Labiaplasty, or surgery to reduce and reshape prominent labia minora, is not as openly discussed as other plastic surgery procedures — probably because women feel embarrassed to admit they don’t like the look of their genitals. However, the potentially life-changing benefits of the procedure are noteworthy, including improved appearance and a better sex life. Here, Dr. Nirav Savalia of Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery shares four ways labiaplasty can positively affect a woman’s life.
Women seeking labiaplasty are typically concerned about large, long, uneven or asymmetrical labia. Perhaps they were born that way, or experienced changes after childbirth or due to the natural aging process. Many labiaplasty candidates are self-conscious of what they consider prominent labia, and worry that wearing tight pants, swimsuits and exercise attire accentuate the area. By trimming excess tissue and skin, labiaplasty reduces the size and enhances the symmetry of the labia for improved appearance.
Women can spend years feeling embarrassed or ashamed of their genitals. For some, it can cause low self-confidence, depression and even anxiety. By addressing the root of the problem, labiaplasty can lead to increased self-confidence and possibly the resolution of related psychological problems.
Enhanced Physical Comfort
Not only are large or long labia a cosmetic concern, but they can also cause physical discomfort. The labia can get caught in certain types of underwear, chafe against jeans and make exercise, running and bike riding physically unbearable. Some women even experience soreness and blisters in the area. Removing redundant tissue provides significant relief of physical discomfort.
Heightened Sexual Pleasure
Prominent labia can affect sexuality in several ways: the area can make a woman very self-conscious of her body and unable to enjoy vaginal intercourse. The labia minora can also cause pain during intercourse and interfere with the overall experience. Many labiaplasty patients report that after surgery, they are more interested in sex and enjoy intercourse.
Schedule a Labiaplasty Consultation
If you would like to learn more about labiaplasty and the surgery’s benefits, Dr. Savalia encourages you to schedule an informational consultation at Newport Beach Center for Plastic Surgery. Email us or call (949) 759-0980 to make an appointment.