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Should You Add Labiaplasty to Your Mommy Makeover?

As the year ends and you look forward to achieving your goals in the new year, treating yourself to a Mommy Makeover might be at the top of your list. While most Mommy Makeovers focus on breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and liposuction, another exciting option can also be included. Did you know that you could add a labiaplasty procedure to your plan? 

What Is Labiaplasty?

Your labia is made up of two folds of skin: the labia majora and the labia minora. The labia majora are the larger outer lips designed to protect your external genitals, while the labia minora are the smaller inner lips designed to protect your vagina and urethra. 

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of your labia, most often the labia minora. Some women may be genetically inclined to have a larger labia, while others may experience an increase in size over time. Weight fluctuations, childbirth, and age all contribute to changes in the appearance of your labia that sometimes make women feel less confident in their most vulnerable, intimate moments.

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Why You Might Consider Labiaplasty

There are several reasons why women choose labiaplasty surgery. Medically, an elongated or protruding labia may cause discomfort when you’re exercising or wearing certain clothes.

Sexual intercourse may be painful due to the excess tissue, and you may be more likely to develop an infection. 

Aesthetically, you may be embarrassed about the appearance of your labia. If your labia appears asymmetrical or looks different after childbirth, it impacts your confidence. Enlarged labia may even be visible through a swimsuit or other clothing, causing you to avoid swimming or form-fitting pants.

Benefits of Labiaplasty

As more women learn of the benefits of labiaplasty, the more they choose to undergo the procedure. In 2019, nearly 13,000 women decided on labiaplasty surgery to restore their confidence in their bodies, an increase of almost 30% since 2015.

Some of the benefits of labiaplasty include:

  • Improved appearance: Labiaplasty reduces the size of the labia, leaving you with a beautiful but natural look.
  • Improved color: Darkening and discoloring skin issues over time may make you self-conscious about your labia. Labiaplasty trims away excess tissue, for a more evenly colored and youthful appearance.  
  • Reduced visibility of your labia: Eliminating excess labial tissue reduces the size of your labia and allows you to comfortably wear tighter clothing without the fear of an unsightly “camel toe.”

Adding Labiaplasty to Your Mommy Makeover

If you’re considering a Mommy Makeover, it’s a great time to talk to Dr. Davison or Dr. Pinell about adding labiaplasty to your planned procedure. You’ll already be at our fully-accredited surgical suite and prepped for your Mommy Makeover, and labiaplasties typically take under two hours to perform. 

Dr. Davison and Dr. Pinnell will decide if adding labiaplasty to your Mommy Makeover is feasible depending on what other procedures you choose to undergo as part of your Mommy Makeover. Labiaplasty, breast augmentation, and abdominoplasties are all performed using anesthesia, so your surgeon wants to ensure your safety by only keeping you under anesthesia for a certain amount of time. 

If your surgeon approves, adding a labioplasty might be a great idea. You’ll have some time to rest while you recover from your other Mommy Makeover procedures, so there’s no additional downtime needed for labiaplasty recovery. Additionally, any minor discomfort from your labiaplasty is easily managed with the pain medication recommended after your Mommy Makeover.   

Interested in Finding Out More About Labiaplasty in Washington, DC?

If you have questions about adding labiaplasty to your Mommy Makeover or undergoing labiaplasty on its own, call DAVinci Plastic Surgery today at 202-966-9590 or scroll down to fill out our online contact form and schedule your consultation with one of our highly experienced surgeons.

Monsplasty Vs. Labiaplasty: What Is the Difference and Who Can Benefit?

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It’s not uncommon for women to choose genital cosmetic surgery to enhance or rejuvenate their intimate area’s appearance or alleviate symptoms and feelings of extreme self-consciousness. 

Childbirth, aging, trauma, genetics, or weight gain can take a cosmetic and functional toll on a woman’s genital area.

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Monsplasty and labiaplasty are some of the most commonly performed procedures that seek to address a less than satisfactory genital area. It’s important to understand the difference between the two procedures since they correct different conditions.

What Is Monsplasty?

Monsplasty is a procedure designed to reduce bulging of the mons by tightening the underlying muscles and tissues. Many women with an enlarged mons pubis (the area between the lower abdomen and the pubis) find shopping for clothes very difficult due to the bulge of excess skin and fat that can show through certain types of clothing or during certain activities. The excess skin may interfere with normal vaginal function and urination as well.

What Does Monsplasty Do?

Having a monsplasty procedure performed can help you achieve a flat abdomen, leaving you with a more aesthetically pleasing contour and improved vaginal function. This is done through a small incision below the bikini through which the excess fat is suctioned and sagging skin is sculpted and tightened to enhance the pubic mound.

What Is Labiaplasty?

Infographic showing the differences between labiaplasty and monsplasty.Many women may experience enlarged inner or outer labia or develop excess labial tissue, particularly after childbirth. Large labia may interfere with regular activities like exercise or sexual intercourse or create an undesirable appearance in certain clothing choices, e.g., fitness leggings or swimsuits. This can cause discomfort as well as hygiene challenges, skin infection, and friction as a result of the protruding labia.

What Does Labiaplasty Do?

These concerns can be addressed with a labiaplasty procedure, which aims to reshape and reduce the size of the labia, making it more natural-looking and functional.

Depending on the specific needs and goals of a patient, your surgeon will use various techniques to guarantee the best possible outcome. The trim technique reduces the size of the labia minora while the wedge procedure removes a wedge of tissue from both sides of the labia, and then the remaining edges are stitched together.

Interested in Learning More?

If you are looking for ways to enhance your mons pubis area or want to reduce the size of large or sagging labia, we can help. Both procedures are very delicate and will require the best surgeon’s hands. Our surgeons will work with you through each step to deliver the results you desire.

Contact us today at 202-966-9590 to schedule a consultation and determine what procedures will be needed to help rejuvenate your female genitalia.

Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Davison

The initial consultation with your surgeon is critical! It should always be face to face with your surgeon during which time he/she listens closely to your concerns. Dr. Davison believes this time spent with you is critical to both you and to him. It is during the consultation that he comes to fully understand your concerns, evaluates them correctly and is then able to make the recommendations and develop the treatment plan thats right for you. Dr. Davison invests the time to sit down and talk to you face-to-face.

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