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Pregnancy, genetics, and aging can all have a significant impact on a woman’s health and physical appearance. Not only can these factors affect a woman’s face and abdominal area, they can also change her vaginal area. Women who are unsatisfied with asymmetrical or disproportionate labia can opt for labiaplasty. Labiaplasty can improve the appearance and function of a woman’s labia (the “lips” surrounding the vagina) to help her feel younger and more confident in her appearance.
Benefits of Labiaplasty
- Reduces oversized labia
- Corrects asymmetry of the labia
- Restores a youthful aesthetic to the labia
- Improves physical comfort
- Enhances emotional comfort and sexual confidence
- Improves darkened pigment along the labia
Most women who consider labiaplasty find themselves struggling with rather long labia minora that have developed due to hormonal changes, genetics, or childbirth. Others may feel embarrassed or experience discomfort “down there.” Ideal candidates for labiaplasty should be non-smokers in good physical and mental health. Patients interested in this procedure should also have a thorough understanding of the anatomy of their external genitalia and realistic expectations.
Labiaplasty can be performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with oral sedation depending on the amount of correction needed. Dr. Grazer offers two different techniques for this procedure: the trim method and the wedge method. The trim method addresses extra labial tissue and a darkened color along the edge of the labia by trimming and removing it. Patients who would like to keep their natural labial edge can opt for the removal of a wedge of tissue from their labia. Labiaplasty must only be performed by a trained professional.
Recovery and Results
You will experience some pain and swelling following your procedure, but these should resolve after a few weeks. However, it can take as long as six months for all swelling to go down. Using an ice pack on the treated area at 20-minute intervals can help minimize any pain or discomfort. Make sure you rest with your pelvis elevated and avoid intercourse and the use of tampons for at least six weeks. In addition to restoring a balanced, more attractive appearance to the vulva, labiaplasty provides long-lasting results and relief that will help women feel comfortable and confident about their sexuality.
Risks and Side Effects
As with most procedures, labiaplasty may include the following risks and side effects:
- A change in sensation
- Mild to moderate pain