Labiaplasty, although not a typical topic of everyday conversation, has gained popularity as one of the most sought-after cosmetic procedures among women.
What might not be commonly known are the potential discomforts associated with having enlarged labia. Activities like extended bike rides can become painful, and wearing tight clothing or swimsuits can lead to self-consciousness. For some, even intercourse can be uncomfortable. If you’re seeking a solution to the discomfort caused by enlarged labia, our team is here to provide you with the necessary information.
What Is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty, also known as Aesthetic Gynecology, Vaginoplasty, Female Genital Reshaping, or Designer Vagina, is a surgical procedure designed to tighten, reshape, and refine the labia majora (the outer fold of the vulva) and the labia minora (inner fold of the vulva).
The goal of Labiaplasty is to remove excess tissue from the labia, creating a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. This surgical technique can reduce the size of large or uneven labia lips, often referred to as “butterfly wings,” and create smaller, more comfortable vaginal lips.
Who Is a Suitable Candidate for Labiaplasty Surgery?
Some women are born with enlarged labia, while others experience changes in this area due to factors such as puberty, pregnancy, hormonal imbalances, weight loss, or the natural aging process. Adult women over the age of 18, in good health, and with realistic expectations about the outcomes of surgery are ideal candidates for this procedure.
Labiaplasty is typically performed for three primary reasons:
- For women seeking an improved aesthetic appearance for cosmetic reasons.
- For women who experience physical discomfort and hygienic issues.
- For the correction of congenital conditions like large labia since birth, vaginal atresia, or intersex conditions.
Enlarged labia can lead to irritation, hygiene problems, and recurrent genital infections, contributing to a decline in overall body confidence. If you’re facing any of these issues, you might be an excellent candidate for Labiaplasty Surgery.
How Common Is the Procedure?
Advancements in techniques and technology have made Labiaplasty increasingly popular. With growing awareness of the surgery, it has become more acceptable to discuss preferences related to genital aesthetics. However, it’s important to note that “normal labia” come in various shapes, sizes, colors, and textures.
As the popularity of Labiaplasty Surgery rises and more people become aware of its benefits, it has become one of the most searched cosmetic surgery procedures worldwide. According to the NHS (National Health Service), the incidence of Labiaplasty has increased up to fivefold in the past decade.
What Are the Benefits of Labiaplasty Surgery?
Following the procedure, many patients report a boost in self-confidence, which can lead to feeling more attractive and enhancing intimacy within their relationships. Labiaplasty can contribute to a more youthful sensation for women. Numerous patients have experienced increased arousal, satisfaction, and confidence in their sexuality after the procedure.
Additionally, Labiaplasty Surgery offers various other advantages, many patients experience relief from discomfort and irritation caused by enlarged labia, thereby enhancing their overall quality of life. With improved hygiene, the risk of recurrent genital infections is reduced, contributing to better health.
This procedure can also address congenital conditions, providing a sense of normalcy and comfort. If you’re looking for a solution to these concerns, Labiaplasty could be the answer to improving your overall well-being.
What Are the Risks and Complications Associated with Labiaplasty?
When considering any surgical procedure, it is important to understand that despite choosing a skilled plastic surgeon, receiving care in a premium hospital, and following recovery protocols, all surgical procedures carry risk and complications can still occur.
Labiaplasty carries a minimal post-procedure complication rate (1-2%) and results in high patient satisfaction when performed with precision by an experienced Plastic Surgeon.
Possible side effects include temporary numbness, soreness, bruising, swelling in the area, temporary urination issues, bleeding, infection, changes in pigmentation, scarring, reduced sensitivity due to nerve damage, and allergic reactions to anesthesia.
This personalised and intimate procedure can vary in terms of pain, swelling, and post-surgery discomfort. We recommend that clients provide assessment images to help our Surgeons better understand your case, as some may be straightforward with minimal discomfort, while others can be more complex.
To learn more about Labiaplasty Surgery, please connect with our friendly Client Support Team.