Women of all ages are seeking cosmetic gynecologic procedures to reduce the physical discomfort and social anxiety caused by enlarged labia. Labiaplasty, which is one of the most popular of these procedures, is sought by more and more women every year. Labiaplasty is chosen for both cosmetic and functional reasons, and the team at ICLS has helped many women reclaim their feminine confidence with this procedure.
Although this surgery has sparked controversy in the past, many women find that labiaplasty has greatly improved their confidence and overall outlook. We’re exploring why more women are choosing this procedure, and how it is helping them live confidently and comfortably.
Why Women Are Choosing Cosmetic Gynecologic Procedures
For most women, the point of undergoing labiaplasty isn’t to conform to an unrealistic beauty standard – it’s much more personal than that.
Due to aging, childbirth or genetics, labia tissue may appear elongated, uneven or thick. This can cause embarrassment when wearing certain types of clothing and swim suit styles. It can also be physically uncomfortable during sports and other activities. Women suffering from these symptoms simply want to restore comfort and a more natural aesthetic to the vulva. Many of our patients feel that their procedure has been life changing.
Benefits of this surgery include the following:
- Permanently removes excess skin from the labia minora (inner lips)
- Eliminates physical discomfort associated with elongated labia
- Improves self-esteem and sexual confidence
- Procedure can be performed with local anesthesia and usually takes less than an hour
- Quick recovery period
How Labiaplasty is Improving Women’s Lives
Restores Comfort During Exercise
Maintaining an active lifestyle is important for many women. But for those who have enlarged labia, it can be physically uncomfortable to engage in certain sports and physical activities. Excess labia skin may cause skin irritation and chafing during jogging, yoga, spinning and other popular workout options. Excess tissue can also cause embarrassment when wearing tight-fitting exercise clothes. Labiaplasty eliminates these unpleasant symptoms, allowing women to comfortably return to their active lifestyles without chafing, irritation or embarrassment.
Improves Sexual Wellness
Sexual wellness plays an important role for overall well-being but if you can’t feel carefree during your most intimate moments it can decrease your enjoyment of these experiences. Having excess labia tissue often causes discomfort and anxiety during intimate situations. Some women avoid romantic relationships altogether because of these concerns. Labiaplasty allows women to feel comfortable and sexually confident again.
Boosts Overall Comfort and Confidence
Excess labia tissue can be uncomfortable even during regular daily activities. Prior to undergoing this procedure, many of our patients complained of chafing and physical discomfort just from walking or sitting. These symptoms often worsen during warmer weather or when wearing tight clothing. It’s also common for women to have trouble maintaining proper hygiene due to the increased moisture retention that excess labia may cause. With just a minor adjustment through labiaplasty, you can look forward to always feeling comfortable and carefree with your body.
What Does a Labiaplasty Procedure Entail?
For optimal safety and convenience, labiaplasty at ICLS is performed under local anesthesia. During the procedure, excess skin from the labia minora is removed. The entire surgery is usually completed in about 45 minutes, and most patients can usually resume their regular routine shortly afterward.
Is Surgery the Only Option?
When it comes to vaginal rejuvenation, surgery is not the only option. ICLS offers non-surgical treatments such as Votiva, which can address the following concerns:
- Vulvar laxity
- Vaginal atrophy and dryness
- Decreased vaginal muscle tone
This popular treatment boasts powerful results with no downtime. It uses radiofrequency energy to gently heat the internal vaginal tissues and external vulvar tissues. This has a restorative effect and jumpstarts the production of collagen.
The result is smoother, tighter skin and improved sexual function. While Votiva has a tightening effect of the labia, it cannot remove excess skin, but it’s the perfect treatment for patients who don’t feel that their cosmetic concerns require surgery.
Find Out if Labiaplasty is Right for You
Labiaplasty is an excellent choice for women who want to eliminate the emotional and physical discomfort associated with elongated or enlarged labia. To decide whether this procedure is right for you, contact ICLS today to set up your personal consultation in Oakville, ON. Their caring team would be happy to provide you with a customized treatment plan.