Preventing Discomfort: When to Consider Labiaplasty for Relief
While many cosmetic gynecology procedures are done for the purpose of changing the way an individual looks, there are also those women who seek out procedures to help with pain and discomfort. One such procedure that is often done not only to change the appearance for aesthetic purposes but also to alleviate discomfort and/or pain is labiaplasty. This procedure is a very common procedure among women of all ages, and for some women, it can make all the difference – and not just for cosmetic reasons. Let’s take a look at what a labiaplasty is and how it can be used to help women who suffer from discomfort or pain so that they can take control of their lives.
What Causes Issues with the Labia?
Issues with the labia can be caused for a variety of different reasons. Many times, they are due to factors such as hormones and genetics. Other times, concerns with the labia can be the fault of drastic weight loss, as the skin sags somewhat after losing an excessive amount of weight. Uneven and asymmetrical labia can even be caused by childbirth, especially if you have had several children. Finally, issues with the labia can also be caused by age – since skin loses its elasticity as you age, getting older generally causes the skin to lose its tightness, thus causing the skin to sag.
Whatever the cause of the issues with your labia, there are procedures that can change the appearance of the labia majora, labia minora, or both. One such procedure, such as a labiaplasty, can really help to solve many of these problems, as well as prevent any discomfort or pain that you may feel because of it.
What is a Labiaplasty?
A labiaplasty is a procedure that focuses on changing the appearance of the labia. The procedure involves sculpting the labia majora, labia minora, or both at the same time and can make the labia appear smaller and neater. This is usually done by using a CO2 laser and removing excess tissue in order to create a more symmetrical appearance. Many women seek out a labiaplasty procedure in order to help them even out labia that are asymmetrical or “loose” with sagging or uneven sides. The doctor will remove bits of tissue that are not desired and sculpt the remaining tissue to make the labia more aesthetically pleasing.
How Can a Labiaplasty Help with Discomfort?
When women have loose, sagging labia or labia that are uneven, it can be a stressful experience. When it comes to labia being too long or uneven, it can make it difficult to wear clothing that you want to wear – especially clothing that is tight and shows off the area, such as tight shorts, a swimsuit, or even underwear. Many women find this to be a real problem involving their self-esteem, and they often find themselves avoiding outings where they would wear clothing that they may wish to wear – such as going to a public pool in the summertime. It can also make a woman feel self-conscious in the bedroom, and it can impact their intimate relationships with their partners. Some women even go as far as to stop dating because they are uncomfortable with their bodies.
Another discomfort that women may find themselves dealing with when they have elongated or asymmetrical labia is during fitness. The friction involved in even the simplest exercises, such as walking, can cause discomfort, rubbing, chafing, rashes, and even become painful. Because of that, it can be difficult to get the proper exercise to keep the body healthy.
A labiaplasty can help reduce and eliminate these concerns by changing the overall shape and size of the labia. This will give women the ability to get back to the things they love, including exercise, as well as give them a more optimistic outlook when it comes to their sexual lives and overall happiness and positive opinions regarding their bodies.
If you would like to learn more about the labiaplasty procedure, call the office of Dr. Ghozland today at 310-393-9359, and we will be happy to get you set up with a consultation to discuss your options and how a labiaplasty can help you.