Labial hypertrophy refers to the condition in which the inner vaginal lips (labia minora) are larger than usual and protruding. Labial hypertrophy has no exact cause, but experts attribute it to genetics, estrogen increase during puberty, and increased blood flow to the genital area during pregnancy, among other factors.
Labiaplasty is a type of vaginal rejuvenation procedure that addresses labial hypertrophy. The procedure involves reducing the length and overall size of the labia minora to improve its aesthetics and preserve its normal sensation/function. Thousands of women in the United States opt for this procedure apparently for its functional and aesthetic benefits.
While labial hypertrophy doesn’t signify an underlying medical issue and not all women who have it need a labiaplasty, it is worth noting that labial hypertrophy still has the potential to cause difficulties. If your labia are of an uncomfortable or unaesthetic size and you are experiencing any of the following issues, a labiaplasty is likely your best bet:
You’re likely familiar with how tricky it is to clean between the folds of your skin, particularly during your menstrual period. Hygiene problems can lead to chronic vaginal infections.
Chronic Discomfort and Irritation
If the extra skin has caused you physical discomfort, especially when it chafes and pinches against your clothing, it may be time to consider labiaplasty.
The skin of the vulva (the outer part of your genital that consists of your labia minora, labia majora, clitoris, and vaginal opening) is already sensitive in itself. Continuous small chafes and cuts in this area can become chronically painful and may also lead to recurring infections.
If you love horseback riding or cycling, you are also likely familiar with the discomfort that results from the friction or pressure on your vaginal area.
The same friction can cause pain during sexual activity. This can eventually put a strain on your relationship.
While labial hypertrophy is a generally innocuous issue, knowing that other women, including your friends, do not have the same problem can engender feelings of shame and embarrassment. Such feelings can gnaw away at your sense of self-worth and translate into stress and losing your peace of mind, which is just as important to your well-being.
Labiaplasty offers a perfect solution for these problems. The procedure can help you improve or restore the beauty of your private part as you like it, ultimately boosting your confidence.
Vaginal Labiaplasty in Miami, FL
If you think you might benefit from a labiaplasty, visit us at Levin’s Women’s Health & Wellness Center for a consultation with one of our board-certified gynecologists. Our team has extensive experience in vaginal rejuvenation procedures, such as labiaplasty, and you can trust us to provide you with the best patient experience and an exceptional result that you expect from us.
To find out more about labiaplasty and whether it’s right for you, make an appointment with one of our gynecologists. Call our clinic at (305) 981-0231 to schedule your visit. You can also use our easy-to-fill-out online request form.