As with all skin tissue, thinning, sagging, wrinkles and depression may occur in the genital area with age. For this reason, filling procedures are performed on the big labia in cosmetic gynecology operations.
WHY DO BIG LABIA DROOP?
Especially with aging, the skin tissue in the big labia loses its resistance, sags, and has a wrinkled appearance. This situation is related to the fact that the collagen connective tissue of the person is not good in terms of genetics. Smoking, alcohol use, skin diseases, chronic itchy diseases, previous births, rapid weight gain and loss, chronic irritation, aging, and menopause can cause sagging. In addition, sagging due to sudden weight loss after bariatric surgeries, which are frequently applied today, may cause this problem tooccur more frequently.
HOW IS GENITAL AREA FILLING DONE?
Big labia filling is done in two ways.
1. HYALURONIC ACID INJECTION TO THE GENITAL AREA
It is a simple procedure performed with local anesthesia. Big lips become fuller with hyaluronic acid injection into both lips. The permanence period of the filling varies between 6 and 10 months.
2. FAT INJECTIONS TO THE GENITAL AREA
Adipose tissue taken from the abdomen, inner part of the legs, or hips is injected into the thinned genital area, and thus the genital area that looks sunken becomes fuller. The injected fat melts at 60-70% within one year, so it is given more in volume at first. The process can be repeated at the end of 1 year or when needed. Then the adipose tissue remains for many years. A younger appearance is obtained in the vulva with filler injections made into the genital area.
GENITAL AREA TIGHTENING WITH LASER
In some cases, the laser procedure applied to the external genitalia without a filling process provides stretching. In parallel with the increase in collagen connective tissue in the external genitalia, the big lips are tightened and gain a brighter and more lively appearance.
In some patients, sagging may be too advanced to be corrected with filling alone. In these patients, the big labia are surgically narrowed. If necessary, the filling can be applied in the same session.