Women’s Wellness at Aviva Plastic Surgery
There is no such thing as a “normal vagina,” but some women may find that post-pregnancy and childbirth changes and enlarged or elongated labia minora prevents them from feeling confident and comfortable in bathing suits, clothing or in intimate relationships. These concerns are best addressed with vaginal rejuvenation and the common but often undisclosed procedure, labiaplasty.
At Aviva Plastic Surgery, Atlanta Urologic surgeon Dr. Shaya Taghechian strives to help women understand that labiaplasty is a common procedure that improves quality of life and confidence. To learn more about this increasingly popular women’s wellness procedure, we encourage you to call us at 678-974-8435. We’re skilled at discussing a variety of the intimate topics with the utmost discretion and sensitivity, and can address any unique labiaplasty question you may have.
What is Labiaplasty?
While vaginal concerns (such as dryness and laxity common after pregnancy, chemotherapy, and menopause) are best address with vaginal rejuvenation or vaginoplasty, labiaplasty is an aesthetically-driven surgical procedure that corrects elongated, enlarged or uneven labia minora (the inner lips of tissue surrounding the vagina). For most women, the labia minora are for the most part covered by the labia majora (outer lips). In others, however, factors like genetics, aging and pregnancy can cause the inner lips to extend beyond the outer lips. Some women can experience discomfort and irritation with overly long labia minora, leading to discomfort in clothing, with sexual relationships, while other women may just be bothered by the appearance of the labia. Labiaplasty treatments can address these concerns.
Even though this part of the body may not be visible to most individuals, it can impact several aspects of life. Discomfort with the appearance of the labia can make some patients feel uncomfortable showing that part of their body to their partner, impacting sexual relationships. Some women feel self-conscious about showing excessive labial tissue through tight clothing or swimwear. Elongated or enlarged labia minora can also be feel uncomfortable; for some patients, the large size of the lips can make otherwise simple activities such as exercising or bicycle riding uncomfortable and even painful.