Setting Things Straight: The Truth About Labiaplasty
Labiaplasty is a relatively new procedure that is increasing in popularity. According to Los Angeles OB/GYN Dr. David Ghozland, educating women on the benefits and misconceptions about this highly effective procedure can alleviate concerns, allowing women to determine if the procedure is right for them.
One of the “myths” Dr. Ghozland discusses during his labiaplasty consultations is the belief that labiaplasty is a method of treating sexual dissatisfaction or dysfunction. In fact, labiaplasty is performed for both aesthetic and medical purposes to reduce the size of the vaginal lips. This procedure may ease discomfort associated with elongated or distended vaginal lips but will not address concerns regarding sexual satisfaction.
Another concern and “myth” is that labiaplasty is very painful and requires extensive downtime. In fact, it is performed as an outpatient procedure and requires no hospital stay. The procedure is minimally invasive and is performed using local anesthesia. Patients can go home after just a few hours and recovery time is minimal; most of women feel well enough to return to work and normal activities shortly after.
There are many reasons a woman might seek labiaplasty. If the labia are large or distended, a woman may feel self-consciousness during intimacy or embarrassed by the visibility of her vaginal lips while wearing yoga pants or swimwear. There are also medical reasons for labiaplasty, especially if a woman experiences irritation or discomfort during sexual intercourse or athletic activities. In all of these instances, labiaplasty can offer an effective, minimally invasive solution.
Labiaplasty surgery is increasing in popularity but is not well understood by the general public yet, but thanks to Los Angeles physicians like Dr. Ghozland, that is changing. If you are curious about its benefits, you should schedule a consultation with a GYN. A thorough, one-on-one consultation is the best way to separate labiaplasty myths from facts, and find out if this innovative procedure is right for you.