3 Reasons Labiaplasty May Be Right for You
Submitted by Dr. Joyesh Raj on Tue 05/25/2021 - 09:00
Labia come in all shapes and sizes. Just because your intimate areas may look different from someone else’s does not mean there is anything wrong with your anatomy. However, sometimes the shape and size of the labia can cause physical and/or psychological troubles.
If you are bothered by the appearance or the feel of your labia, a procedure called labiaplasty can help. Labiaplasty involves reducing the labia minora, or the inner folds of tissue surrounding the vaginal opening, so the tissue does not protrude beyond the hair-bearing labia majora.
Here, Dr. Joyesh Raj shares three reasons to consider undergoing labiaplasty.
When the labia minora tissue is enlarged or too long, it can cause perpetual discomfort. The folds of tissue may get twisted up in underwear or bikini bottoms. Activities as simple as running, jumping or riding a bike can be uncomfortable as the excess tissue pinches or chafes. Sexual intercourse may be downright painful if the labial tissue gets pulled or tugged.
You should not have to suffer in silence. Labiaplasty removes the excess labial tissue and reshapes the remaining tissue to help you enjoy greater personal comfort.
Embarrassment or Shame Due to Appearance
When you do not feel good about the way your most private areas look, it can impact your overall confidence. You may avoid intimate situations because you do not feel comfortable in your own skin. You may avoid wearing tight-fitting clothing like yoga pants or bike shorts because you are embarrassed by the visible outline of your labia.
Labiaplasty improves the symmetry and proportion of the labial tissue, giving you greater confidence in your appearance. Many patients discover a renewed interest in sex and intimacy after labiaplasty. Tight-fitting clothing becomes more flattering and comfortable to wear, too.
Hygiene and Health Concerns
Redundant folds of labial tissue are easily irritated and difficult to properly clean. You may experience chronic tenderness, itching or infections because of the excess tissue rubbing together.
In many situations, reducing the labia minora helps to address hygiene and health concerns. When the labia minora is “tucked in” to the labia majora, the genital area is easier to clean.
Dr. Raj usually performs labiaplasty on an outpatient basis. Anesthesia is used so patients do not feel anything during the procedure. Although there are some activity restrictions during the initial recovery period, most patients return to their normal lifestyles fairly soon after surgery.
For more information about labiaplasty, please reach out to the team at Raj Plastic Surgery. Call or email us today to request a consultation.