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Radiofrequency Reduction Labiaplasty (RFRL)

Welcome to your guide of Radiofrequency Reduction Labiaplasty (RFRL).

Radiofrequency or Radio Wave Surgery is a method that used the high frequency radio wave of 4.00MHz that has been gaining in popularity among cosmetics surgeon around the world.
RF devices generate less heat than electrocautery or lasers machines with results in less collateral tissue damage.By minimising collateral tissue damage, wound healing is not delayed and there is less risk of scarring.
The advantages of using the RF equipment are:
1- faster healing
2- Less swelling
3- Less bruising
4- Less discomfort
5- Less post op pain

Radiofrequency Reduction Labiaplasty of the Labia Minora with Reduction of Excess Prepuce is the second most common Female Genital Cosmetic Surgery procedure.
Is a popular procedure for women wishing to reduce the appearance of the large or protruding labia minor to enhance the overall aesthetics thus providing a more youthful look.

(RFRL) Procedure

RFRL Performed on an outpatient basis under local anaesthetic and can last 1hour to 1 1/2 hours depending on the extent of the procedure required to provide the ultimate aesthetic look.
A surgical marker is used to appropriately mark the labia minor. A special Radiofrequency scalpel that is more delicate than Laser on the tissue is used to perform the procedure.
Very fine absorbable sutures are use to close this area. Upon completion of the RFRL you are transferred to the recovery room. The recovery period is usually 1 to 2 hours and then you will be able to go home.


As with any surgical procedure, there are risks in having a RFRL. Risks will be fully discussed prior to any agreement to go ahead with these surgery.

Post Surgery Care

You should expect some bruising, swelling and pain after your procedure. Swelling may linger for as long as two to four weeks. Pain medication will be prescribed to control any discomfort, however, if you begin to have severe pain, contact us immediately.
Apply ice packs to the labia off and on for the first 48 hours to minimize swelling. Make sure that you take all medications as prescribed.

The recovery process is different for everyone, but within a day after your RFRL, you should be up and walking around. You may shower on the second or third day following surgery. No tube baths for four weeks. Refrain from thong underwear and tight fitting clothing for four weeks. You may need to be out of work and away from your usual activities for the first week. Over the next two or three weeks your treated areas may remain very sensitive and strenuous physical activities should be limited. Following this period you may gradually return to activities such or lifting, and light exercise. Avoid any high impact activities for about one month. In particular you should avoid jogging and bouncing activities for up to six weeks. These procedures will help you avoid stress to your treated areas and