A number of recent articles have addressed the increasing popularity of labiaplasty over the past several years. Many of these attribute the increase in procedures to the sudden popularity of yoga pants and leggings, which make an enlarged labia more obvious. However, while aesthetics may absolutely play a role in the decision to undergo labiaplasty, looking good in leggings is far from the only reason more women have turned to this safe and effective procedure in recent years.
Labial hypertrophy is a common condition. Marked by enlarged vaginal lips, labial hypertrophy can result in:
- Skin Irritation
- Limited Clothing Options
- Interference With Sexual Pleasure
- Increased Risk of Infection
Labiaplasty helps to treat and prevent these issues through the surgical reduction of skin and tissue around the vagina. This improves contours, making tighter clothing a non-issue, while also eliminating the irritation and displeasure caused by an enlarged labia.
Is Labiaplasty Safe?
Labiaplasty is a safe and effective procedure, made more so when you select a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Jayesh Panchal performs labiaplasty in accredited surgical facilities to help ensure safety during surgery – and provides detailed instructions and frequent follow-up visits to help you have the most rewarding experience.
Complications with labiaplasty are uncommon, but some issues are possible. During your initial consultation, Dr. Panchal will discuss potential risks and ways to prepare for surgery and recovery that can reduce them.
Are There Non-Surgical Alternatives?
ThermiVa® is a non-surgical vaginal tightening treatment. Utilizing radiofrequency (RF) energy, ThermiVa gently stimulates collagen production, which helps to tighten and lift sagging labial tissue. This can improve sexual comfort, enhance aesthetics, and even address urinary incontinence without incisions, anesthesia, or downtime.
ThermiVa and labiaplasty offer some of the same benefits, but neither will prove ideal for every woman. The best way to learn which option is right for you is through a one-on-one consultation at one of our OKC area offices. During this consolation, Dr. Panchal will listen to your experiences, assess your labial tissue, and help you determine the safest, most comfortable, and most effective method of vaginal rejuvenation.