5 Ways Labiaplasty Can Improve Your Daily Life
Posted September 11, 2023 in Labiaplasty
Disproportionately large or stretched labia minora can cause emotional distress, embarrassment, and physical discomfort. Disliking the look and feel of your labia can impact your daily life, causing you to avoid situations that might increase your anxiety, including wearing a swimsuit, going to a yoga class, or engaging in sexual intimacy.
Luckily, labiaplasty can reduce the size of the labia minora (inner lips), increase symmetry between the labia, and create a more natural look and feel. More women are taking agency over their bodies and are undergoing this life-changing procedure.
If you are unhappy with your labia, here are five reasons labiaplasty can give you renewed comfort and confidence.
1. Increased Physical Comfort and Ease of Exercise
When people think of plastic surgery, most assume it’s only about looks. But that’s far from the truth. Labiaplasty can improve your comfort level by reducing the size of your labia.
Long labia can be extremely uncomfortable, as they can chafe against your clothing or underwear, become caught in clothing while you exercise, and be an overall nuisance.
After labiaplasty, you can engage in the activities you enjoy without discomfort.
2. Aesthetic Benefits
No woman should have to worry about the appearance of her labia in or out of clothing. If you have an enlarged labia, it can appear like a bulge in tight clothing, which can be embarrassing.
Additionally, you may avoid wearing small swimsuit bottoms for fear your labia may slip out. Labiaplasty can eliminate those fears, allowing you to wear anything you want confidently and feel better about your appearance when naked.
3. Better, Easier Hygiene
Enlarged labia can make it harder to get fully clean. Excess folds are more difficult to maintain, and bacteria are more likely to harbor in the area and cause infection.
Additionally, some women have difficulty urinating due to the excess skin. Labiaplasty will allow you to maintain more effective hygiene, minimizing your risk of UTIs and other infections.
4. Can Reduce Painful Sex
If your labia are getting in the way of your sex life, that can be a problem.
Some women experience pain during sex if their labia are interfering with penetration or they are getting caught with certain movements.
Reducing the length or size of the labia will allow for more comfortable sexual intercourse. Smaller labia minora may also expose the clitoris more easily, making sexual satisfaction more common.
5. Increased Confidence In and Out of Clothing
Worrying about any of the above issues, including the appearance of your labia, can be a huge detriment to your confidence. You may avoid situations in which your labia could be a problem, including sexual intimacy.
Some women avoid relationships for fear of the embarrassment of their partner viewing their enlarged labia. Others feel insecure generally, knowing they are living with something they don’t like about themselves.
While labiaplasty does not alter the nerve endings that affect sexual stimulation, the confidence women gain after this procedure can actually increase their ability to enjoy sex.
The added confidence can reach all areas of your life, allowing you to feel comfortable in your body.
Understanding the Benefits of Labiaplasty
In addition to its physical and aesthetic benefits, labiaplasty is a safe and effective procedure. It is an outpatient procedure performed under general or local anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Most women can return to work a few days following the procedure and return to sex and physical exercise after a few weeks.
Dr. Cha is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City with the skill and experience needed to perform your labiaplasty with care and precision. During your consultation, Dr. Cha can walk you through the procedure and recovery process to help you feel confident and relaxed every step of the way.
Want to Learn More About Labiaplasty in New York City?
Labiaplasty can improve your confidence, comfort, and relationship with your body. Call Fifth Ave Plastic Surgery at (212) 717-2222 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cha today. You can also fill out our online contact form.
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