Who Is A Candidate For Labiaplasty

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure performed to alter the labia minora (inner vaginal lips) or labia majora (outer vaginal lips) for cosmetic or functional reasons. Candidates for labiaplasty typically fall into one or more of the following categories:

  1. Discomfort or Pain: Some individuals may experience physical discomfort or pain due to enlarged or asymmetrical labia, especially during activities such as exercise, intercourse, or wearing tight clothing.
  2. Cosmetic Concerns: Others may seek labiaplasty to address aesthetic concerns about the appearance of their genitalia. This could include dissatisfaction with the size, shape, or symmetry of the labia.
  3. Psychological Distress: For some individuals, dissatisfaction with the appearance of their genitalia may lead to psychological distress, including low self-esteem, body image issues, or anxiety.
  4. Functional Issues: Enlarged labia may interfere with sexual activity, hygiene, or wearing certain types of clothing, leading individuals to seek surgical intervention.
  5. Congenital Conditions: In some cases, congenital conditions or developmental abnormalities may result in enlarged or asymmetrical labia, prompting individuals to consider labiaplasty for functional or cosmetic reasons.

It’s important for individuals considering labiaplasty to undergo a thorough consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon or gynecologist to discuss their concerns, expectations, and potential risks associated with the procedure. Additionally, candidates should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the outcomes of surgery.

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Dr Richard Young

Dr. Richard Young is a board certified cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgeon

As one of the nation’s leading innovators in aesthetic surgery of the face, hand, breast and body, and a pioneer of reconstructive surgery and stem cell procedures, Dr. Richard Young is certified by the Board of Plastic Surgery and the Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.

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