Why the Labia and Clitoris Shrink After Menopause
After menopause, it’s common for a woman’s vagina to feel as though it is not functioning in quite the same way it did when they were younger. While for some, it may be a cosmetic concern that doesn’t pose much of a problem, other women may feel self-conscious about this shrinking. For others, it can even cause problems that hinder sexual satisfaction.
This condition can often be known as vaginal atrophy. Luckily, this shrinkage can be corrected in a positive way with a treatment known as labia puffing, which can fix these issues and have you feeling confident again.
What Causes the Labia and Clitoris to Shrink After Menopause?
Once a woman hits menopause, she no longer makes the same amount of estrogen as she did before menopause. Because of this, the labia and the clitoris will shrink, become smaller, or atrophy – all due to the hormones not being on the same level as they once were.
This can cause issues with:
- Lack of sexual satisfaction
- Vaginal dryness
- Burning and itching sensations
However, the biggest concern is often with the appearance of the labia and clitoris, which shrink and can leave some women feeling embarrassed or distraught over the appearance of their vaginal area.
What is Labia Puffing?
Labia puffing is a procedure that can reverse the shrinking labia and clitoris associated with menopause. This procedure is ideal for women who would like to have their labia back to the size and shape that it was before menopause.
This simple procedure is gaining in popularity, and for good reason: it can help restore confidence and requires little downtime, making it a great choice for busy lifestyles!
How is Labia Puffing Performed?
Labia puffing is performed by injecting fillers or the patient’s own fat cells from other areas of the body, into the labia. The fat cells are typically extracted from the abdomen, hips, buttocks, or upper arms.
A numbing cream or local anesthesia is offered, which makes the procedure virtually pain-free. Then, the fat cells or fillers are carefully injected into the labia, making it look puffier and more aesthetically pleasing to the patient.
Are There Risks Involved With Labia Puffing?
Like all procedures, there are some risks involved. These risks typically include swelling, redness, pain, numbness, and lumpiness. Using fat cells instead of fillers drastically reduces the risk, because these cells are part of your own body and are less likely to be rejected.
If you are ready to learn more about labia puffing, or if you would like to see if you’re a good candidate for the procedure, call the office of Dr. Ghozland today to speak to one of our friendly staff members!