No one likes to talk about oversized labia, but this is a concern for millions of women. If wearing a bathing suit or leggings fills you with worry or you feel embarrassed in front of your partner, this can affect your overall confidence and well-being. Fortunately, a simple cosmetic procedure can help. Dr. Ortiz, a renowned plastic surgeon in Raleigh, is sharing six benefits of labiaplasty and how it can change your life for the better.
What Is Labiaplasty?
Before we look at the benefits, let’s actually look at the procedure itself. Labiaplasty is performed in the inner vaginal lips, called the labia minora, to minimize the size and appearance. At the same time, the outer vaginal lips, called the labia majora may be resculpted with fat injections or trimmed, but this is less frequently sought by patients.
The procedure can either be performed by trimming excess tissue and using dissolving sutures to close the edges or a wedge-shaped area can be trimmed on each side of the labia minora and joined to reduce the area within the outer labia. The result is smaller, significantly less pronounced inner labia and a more “tucked in” appearance.
Regardless of the method Dr. Ortiz uses, there is minimal pain and discomfort following the procedure, little to no scarring, and most patients are back to work and daily activities within a week. However, It is important to wait six weeks to engage in sexual intercourse.
6 Benefits of Labiaplasty
Now that you have a better understanding of the procedure itself, let’s look at the benefits that millions of women have experienced by undergoing labiaplasty.
For most women with oversized labia, the major issue is that this affects their self esteem and self confidence. Wearing bikinis, tight clothing, or being intimate with their partner can be agonizing as they worry about their appearance “down there.” Having labiaplasty can take away that self-consciousness and worry and allow you to feel more confident in your appearance.
Comfort in Clothing
Wearing a bikini, tight leggings, or even snug-fitting pants can be challenging when you suffer with oversized labia. Whether they feel uncomfortable or you’re concerned about visible lines or bulges, a labiaplasty prevents those problems, helping you feel more comfortable, both physically and emotionally, no matter what you choose to wear.
Increase Sexual Pleasure
Similar to clothing, your self-consciousness and embarrassment in your appearance can affect your sexual pleasure. In addition to that, many women with oversized vaginal lips experience discomfort during sex due to tissue getting dragged or caught. Correcting the tissue will prevent these issues as well as improve your sexual confidence, which, in turn, will make sexual activity more enjoyable and comfortable.
Reduce Pain and Discomfort
The inner labia is delicate tissue and when it’s exposed it can easily become irritated from sexual activity and tight clothing. Additionally, exercising, including jogging or riding a bicycle, and other daily activities can be unpleasant as the exposed tissue is twisted, chafed, and pinched. Labiaplasty will remove the excess tissue and allow you to enjoy daily activities.
Improved Hygiene and Health
Excess tissue can also harbor bacteria and make hygiene more difficult. For women with oversized inner labia, this can mean a higher risk of urinary tract infections, which are dangerous and painful. Having a labiaplasty can reduce the risk of UTIs and other health concerns.
Can Be Part of a Mommy Makeover
The most common cause of oversized or “sagging” labia is pregnancy and childbirth which can have unwanted effects on several areas of the body. A mommy makeover is a series of customized cosmetic procedures that allow you to reclaim your pre-baby body, whether that’s a tummy tuck to get rid of the pooch, a breast lift to reverse sagging after breastfeeding, and even restoring the vaginal area with a labiaplasty.
Schedule a Consultation for a Labiaplasty in Raleigh Today
If you’re ready to experience improved confidence, comfort, and pleasure in everyday activities, a labiaplasty may be right for you. To schedule your personalized consultation at our plastic surgery center in Raleigh, give us a call at 919-532-2270 or complete our online contact form below.