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What is labiaplasty?

Pregnancy, hormonal changes, and genetics can all play a role in creating an enlarged labia that interfere with your comfort during intercourse and causes you self-consciousness over its appearance. Changes in the labia’s contours can cause chafing and irritation, making it difficult to wear specific clothing or perform certain physical activities such as riding a bike. 

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure designed to correct imbalances in the labia’s size and shape, resulting in improved aesthetics and function. Women who undergo labiaplasty feel more confident and comfortable – socially, professionally, and romantically.

Who makes a good candidate for labiaplasty?

A complete physical evaluation is performed before determining if labiaplasty is a good fit for your goals. Women who are experiencing discomfort due to the shape of their labia or those who currently avoid sex due to problems with their labia can enormously benefit from vaginal rejuvenation techniques. It’s best to undergo labiaplasty once you are finished having children, as pregnancy can further distort the labia.

How should you prepare for labiaplasty?

If you and your surgeon have decided labiaplasty is suitable for your needs, then you can begin planning your surgical journey. You will need to take about a week off from work, so it’s a good idea to schedule a helper to drive you home from your appointment and perform household chores and childcare while you heal. 

In the weeks leading up to the surgery, you should eat healthy foods and drink lots of water. You want your body to be in peak condition before undergoing any kind of invasive procedure. You must stock up on medications, food, and anything else you might need during the recuperation phase of your surgery. Sleeping well and getting enough rest is also of paramount importance. With a healthy routine established in advance, your recovery will be more seamless and rapid.

What happens after labiaplasty?

After your procedure, you will receive prescriptions for pain medications and antibiotics to ensure you remain infection-free. Your doctor will give you a series of instructions for taking care of your incisions at home, showering, sleeping, exercising, and returning to work. You must take these aftercare directives seriously, as the vaginal region is susceptible and delicate. 

Most women can return to a regular daily routine after two weeks. The one drawback is that you won’t be able to have sex for about six weeks. But after this period, you’ll be thrilled with your results, as intercourse will deliver a new level of enjoyment, ease, and pleasure.

What is the takeaway?

While it might seem daunting at first, labiaplasty is a safe, effective procedure that has been successfully performed on millions of women. It can beautifully resolve issues stemming from enlarged labia lips that interfere with living your best life. Suppose you are struggling with painful intercourse, irritation in tight clothing, or discomfort while riding a bike or engaging in other physical activities. In that case, labiaplasty can help trim away excess skin and tissue, restoring an attractive and symmetrical appearance in the lower body. Schedule a consultation today to learn more!

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