The topic of labiaplasty may not make for appropriate small talk or dinner conversation, but it is an important procedure to consider if an oversized labia causes you discomfort or embarrassment. Here is some information about this procedure and how it can benefit you.
What are the benefits of labiaplasty?
The “labia” is the medical term for the inner vaginal lips. As women age this area can become stretched out; the skin and the tissue can especially lose elasticity after pregnancy and childbirth. In a labiaplasty procedure, excess tissue is removed and that which remains is tightened. The procedure, which typically takes less than an hour, is performed in such a way that scaring is minimal. And, this procedure won’t affect the sensation in this area – in fact, many women report that sensation here is enhanced after the procedure.
This procedure can help women who are self-conscious about this area of their body, which can lead to a lack of self-confidence at the most intimate of times. Besides a feeling of being self-conscious, an oversized labia can cause discomfort or pain during sex, and it can reduce sexual pleasure.
Women may even feel self-conscious when wearing tight pants or a swimsuit, as they may feel like bulges and lines are showing. An oversized labia can cause discomfort by becoming irritated, twisted, or pinched during daily activities such as bike riding or other exercise. These women may also be at a higher risk for problems such as urinary tract infections.
What happens after a labiaplasty?
After this procedure, there will be some discomfort and swelling. You may have bruises for up to 3 weeks. You should avoid strenuous exercise for 1 to 2 weeks, and you should wait for at least 4 weeks to resume sexual activity.
You don’t have to live with pain, discomfort, or self-consciousness because of an enlarged labia. Labiaplasty can not only help you to feel more confident and comfortable, but it can improve your sexual health and all other aspects of your life. Call Jeffrey C. Dawes, MD, FRCSC Plastic and Dermatologic Surgery in Calgary for a labiaplasty consultation. Call (403) 571-3141 today!