Your body is unique to you, including your intimate areas. Some women have inner labial folds that stretch past the outer folds, causing discomfort and affecting their self-confidence. At Women's Health Institute in Macon and Warner Robins, Georgia, Nnaemeka Umerah, MD, and the team perform labiaplasty to improve the shape and size of the labia, reducing discomfort and improving its appearance. To find out more about labiaplasty, call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Labiaplasty is a cosmetic procedure that changes the size, shape, or appearance of a woman’s labia. The labia are the folds of tissue that surround the opening of the vagina and includes:
The labia minora are the inner vaginal lips that surround the vaginal opening. The size and shape of these lips vary from woman to woman.
The labia majora are the outer vaginal lips that cover the labia minora and vaginal opening.
The choice to have labiaplasty is personal. You and your cosmetic surgeon decide together if the procedure is the right choice for you. Women may choose to have labiaplasty for medical or cosmetic purposes.
Elongated inner vaginal lips cause discomfort when they hang outside the outer vaginal lips, especially when exercising. They may also cause pain during sex.
In addition to discomfort, women may choose to have labiaplasty to improve hygiene. The extra tissue may harbor bacteria, contributing to frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Women also choose to have labiaplasty to improve the look of their intimate area. They may want to restore a more youthful look or fix asymmetry.
The team at Women’s Health Institute has helped many women alleviate both discomfort and undesired appearance with labiaplasty. Changing their lives, as well as their partners’.
The team customizes your labiaplasty procedure based on your aesthetic needs and goals. They review the details at your consultation so you know what to expect.
The cosmetic surgeon may use various surgical techniques to get the results you want, such as:
During a trim procedure, your surgeon removes excess tissue from the outer edge of the inner vaginal lips, improving symmetry and size.
For the wedge procedure, your surgeon removes a wedge-shaped tissue, helping to retain the more natural look of the labia minora.
The Women's Health Institute team provides detailed instructions to support your recovery from labiaplasty. You can expect pain and swelling following the procedure. The team recommends over-the-counter (OTC) pain medication and icing to reduce discomfort.
You can return to work and light physical activities within a few days, but need to avoid sexual intercourse and strenuous exercise for up to six weeks.
Call the Women's Health Institute or schedule your labiaplasty consultation online today.