Can Labiaplasty Help with Vaginal Discomfort?

Can Labiaplasty Help with Vaginal Discomfort?

You may have heard a lot about “designer vaginas.” This is a casual term for a labiaplasty, a surgery that aligns the labia– the folds of the outer or inner vaginal lips– to correct any physical pain or aesthetic flaws. A labiaplasty is a simple procedure that could ease a great amount of vaginal discomfort.

What is vaginal discomfort?

At least 40 percent of women say they experience vaginal discomfort. However, even though so many women suffer from vaginal issues, it is not talked about openly. Vaginal discomfort can show up as itchiness, soreness, tenderness or irritation in the vaginal area, or perhaps pain during sex. A woman may feel a heaviness down there, or her labia twisting, sagging or tugging.

A woman may also be unhappy with the way her vagina looks on the outside. She may feel embarrassed during sex or refrain from wearing tight-fitting clothing or bikinis because she feels this kind of clothing exposes the parts of her body she is not happy with. All these feelings can lead to a lack of self-confidence or low sexual desire.

What causes vaginal discomfort?

After birth and menopause, the labia, the vaginal lips, can change shape, stretch and become longer. For some women, the labia can extend so much that they get twisted, sag or tug, causing discomfort and pain. Hormones can cause much laxity in the vaginal area. Additionally, any trauma or even poor alignment can create excess pressure in the region, causing vaginal pain or anatomical distortion. The causes are often unknown and complex. It’s crucial to bring symptoms to a doctor, who can advise you on the best options for care and treatment. Vaginal discomfort and pain are serious issues and very personal.

What is labiaplasty?

To help with vaginal discomfort, a doctor might suggest labiaplasty. The goal of labiaplasty is to reduce the length of the outer, inner or both labia. The surgery is a simple cosmetic procedure. The recovery is easy, though women are asked to refrain from physical activity for 4-6 weeks.  

If you are suffering from vaginal discomfort or pain, labiaplasty could be the solution. Whether you’re looking for a cosmetic or functional remedy, it is a big step in boosting self-esteem, and feeling stronger and sexier.

Are you unhappy with how your personal areas look? Do you feel embarrassed during intimate moments? If you are unsatisfied with the appearance of your personal areas, Dr. Fink is one of Miami’s most experienced “designer vagina” surgeons. Using special technology allowing office-based procedures, we can save you money on these important cosmetic procedures while delivering the gold standard of care. Contact us for a consultation today.