Labiaplasty & Vaginoplasty – What Procedure is Right for You?
Two popular vaginal procedures, the labiaplasty and the vaginoplasty, are different ways to help a woman feel more confident and happy with her body, as well as alleviate a host of medical issues that can plague women and make them uncomfortable.
When you hear the terms labiaplasty surgery and vaginoplasty surgery, do you know which procedure would be the best choice for you? These two procedures are often confusing, and it is not unusual for someone to mix them up.
A vaginoplasty surgery is a procedure that works on restructuring the vagina and vaginal tissues. This procedure can help “rejuvenate” the vagina, especially if it doesn’t seem quite as “tight” and sensitive as it used to.
Vaginoplasty for Rejuvenation
For some women, their vaginal muscles may feel a bit loose, or lax as they age or after childbirth. A number of other factors can also have an effect on vaginal elasticity.
This procedure can also bring back plenty of the sensation that may have been lost over the years due to the concerns listed above. Vaginoplasty can make sex more enjoyable, as well as help with urinary incontinence and other medical issues that can accompany these symptoms.
Vaginoplasty for Gender Reassignment
Those who have gender reassignment surgery can benefit from a vaginoplasty procedure, as well. This is done by taking existing genital tissue and using it to create a vagina, vulva, labia, and clitoris.
A labiaplasty surgery is mostly a cosmetic procedure that is done to change the appearance of the labia – both the labia minora and labia majora can be included. It is done to change the aesthetic appearance of the outside of the vagina, vulva, and labia area.
While a labiaplasty surgery can be performed for aesthetic reasons, such as to tighten the appearance of the vulva, reshape the labia, and make them more even, it can also be done for medical reasons, as well.
Labiaplasty for Medical Concerns
Labiaplasty surgery can also be performed for medical reasons, as well. For example, an uneven labia minora or labia majora can cause rubbing, chafing, and pain during exercise, or when wearing tight clothing. Women who seek a labiaplasty for these reasons are often happy with the results, as they can wear tight clothing or exercise without the worry of their labia posing a concern or discomfort.
Both of these procedures can be discussed more in-depth with a consultation from your doctor. While a vaginoplasty focuses more on the vagina itself, as well as the pelvic floor muscles, a labiaplasty focuses on the labia and the vulva.
If you are interested in learning more about each procedure, as well as scheduling a consultation to see if you are a candidate, contact the office of Dr. Ghozland today.