Labiaplasty, sometimes incorrectly referred to as vaginal rejuvenation, is a surgery that has been gaining popularity in the press recently. This is a surgery I’ve been doing for years for women who suffer from excess length of their labia minora. The labia minora (meaning smaller) are the “inner lips” of the female genital anatomy and should be hidden by the labia majora (meaning bigger), the “outer lips.” This extra tissue can protrude or hang beyond the labia majora causing both physical discomfort and emotional embarrassment. These are women who share stories about this tissue pulling and getting caught during exercise or even just walking. Many report having to tuck in this tissue before an exercise class and some say it can get in the way during sexual intercourse.
The surgery involves removing the extra tissue and closing it in a way to make the scarring minimally noticeable while maintaining the appropriate anatomical appearance. The surgery takes about an hour, and the recovery time is relatively short. For some, it can even be done in the office under local anesthesia.
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