Labiaplasty / Labia Minora Reduction

Labiaplasty / Labia Minora Reduction

Many women are unhappy with the size of their Labia Minora (inner vaginal lips), which may cause insecurity or embarrassment with a sexual partner, discomfort in tight fitting pants or swim wear, or other hygienic problems. Women have become more aware of differences in genital appearance, due in large part of nudity in magazines and nude presentation in movies. When Labia Minora are enlarged or unequal in size, some women harbor feelings of deformity or being abnormal, with loss of self-esteem. Most women do not desire the smaller inner vaginal lips to project much beyond the larger outer lips, and many do not want the smaller inner lips to extend beyond the outer lips.

Labia Minora Enlargements and Reductions in Miami

Labia Minora enlargement may be genetic and a normal variant from birth or it may be due to hormone manipulation in infancy, childbirth, chronic irritation or persistent manual stretching. Labiaplasty or Labia Reduction is a relatively minor procedure in which the excessive labia minora tissue is removed. Women may desire Labia Minora Reduction for comfort or hygienic reasons, to relieve chronic irritation, to prevent interference with sexual intercourse, or simply for aesthetic reasons.

Most Labia Minora Reductions are performed by amputating or excising the excess tissue and oversewing the raw edge. This technique replaces the natural contour and normally darker pigmented labial border with an unnatural and irregular scar line of more lightly colored inner labial tissue. A newer technique preserves the normal contour and color of the labia minora edge. The excess labia are removed in a way that allows re-approximation of the normal labia minora edges. After healing, the surgery is practically undetectable, as a normal appearing labia minora remains.

Other procedures to enhance the appearance of the vaginal area include Augmentation Labiaplasty, which allows aesthetic enhancement and youthful Labia Majora (outer vaginal lips) by fat transplant/injections. In addition, Liposuction can be used to remove fat from an overly large or protruding mons pubis and upper parts of the labia majora. Lipo-sculpturing can alleviate the unsightly fatty bulges of these areas and produce an aesthetically pleasing contour.

These may be combined with other cosmetic surgery procedures including liposculpture, breast implants, breast reduction or lift, tummy tuck, nose or eyelid surgery, etc.

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