A labiaplasty is for women who experience pain or discomfort of the external genitalia, increased vaginal infections, birth trauma, labial laxity, vaginal laxity, aesthetic concerns, and dissatisfaction with a previous labiaplasty.
Women consider labiaplasty for one of two concerns: functional or aesthetic. For early teenagers, rapid and excessive growth of the labia at the time of puberty causes pain with activities such as riding a bike or other exercise, sitting for extended periods, as well as embarrassment with protrusion of the labia in a bathing suit or tight clothing. As they age, this protrusion can also lead to increased vaginal infections and pain or discomfort during sexual intercourse.
Other women may have an aesthetic goal that they would like to meet. Some have been waiting to correct an asymmetry they’ve had forever, and others have new concerns.
After childbirth, repair of perineal tears may be suboptimal and leave women with new asymmetry or pain. After menopause, women experience more laxity of both the labia minora and majora, which they’d like to correct for a more youthful appearance.
All of these issues can impact women of all ages, and they come to Bloom looking for a solution. With Dr. Sodhi’s years of expertise in women’s health—and sexual health specifically—she helps women gain their confidence back and continue living their day-to-day lives with the level of comfort they deserve.
A labiaplasty is a procedure that reduces the size of the labia minora, so it is proportionate to the labia majora. A clitoral hood reduction is a procedure to reduce the excess tissue overlying the clitoris. A perineoplasty reshapes and tightens the area between the vagina and the anus. A labia majoraplasty reshapes the labia majora.
There are several techniques used to perform these procedures, especially for the labia minora reduction. No one technique is better for 1 patient. Dr. Neetu K Sodhi will take into consideration your anatomy, concerns, and goals to create a treatment plan customized to you.
Labiaplasty refers to the correction of the female anatomy, including the labia minora, labia majora, clitoral hood, perineum, and vagina.