While labiaplasty is only medically necessary in rare circumstances, more women are opting to have the procedure to improve their confidence and self-esteem, reduce discomfort after childbirth, and improve their intimate experiences. If you are experiencing any irritation, discomfort, or even embarrassment about the size, shape, or sagging of your labia, a labiaplasty procedure performed by a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon may help.
What Is a Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a procedure performed to reduce the size or asymmetry of the labia minora–the “inner lips” of the vulva. It is a relatively minor outpatient procedure. When performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, the procedure has a high rate of patient satisfaction. Some women opt to have perineoplasty – a procedure that improves the quality of the perineal muscles or vaginoplasty – an internal tightening operation designed to decrease the diameter of the vaginal vault at the same time.
How Do I Know if I Need Labiaplasty?
If you are experiencing discomfort from your labia – perhaps they are more visible than you are comfortable with, feel stretched out, or tuck into your vagina and cause pain or irritation, labiaplasty may help. You may have noticed the change in shape or size of your labia after having children and notice it when you are exercising or sitting. You may simply be dissatisfied with your sexual experience.
How Long Is Recovery from Labiaplasty?
Abstinence from sexual intercourse is required for six weeks. Other activities can be resumed after around three weeks. You’ll experience swelling and soreness, but the risks from labiaplasty are less than those you experience during childbirth. Following the physician’s instructions will be critical in a good recovery.
At 22 Plastic Surgery, we have the highly specialized training to restore a naturally youthful look that lasts. If you want to learn more about our services and how it can help to improve your overall appearance, you can request a consultation online or call our office at (801) 937-9650. Our staff are eager to meet you and help you on your aesthetic journey.