Am I A Candidate for Labiaplasty?

By Dr. Marshall T. Partington on May 08, 2023 in Labiaplasty

You may have heard more and more about labiaplasty on social media. Although labiaplasty has been a common procedure for many years, it has recently seen a surge in popularity. If you’re considering labiaplasty or simply want to know more about our Intimate WellnessMD program, your first step is consulting a board-certified plastic surgeon. In the meantime, here’s what to know about labiaplasty and what you can expect from your labiaplasty consultation with Dr. Marshall Partington.

What is Labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that reduces the size of the inner and/or outer labia. There are multiple ways that labiaplasty can be performed, and the traditional labiaplasty simply trims the excess skin from the edge of the labia. However, this can cause an unnatural-looking result. Dr. Partington uses a specialized technique called the Scarless Labiaplasty, where a wedge-shaped resection is used to preserve the natural outer border of the labia. Dr. Partington has found that this technique produces the best results.

Who is a Candidate for Labiaplasty?

In order to be considered a good candidate for labiaplasty, you should be in overall good health and have realistic expectations about what labiaplasty can achieve. You should also have a positive outlook and pursue labiaplasty for your own reasons, not somebody else’s. There are a variety of reasons that women opt for labiaplasty. If you identify with the following experiences, you may be a good candidate for labiaplasty:

You Experience Physical Discomfort

Long or enlarged labia can cause physical discomfort for many women. This is usually the case during intimacy or certain types of exercise. Large labia may interfere with a normal range of motion, or they may be more prone to becoming dry, itchy, or uncomfortable, especially when wearing certain types of clothing. In some cases, it can cause sexual dysfunction.

You Experience Emotional Discomfort

Labia come in all shapes and sizes, but some women still experience emotional discomfort because of the way their labia look. They may have low self-esteem, especially in situations surrounding intimacy or while wearing swimsuits, for example. In some cases, women may even avoid intimacy altogether because of negative feelings about their labia.

You Underwent Childbirth

Labiaplasty can be beneficial for women who naturally have large labia, but it can also be beneficial for women who experienced changes throughout life. It’s not uncommon for women to experience changes in their labia during childbirth. Some women also experience changes in their labia because of hormonal changes like menopause that cause skin laxity.

You Experience Skin Problems

Especially in the case of inner labia that extend beyond the outer labia, some women experience skin irritation or dermatological conditions and thus opt for labiaplasty. Enlarged labia can be more prone to rubbing, chafing, or infection from certain types of fabrics or clothing. Labiaplasty can reduce the incidence of these concerns.

Results to Expect From Labiaplasty

The Scarless Labiaplasty can achieve transformative results that still look natural. For many women, the investment is worth the increased confidence and reduction in symptoms. Labiaplasty also produces long-term results, leading to lifelong satisfaction for many women. During your consultation, Dr. Partington will provide detailed aftercare instructions and help you understand what you can expect from your results and recovery.

Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Partington offers discrete, expert intimate wellness care with Intimate WellnessMD. If you’re interested in learning more about Dr. Partington’s industry leading Scarless Labiaplasty technique, contact our office or call us at (425) 247-1895 to schedule a consultation. You can also purchase a consult outside of our office hours. We conveniently serve the Bellevue, WA and greater Seattle, WA areas.

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