What You Should Know About Labiaplasty
Plastic surgery is very common these days, and while much of the focus is on facial and breast enhancement, in recent years, the vaginal area is getting its fair share of attention. In major cities like Los Angeles and throughout the country, vaginal beautification or “labiaplasty” is actually in high demand. The procedure, which is performed for both aesthetic and medical purposes, essentially reduces the size/appearance of the external vaginal lips (labia) creating a more streamlined appearance.
Who is a candidate for labiaplasty?
There are many reasons a woman might seek vaginal beautification surgery. The popularity of pubic hair waxing has made a woman’s vaginal area much more visible, making women more aware of their vaginal appearance. If the labia is large or distended, it can become a source of self-consciousness or embarrassment during intimacy. Other women may find that an enlarged labia appears visible while wearing form fitting clothing such as swimwear or yoga pants, also leading to feelings of self-consciousness. Finally, there may be medical reasons for labiaplasty, especially if a woman experiences ongoing irritation, chafing or pain when wearing tight pants, participating in sports, riding a bike or other activities. In some cases, even intercourse can be painful. In all of these situations, labiaplasty can offer a quick and permanent solution.
What to expect during labiaplasty.
Labiaplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning you will not require a hospital stay. According to Los Angeles OB/GYN Dr. Ghozland, the procedure is minimally invasive and requires only local anesthesia. Dr. Ghozland performs labiaplasty to successfully remove excess and/or uneven labial tissue from the vaginal lips. Patients can go home after just a few hours and recovery time is minimal, so you can get back to your busy life.
Plastic surgery options today make it possible for you to address nearly any concern you have about your physical appearance. Labiaplasty surgery and other advanced, state-of-the-art procedures can help women enhance their self-esteem and feel more comfortable with their bodies. If you have always wondered about the benefits of labiaplasty, there’s never been a better time to take the next step and find out if it is right for you.