Labiaplasty is a procedure to reshape or reduce the size of the skin which surrounds the vaginal opening. It is also called “labia minora reduction,” “labia reduction,” or “inner lip reduction.”
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Enlarged Labia: Advanced Treatment in Maryland
The inner labia, or labia minora, are usually not visible unless the legs of the women are apart. Sometimes, if the labia are enlarged, elongated or misshapen, they can be seen when the legs are not apart or barely apart. When the labia are enlarged or misshapen, it can cause problems with intercourse, intimacy and lead to embarrassment or self- consciousness. Enlarged labia can be often seen through tight fitting pants and bathing suits. It can cause discomfort when wearing clothes, as well as during exercise and intercourse. Usually this problem is congenital, but can also occur from hormonal changes or childbirth.
Labia Reduction Surgery: What to Expect
Labia reduction surgery or labiaplasty is an outpatient surgical procedure performed under sedation or anesthesia to reduce and reshape the labia.
The labia majora, or outer lips, can also become enlarged and lose their form and normal appearance. Weight gain and loss, aging and gravity can result in looseness of the labia majora. Fat transfer to the labia majora can be performed to help improve fullness of this area. Also reduction of the labia majora can be performed, often in conjunction with perineoplasty, vaginal rejuvenation and/or reduction of the labia minora.
Labiaplasty: Before and After
You can see before and after photos to get an idea of how a labiaplasty will change the look and appearance of the labia.
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