When women consider plastic surgery, their focus is often on their face or body contours. However, the labia can also succumb to the aging process, resulting in excess skin and tissue that protrudes outside the vaginal opening to cause discomfort as well as embarrassment. Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that removes that excess skin and tissue, creating a more aesthetically pleasing appearance as well as creating greater comfort for the patient. There are some good reasons why more women are considering labiaplasty today.

Excess Tissue = Embarrassment

Labial tissue can extend over time, which leads to protrusion of skin and tissue over time that can become a personal embarrassment. Some women avoid sexual relations as a result of the changes, due to both self-consciousness and physical discomfort.

Labiaplasty removes this excess skin and tissue, restoring the appearance of the labia to its youthful look. The labia is visibly smaller, which improves your confidence during intimate encounters as well as while wearing snug clothing. There will no longer be concern over your excess labial tissue showing while wearing a bathing suit or participating in some activities. As a result, patients may experience a significant emotional boost, which can lead to a higher quality of life overall.

Asymmetry = Discomfort

In addition to the extended tissue, the vaginal lips may become asymmetrical. This can lead to significant discomfort while wearing certain types of clothing or participating in some activities. The labia can catch and pinch is some types of underwear or while performing activities like bicycling or horseback riding. The problem can also make sexual intercourse uncomfortable or even painful for many patients.

Correcting this asymmetry can result in greater comfort while wearing snug clothing – a huge plus for women that want to be able to wear bathing suits or tight clothing without irritation. When discomfort is removed, women may also experience a renewed pleasure in activities that had previously become too uncomfortable to enjoy.

Enhancing Sexual Intercourse

An enlarged or uneven labia is particularly troublesome in the area of sexual relations. In addition to the cosmetic discomfort, the distorted labia can lead to reduced satisfaction and even pain during intercourse. By making the necessary correction, women find they are more easily stimulated and enjoy the sexual experience more overall. Increased self-confidence due to the changes in the appearance of the labia can also increase sexual satisfaction.

About the Procedure

Labiaplasty is usually performed at Ocean Plastic Surgery on an outpatient basis using local anesthesia. The extra skin and tissue is removed from the labia to produce subtle, symmetrical lips at the opening of the vagina. Most women see a significant reduction in swelling and discomfort within one week after the procedure, although strenuous activity and sexual intercourse are usually prohibited for 4-6 weeks after surgery.

Once the labia fully heals, the results of this procedure should be long-lasting. Women that undergo labiaplasty experience less discomfort when wearing certain types of clothing, participating in some types of activities and during sexual intercourse. If you would like to learn more about labiaplasty, contact Ocean Plastic Surgery today at (732) 255-7155.