Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure designed to reduce the size of the labia minora, the labia majora or both. This procedure has been offered for several decades but is still largely misunderstood by the media and some in the female community. When done properly, labiaplasty does not interfere with sexual sensation and may in fact increase it. It removes extra tissue on the vulva and doesn’t interfere with the clitoris or lubrication. If you are unhappy with your labia and are considering a surgical correction, labiaplasty offers up plenty of practical and aesthetic benefits.
Less Discomfort During Everyday Activities
Some women have labia that are so long, they chafe against underwear during activities like running or walking. Others experience pain from pressure being placed on large labia while horseback riding or cycling. Those who wear harnesses for rock climbing or skydiving may complain that their labia are pinched or pulled when the harness is engaged. A labiaplasty procedure can solve these issues, leaving you to enjoy your activities without any pain or embarrassing adjustments needing to be made.
Less Discomfort During Sex
Some women experience discomfort during sex due to their long labia. In some cases, the labia are pushed up into the vaginal opening during insertion. In others, the friction chafes the labia no matter how much lubricant is used. Some women also complain that long labia are a hindrance during oral sex. In many cases, a woman knows exactly what would solve the issue: shorter labia. If you’ve ever wished for shorter, smaller labia, this procedure was developed to help you.
While it is true that there is nothing at all “ugly” about large labia, it’s also true that all people have a right to their opinions and to exercise their autonomy by having surgery. If a woman feels negatively about how her vulva looks or just doesn’t like the visible ridge they make in tight pants or swimsuits, it’s up to her to decide if she wants to change that aspect of her body. Just as a breast augmentation can increase self-confidence and self-acceptance, so can labiaplasty for a woman who wants one.
Labiaplasty has many practical and cosmetic benefits to offer. If you aren’t happy with how your labia look or you are experiencing discomfort, schedule a confidential appointment at Aurora OB-GYN in San Antonio. We’d be happy to assess your case and advise you of all your options. Contact us today to book your consultation.