Labiaplasty is a procedure that has gained popularity in recent years due to the multitude of benefits it can offer. This surgery is designed to correct vaginal lips (labia) that have stretched or become loose through time and childbirth. If you are suffering physical discomfort or embarrassment because of changes to your genital area, there are some good reasons to consider labiaplasty for yourself.
Reduce Pain and Irritation
As the vaginal lips enlarge and protrude, they can cause painful skin irritation due to skin rubbing together. In addition to the discomfort, chronic irritation can lead to infection in this area. This can create hygiene issues as the area becomes red and sore, allowing an infection to worsen as well. By removing the excess skin from the labia; we can also eliminate the irritation to create a comfortable, healthier vaginal area once again.
Feel More Comfortable in Clothing
Protruding labia can become more than uncomfortable; they can also create a visible bulge in certain types of clothing. You may find that the changes to your genital area are preventing you from wearing bathing suits, workout clothing, and even your tight jeans. In addition to their appearance, the extending vaginal lips can become uncomfortable in these garments. Labiaplasty eliminates these concerns, allowing you to wear all of your clothing comfortably and with confidence.
Ability to Participate in Activities
Enlarged, tender labia can also impact your ability to participate in some activities comfortably. Bike riding and other types of exercise can become painful with this condition. You may find you can no longer participate in some sports you once enjoyed. In addition to the physical pain, you may realize that wearing the clothing for the activity, such as a swimsuit, may simply be too uncomfortable to be able to continue with that activity. As your labia is reduced, your ability to enjoy these activities increases once again.
Changes to your vaginal area can also impact intimacy with your partner. In addition to feeling self-conscious about your appearance, the protrusion of the vaginal lips can make sex downright painful. Also, the expanded tissue can affect your sensitivity, affecting your ability to reach an orgasm. All of these issues can directly affect your sex life, which can also negatively impact your relationship with your partner overall. Labiaplasty restores your ability to enjoy sex, renewing your passion with your significant other.
Any aesthetic issue can affect your self-confidence, but that is rarely truer than with the genital area. When you don’t feel good about your vagina, you may avoid intimate situations as well as certain types of clothing and activities. Labiaplasty enhances your appearance, your self-confidence and your self-esteem, which positively affects every aspect of your life.
We perform nearly all of our labiaplasty procedures on an outpatient basis, using local anesthesia. Patients are usually back to their daily schedule within a few days, although strenuous exercise and intercourse will be restricted longer. The results of labiaplasty are generally permanent, providing you with long-lasting benefits from a single surgery. To learn more about labiaplasty or find out if it’s the right choice for you, contact New York Group for Plastic Surgery at one of our four offices: New York City, 855-337-3063; Goshen, 845-294-2018; Tarrytown, 914-366-6139.