When it comes to how the labia is formed, there is a wide variety among women. It’s important that ladies know that their vulva is typical and healthy. However, it’s also completely normal for a woman to be dissatisfied with the size, shape or general appearance of her vulva and want to make changes to the labia. This procedure is called a labiaplasty and can make positive changes to a woman’s life.
What Can a Labiaplasty Do for Me?
The two primary reasons patients seek labiaplasty are to improve comfort and appearance.
Comfort issues can arise both in and out of the bedroom. For example, a woman with longer, plump labia may find horseback riding or cycling quite uncomfortable. A woman with pronounced labia may find form-fitting clothing uncomfortable and chafing. Sexually, some women may find that long or pronounced labia blocks access to the vaginal opening, the clitoris or both. This can reduce pleasure for both partners.
Appearance is also important to some women. Mismatched labia are very common, but some women aren’t comfortable with how it looks and may suffer from lack of sexual confidence as a result. Others may be too embarrassed to wear form-fitting clothing for dance, gymnastics, yoga or swimming.
How is a Labiaplasty Performed?
Patients should ask the surgeon about the type of anesthesia that will be used.
The surgeon may deflate the labia to the size and shape previously discussed with the patient. If the issue is mismatched labia, it may be reshaped on just one side to match the other, smaller side. Procedure time may vary.
What Can I Expect After a Labiaplasty?
Most women heal up from this procedure very quickly, usually within a few weeks. You can resume intimacy after three weeks or more. Most women report greater comfort and sensation, and some report less irritation from clothing almost immediately.
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re unhappy with your labia, there are options. Whether it’s better comfort, heightened intimacy or more self-esteem, your goals can be reached. If you’d like to discuss a labiaplasty, then contact Las Vegas Laser & Lipo today to schedule an appointment.