October 22, 2018

If you suffer from physical discomfort during exercise and other daily activities due to excess labial tissue, a Labiaplasty procedure in Washington, DC may be the right choice for you.

Labiaplasty can reduce the size of both the labia minora and labia majora.

Labiaplasty in Washington, DC

Some women choose a Labiaplasty procedure because they feel insecure about the shape, size, or appearance of their labia. Excess tissue can result from significant weight loss or pregnancy and can cause the labia to be asymmetrical or cause the labia minora to extend beyond the labia majora.

Both the physical and emotional discomfort of loose or hanging labial tissue leads many women to choose Labiaplasty. This physical discomfort is most often experienced as pain during athletic activities such as cycling or horseback riding, pain from tight clothes, or pain from intercourse due to the size of the labia. This could even lead to sexual avoidance from anticipated painful intercourse.

Labiaplasty can take as little as 45 minutes with minimal recovery time. However, it is recommended to hold off on any significant or strenuous lower body exercise for several weeks. While many patients elect to undergo general anesthesia for extra comfort, it is also possible to perform the procedure using a local anesthetic if this is your preference.

What are the benefits of Labiaplasty?

  1. Comfort: After surgery, many women often experience increased comfort during athletic activities, such as cycling or horseback riding. Also, there is typically a decrease in irritation from tight clothing like yoga pants or bathing suits. Reducing the length of the labia prevents it from being twisted or tugged on by tight clothing or irritated by rigorous workouts.
  2. Appearance: Over time the appearance of the labia can change dramatically particularly after undergoing significant life events such as childbirth. Labiaplasty allows women to reshape their labia to increase self-confidence, aesthetic appeal, and create a more youthful look.
  3. Increased sexual pleasure: After surgery, there is often an increase in sexual pleasure as excessively large labia can cause pain during intercourse or even lead to sexual avoidance due to the anticipated pain of intercourse. Additionally, the clitoris can become more exposed leading to an increase in sexual pleasure.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, multiple studies indicate that Labiaplasty surgery is associated with a high satisfaction rate. Choose a board certified plastic surgeon you can trust, like the doctors at Bruno | Brown Plastic Surgery, who have significant experience performing Labiaplasty surgery. The skills of your plastic surgeon translate directly to your plastic surgery results. The labia are very small, delicate structures so it is particularly important to choose a board-certified plastic surgeon for this procedure.

Contact us today to set up your Labiaplasty consultation.