Should You Get a Labiaplasty?

At Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology, we’ve performed many a labiaplasty in NYC. We understand more than anyone that how you feel about your body can greatly impact the way you live your life. This is true of men, but it is especially true of women who are subject to many aesthetic expectations. As cosmetic surgery professionals, we strongly believe that it is important to offer procedures that help people look the way they want to look. One such procedure that has gained a lot of traction in the past decade is the labiaplasty.

What is a Labiaplasty?

A labiaplasty is a cosmetic surgery that is aimed at reducing the size of the labia minora or labia majora. The labia minora are the inner labia and the majora are the outer labia. These flaps of skin on the sides of the vaginal opening are very normal and vary from person to person in size. In 2017, the ASPS released data that indicated the labiaplasty was not only growing in popularity, but it was one of the highest growing procedures in the world.

Should I Get a Labiaplasty? And Is a Labiaplasty Necessary?

If you’re wondering whether a labiaplasty is necessary, it depends on your definition of necessary. Medically speaking, the vast majority of labiaplasty’s are not medically necessary procedures. The labiaplasty is considered a cosmetic procedure with an aesthetic focus. Sometimes, a labiaplasty can be deemed medically necessary if a person’s labia are elongated or lengthy enough to be tucked into the vagina during sex. This can pose a risk for injury or tears to the woman. However, this is rarely necessary.

Outside of the aesthetic changes, some women report benefits from getting a labiaplasty such as lessened pain during sexual activity and greater comfort while wearing tight fitting clothing.

Women who have given birth may consider labiaplasty due to the vaginal changes that pregnancy may introduce. It is a common surgery to get in conjunction with vaginal rejuvenation. Our Modern Mommy Makeover Package addresses many of the top concerns women have post-pregnancy.

So, if you’ve been wondering, “should I get a labiaplasty?”, ask yourself this:

  • Are you insecure about the look or appearance of your labia?
  • Have you experienced changes in your vaginal appearance due to pregnancy?
  • Are you experiencing a loss of sexual satisfaction due to lessened confidence?
  • Does the length of your labia cause discomfort during intercourse or when wearing tight clothing?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, a labiaplasty may be right for you.

Is a Labiaplasty Safe?

What’s even more important is finding the right cosmetic surgery practice to ensure your procedure is done to your liking and the highest standards of practice. When performed by an experienced professional, a labiaplasty is a safe and effective procedure.

Is Labiaplasty Painful?

Pain is of course, subjective, but many reports indicate that the pain is mild. Mild pain, discomfort, and swelling are natural a few days following the procedure, but subside after that. Over the counter pain medications can greatly help in reducing discomfort—but patients should always speak to their doctor before taking any medication.

Generally speaking, patients can return to their normal schedules within 1 to 2 weeks after their procedure. It is recommended that patients refrain from sexual intercourse for at least 6 weeks after their procedure.

Labiaplasty in NYC

Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology offers labiaplasty in NYC and Long Island. We strive to provide the best service and utmost convenience to our patients. For this reason, we have several locations throughout the state of New York and have services patients from all over:

Contact Greenberg Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology today if you are seeking a labiaplasty in NYC or Long Island. We would be happy to provide a complimentary and comprehensive consultation about any procedures you are considering.

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