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Women who have completed their biological families and want to reclaim their more youthful bodies often choose to undergo a combination of surgical procedures referred to as a Mommy Makeover.
While this combination surgery typically includes cosmetic breast and belly procedures, childbirth can also impact the appearance of the labia, and many women benefit from adding labiaplasty to their Mommy Makeover.
What Can Be Included in a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is a cosmetic surgery that combines breast and body procedures designed to restore a woman’s pre-pregnancy body, which usually includes two or more of the following:
However, some women may also include labiaplasty as part of their Mommy Makeover for additional benefits.
What Can Labiaplasty Achieve?
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that involves reducing the size or changing the shape of the labia minora (the inner lips of female genitalia). Pregnancy and childbirth can cause unwanted changes to the labia, which may result in discomfort or self-consciousness. Labiaplasty can reduce the size of a stretched-out labia or correct asymmetry to help women feel more confident and comfortable in and out of clothes.
Adding labiaplasty to a Mommy Makeover can provide several benefits. Here are some of the most notable advantages:
Improved Sexual Function
Labiaplasty can improve sexual function by reducing discomfort during intercourse. Enlarged or elongated labia minora can cause friction and irritation, making sex painful. After labiaplasty, women may experience improved sensitivity and sexual satisfaction.
Enhanced Genital Comfort
Women may experience discomfort or pain from the excess skin and tissue of the labia minora rubbing against clothing or during exercise. This can cause chafing and irritation, which can be alleviated with labiaplasty.
By removing excess tissue and reshaping the labia, women can experience greater comfort and ease of movement.
Improved Labia Appearance
Women who feel self-conscious about how their labia look may benefit from labiaplasty. Pregnancy and childbirth can cause the labia to sag, stretch, or become asymmetrical.
By correcting these issues, women can improve their confidence when wearing tight clothes and during intimate encounters.
Improved Feminine Hygiene
Excess labial tissue can make it difficult to maintain proper hygiene, leading to discomfort, irritation, and even infections. By reducing the size or reshaping the labia, women can improve their hygiene and reduce the risk of infection.
Adding labiaplasty to a Mommy Makeover allows women to undergo both procedures at the same time, which can save time and money.
Recovery from labiaplasty typically takes a week or two, and recovery from other Mommy Makeover procedures can take one to three weeks, depending on the procedure.
Combining the procedures allows women to save time and consolidate their recovery periods.
Customizing Your Mommy Makeover
The best thing about Mommy Makeovers is how customizable they are. Now that labiaplasty has become mainstream it can be a valuable addition to your post-pregnancy makeover.
Labiaplasty can provide improved sexual function, enhanced comfort, better hygiene, a more appealing feminine appearance, and increased confidence, so it’s worth considering when creating your Mommy Makeover.
Consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience performing labiaplasties to determine if adding labiaplasty to a Mommy Makeover suits you.
Labiaplasty in Philadelphia, PA, and Marlton, New Jersey
Dr. Adrian Lo is a well-respected, board-certified plastic surgeon providing Mommy Makeover procedures and labiaplasty in Philadelphia and New Jersey.