Labial Puff: Do I need this treatment?
If you want to change the appearance of the outside of the vagina or also known as the Vulva when it has lost its volume, labial filler is a good treatment. It is commonly known as the labial Puff.
Why do women ask for this?
As we get mature and we lose deep fat in the labia. It is common after menopause due to lack of oestrogen.
Why have labia fillers?
Women ask for labia fillers for various reasons:
- The clitoris protrudes and appears prominent, for example in a swimming costume.
- Loss of labial fat – prominence of the clitoris and the skin on the clitoris due to loss of labial fat.
- Some women request treatment only to improve the appearance of the outside of the vulva.
How does the treatment work?
We use a filler that is licenced for use in the external genitalia. However, any filler that creates volume can be used. The filler is injected into the labia to create a half moon shape on either side.
Is the treatment painful?
We use numbing cream for 20 mins before the treatment which reduces the pain significantly. We use local anaesthetic at the needle entry point. Once we have made a passage for the needle, we use blunt edge cannulas to perform the treatment. We also inject local anaesthetic into the labial up to 5mls on each side. What is the downtime?
Since the filler can move, we would advise you to abstain from sex for 5 days, swimming for 3 days. You can carry on with your day to day activities almost immediately. We will also give you some instructions to keep the filler in place. None of these should prevent you from getting back to work immediately after.
How much does this cost?
The cost of treatment varies with the volume loss in the labia and the amount of filler needed to fill the labial. The treatment is charged per ml of the filler used. The total cost of treatment can vary between three to five thousand pounds. Most women will need 8 to 10 ml at a minimum to create volume in the labia.
Are there any risks?
Apart from bruising there is no other risks that are involved with the procedure. Occlusion of blood vessels as they happen in the face are very rare as labia is supplied by small blood vessels that join each other.
How many treatments do I need?
We do treatments in a staged process. We often do 5-7 mls of filler on either side and reassess in 2 weeks’ time. Since we use 5mls of anaesthetic on either side, the labial volume will appear better but almost always go down once the anaesthetic fluid is absorbed.
Since we use Hyaluronic acid, the results last for 12-18 months. However, this is variable depending on the own’s own ability to breakdown hyaluronic acid. Most women will need top up of filler on a yearly basis.
When will I see the result?
You will be able to see the result immediately but it often goes down as the swelling and the anaesthetic settles. Once the filler settles in 5-7 days, the final results will be visible. You can then reassess if more volume is needed in the labia.
Can it be combined with any other procedures?
Yes, it can be combined with surgery like labiaplasty or clitoral hood reduction if necessary. We however, advice not to have surgery for 6 weeks after having labial filler to prevent migration during the procedure.
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