If you are unhappy with the appearance of your most intimate area, you may have considered if you’re a candidate for labiaplasty. This form of plastic surgery can help not only improve the look of the area, but it can help alleviate any discomfort that a longer labia may cause during intercourse and/or exercise. Read on to discover more about this procedure and whether or not it is appropriate for you.
What is Labiaplasty?
Before it can be determined if you are a good candidate for this surgery, it is important to understand what it is. It can be done on either the labia minora, the labia majora, or both. Many women choose to have a labiaplasty done at the same time as vaginoplasty. The goal of labiaplasty can vary but typically involves shortening the labia or correcting any asymmetry between the lips.
Who is a Good Candidate for Labiaplasty?
First, it is important to realize that there is no normal length of appearance when it comes to the labia. While the average size is roughly one inch from base to tip, there are many variations within the range of normal. Many women find that the size and shape of their labia changes after they have given birth.
If you are a woman who experiences discomfort and chafing due to the length of their labia, you may be a good candidate for this surgery. Other factors that contribute to being a good candidate for labiaplasty include:
- Being at least 18 years of age
- Being in good general health
- Having a positive outlook regarding the procedure
- Having tears in the labia due to childbirth
- Feeling uncomfortable when exercising, having intercourse, or even sitting
- Being self-conscious about the size or shape of your labia
The best way to determine if you are a good candidate is to come in for a consultation where we can talk about your concerns. This is also an opportunity for us to discover your health history and ensure that this procedure would be safe and appropriate for you.
What to Expect After Labiaplasty
You will need to avoid certain activities, such as intercourse, for a period of time after your procedure. Aftercare instructions will be customized to your specific situation to ensure the process goes smoothly. Labiaplasty is often a very quick procedure that does not result in much downtime.
Get In Touch for More Information
If you are interested in learning more about labiaplasty and whether or not it is appropriate for you, please feel free to make an appointment with David & Rossi Plastic Surgery. At our office in San Diego, our friendly and knowledgeable team will be pleased to explain this procedure in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!