One of the hottest trends in plastic surgery right now is labia reduction in Scottsdale. Also known as labiaplasty, it is a procedure to trim the vulva’s inner lips, or the labia minora.
When considering the procedure, many women will wonder if they are “normal”. The answer is that there are many variations of normal anatomy of the female genitals so subjective feelings about appearance are very important.
Enlarged labia may be unattractive to some women, but some may also have functional complaints such as discomfort during exercise or during sexual relations. Many women may also feel uncomfortable when wearing certain types of clothing because their labia appear more pronounced than they would like.
After surgery, you will have more confidence in your appearance and many women relate enhanced sexual satisfaction.
Why the rise of labia reduction in Scottsdale?
Some women who have more pronounced labia feel self-conscious and embarrassed. But normal labia minora come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from 2 to 10 cm in length and 0.7 to 5 cm in width, and it’s actually quite common for the labia minora to extend past the outer lips of the vagina.
In fact, smaller labia seem to have become the cultural norm, perhaps because many female performers in the adult film industry have small labia. Whether this is a self-selecting feature, or the result of surgery is difficult to determine. But if someone sees a lot of images of small labia minora they are more likely to come to be viewed as being desirable.
How pubic hair trends also play a role in labia reduction in Scottsdale.
There is an expression for men that says, “The shorter the bush, the taller the tree,” and a similar visual effect happens with female genitalia. If pubic hair is removed or trimmed significantly, the labia minora may become more noticeable.
In fact, the rise in labiaplasty has been linked to the popularity of the Brazilian wax because the hairless trend made women more aware of their genital appearance.
Do larger labia really cause any symptoms?
The vagina’s smaller, inner folds of skin have an important job, which is to protect the vaginal opening that is made up of delicate tissue, filled with highly-sensitive nerve endings.
Some women blame painful sex on the size of their labia, while others suspect their labia are the source of their yeast infections, or other irritation. Even doctors attribute some of these vulvar symptoms to the size of the labia minora.
But there is almost always another cause, so if you have vulvar symptoms, talk to your ob-gyn first, not a plastic surgeon.
Is labia reduction in Scottsdale safe?
Labiaplasty can provide a very natural, attractive appearance with excellent cosmetic and functional results. There is virtually no scarring and within three months it is difficult to tell that you’ve even had surgery.
Studies have found that over 90% of women who had the surgery felt more satisfied with their genital appearance following the procedure. If you would like to know if you are a candidate for the labia reduction in Scottsdale, call our office today to schedule a consultation.