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.
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.