Dispelling Common Misconceptions About Labiaplasty

Photo-of-labiaplasty-myths-LocateADocThere are many myths and misconceptions circulating about labiaplasty that may scare women off from the surgery. This is a shame, since it is a worthwhile procedure that can benefit many women for a wide variety of reasons. Allow us to put some rumors to rest and provide you with information about the procedure so that you can make an informed decision about whether or not it is right for you.

What is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a surgical, cosmetic procedure that helps to reshape a woman’s labia and correct any irregularities that may exist. Also known as vaginal rejuvenation or labial reduction, this procedure can both improve a woman's self-confidence and mitigate discomfort. While many women that undergo this procedure have always been unhappy with the appearance of their labia, others seek it out after experiencing significant labial changes postpartum or suffering from discomfort when wearing tight clothes or exercising.

Common Myths

One common misconception about labiaplasty is that it is exceptionally painful. This is easy to understand, since the labia are naturally highly sensitive. Believe it or not, however, there is minimal to no discomfort following the surgery. Although there is usually some swelling, it is typically resolved within the first week after surgery.

Another misconception is about the recovery time and what it entails. Women believe that they won't be able to have sex for months after surgery and will have to endure catheters and painful suture removals. In fact, no catheters are involved and many surgeons use dissolvable sutures.

The procedure offers many women a chance to achieve fuller satisfaction with the appearance and function of their bodies. If you have any questions about labiaplasty, please arrange for a consultation to talk about what you’d like to have done.

To learn more about this procedure, check out our labiaplasty guide to see if you are an ideal candidate.

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