Is a Labiaplasty Right for Me?

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For some women, a labiaplasty is a necessity for different reasons: whether for self-esteem, or for medical reasons. No matter the reason, this blog post will go in-depth to explain what it is and what you need it for.

The labia are the folds that protect the opening of the vagina. They serve a medical purpose for your body, but there can also be complications. For example, some women may find that their labia are too large, with flaps that protrude great lengths that pose a number of problems, including pain during intercourse, moving around during physical activity such as exercise, and discomfort when sitting down. Others may simply be put off by the appearance of large labia sizes, and it is a purely cosmetic and self-esteem issue.

No matter the reason for getting a labiaplasty, the procedure itself is quite simple. A surgeon only has to trim the excess labia tissue, with a laser or a surgical instrument. Recovery lasts around a week and you can get back to your regular activities soon after.

A labiaplasty can sometimes be performed in conjunction with a vaginoplasty, which resizes the vaginal tissue and muscles for increased sensation or to restore shape. At Southern Urogynecology, we can help you decide which procedure is right for you. Contact us today.