Labiaplasty is a big decision, which is why we here at Eagle’s Landing OB/GYN are happy to discuss this procedure at great lengths with our patients. This procedure isn’t as much of a cosmetic procedure as you might think it is. It also helps with the uncomfortable and frustrating symptoms of stretched labia tissue. Whether this procedure is right for you is your decision. Here is some information that we hope you find helpful if you are considering labiaplasty surgery.
The procedure is considered a form of plastic surgery. The goal is to reduce the length of your labia minora. You have two labia: majora and minora. The labia majora is the outer flaps of skin or the “lips” of your vulva. This is where your pubic hair grows. The labia minora is underneath the majora, and it surrounds your clitoris and urinary and vaginal openings. Age and other factors can cause the labia minora to stretch outside of the labia majora and labiaplasty corrects this by reducing the length of labia minora. In 2018, 10, 246 people had the procedure done.
Should I Get Labiaplasty?
Again, this has to be your decision, but when it is medically necessary, this surgery can be very helpful. The first thing to take into account before you decide on labiaplasty is no two labia look alike. You might think you need labiaplasty because your labia minora looks different from other labia minora but that doesn’t mean anything. This piece of anatomy is not one-size-fits-all, so differences are common and should be embraced. It might be normal that your labia minora is stretched more than someone else’s. It’s only if your labia minora is more than two inches long that it is considered too long.
Other medical reasons for labiaplasty include a labia minora that is so long it gets pushed into the vagina during sex making it painful to have intercourse, discomfort or irritation because it’s caught up in your underwear, problems walking or during other physical activity, and difficulty sitting down comfortably because the labia minora is too long. If you suffer from any or all of these issues, then labiaplasty might relieve the discomfort associated with a labia minora that is too long. In this case, we might recommend labiaplasty, which is an out-patient procedure that has a relatively easy recovery period.
Call Eagle’s Landing OB/GYN for more information about this procedure. We are located in Stockbridge, GA, and you can schedule an appointment by dialing 770-474-1919.