Labiaplasty is a procedure which can help to rejuvenate the look of the labia, or inner lips of the vagina. Some women have a naturally longer labia and this is not due to pregnancy, age, or childbirth. The labia can, however, change or become elongated due to hormonal changes, pregnancy, childbirth, and other factors. The decision to have a labiaplasty is ultimately one that is deeply personal for the individual woman. A surgeon who performs this procedure – like Dr. Zimmerman – can help to guide a woman in making a decision that is best for her and her lifestyle.
If exercising or sexual contact is uncomfortable due to chafing of the labia, a labiaplasty may be something to consider because it can help to alleviate chafing and pain associated with normal activities. Some woman may find that exercising can be uncomfortable or cause chafing due to friction against a labia that is exposed or elongated.
During the labiaplasty procedure, your surgeon will use a local anesthetic. He will cut away excess skin on the labia. A neater appearance will result from a labiaplasty, and the labia will sit inside of the vulva instead of protruding out of it, which can cause friction and discomfort. The procedure is often an out-patient procedure and the patient can go home on the same day. Stitches are used to help the tissue heal. They will be removed after a few weeks. Avoiding sexual contact will be necessary until the labia has healed. During the healing process, taking Sitz baths, which are baths that simply cover the hips, will be necessary to keep the area clean and to keep infection at bay. Avoiding exercise during the healing process will also be necessary to avoid tearing the stitches and allowing the area to heal in a timely, effective manner.
Some women may feel that labiaplasty restores their confidence and it can be a life changing procedure. However, the decision to undertake such a procedure is a deeply personal one and is ultimately up the woman to decide what she feels most comfortable with. Some surgeons may suggest waiting until after a woman is finished having children to undertake such a procedure, as pregnancy and childbirth can cause changes to the vagina and labia. Some women report that their labia experienced changes after pregnancy and childbirth, however, this is not always the case.
If you’re interested in a labiaplasty, our staff at Las Vegas Laser and Lipo can help determine if this is the most effective treatment for your needs. We’ll work with you to help ensure you get the best possible results. Contact Las Vegas Laser and Lipo today to schedule your consultation.