Giving birth is a miracle, one of the most incredible experiences of a lifetime. You wouldn’t trade that moment in your life for anything. That doesn’t mean you’re happy with some of the changes that have happened to your body, from stretch marks to deposits of fat that don’t want to go away to your vagina.
Once your baby has passed through the birth canal, it puts a great deal of strain on the vagina, both on the inside and the outside. Tearing and stretching can result in discomfort that lingers long after the time of healing is over. You may feel burning, dryness, and irritation because of excess skin that extends from your labia major.
If any of these issues have affected you, labiaplasty could be the solution.
What is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a form of cosmetic surgery. It is designed to address any concerns with the inner lips of the vagina, known as the labia minor, and the outer lips of the vagina, known as the labia major.
The most common problem is an excess of skin or vaginal tissue that extends from the labia minor outside of the labia major.
While this problem may affect some women for all of their lives, many experience this troubling condition after they have given birth to one or more children.
When there is too much skin that is extending from the labia major, it can cause the tissue to feel dry and chaffed.
By trimming the excess tissue and making it flush with the labia major, labiaplasty offers you an effective solution.
If your results are optimal, the excess tissue can be completely tucked out of sight.
What to Expect During a Labiaplasty Procedure?
Once the surgeon has assessed the condition of your labia minor and labia major, a plan of action can be formed as your labiaplasty procedure is tailored to meet your needs. Speak with the surgeon regarding whether a general anesthesia or a local anesthesia will be used to make you comfortable during your procedure.
You can expect to take some time off from work during the recovery period, but discomfort should not linger. You may need to avoid any excessive forms of exercise for a few months following your procedure. Intercourse should be avoided during that period of time as well.
If you have concerns with your vaginal tissue, contact Wayzata Cosmetic Surgery and Spa today to find out if a labiaplasty procedure could help you.