Many women struggle with areas of their body they are unhappy with and often seek out plastic surgery to achieve the body they want. Among one of the most popular procedures is breast augmentation. Breast surgery has been around for years and continues to stay one of the most talked about plastic surgeries in the feminine world. However, the procedure more women are undergoing but not talking about is labial reduction. Labiaplasty involves the reduction of the labia minora (inner labia) or labia majora (outer labia) to create a more flattering and comfortable vulva.
Reasons Women Are Wanting Labiaplasty
Large or uneven labia can be caused by genetics, childbirth, hormonal changes, and aging. Women who are insecure about the appearance of their vulva can find relief through labiaplasty.
Although considered taboo to discuss, the look of the vulva is important to a woman for her physical and emotional well-being. Labiaplasty may be considered cosmetic, but here’s why it shouldn’t be:
- Painful intercourse: Large or uneven labia can be cosmetically embarrassing to expose but can also be physically painful. When a woman is suffering from vulvar pain due to the size of the labia, it can significantly affect her intimate relationships by making it difficult to engage in sexual activity.
- Exposed labia: Picking out clothing for the day may be the most anxious time of the morning for a woman when she experiences a larger than average labia. The vulva can be easily exposed through tighter clothing such as yoga pants or hang out of clothing such as bathing suits and underwear.
- Unbearable physical activity: Exercising, playing sports, or participating in activities such as horseback riding can be unbearable and sometimes impossible for women with enlarged labia. The vulva tends to chafe against the thighs, causing rashes and discomfort doing even the simplest of physical activities.
Alleviate Physical Discomfort With Labiaplasty
Labiaplasty can help a woman live a more comfortable and happy life by surgically altering the inner or outer labial lips. Dr. Jervis can correct a large or asymmetric inner labia or almost any other female genital issues when he performs labiaplasty. He can reduce the size of one or both sets of labia minora. When there is too much fat padding over the mons pubis or pubic mound (fatty tissue over the joint of the pubic bone), liposuction may be required. Typically, the procedure takes less than one hour and involves minimal discomfort. Every patient will receive an individualized treatment plan to meet their specific anatomy and needs.
To learn more about the procedure everyone is not talking about, schedule your consultation with Dr. Jervis today! He can help you decide if labiaplasty is right for you. Contact us by calling (925) 937-7100 or by filling out our online contact form.