The positive benefits of a labiaplasty

labiaplasty benefits

A labiaplasty is a relatively simple surgical procedure whereby a woman’s labia is reduced in size, tightened up or altered in appearance. It is a procedure that has been growing in popularity in recent years for a number of reasons including ageing, pregnancy or a general dislike of the natural size or shape of the labia. There are a number of benefits that women see in this procedure and here we look at some of the most common ones.

Labiaplasty benefits: improved self-confidence

Large labia lips can cause some women embarrassment. For some, there is a concern that the labia can be seen through swimwear or tight-fitting clothing, and this can leave some women feeling uncomfortable with their appearance.

Labiaplasty benefits: more positive sexual experiences

Generally speaking, medical experts do not agree that a labiaplasty helps improve sexual intercourse; however, if your labia is particularly elongated then it may be causing discomfort during sex. For some women who have struggled with discomfort during intimate relations, realising that a simple procedure like this can help is really reassuring.

Labiaplasty benefits: improved personal hygiene

A smaller or shortened labia is easier to keep fresh and clean and may leave women feeling that it is easier to achieve good personal health. This is especially true for women who have a heavier frame or who are carrying excess weight.

Labiaplasty benefits: pain relief

A larger labia can cause pain and discomfort during sport and exercise, particularly pursuits such as horse riding, cycling and other activities which involves sitting on hard surfaces. Reducing the size and shape of the labia can help remove this problem and can mean that women can enjoy leisure and sporting activities without feeling uncomfortable.

Your next steps

If you are concerned at all about how your labia looks and feels and any of these concerns resonate with your experience, then it might be time to book an appointment to talk to an expert about options for a labiaplasty.

This operation is typically done as an outpatient procedure and although it is a particularly delicate and sensitive area, recovery is usually fast. Your cosmetic surgeon will be able to guide you through the best way to approach recovery to optimise the chances of a fast healing process.