Labiaplasty Procedure Questions and Answers

Labiaplasty Procedure Questions and Answers

If you wish to reshape your labia for medical or cosmetic reasons, come to San Mateo Plastic Surgery in San Mateo, CA. Our plastic surgeon can help give your labia a more natural appearance. For more information, call us now.

Labiaplasty Procedure Questions and Answers
Labiaplasty Procedure Questions and Answers

The size and shape of labia is as unique as a fingerprint, with a wide range of what is considered ‘normal’. If the labia are elongated, it can cause discomfort or self-confidence issues. Labiaplasties are surgical procedures that alter the appearance of the labia or reconstruct it. They can be performed on either the labia minora or labia majora.

What happens during a labiaplasty?

During a labiaplasty, a surgeon trims the excess tissue of the labia. This allows the lips of the labia minora to sit comfortably and naturally within the labia majora (the outer lips of the vulva). Labiaplasties can be performed under local or general anesthesia and recovery is typically quick and free of complications. Pain medication is usually required afterward to manage discomfort but should only be necessary for a few days. For most people, recovery is swift and uncomplicated.

After a labiaplasty, the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) recommend taking a week off from work to relax and heal. They also recommend wearing loose, comfortable clothing, and a pad to absorb any minor bleeding. After having a labiaplasty, your doctor or surgeon may also instruct you not to use tampons during your first period. Normal activities can typically be resumed within a month after this procedure.

What is the purpose of a labiaplasty?

There are many reasons why a woman may decide to get a labiaplasty. These include:

  • The excess tissue of the labia can cause discomfort or get in the way of normal function
  • Some women view their inner labia as abnormal and may feel self-conscious about the outward appearance of their genitalia. This can cause emotional or psychological distress during intercourse or while wearing tight-fitting clothing.
  • There are women who decide to have a labiaplasty strictly for aesthetic reasons, however they are rarely influenced by trends or beauty norms, according to the ASPS.

What are the benefits of a labiaplasty?

Labiaplasties provide a number of benefits, including:
Improved Vaginal Aesthetics: Although they are not usually performed solely for their cosmetic effects, labiaplasties can dramatically improve the appearance of the vulva. This includes the size, shape, pigment, and texture.
Increased Comfort: A more common reason for having this procedure, labiaplasties can greatly enhance comfort by addressing sagging or protruding skin.
Higher Levels of Sexual Confidence: Women should feel comfortable and confident about their bodies, from head to heels. A labiaplasty can streamline the appearance of the vulva, making it look brand new. This is especially appealing to women who have experienced multiple childbirths, as giving birth can stretch and elongate vaginal lips.
The Ability to Wear Tight-Fitting Clothing: No one wants to avoid wearing clothes they like because they are worried about their appearance. In addition, some professionals have to wear tight-fitting clothing, like lifeguards.
Enhanced Pleasure: Another major benefit of having a labiaplasty is enhanced sexual pleasure, as the removal of excess skin can cause more stimulation for both parties.

If you are unhappy with the size, shape or general appearance of your labia, a labiaplasty can help restore your physical comfort and sexual confidence. The qualified plastic surgeon at San Mateo Plastic Surgery is experienced at performing labiaplasties and strives to deliver the highest quality of service for each patient. Call us today to book an appointment. We look forward to serving you!

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