Can Labiaplasty Surgery Enhance a Woman’s Quality of Life?

It’s not your typical everyday discussion topic, but labiaplasty is becoming one of the most commonly sought out cosmetic procedure among women. What you may not know is that there are several side effects to having an enlarged labia – riding a bike for more than 15 minutes? Ouch. Tight pants and swimsuits? Self conscious. Intercourse? Also ouch! If you’re seeking a solution to the discomfort caused by your enlarged labia, read on!

What is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty –  also known as Aesthetic Gynecology, Vaginoplasty, or Female Genital Reshaping, is a commonly performed surgical procedure designed to tighten, reshape and refashion the labia majora (the outer fold of the vulva) and the labia minora (inner fold of vulva).

Labiaplasty aims to remove the excess tissue from the labia and create a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. This surgery technique can reduce large or uneven labia lips or ‘butterfly wings’ and create a smaller, more comfortable shape and size of the vagina lips.


Who is a candidate for Labiaplasty surgery?

Some women are born with an enlarged labia. However, it is also normal to experience changes in the area with puberty and pregnancy. The labia may become elongated and enlarged naturally after childbirth, hormonal problems, sudden weight loss, or as a component of the natural ageing process.

Adult women (over 18) who are in good health, are realistic about the effects of surgery and are proceeding with surgery on their own will, are best candidates for this procedure.

Labiaplasty is typically performed for 3 main reasons:

  1. For women seeking a better aesthetic look for cosmetic reasons
  2. For women who experience physical discomfort and hygienic problems
  3. For correction of congenital conditions such as large labia since birth, vaginal atresia or intersex

Large labia can cause irritation, problems with personal hygiene and can harbour recurrent genital infections. All these factors contribute to general loss of confidence and awkwardness while being naked. If you are facing any of these problems, you could be a perfect candidate for Labiaplasty surgery.

How common is the procedure?

With the advent of new techniques and technology, Labiaplasty has become a very popular procedure. Due to increased awareness of the surgery, it has become more acceptable to talk about preferences in the genital region. However, it’s very important for all women to know that ‘normal labia’ come in all different shapes, sizes, colours, and textures.

Now, with the popularity of Labiaplasty Surgery increasing and knowledge of the benefits of this procedure are spreading, Labiaplasty is one of the most googled cosmetic surgery procedures in the world! An increasing number of women are seeking this procedure to tidy up or trim their labia. According to NHS (National Health Service), incidence of Labiaplasty has increased up to fivefold in the past 10 years.

What are the benefits of Labiaplasty surgery?

Labiaplasty can increase everyday comfort from riding a bike, to sitting, walking or wearing certain items of clothing that you may feel uncomfortable in such as a swimsuit or tight pants/shorts.

Post procedure, many patients experience a boost in self-confidence that can allow women to feel more attractive nude, and boost the sensuality and intimacy level in their relationship. Labiaplasty confers a younger feel to women. Numerous patients report to experience increased arousal, satisfaction, and confidence in their sexuality after the procedure.

What are the risks and complications associated with this procedure?

Post Labiaplasty complication rate is minimal (1-2%), with a high patient satisfaction rate, when performed meticulously by an experienced Plastic Surgeon.

Potential side effects include:

  • Temporary numbness
  • Temporary soreness, bruising, swelling in the area
  • Temporary problems in urination
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Changes in pigmentation
  • Scarring
  • Lessened sensitivity due to nerve damage
  • Allergic reaction to anesthesia

Contacting CosMediTour about Labiaplasty surgery

Although this is a very personalised and intimate procedure to request, we do urge clients to send us images so that it is easier for our Surgeons to quote and prepare clients in advance for what they can expect recovery and results wise from their treatment – some cases can be very straightforward and simple with little pain, swelling and discomfort post surgery and some cases are much more complex (such as the case in the following client blog) where the swelling takes a lot longer to go down, much more discomfort when going to the bathroom, difficulty walking normally. To be able to prepare you for this in advance of your trip, is a great help in your pre surgery preparations.

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Disclaimer: Please note any information provided should be used only as an information guide and not CosMediTour giving advice. Do your own valid surgery research and seek advice from a general practitioner to enable you to be fully informed about surgery. CosMediTour Surgery Terms & Conditions apply.

Written by CosMediTour Australia

CosMediTour is a Medical Tourism Company based on the Gold Coast, Australia, promoting plastic surgery and dental treatments to Thailand & Australia.

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