Spotlight Series: Misconceptions About Labiaplasty
One of the most commonly misunderstood cosmetic procedures—and one many individuals are embarrassed to talk about—is labiaplasty. Also referred to as vaginal rejuvenation, this delicate procedure can lend itself to misinformation. To dispel myths and help patients better understand this enhancement technique, we have created a special Spotlight Series that addresses the purpose, treatment experience, candidacy requirements, risks, and recovery for labiaplasty. If you’re considering aesthetic vaginal surgery, Dr. James A. Matas, our experienced plastic surgeon, can help you determine if this treatment may be right for you during your initial consultation.
There are many misconceptions about labiaplasty, and one of the most common is the belief that recovery must be a painful experience. Fortunately, this is not usually the case. Though this area is highly sensitive, labiaplasty typically results in minimal discomfort. You should be able to return to normal activities in less time than you may realize.
Labiaplasty may be confused with vaginoplasty, which is a medical technique designed to address sexual dysfunction or vaginal damage or disease. Labiaplasty is a cosmetic procedure that is primarily designed to improve the outward appearance of the vulva and/or address labial asymmetry; however, it can also reduce the physical discomfort caused by excess labia.
Vaginal rejuvenation is not just for one kind of woman, or for women of a certain age, or anything as limiting as that. Some women have a genetic predisposition to larger or asymmetrical labia; other women develop excess skin as a result of the natural aging process or after having children; some women love the way their vulvas look, but the extra skin causes them pain when they exercise or have sexual relations. The reasons for your interest in labiaplasty are your own. At the Advanced Centre for Plastic Surgery, we provide compassion and understanding in a safe space.
In our next blog post in this series, we will explore what makes someone a good candidate for labiaplasty. If you have additional questions about this procedure, if you would like to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Matas, please contact us today.