Can Labiaplasty Improve Your Sexual Health?

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You may not like to talk about your sexual health, but if you’re like many women, intimacy plays a major role in your overall happiness and well-being. For women with cosmetic or functional concerns related to the vagina, it can be uncomfortable, embarrassing, or even impossible to enjoy a normal sex life. At San Diego Cosmetic Clinic, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson understands the sensitive and personal nature of these concerns and is committed to helping women regain their confidence, femininity, and sexual health with advanced vaginal rejuvenation procedures, including labiaplasty. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of labiaplasty, including how it may improve your confidence, sex life, and even your health.

Who needs a labiaplasty?

Virtually any woman with cosmetic or functional concerns regarding the labia can benefit from labiaplasty. This popular procedure is often performed to correct long or hanging labia for a more natural and feminine appearance, though it can also help with other complaints. Some of the most common cosmetic reasons for labiaplasty surgery include:

  • Long labia
  • Hanging labia
  • Asymmetric labia
  • Misshapen labia
  • Stretched out labia after childbirth
  • Damaged labia due to trauma
  • Deformed labia

Is labiaplasty purely cosmetic?

Not only can long labia make a woman feel unattractive or self-conscious, but having extra labia skin can present a number of functional problems as well. These may include:

  • Pain with sex
  • Discomfort while sitting down
  • Discomfort when wearing tight clothing
  • Recurrent infections

By trimming or reshaping the labia with labiaplasty surgery, patients can restore better intimate health and a more enjoyable sex life.

How is labiaplasty performed?

In many cases, labiaplasty can be performed with local anesthesia only, which cuts down significantly on anesthesia fees and recovery time. Depending on the nature of your concerns, Dr. Laverson will choose the most appropriate technique for your procedure. To help preserve the natural edge of the labia and minimize visible scarring, Dr. Laverson often uses a wedge technique, which involves removing a wedge-shaped piece of tissue and closing the tiny incision with sutures. To ensure extreme precision and an ideal result, Dr. Laverson also utilizes visual magnification during labiaplasty. Patients are typically able to return to work and other activities within a week after their labiaplasty, though sexual activity, strenuous physical exercise, and other activities may be off-limits for several weeks.

Will labiaplasty affect my sexual sensation?

No. Labiaplasty does not involve the clitoris and does not affect a woman’s sensation. However, patients should expect some numbness or loss of sensation for several days or weeks after the procedure due to the surgery itself. Once the patient has healed and recovered, her normal feeling should return, and her sexual sensation will remain intact. In a great number of cases, women report an even more enjoyable intimate experience, both physically and psychologically, after labiaplasty.

Improve your confidence and intimate health with labiaplasty in San Diego, CA

Whether the appearance of your vagina is making it emotionally difficult or physically uncomfortable to have sex, we can help. With the most advanced and effective vaginal rejuvenation techniques available in San Diego, CA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson has helped women like you regain their confidence and dramatically improve their intimate health and sexual experience. To find out whether labiaplasty may be right for you, call San Diego Cosmetic Clinic to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Laverson today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.