Commonly referred to as vaginal rejuvenation, labiaplasty is designed to alter the shape or size of the labia minora or inner labia. These inner lips can become enlarged or stretched as the result of extreme weight loss or weight gain, childbirth, and normal wear. A large and protruding labia can make women feel less than confident about their bodies, and it can also cause a considerable amount of discomfort. Enlarged labia can get caught in the fabric of jeans and lacy undergarments or create a noticeable bulge when wearing tight pants. With labiaplasty, women can gain renewed confidence and an increased sense of overall feminine wellness.
How to Know If Labiaplasty Is Right for You
Vaginal tissues can lose their natural elasticity after multiple pregnancies or even after a single childbirth. Although vaginal strengthening exercises, such as Kegels, can restore lost muscle tone to this area, these activities are not sufficient for restoring the labia itself back to an attractive and more compact condition.
Vaginal rejuvenation can undo the ravages of gestation, delivery and ongoing wear so that this portion of the vagina is smaller, symmetrical and more visually appealing overall. If you aren’t happy with the look of your labia or if your vaginal skin has suffered a considerable loss of elasticity, this procedure could be right for you.
Labiaplasty isn’t just for women who have undergone natural childbirth. This procedure can also be used to correct naturally enlarged labia in women who have not had children. All of the tightening and toning benefits of vaginal rejuvenation can be experienced irrespective of a patient’s birthing history.
What Symptoms Are Common Among Women Who Opt to Receive Labiaplasty?
Among some of the common symptoms in women who have elected to receive labiaplasty are thickened, inner or outer vaginal lips, an asymmetrical labia or a protruding labia. Potential candidates frequently complain of labial irritation and discomfort from rubbing against workout clothes, jeans, and other garments, as well as labial interference with coitus, urination, the use of feminine hygiene products and problems with horseback riding or cycling.
Women also complain of large, noticeable bulges when wearing tight-fitting bottoms, such as yoga pants or leggings. You’re a good potential candidate for this procedure if you do not like the look or size of your labia and wish to have it surgically sculpted.
What to Expect After Labiaplasty
The nature and duration of a labiaplasty procedure can vary significantly from one patient to the next. Many people are able to stand up and move about soon after their procedures are performed. However, patients are advised to spend the first two to three days after their treatments relaxing in either a seated or prone position.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
If you are considering labiaplasty surgery, come in for a consultation at the office of Dr. Steven Warnock, MD in Draper. After evaluating your condition, we can help you determine if this procedure is right for you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more.