Labiaplasty is a procedure that isn’t mentioned often. Many people don’t feel comfortable talking about it openly, thinking that it is too private.
But this silence means that the surgery is shrouded in a lot of myths and misinformation. Unfortunately, this may keep many women from opting to have the procedure, even though they would benefit from it.
Here, we’ll clear up some common misconceptions about labiaplasty so that you can make an informed decision about whether the procedure is right for you.
Although labiaplasty involves very sensitive tissue, that doesn’t mean it involves lots of pain. In fact, the procedure is usually fairly painless.
You’ll be under local or general anesthesia during the operation, so you won’t feel a thing as your surgeon completes the procedure.
And any pain the comes after the operation can be managed with medication. Most patients will be able to return to normal activity levels only a few days after the operation.
The goal of a labiaplasty is to alter the shape of the labia minora/majora. Often, the size of the labia is reduced, which may make sex more comfortable.
However, this doesn’t address sexual dysfunction directly. For that, the usual surgery is a vaginoplasty.
Many women will choose to undergo a labiaplasty to improve the appearance of their labia. But enlarged labia can also cause pain during sex and exercise, so there are valid medical reasons for choosing to have a labiaplasty.
This is false. When you get a labiaplasty, the results are almost always permanent, provided you chose a good surgeon. You won’t have to get the surgery redone, nor will the results be reversed by pregnancy.
One of the most important skills of any plastic surgeon is minimizing scarring. When you undergo a labiaplasty, your surgeon takes extra care to ensure that there is as little scarring as possible.
After you recover, you won’t even be able to tell you had surgery.
The most important nerves for sexual stimulation aren’t located in your labia. Surgeons are extremely careful as they cut into the tissue, preventing any serious nerve damage that could affect sexual pleasure.
A labiaplasty won’t have any impact on arousal or your ability to achieve orgasm.
This is another stereotype that comes up frequently. There are bad surgeons in Orange County. And unfortunately, a scandal involving a surgeon makes it into the news.
But there are plenty of skilled, experienced surgeons out there who are true professionals. They will protect your privacy, and make you feel as comfortable as possible during the procedure.
A labiaplasty is a very intimate surgery. That’s why you want a surgeon who you can trust. Dr. Klicker always goes through an extensive consultation process to ensure that you feel comfortable before your surgery.
This misconception is common to many procedures performed by plastic surgeons her in Orange County. There are many valid medical reasons to have a labiaplasty, including pain during sex or discomfort when exercising
And if a women chooses a labiaplasty for cosmetic reasons, that doesn’t mean she is vain or insecure. It just means she’s taking control of her own self-image. It’s your body, and no one should shame you for what you want to do with it.
Labiaplasty is a safe procedure, and it can be performed quickly by a skilled surgeon. But that doesn’t mean you can trust anyone.
You’ll want to choose a board-certified Orange County plastic surgeon for your labiaplasty. You’ll get the results you want, while ensuring that your health is protected.