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Is Labiaplasty Right for Me?

Posted On: July 10, 2017

Plastic surgery is often associated with looks, but it also has a lot to do with physical comfort—especially when it comes to labiaplasty surgery. Grand Rapids-area women may be wondering whether the procedure is right for them, which is why the board-certified and nationally recognized Dr. Brad Bengtson encourages anyone considering labiaplasty to seriously weigh what feels good against what doesn’t.

Honestly, overly large labia can be a literal pain. Labiaplasty may be right for you if:

  • Sex is uncomfortable for you due to large labia. We all know that it’s supposed to feel good, so unnecessary friction and interference from extra tissue can keep an intimate moment from being as enjoyable as it could be. Chafing and dulled sensations can be a physical impediment to sex, which can also lead to mental and emotional discomfort.
  • Your clothing choices are dictated by your labia. These lady parts do serve a function—but it’s definitely not playing the role of wardrobe critic. If you want to wear Spandex or yoga pants, you should be able to do so without anything rubbing you the wrong way or revealing itself at an inopportune moment.
  • Leisure activities make you more stressed than relaxed. Large labia can create problems—chafing, again—for some women who would otherwise enjoy bicycling or horseback riding. A seat or saddle should be the only thing between your legs if that’s what you want.

Since labiaplasty shortens the labia, it provides a new sensation and look for women who choose the long-lasting surgical results. A non-surgical solution with more temporary effects is available in ThermiVa®, which uses heat to remodel collagen and retract oversized tissues.

Even with this info, you may still be wondering if labiaplasty is right for you, and that’s totally normal and understandable. Dr. Bengtson can help guide any woman in the decision-making process, helping her to understand the various benefits of her available options, from surgery to noninvasive treatments. To schedule a private consultation, contact the Bengtson Center online or call 616.588.8880.

Written by Bengtson Center for Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery

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