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Labiaplasty, or labia reduction surgery, is a cosmetic surgery option for women who experience cosmetic or physical discomfort due to the size or shape of their labia. The surgery corrects large or asymmetrical labia, or vaginal lips, reducing their external appearance and correcting external irregularities. The surgery can be performed on the labia minora, labia majora or both.
As society becomes more comfortable with the idea of plastic surgery, we are exposed more frequently to others’ bodies through media such as movies and magazines. Consequently, women are learning that there are plastic surgery options available they didn’t know about before.
Why do women choose labiaplasty surgery?
Genetics, sexual intercourse, childbirth or the normal aging process can cause the labia to become elongated or misshapen. This can lead to pain or discomfort when wearing tight pants and during some physical activities. It can also lead to embarrassment during intimacy, which can affect sexual relationships and self esteem.
Who is a candidate for labiaplasty surgery?
Women who are fully developed, in good health and have labia that cause pain or embarrassment are ideal candidates for labiaplasty. Blair Plastic Surgery offers free nurse consultations to women who would like to discuss their candidacy further.
Labiaplasty is becoming an increasingly popular procedure as more women are aware of the option, and are more comfortable with the idea of plastic surgery.
Are there risks involved with labiaplasty surgery?
As with any surgery, there is risk of bleeding, scarring and infection. However, this is only seen in rare cases. Dr. Louton will discuss all the risks of labiaplasty during your consultation.
Will labiaplasty surgery affect my ability to experience sexual pleasure?
Labiaplasty is not designed to enhance sexual pleasure or satisfaction. It is purely cosmetic. However, women who experience embarrassment from their misshapen or enlarged labia may become more comfortable with intimacy after labiaplasty surgery.
Please contact the plastic surgery offices of Blair Plastic Surgery today to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Robert Louton. We have offices located in Altoona and State College, Pennsylvania.