How Labiaplasty Can Change Your Life
When it comes to labia, there’s no such thing as normal. Research shows a wide variance in the size and proportions of female genitalia, just as there are many sizes and shapes of breasts. Although there’s no wrong way your genitals should look, you may not be happy with the appearance of your labia.
Unhappy with your appearance?
Typically, women dissatisfied with the look of their genitalia have prominent or uneven labia minora, the inner folds surrounding the opening to your vagina, medically referred to as the vaginal vestibule. If you’re one of them, you may be concerned with your appearance when wearing a bathing suit or yoga pants, or you may be insecure about how a lover might react to how you look down there.
Body image can be crucial to how you feel about yourself, so if you have concerns about the appearance of your labia, talk to one of our specialists at the Tubal Ligation Reversal Center to learn more about labiaplasty, a cosmetic surgical procedure to alter the shape of your labia.
The labiaplasty procedure
There are several ways to approach labiaplasty, depending on the outcome you desire. Trimming is most common, a simple reduction of extra tissue to bring the profile of the labia minora back toward that of the labia majora, the outer folds on which pubic hair grows.
The wedge labiaplasty removes a pie-shaped piece of tissue and may provide a more natural appearance for some women. There are other labia rejuvenation techniques as well, including fat grafting and dermal filler injections.
Benefits of surgery
There’s usually little medical reason for labiaplasty. While some women feel that oversized labia minora contribute to yeast infections or painful sex, there are usually other contributing causes as well. But a long labia minora can be uncomfortable in certain garments, getting caught, tugged, or twisted. Reducing the size or asymmetry could improve comfort as well as appearance.
In combination with vaginoplasty
Childbirth and aging can cause a loss of tone in the vagina itself, and a rejuvenating procedure called vaginoplasty can recover lost tightness. This may enhance sexual sensitivity and pleasure, and unlike labiaplasty, which is typically only a cosmetic procedure, vaginoplasty can be either reconstructive or cosmetic. The two procedures are sometimes combined, so this may be a point of discussion with your Tubal Ligation Reversal Center gynecologist.
Recovering from labiaplasty
As with any surgical procedure, recovery time is important to aid successful surgery and normal healing. Most labiaplasty patients need a week off from regular activities, resting and treating post-surgical swelling. You need to wait about four to six weeks to use tampons and resume intercourse. Generally, trim procedures heal more quickly than wedge techniques.
Altering your appearance with a labiaplasty can be life-changing if you’re self-conscious about the way you look now. Adding both comfort and confidence is always a powerful update.
Call us at our nearest Tubal Ligation Reversal Center. You can even request an appointment online from this website. Schedule your personal consultation today to learn more about how labiaplasty surgery can improve your life.