With age, the outer labia ("labia majora") of a woman will become more and more flaccid. The decreasing hormonal level also plays a role in the vulvar lips losing tightness and elasticity. A treatment with fat transfer or hyaluronic acid may replenish the lost volume.
Shapely vulvar lips have a positive effect on the self-image and well-being of a woman. But, unfortunately, with age, the labia lose their elasticity.
Thanks to modern medicine, women have two option to counteract the passing of the years:
They can either replenish the lost volume with a fat transfer procedure or forego a surgical procedure and simply inject the outer labia with hyaluronic acid. If the sagging skin is injected with the patient's own fat, the effect will be permanent. While a treatment with hyaluronic acid will last not much longer than a year.
For a fat transfer, Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch retrieves the adipose cells from the abdomen, the hips or the upper thighs. Subsequently, the fat tissues are prepared with a special process and directly injected in the vulvar lips. The process is referred to as "fat transfer" and it is performed exactly like a breast augmentation with fat transfer, a hand rejuvenation with fat transfer or a facial rejuvenation with fat transfer.
With a hyaluronic acid treatment, no surgical procedure will be necessary. The active substance, a polysaccharide, will be directly injected in the vulvar lips and will give back volume and elasticity for at least a year. The treatment can be later repeated without any further complications.
Fat transfer (surgery):
Many women use the opportunity of a labia augmentation, to reduce fat deposits in targeted areas (liposuction). Depending on the extent and the combination of the procedure, the surgery may last 40 to 90 minutes.
Approximately 20 minutes
Dr. Colette Carmen Camenisch generally performs the labia augmentation surgery as an ambulatory procedure at Clinic Beethovenstrasse AG. You will be sent home on the same day. Beforehand, you will have ample opportunities to discuss with Dr. Camenisch the surgery and all other possible additional surgical procedures.
A labia augmentation with hyaluronic acid may be performed as an ambulatory procedure at Clinic Beethovenstrasse AG in Zurich. Already a few minutes after you may go home or return to work.
Fat transfer procedure:
For a labia augmentation with fat transfer, a general anesthesia will be necessary.
For a labia augmentation with hyaluronic acid, a local anesthesia will suffice.
2 to 3 days
No sick leave
A labia augmentation with fat transfer may cause local infections, swellings, hematomas and slight sensitivity to pressure.
A labia augmentation with hyaluronic acid may cause swellings and local pain pressure for the next 3 to 5 days. Also small, innocuous, under certain circumstances bothersome, hyaluronic acid nodules may occur. But, these nodules may be easily removed.
The areas from which the fat was removed, must be compressed and treated for 2 weeks. The areas in which the fat was injected may not be unduly strained.
For 48 hours after a labia augmentation with hyaluronic acid, you should avoid excessive physical strain.
The costs may vary depending on the complexity of the procedure and will be agreed upon in advance. The price is inclusive of all services, such as the consultation, the surgery, the anesthesia, the medications, the hospitalization, and the follow-up controls.