Hypertrophy Labia Majora

Hypertrophy of the labia majora refers to the enlargement or overdevelopment of the outer, fatty, and hair-bearing folds of skin that surround the vaginal opening. This condition can be a source of discomfort or self-consciousness for some individuals, but it’s important to note that labia majora size can vary greatly among women, and there is no one “normal” size.

Hypertrophy of the labia majora can occur for various reasons, including:

  1. Genetics: Some people naturally have larger labia majora due to genetic factors, and this is considered normal variation.
  2. Aging: As a person ages, changes in the distribution of fat and collagen can cause the labia majora to sag or appear larger.
  3. Hormonal Changes: Hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause can also affect the size and appearance of the labia majora.
  4. Weight Changes: Significant weight gain or loss can lead to changes in the size and shape of the labia majora.
  5. Medical Conditions: Certain medical conditions or medications can cause localized swelling or changes in the labia majora.
  6. Trauma: Trauma or injury to the genital area can lead to swelling or changes in the labia majora.

If hypertrophy of the labia majora is causing physical discomfort or emotional distress, or if it interferes with daily activities or sexual function, some individuals may choose to undergo a labiaplasty procedure to reduce the size of the labia majora. Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that can be performed by a qualified plastic surgeon to reshape and reduce the size of the labia majora.

It’s important to consult with a healthcare professional to discuss your concerns and determine whether a labiaplasty or any other treatment options are appropriate for you. Keep in mind that every person’s anatomy is unique, and what matters most is your physical and emotional well-being.

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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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