Do you hesitate to wear gym and yoga clothes or have a bikini wax because you’re uncomfortable with the appearance of your genitals? This self-consciousness brings a desire to correct uneven, disproportional or misshapen inner vaginal lips in a procedure known as labiaplasty. If you’ve been thinking about this procedure, contact the Tubal Ligation Reversal Center in Loganville, Georgia, for a consultation to learn more about labiaplasty. Call or book your appointment online.
Labiaplasty is an outpatient surgical procedure for women that addresses uneven, disproportional or misshapen inner vaginal lips known as labia minora by reducing the size of one or both sets of the lips. The surgery can also repair the labia following an injury or after childbirth.
Although the procedure will correct appearance issues, it’s more than an aesthetic issue. While women with large inner vaginal lips might be embarrassed when changing clothes in a locker room or wearing yoga pants, the condition can also be a functional or physical problem that causes pain or discomfort during sex or while riding a bicycle or a horse, among other activities.
If you are affected by the physical and emotional fallout of asymmetrical or enlarged labia, you are not alone. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, doctors performed more than 12,000 labiaplasty procedures in 2016, an increase of 39% from 2015.
A variety of conditions can contribute to developing an aesthetic or physical issue with vaginal lips, which may lead you to consider labiaplasty surgery. They include:
Labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure that is typically done under general anesthesia. The procedure is performed in about an hour. Women are usually back to their normal routines in 2-4 weeks after surgery. In the first few days after surgery, itching and swelling are the most common issues, although swelling peaks and lessens after about the third day. Itching is a common byproduct of the healing process, but if it’s severe and lasts past the first week, check with your doctor at the Tubal Ligation Reversal Center to make sure you don’t have an infection.
Consult your doctor before resuming sexual activity, because it might take up to eight weeks before your scars are strong enough to handle the pressure caused by sexual intercourse.
If you are suffering from the emotional or physical issues of enlarged or misshapen vaginal lips, find out if you’re a candidate for labiaplasty. The skilled team at the Tubal Reversal Ligation Center in Loganville, Georgia, can help you find the best way to meet your goals. Book online or call the office today for an appointment.