Every woman’s labia is different and can be affected by age, genetics, and childbirth. No matter the cause, labiaplasty can be the solution. This blog covers five reasons labiaplasty can be a life-changing procedure for women, restoring self-confidence and functionality.
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More and more women are seeing the benefits of labiaplasty–it’s time you do too! The stigma around labiaplasty surgery is disappearing; more plastic surgeons are offering it, and more women are owning their right to beautiful labia.
Every woman’s labia is different and can be affected by age, genetics, and childbirth. In some cases, the labia may naturally be large or asymmetrical. In other cases, the labia may have stretched or torn and repaired during childbirth, changing its appearance. In some cases, stretching and sagging labial tissue is simply a result of the aging process that eventually affects all of the skin on your body. No matter the cause, labiaplasty can be the solution.
What is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure designed to correct an enlarged or asymmetrical labia minora (inner lips). It involves eliminating excess tissue from the labia minora and reshaping the labial skin to allow for greater comfort and confidence.
Labiaplasty surgery has several benefits and can be life-changing for women who experience discomfort, reduced sexual satisfaction, and insecurity about the appearance of their labia. Below, we discuss five ways labiaplasty can improve your life.
Every woman is concerned about odor “down there.” While the source of the odor may be a variety of things (like pH imbalance or hormone changes), it can also be due to trapped bacteria. A large or elongated labia can trap vaginal secretions as well as urine and sweat and make it difficult to clean the area effectively. This causes bacteria to grow, leading to more prevalent odors and increasing your chances of recurring urinary tract infections or yeast infections.
Labiaplasty returns your labia to a smaller size, allowing for easier and more effective cleaning.
As a woman, it is natural to feel nervous or self-conscious about the appearance of your labia. It doesn’t matter if you’re seeing someone new or have been with your partner for years; everyone wants to feel confident when sharing intimate moments. An enlarged or asymmetrical labia can cause anxiety, and in some cases, it may make you desire to avoid intimacy altogether. Labiaplasty can boost your confidence in other areas as well. After your surgery, you no longer have to worry about your labia showing through certain clothing, and you can stop avoiding physical activities that used to be painful due to your enlarged labia.
Improved Sexual Satisfaction
Not only does labiaplasty improve the appearance of your labia, but it can also enhance your sexual experience. When your labia minora is stretched out, it can cause chafing or pulling and make intercourse uncomfortable or even downright painful. Shortening and resculpting the labia minora during labiaplasty eliminates these issues, restoring normal sexual function. A further bonus is that shortening the labia minora leaves the vulva more exposed, increasing sensitivity and improving pleasure.
Less Pain During Everyday Activities
When your labia minora are enlarged or elongated, nearly any activity can cause pain and irritation. Whether sitting for long periods, riding a bike, or going on a long hike, the excess skin can result in chafing, pulling, and irritation. When even sitting at work becomes painful, it’s time to consider labiaplasty. Reducing the labia minora relieves pain and allows you to participate comfortably in activities you may have started avoiding. It also reduces chronic chafing, which helps protect your skin from breaking down and letting in bacteria, leaving you vulnerable to infections.
Wider Range of Clothing Options
Speaking of comfort, everyone loves to wear comfortable and attractive clothes. Exercising in fitted leggings, wearing tailored pants, and enjoying the beach in a bikini are all things that many women take for granted. When you suffer from issues associated with protruding labia, you may stop wearing clothing that shows visible bulges from excess skin. You may spend more time dressing to hide noticeable labia than participating in activities you enjoy. Labiaplasty surgery allows you to wear the clothing you feel most attractive in without worrying about how they might look.
Learn More About Labiaplasty in Philadelphia
If you’re ready to reclaim your comfort and confidence inside the bedroom and out, labiaplasty surgery is for you. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Adrian Lo offers labiaplasty options designed for every woman and does so in a compassionate and safe environment. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Lo, call (215) 829-6900 or fill out the online contact form.