Aging, weight loss and pregnancy can cause the body to change in ways that may result in discomfort or low self-confidence. Oftentimes, these scenarios affect the vaginal region, causing the labia minora to hang below the hair bearing region of the labia majora. This can cause a high level of discomfort during physical activity or intercourse.
A labiaplasty is an increasingly popular procedure that focuses on reducing the size of the labia minora. Excess tissue is removed beyond the desired contour of the vaginal region, resulting in increased symmetry, comfort and self-confidence.
Your surgeon will provide labiaplasty options depending on your skin elasticity, amount of excess skin to be removed and body type. Although recovery time varies
Among individuals, patients can resume wearing tampons and having intercourse approximately 4-6 weeks after surgery.
When to consider a labiaplasty:
• Pain, discomfort or itching occur in the vaginal region during physical activity or intercourse
• Enlarged labia and susceptible to urinary tract infections
• Improved sexual health
• Performed under general anesthesia
• Outpatient procedure