According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, labiaplasty is one of the up-and-coming procedures. 2013 saw a 44 percent increase over 2012 statistics, and this trend is expected to continue. If you’re not quite happy with your labia and are wondering whether you should consider a surgical solution, there are several common reasons women have for seeking this procedure.
Dissatisfaction with Appearance
How we feel about our bodies is deeply personal. While some women may focus on their nose, skin or a few extra pounds, others feel uncomfortable with the look of their labia. If the labia are prominent, a woman may worry an unsightly bulge is visible in swimwear or tight pants. If the labia are mismatched, she may worry her lovers will find the asymmetry unattractive. These are completely valid reasons for considering a labiaplasty procedure. Changing something you dislike about your body can be very affirming and give you just the boost of self-confidence you need.
Discomfort with Physical Activities
Equestrians, cyclists and runners may experience chafing or discomfort from prominent labia. Whether it’s the motion of running or the pressure of perching on a saddle, plenty of active, athletic women seek labiaplasty to improve comfort. This is especially true if a woman is experiencing swelling, tearing or skin irritation while being active. If you are having any of these issues, labiaplasty may be the right choice for you.
Better Sensation During Intimacy
Some women with long labia have said that the excess flesh can create a barrier during intimacy, especially around the clitoris. Removing the excess can make penetration and clitoral stimulation more pleasurable. Some women also state that there is less irritation during penetration once their labia have been shortened.
No matter how fastidious a woman may be, long, large labia can present some challenges for grooming, especially if the woman prefers to remove all of her pubic hair. Cuts from shaving can bleed profusely, in addition to being very painful. If a woman prefers to get waxed, longer labia may be more prone to tearing when the wax is ripped away. If you are having hygiene-related injuries, it may be time to consider a permanent solution.
Get All the Facts About Labiaplasty
The decision to explore labiaplasty is deeply personal and isn’t to be made lightly. To learn more detailed information about the procedure, make an appointment at the office of Dr. Steven Warnock, MD in Draper, Utah. We’d be happy to advise you of your options. Dr. Warnock has helped countless women in the Salt Lake City, Utah and surrounding areas restore their feminine wellness. Contact his office today to schedule a consultation for labiaplasty.