Labiaplasty, also called labial reduction, is becoming increasingly popular as a solution for women who feel physical or emotional discomfort due to large or elongated inner labia (labia minora). Many women have concerns about the appearance of their vaginal area. The labia minora (inner vagina labia/lips) can be prominent and extend beyond the outer labia. Labial hypertrophy (large labia minora) may develop during puberty or following childbirth. Sometimes trauma to the labia minora leaves them misshapen. Finally, some women who have undergone a labiaplasty elsewhere in the past may require a revision.
Vaginal procedures are performed using advanced techniques to improve both the aesthetics and any functional issues of the inner labia. Women choose this procedure to:
- Increase self-confidence
- Improve the appearance of misshapen labia
- Reduce physical discomfort during exercise and intercourse
- Look more attractive in bathing suits, yoga pants, and other fitted clothing
Patients may experience mild swelling and discomfort for the first few weeks after labia reduction surgery. Most patients are ready to return to work that is not strenuous after just a few days. High-intensity exercise, intercourse, and impact sports must be delayed for about 6 weeks.
By performing a simple cosmetic procedure such as a labiaplasty, our surgeon can significantly improve overall appearance and function of the labia. Women frequently state it is much easier to wear tight-fitting clothing, and the irritation and discomfort previously felt with exercise is noticeably reduced, if not eliminated.
To schedule a consultation for surgical cosmetic enhancement at Coastal Cosmetic Center, email or call (904) 332-6774 today.