What is labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is vaginal plastic surgery focused on reshaping the labia minora (inner vaginal lips).
Some patients combine this procedure with vulvaplasty (which focuses on reshaping the outer vaginal lips) or vaginoplasty (surgery that tightens the muscles inside your vagina).
Why get labiaplasty?
The appearance of the vagina and external genitalia varies by person, and skin can naturally stretch with time, weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and injury. If you wish to change the appearance of your vaginal region, specifically the shape of your inner vaginal lips (inner labia), labiaplasty may be right for you.
A labiaplasty procedure is a great option if you have any of the below concerns:
- You aren’t happy with the external appearance of your vagina.
- Your vagina’s outer lips have changed or stretched due to aging, weight loss, or pregnancies.
- You feel that your outer vaginal lips are too big or don’t like how your genitals look in bathing suits or tight clothing.
- You experience physical discomfort exercising, playing sports, or during sex due to the size or shape of your outer vaginal lips.
Below are some of the benefits of labiaplasty:
- Reduce the size and protrusion of your labia majora (outer vaginal lips)
- Reshape your vagina tissue to a sleeker and more refined contour that is proportionate with your labia majora (outer vaginal lips)
- Feel more confident wearing clothing, such as bikini bottoms, panties, and tight workout pants
- Decrease or eliminate physical discomfort
- Increase your sexual satisfaction
- Improve your self-image and self-confidence
What should I consider before getting labiaplasty?
Please consult with your aesthetic plastic surgeon for more information on what is unique to you.
- You need to be in good general health.
- If you plan to have children, you may want to postpone your labiaplasty surgery. Pregnancy can alter your vagina, compromising your surgery results.
- Bleeding or infection might occur.
- You may have some discoloration or scarring.
- The recovery time can be lengthy, and you may not be able to engage in physical activities or sexual intercourse for several months.