It’s important for all women to understand that no two vulvae are identical. The size of the pubic mound, the length and thickness of the labia and the size of the clitoris will vary greatly from one woman to another. With that said, having long or mismatched labia can be both physically uncomfortable and embarrassing. If you are unhappy with your labia, a labiaplasty procedure can give you a better aesthetic and more physical comfort.
Reasons to Consider a Labiaplasty
As previously noted, there are both physical and emotional reasons for considering this type of cosmetic surgery. If you enjoy horseback riding, cycling or running, you may experience painful chafing on your labia. Some women also feel their long labia get in the way during sex or tampon insertion.
As for emotional impact, some women may be too embarrassed to disrobe in front of a partner. Others may worry that their large labia create an unladylike bulge when they wear a swimsuit or form-fitting slacks. Women with mismatched labia may even feel as if they are deformed, despite this condition being very normal.
A Customized Procedure
Labiaplasty is never a one-size-fits-all procedure. If you would just like your labia minora shortened a bit, our surgeon can be conservative in the approach. If you have mismatched labia and simply want the longer side to match the shorter side, this is also possible. While of course you can have your inner labia removed or almost removed, do not be intimidated into believing it’s all or nothing.
The Benefits of Labiaplasty
The benefits you will receive from this procedure largely depend on your reasoning for having it done. If you suffered physical discomfort, it will disappear after you’ve healed from surgery. If you suffered emotional upset before, you will likely note a rise in body confidence and, perhaps, sexual satisfaction post-procedure.
Get All the Facts
It can be physically and emotionally upsetting to be embarrassed or unhappy with the most intimate area of your body, but there is help available. If you would like to discuss the possibility of labiaplasty in a confidential, no-pressure setting, schedule a consultation at Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, with offices in Atlanta and Marietta. We will be happy to review your case and discuss your options with you. Contact us today to book your appointment.