Labiaplasty can reduce the size of both the labia minora and labia majora, which can increase your comfort during exercise and other daily activities. If you’re feeling discomfort due to excess labial tissue, a Labiaplasty procedure in Bethesda, MD may be the right choice for you.
Why Would You Choose Labiaplasty in Bethesda, MD?
Some women choose this procedure because they feel insecure about the shape, size, or appearance of their labia. Excess tissue sometimes results 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 horseback riding or cycling, pain from tight clothes, or pain from intercourse.
About the Procedure
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 Some Benefits of Labiaplasty?
- 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 and aesthetic appeal.
- 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.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, multiple studies indicate that Labiaplasty surgery is associated with a high satisfaction rate. Choose a 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.