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Labial Puff – Available As Day Patient Procedure

Labial puff, a cosmetic procedure that can give a more youthful look to the labia majora or outer lips of the vaginal area, is available through renowned surgeon Paul Banwell.

Also known as a labia fat transfer, the process is increasingly popular and is an option for many who want to add volume and improve contouring through female genital cosmetic surgery.

The surgery has little downtime and can typically be carried out as quick day patient appointment. Labial puff greatly improves aesthetic appearance, but also self-confidence and self-esteem by enhancing what was an area for concern.

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What is Labial Puff Surgery?

Labial puff is a form of fat transfer, whereby fat is taken from a graft site on the body and used to volume the target area.

The fat is usually taken from either the abdomen or outer thigh and then injected into the outer labia with microcannula.

The process is relatively straightforward for a top cosmetic surgeon such as Paul Banwell – the relative experience of the surgeon is important so choose wisely.

A surgeon as renowned as Paul Banwell would, for instance, tend to over correct, this is the knowledge that results will then settle down and so this over correction settles down to then leave the perfect, desired result.

A less experienced surgeon might make the initial correction too slight, and then the final results, as swelling settles down, would actually be underwhelming.

That is the risk with this sort of vaginal rejuvenation – not that there will be infection or a medical concern, more that the results by a lesser surgeon simply won’t provide the change sought.

Why Consider Labial Puff?

Many women are increasingly considering vaginal rejuvenation procedures for the labia majora and labia minora.

There is unlikely to be a medical need for labial puff, instead it is sought by those who have a desire to improve the appearance of this intimate area, perhaps to remove signs of ageing.

It is popular because it delivers noticeable results almost immediately, and, unlike temporary measures used by some such as fillers, the results can be close to permanent. 

Unlike with a non-surgical dermal filler such as desirable there is no need for repeat labia procedures every six months.

For anyone who wants stunning results, a more youthful labia majora then the vaginal rejuvenation can be beneficial.

The Labial Puff Process

Usually performed as a day case and under general anaesthetic, the fat graft procedure to enhance the labia majora is straightforward.

There are essentially two stages – the grafting and processing of the fat and then the insertion of this fat into the outer lips region.

The fat is harvested into syringes and then cleansed and prepared. 

Only a small amount can be injected at a time, but for subtle adjustments to create a labial puff this is not a concern.

Detailed Consultation

The vaginal rejuvenation really begins a stage earlier with the detailed consultation.

The consultation is always a vital step, this the chance for the prospective patient to outline their hopes for surgery and the results they are seeking.

It is also an opportunity to ensure they feel comfortable with the surgeon and have found someone with the level of qualification and experience they are looking for.

After the consultation, the prospective patient should be given a thorough, full quote and then given the time to consider this without obligation.

The Risks with Labia Majora Procedures 

Labial puff, as with other fat transfer procedures is considered a safe process where carried out via a trained professional surgeon.

There are rare, but potential risks associated with all surgery, these including wound infection and problems with general anaesthetic rather than local anaesthetic.

Some degree of swelling and bruising is common, and there can be a short term loss of sensation in the immediate area.

Specific risks for this form of gynaecology are that the results are not even, or that they are not as visible as desired – as mentioned, this is why a surgeon such as Paul Banwell would tend towards an initial over correction, which then naturally settles down.

The grafted fat need to develop a new blood supply in the recipient site, so there is always a slight risk that the results fail to last and a repeat procedure is required.

The likelihood of this would be discussed at a consultation.

Post-Surgery Recovery

A fat graft operation to perform labia majora augmentation is not one with a lengthy recovery period.

Typically, a short time may be required off work – between one and seven days. There will be a need to take it a little easy and exercise, especially strenuous exercise will need to be avoided.

Any pain can typically be managed with standard over the counter painkillers.

Labia Puff Costs

For this form of treatment, there are a few costs that make top the final fee.

There is the surgeon fee, in this case Paul Banwell, the hospital fee – this will vary depending on where you chose to have the surgery – and then there is a fee for the specialist services of the anaesthetist.

Paul Banwell works across multiple clinics, including the Banwell Clinic in East Grinstead, the Brighton Nuffield and further wonderful Nuffield facilities in Tunbridge Wells and Haywards Heath.

Mr Banwell also has a clinic in London’s famous Harley Street – this another option for the labial puff surgery.

The specific cost would vary depending on the nature of the surgery and the location – full details would be provided at consultation, and the costs at the various clinics could also be provided for comparison.

At the time of writing, prices start from around £3,000. When compared to the need for repeated treatments with filler injections such as desirable, this is likely to be highly competitive. 

Next Steps

To book a consultation with Mr Banwell, please call 01342 330302 or use our Contact Form. 

About Paul Banwell

Paul Banwell is an award-winning, internationally trained cosmetic surgeon with more than a decade’s experience.

Paul is a member of the British Association of Plastic and Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS). He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.

You might also have seen Paul on TV or other media outlets – a pioneer and leading voice in the field of cosmetic surgery he is demand by major publishers and TV networks.

My expectations were fully met when I went to see Mr Banwell for the first time and he went through very carefully what he would be doing and giving me a realistic prognosis which was what I wanted. He came over as a very thorough and caring person. The skin graft was a complete success and although quite a large area, it is exceptionally neat and gives me no concern. On two further occasions I noticed lumps in other areas, and on getting in touch, appointments were made and Paul removed them immediately, once again very neatly. The after care is also extremely important to me and I have never been disappointed. Luckily I don’t know anybody going through the same thing as me but I would have no reservations in telling them to go and see Paul, as his thoughtfulness and care and attention throughout is excellent, he treats you as an individual. I would also say that I consider him now to be a friend as well as a surgeon. Whenever I am on the phone making future appointments his staff are always friendly, helpful, cheerful and willing to chat, but if you need any reassurance at any time they’re there for you.

Nicky S.

Mr Banwell explained the details of my procedures in a professional and sensitive manner. He took the time to put me at ease and answer all my questions in a way that I could understand. Each step of my treatment from the initial consultation through to its conclusion was supported by professional who with their support enables me to have an extremely smooth journey through my procedures. For the first time in my adult life I am happy in my own skin. I would recommend Mr Banwell to anyone who has been thinking of cosmetic surgery in a heartbeat. Through his skill and understanding of the female body, he carries out his profession with the utmost care and consideration.

Susan G.

My care was efficient and well taken care of, the outcome of my surgery couldn’t be more perfect, I’m so pleased. My surgery has given me a new found confidence in my body in a way I never thought I could feel.

Amelia P.

I am so happy with the results of my surgery.

It is hard for me to find the right words to thank you enough for everything you have done for me.

You were very knowledgeable about every part of the procedure and that is why I chose you over any other surgeon/clinic. Nearly 5 years on and I am very pleased with the results of my operation and have had no problems and they look so natural and have built my confidence so much.

Sam M.


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