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Labiaplasty: Three Reasons Why You May Want to Consider It

Are you confused if you should get a labiaplasty? Here are some reasons that can help you make up your mind.

Do you feel underconfident while wearing a swimsuit? Or do you feel embarrassed in front of your partner due to enlarged labia? If this condition is affecting your self-esteem, you can consider a labiaplasty.

What is a labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is one of several treatments that fall under the umbrella term of "vaginal rejuvenation". It is a surgical treatment that tries to make the labia minora (female genital organs' inner tissues) smaller so that it is flush with the labia majora (outer part of the female genitalia). Either a wedge-shaped section can be clipped on each side of the labia minora and connected to reduce the area within the outer labia, or the procedure can be carried out by removing superfluous tissue and using dissolving sutures to join the edges. As a result, the inner labia are smaller, much less noticeable, and seem more "tucked in."

In the past few years, the procedure has become increasingly popular. In fact, according to the 2016 statistics report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there was a 39% increase in the number of labiaplasties performed that year. Another report by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows that around 10,000 labiaplasty procedures are performed each year.  

What are the benefits of a labiaplasty?

Are you confused about getting a labiaplasty? Here are three reasons why you may want to consider it:

Reduced pain and discomfort

The inner labia is a sensitive tissue that can be easily irritated by tight clothes and sexual activity when it is exposed. Running, cycling and other regular activities can also be uncomfortable because they stretch, chafe, and strain the exposed tissue. By removing the extra tissue, a labiaplasty can help you enjoy these daily activities without any pain or discomfort.

Increased sexual pleasure

If the shape or size of your labia makes you feel underconfident, it can negatively impact your sexual pleasure. Additionally, many women who have enlarged vaginal lips complain of pain during intercourse as a result of tissue becoming pulled or stuck. Correcting the tissue will eliminate these problems, boost your sexual confidence and make sexual activity more comfortable and joyful.

Improved hygiene and health

The extra tissue can promote the growth of germs and complicate personal hygiene. Urinary tract infections, which are harmful and uncomfortable, are more likely to occur in women who have enlarged inner labia. A labiaplasty can lower the risk of UTIs and other health issues.

Does it involve any downtime?

Since labiaplasty is a surgical procedure, you will need time to heal. It is advisable that you take at least two weeks off work to recover. Here are some of the things you should keep in mind while recovering from a labiaplasty:

  • Wear loose clothing to avoid friction and excessive pain.
  • Take salt baths to relieve soreness.
  • Keep the area clean to prevent infections.
  • Avoid exercise and rigorous activities for six to twelve weeks.
  • Abstain from tampon use and sex for at least four to six weeks.

Where to get a labiaplasty?

If you are considering a labiaplasty, you should visit Biolite. Our team of experts will evaluate your medical history and expectations to ensure that you receive a treatment specifically tailored to your individual needs. Book a consultation now to get in-depth information about the procedure. You can speak to us on +971 4 346 6641, email on, or schedule an appointment here.

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