For many women, labiaplasty can be a highly rewarding, potentially life-changing procedure. Good candidates for labiaplasty usually suffer from excess tissue in the vaginal area, most commonly characterized by an elongated labia minora that protrudes past the labia majora. This issue can be caused by numerous factors, including genetics, childbirth, trauma, significant weight loss, or simply the natural process of aging.
When labial tissue is stretched and/or enlarged, women can experience several aesthetic and medical concerns. In many cases, the excessive tissue can lead to irritation or discomfort during activities such as exercise, sexual intercourse, or even something as simple as walking. Furthermore, it may also present a problem with personal hygiene, as the area could consistently trap and/or lack moisture. Psychologically, the issue of elongated labial tissue often makes women feel self-conscious about the appearance of their bodies, particularly when wearing form-fitting clothing or engaging in intimate situations.
If you are experiencing any of the concerns mentioned above, labiaplasty may be an excellent option for you. When performed by an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, labiaplasty can greatly reduce – or even eliminate – the physical and emotional issues associated with excess and/or stretched labial tissue, helping to improve your self-confidence and overall quality of life. For more information about this delicate procedure, or if you are interested in scheduling a consultation to determine if labiaplasty is right for you, please do not hesitate to contact Aesthetic Surgery of Virginia today.