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3 Common Reasons Why Women Opt for Labiaplasty Surgery

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Labiaplasty has become substantially more popular in the past few years. In 2013, over 5000 labiaplasty procedures were performed and well over 6000 procedures were performed in 2014—a significant increase from 2012, when only 1300 cases were reportedly performed. At Cosmetic Surgery Center in Oklahoma City, we too have seen an increase in the number of women seeking out labiaplasty.

Why the increase in popularity? Recently, labiaplasty has become a more well-known and commonplace procedure. A source of both emotional and physical discomfort, women are now embracing labiaplasty’s ability to enhance their quality of life. Labiaplasty can help create a more enjoyable experience emotionally, physically, and sexually.


Cosmetic Appearance

Just like any other body part, there is a wide variation of what is perceived as “normal”. Some women feel extremely self-conscious about the size, shape, or color of their labia—especially if they are large or uneven. Because of excess tissue, some women are self-conscious of wearing a bathing suit, yoga pants, or other form fitting attire. It is not uncommon for a women to avoid intimate situations because they are self-conscious about the appearance of the external genitalia. By removing excess labial tissue and correcting any asymmetry, Dr. Benien is able to improve the labia’s aesthetic appeal.

Physical Comfort

An enlarged labia can dramatically interfere with a woman’s daily routine. As a result, many women experience pain and discomfort. Exercise can prove uncomfortable and can hider a woman’s ability to participate in exercises such as running, yoga, or bicycling. Even certain positions, such as crossing ones legs, may be uncomfortable for women with excessive tissue. Intercourse is also painful as it can lead to chafing, tearing, rashes, and bleeding. As the excess labia is no longer present after labiaplasty, women are free to enjoy their daily lives.

Following Childbirth

Following childbirth, many women notice a change in their vaginal appearance, length, and amount of tissue present. During vaginal delivery, the labia can be torn, stretched, and twisted. For some, the labia may not return to its natural shape. Dr. Benien can tighten slack skin and tissues to return the labia to its pre-childbirth condition.

Labiaplasty at Cosmetic Surgery Center

Labiaplasty has proven itself an effective procedure with high patient satisfaction rates. If you are interested in learning more about labiaplasty, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Benien. Discreet and highly informed, Dr. Benien can help you decide if labiaplasty is right for you.

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