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Vaginal rejuvenation, specifically labiaplasty is a surgery to treat enlarged labia. There are a number of reasons why this is becoming a frequently requested plastic surgery procedure. Many women are removing most or all of their pubic hair, making extended labia more noticeable.
Many women have discomfort related to their elongated or enlarged labia. The discomfort can range from bothersome to outright painful. Many athletic women complain of discomfort when riding a bicycle or horseback riding. Almost all women with this condition agree that their labia can get caught in their jeans, causing pinching, rubbing of undergarments, an embarrassing bulge in gym wear or swimsuits, and discomfort during intercourse.
It is important to differentiate labiaplasty from other vaginal rejuvenation procedures. Vaginoplasty is a procedure to tighten or help strengthen the internal vaginal wall. In contrast, labiaplasty is a procedure to reduce the size of the external labia minora or labia majora (the inner or outer lips in the female pubic area).
In addition to improving discomfort labiaplasty also improves the appearance of the pubic area. Many women report that the size of their labia embarrasses or inhibits them sexually. Some women say that elongated labia make them look or feel older than they are. Labiaplasty can also be combined with a number of other plastic surgery procedures.
ABOUT LABIAPLASTY SURGERY
Once you decide you would like to pursue labiaplasty, you will need to come in for a consultation. Although you may be worried about this being an embarrassing topic to discuss, our all-female staff will make you as comfortable as possible. In many cases, labiaplasty is discussed when a patient comes in to consult about a different procedure. In many instances, labiaplasty can be performed at the same time as another plastic surgical procedure.
The procedure itself is relatively simple. It can be done under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with intravenous sedation, depending on the degree of deformity and the patient’s tolerance for discomfort. The procedure takes about 45-60 minutes. In most cases there is minimal bleeding and swelling.
Labiaplasty is a relatively simple procedure, which can improve both the appearance and function of the female labia. It is a procedure, which offers a comforting solution to unsightly or uncomfortably enlarged or elongated labia majora or labia minora.