Labiaplasty Minora And Majora

Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that involves altering the appearance of the labia, which are the folds of skin surrounding the vaginal opening. There are two main types of labiaplasty procedures: labiaplasty of the labia minora (inner lips) and labiaplasty of the labia majora (outer lips). Here’s an overview of each:

  1. Labiaplasty of the Labia Minora (Labiaplasty Minora): This procedure is focused on the labia minora, which are the smaller, inner folds of skin that protect the clitoris and vaginal opening. Labiaplasty minora is typically chosen for the following reasons:
    • Aesthetic Concerns: Women may opt for labiaplasty minora if they are dissatisfied with the appearance of elongated, asymmetrical, or uneven labia minora.
    • Discomfort or Irritation: Some women experience discomfort or irritation due to enlarged labia minora, especially during activities like exercise or sexual intercourse. Labiaplasty can alleviate these issues.
    • Hygiene: Excessively long labia minora can make hygiene more challenging, and some women choose labiaplasty for improved cleanliness.
    • Functional Concerns: Labiaplasty minora can also be performed to address functional issues, such as labial interference with certain activities or clothing.
    • Medical Conditions: In some cases, labiaplasty minora may be recommended to treat certain medical conditions, such as recurrent infections or chronic irritation.
  2. Labiaplasty of the Labia Majora (Labiaplasty Majora): Labiaplasty of the labia majora focuses on the larger, outer folds of skin that surround the labia minora. Labiaplasty majora is chosen for the following reasons:
    • Aesthetic Concerns: Some women may desire labiaplasty majora to reduce the size or volume of the labia majora for a more streamlined appearance.
    • Aging or Weight Loss: Labia majora can lose volume and sag due to aging or significant weight loss. Labiaplasty majora can help restore their fullness and firmness.
    • Enhancement: Labiaplasty majora augmentation can be performed to enhance the fullness of the labia majora, especially for women with naturally thin or deflated labia majora.
    • Functional Issues: Labiaplasty majora tightening or reduction can be beneficial for women who have experienced sagging or laxity in the labia majora, which can lead to discomfort or dissatisfaction.

The choice between labiaplasty minora and labiaplasty majora depends on the individual’s specific concerns and goals. It’s essential to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon or gynecologist who specializes in these procedures to discuss your unique situation, understand the potential benefits and risks, and make an informed decision about which type of labiaplasty, if any, is right for you.

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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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