The appearance of the vaginal area can impact a woman’s self-confidence, especially during intimate interactions. The labia has a significant effect on the outer vaginal appearance, and in some cases, the labia can even be noticeable through clothing. At Maia Plastic Surgery, our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Munique Maia, offers vaginal rejuvenation and reshaping cosmetic surgery, including labiaplasty, at our clinic in the Washington, DC, metro area.
Not every patient has the same reason for seeking labiaplasty and vaginal rejuvenation. In some cases, it is related to physical discomfort. It is not abnormal for the labia minora to extend beyond the outer labia majora, but it could cause discomfort when wearing tight garments, sitting, exercising or engaging in sexual intercourse.
In other cases, the desire for smaller labia minora is purely cosmetic. Modern clothing trends, including the rise in popularity of yoga pants and other activewear, have made it harder to hide physical vaginal traits. Then there are grooming trends, like the Brazilian bikini wax, that can draw attention to features women may never have noticed before. Regardless of the reason, you can achieve the result you desire with a labiaplasty surgical procedure.
Is Labia Cosmetic Surgery Right for You?
The labiaplasty procedure is intended to reduce the size of the labia minora, or the folds of skin extending out from the clitoris, enfolded by the labia majora. The labia minora is more commonly referred to as the inner “lips” of the vulva. The procedure entails trimming these flaps of skin to make them smaller. While it is natural for the size of the labia minora to differ from one woman to another, there are a variety of reasons why you may feel uncomfortable with yours and wish to reduce the size.
Labiaplasty can be performed due to genetically larger or deformed labia. This may be the case in conditions like congenital adrenal hyperplasia or ambiguous genitalia. For some women, their labia may be completely normal, but too large for their preference. Changes in the skin and tissue can impact the appearance of the labia. Like any other area of the body, the labia can lose collagen and laxity with age. Regardless of the reason for labiaplasty, Dr. Maia will listen to your concerns and discuss the cosmetic surgical options for creating the results you desire.
If you want to explore labiaplasty to reshape your labia or for vaginal rejuvenation, contact us at Maia Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with Dr. Maia. Call our office at our medical facility in Tysons Corner, VA, to book your appointment.