
This short video displays this surgery so that you will get a better idea: Video labia augmentation