Feminine rejuvenation has become an important topic of discussion in recent years, with more women speaking up about their complaints and desires related to their intimate health. As much as we hear about vaginal rejuvenation, we must also remember that every person is unique. Not every woman wants to go as far as a full vaginoplasty, in which the vaginal canal is tightened. In many situations, women are much more interested in refining the external genitalia, the labia.
Labiaplasty is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure that Bloomington plastic surgeon Dr. Tattini performs regularly. The technique involved in this surgery aims to reduce the length and overall size of the labia majora or labia minora or, in some cases, both. What labiaplasty does is relatively well-known. What our patients really want to know is whether or not this procedure is right for them. Here are three signs to look for.
- Labia make clothing uncomfortable. Women want to feel comfortable in all types of clothing. If wearing a bathing suit, yoga pants, or jeans causes a pinching, tingling, or aching sensation, it could be because the labia are being compressed. Exercise and physical movement should also be comfortable. Having labiaplasty allows a woman to wear what she’d like and perform her preferred exercise regimen without labia getting pulled tightly or caught in clothing.
- Labia cause cosmetic concerns. One of the most important aspects of any person’s self-image is feeling good about appearance. This doesn’t just include the face and certain body parts; women whose labia are enlarged often express discontent with how they look. Now, there is no “right” or “wrong” when it comes to the size and shape of the labia; all can be beautiful. What matters is how a woman feels about her own appearance. Refining the size and shape of external genitalia can vastly improve a woman’s confidence and ability to comfortably wear clothing that may otherwise show her intimate side.
- Labia interfere with satisfying sex. Labia that are long or large might get pulled or torn during sexual intercourse. Knowing this, a woman may feel somewhat “in her head” during a time she should be anything but. Labiaplasty refines the shape of the external genitalia and can, therefore, reduce or eliminate the discomfort caused during intercourse. As a result of this procedure, many women report feeling much more satisfied in this area of their lives.
Learn more about the labiaplasty procedure and what you can expect from this surgery. Call our Bloomington office at (309) 664-1007.