A labiaplasty is a common type of vaginal rejuvenation procedure that is carried out to reduce the size or to reshape the labia. There are a number of benefits associated with a labiaplasty, which you can find out more about here to help you decide whether it is the right procedure for you.
A labiaplasty is a procedure that is carried out to change the size or shape of the labia minora, which are the inner folds of skin surrounding the vulva, and/or the labia majora, the skin on both sides of the outside of the vagina. A number of factors such as pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, and aging can lead to structural or aesthetic problems with the labia, particularly if the labia minora protrudes beyond the labia majora.
Reasons to consider a labiaplasty include:
To Reduce Pain and Discomfort A protruding or enlarged labia minora can cause the folds of skin to rub together, which can lead to pain, irritation, and discomfort. Long term irritation can also leave the area prone to infection, particularly if hygiene is affected. Removing excess skin can eliminate irritation and reduce the risk of infection.
To Participate in More Activities An enlarged or sensitive labia can make certain activities, such as cycling, horse riding, and athletics, difficult and uncomfortable. Also, wearing certain clothing, such as a bathing suit, can cause discomfort, causing you to avoid certain activities. A labiaplasty can allow you more freedom to enjoy a broader range of activities and sports.
To Feel More Comfortable in Clothing A protruding labia minora can cause some clothing, particularly tight items, such as bathing suits, active wear, or tight jeans to feel uncomfortable. An enlarged labia may also create a visible bulge in certain clothing, which can affect confidence and cause self-consciousness. A labiaplasty can help to eliminate these issues.
To Improve Confidence Some women may feel self-conscious about the appearance or shape of their genitalia, which can lead to low self-esteem and reduced sexual desire. Therefore, a labiaplasty procedure may be carried out for purely aesthetic reasons to enhance appearance and improve confidence and self-esteem.
To Improve Sex A protruding labia minora can affect intimacy with a partner and cause pain, discomfort, or self-consciousness during sex. Enlarged tissue can also affect sensitivity. These factors can have a negative impact on a relationship and can result in reduced sexual desire and poor sexual self-esteem. If this is the case with you, a labiaplasty may be able to restore your ability to enjoy sex and intimacy with your partner.
Following Childbirth Giving birth can sometimes cause the labia to become damaged. Damaged or stretched labia can interfere with or cause discomfort during athletic activities, sex, or when wearing certain clothing.
Labiaplasty surgery involves reshaping the labia and removing excess skin to make it more aesthetically pleasing and comfortable. It is usually carried out under local anesthesia, but this depends on the complexity of the procedure. The type of surgical approach varies depending on individual needs and circumstances, but generally, a wedge excision method or linear approach is used to remove excess tissue and reshape the labia, with incisions discreetly hidden along the edge of the inner labia or the inside of the outer labia. A labiaplasty can take anywhere from one to three hours to complete, depending on the complexity of the surgery.
Labiaplasty Surgery in Miami, FL
If you would like to learn more about vaginal labiaplasty, and whether it is an appropriate procedure for you, contact the friendly staff at Levin’s Women’s Health & Wellness Center. We provide a variety of cosmetic and wellness services and comprehensive personalized healthcare for women throughout all stages of life.