Like most parts of your body, your labia are different from everyone else’s. Some people are happy with the size of their labia (the folds of skin around your vagina) and some are not. And others don’t even think about their labia, also called vaginal lips.
For those unhappy with either their inner labia, the labia minora, or their outer labia, the labia majora, there’s a procedure that can help. Labiaplasty is a surgical treatment that can reduce the size of the part of your labia that bothers you. Labiaplasty is becoming more popular every year, with the number increasing by 24% from 2018 to 2019 and up about 73% from 2015.
At Female Health Associates of North Texas, board-certified urogynecologist Dr. Jeffrey Hantes can discuss this topic with sensitivity and expertise, as well as explain how labiaplasty can remove excess skin and rejuvenate your vagina.
Why consider labiaplasty? Here are four popular reasons women get this surgery.
Excess labial tissue can cause discomfort, embarrassment, and pain. The excess tissue can get caught in zippers or pinched during exercise, bike riding, or other physical activities. Reducing the size of your labia can cut down on these issues.
While all labia look different, usually the inner lips fit comfortably inside the outer lips. When the inner lips spill outside of the outer lips, you may feel self-conscious that your vagina doesn’t look normal. Like other cosmetic surgeries, labiaplasty can help correct any imbalance and improve the appearance of your vagina.
Many women with enlarged labia have repeated urinary tract infections because dirt and bacteria can get trapped in the folds. Labiaplasty can help improve vaginal hygiene and reduce urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Having an enlarged labia can affect your sex life and sexual confidence in a couple of ways. For one, you may feel self-conscious about your vaginal appearance, which can affect your self-image as well as your enjoyment of sex. And secondly, having excess skin can make sexual intercourse painful and unsatisfying. A labiaplasty can improve your vagina physically and aesthetically so you can enjoy sex and boost your confidence.
Labiaplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that’s safe and painless. If you want to learn more about this popular surgery, call Female Health Associates of North Texas to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hanes. You can also request an appointment online.