A vConfidence certified doctor in San Diego can perform an elective outpatient cosmetic surgery procedure called labiaplasty on a woman’s labia or the “lips” surrounding the vagina. The surgery helps to shape or sculpt the labia so they are more natural looking.
What is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is an elective outpatient cosmetic surgery procedure performed on a woman’s labia. The labia are part of a woman’s genitalia and they are the external inner and outer skin folds on the vulva, located at either side of the vagina. Basically, there is a wide range of normal appearances of the vagina and there is no such thing as a perfect labia. A woman’s labia can have many shapes, sizes, thicknesses, and colors and still be anatomically correct.
Why Do Women Elect to Have Labiaplasty Surgery?
The size and shape of some women’s labia causes discomfort when having intercourse, inserting tampons, or exercising. Other women may experience hygiene problems. And still others may be embarrassed to wear tight-fitting clothing since the outline of the labia can be seen as a bulge. A small number of women choose to have labiaplasty simply to improve the appearance and color of their labia. Once their labia are more natural looking, these women get a boost in their self-esteem and confidence.
Labiaplasty Surgery Options
Labiaplasty is generally considered a cosmetic gynecologic surgery and should be performed by a doctor who specializes in the field of aesthetic vaginal surgery. Typically, labiaplasty will change the size or shape of the labia, making them smaller or symmetrical. The surgery usually lasts one to two hours and is performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation. Local anesthesia is also given to help numb the area during (and for a few hours after) the surgery. There are three labiaplasty surgical options and these should be discussed with your vConfidence certified doctor in San Diego, CA.
Contact a vConfidence certified doctor in San Diego, CA, today to discuss how labiaplasty can help boost your self-esteem and confidence by making your labia more natural-looking.
Dr. Tess Mauricio, with multiple clinics located in California, is a board-certified dermatologist and the founder of M beauty by Dr. Tess. Known worldwide as “America’s Favorite Dermatologist”, Dr. Tess is an award-winning book author, magazine contributor, and sought-after media personality. She has appeared on national TV shows such as Dr. Phil, The Rachael Ray show, Fox News, CBS’s The Doctors, America’s Next Top Model, The Talk, and the Dr. Oz Show. Dr. Tess also produces and stars in the Dr. Tess Show and has been featured in numerous local TV news and lifestyle programs.