There are several names for Labiaplasty, it is also known as Labioplasty, Labia Minora reduction, and Labial reduction. In order to alter the labia minora (inner labia) and the labia majora (outer labia) a cosmetic procedure is necessary to remove the folds of skin surrounding the vulva.
If you are thinking about a cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of your vagina you’re talking about labiaplasty. When you experience physical discomfort and want to have a normal sexual life you might need vaginoplasty, which is a reconstructive surgery.
Reconstructive surgery improves the function of a body part, while cosmetic surgery changes the aesthetics of essentially normal anatomy. You can think of it like a nose job: a surgeon can restructure the interior nasal cavities to help you breathe better or reshape the nose, just for the sake of appearances.
Benefits of a Labiaplasty Procedure
If uneven or protruding labia cause labial pain and irritation (especially when riding a bike, motorcycle, horse, etc.), challenges during intercourse and/or a bulge that is visible through tight clothing, you may be a good candidate for labiaplasty.
Some women also experience more sexual satisfaction and sensation due the reduction in labial tissue, as well as enhanced self-confidence.
You may also consider labiaplasty to correct darker areas of labial skin due to hormonal changes or genetic factors. Patients typically request a pink, smooth labia appearance.
Labiaplasty may be performed in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures including Clitoral Hood Reduction, Vaginal Rejuvenation or Hymenoplasty. Often a procedure like this is combined with another surgical procedure like breast augmentations, liposuction, abdominoplasty or other Aesthetic Surgery Center cosmetic procedures.
The surgery is outpatient and takes around 1.5 hours. We recommend that patients take off 7 days from work and refrain from heavy exercise and sexual intercourse for 3-4 weeks. Pain is usually controlled by narcotics for the first several days and then ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil etc.) after that. Irritation can last for several months, but is usually transient. In general this is a very well tolerated procedure.
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