What is Labial Hypertrophy?
Everyone is different. From the color of your skin, the texture of your hair, the color of your eyes or the shape of your fingernails, all of these attributes are unique to you. The labia are no different. In fact, it is quite common for the vulva to be different shapes and sizes, even from one side to the other. This common-imbalance is known as labial hypertrophy.
Labial hypertrophy is present when a woman’s labial folds are different sizes. This can be the outside of the labia, or the labia majora, or the smaller inside folds, called the labia minora. Sometimes the folds are different colors, or they can be different lengths, thicknesses or sizes.
While labial hypertrophy doesn’t indicate that there is anything medically wrong, it can be easily corrected through a procedure known as labiaplasty.
Who is Affected by Labial Hypertrophy?
Labial hypertrophy can affect any woman, regardless of age, size, race, or background. There are several causes of labial hypertrophy, but most of the time, it’s just something women are born with.
What are the Causes of Labial Hypertrophy?
Labial hypertrophy can be brought on by a variety of different causes, including simply just having your labia different sizes from birth. Other explanations for labial hypertrophy can include the following:
- Hormones released during and after puberty
- Trauma to the area
What are the Symptoms of Labial Hypertrophy?
Most of the time, mild labial hypertrophy can go completely unnoticed. However, if it is more pronounced, you may notice symptoms such as a slight bulge from the enlarged labia majora, sensitivity (especially with longer labia minora), or irritation with walking or exercise. The increased sensitivity can also make it difficult to clean the area properly, leaving you prone to infections.
Treating Labial Hypertrophy with Labiaplasty
It is important to know that most cases of labial hypertrophy are very mild and may not need treatment.
However, if you’re experiencing infections, discomfort, or just don’t like the way it looks, cosmetic procedures for labial hypertrophy area available. Labiaplasty is a great option for this condition.
A labiaplasty is a surgery where the doctor removes excess tissue from the labia. This reconstructive surgery helps reduce the size of the labia minora or the labia majora, which can make the vulva look more aesthetically pleasing while helping you get your self-esteem and confidence back! Since a labiaplasty is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia, recovery time is minimal which allows you to get back to your daily routine without much downtime.
Labiaplasty in Los Angeles
For more information about labial hypertrophy and labiaplasty, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ghozland today, and get back to being your best self!