Can an OB/GYN Perform a Labiaplasty?

As part of the normal female anatomy, the labia minora is found in varying lengths and
thickness. Women with elongated labia may experience discomfort during certain activities such
as exercise or sexual intercourse. Some women also find that wearing certain clothing can
cause some irritation. Labiaplasty San Diego is a cosmetic procedure which works to trim the excess labia
folds which helps to alleviate the patient’s comfort.

Gynecologist talking with a young female patient during a medical consultation in the gynecological office

Labiaplasty is an intimate procedure, so it’s important to feel comfortable with your practitioner
and know what to expect afterwards! If you have been seeing the same OB/GYN for many
years, you may want to know if an OB/GYN can perform a labiaplasty. The short answer is yes.
But there’s a little more to it. Here’s what you need to know.

What is labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty is an outpatient surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess tissue from
the labia minora, or the inner vaginal lips. This is a more common procedure that one might
think and is often done to relieve discomfort caused by excess labial tissue and/or as an elective
cosmetic procedure.

5 reasons for labiaplasty

Labiaplasty is used to trim and reshape the labia as close to the patient’s preference as
possible. While this is largely a cosmetic procedure, there are medical benefits to the procedure
as well. Enlarged or elongated labia can interfere with a woman’s health in a number of ways.

Here are 5 reasons for labiaplasty

  1. Bacteria can become trapped around enlarged labia and result in chronic urinary tract
    infections (UTI).
  2. Excessive labia tissue can result in physical discomfort during intercourse.
  3. Hanging labia can interrupt the urine stream and increase the risk of bacteria build up;
  4. Protruding labia tissue can become twisted into clothing, causing irritation and
  5. Discomfort while wearing tight-fitting clothing.

Can an OB/GYN perform a labiaplasty?

Labiaplasty can be performed by plastic surgeons as well as OB/GYNs (physicians specializing
in women’s health). Plastic surgeons are trained to perform a wide variety of surgical
procedures designed to enhance the appearance of the physical body. OB/GYNs, on the other
hand, focuses their practice on women’s health, from puberty through menopause and beyond.
Both plastic surgeons and OB/GYNs receive general training in labiaplasty, but many women
are more comfortable with the idea of working with someone who specializes in women’s health
while also having extensive experience with this particular cosmetic procedure.
Whether you opt for a plastic surgeon or an OB/GYN for your labiaplasty, be sure to take the
time to research your practitioner to ensure they have a high level of skill and experience.
At San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic, you’re in the hands of Dr. Parvin Mani, a highly skilled and
compassionate doctor who has performed thousands of successful labiaplasty surgeries.

Expert labiaplasty with Dr. Parvin Mani at San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic

Dr. Parvin Mani is a board certified OBGYN that has been performing labiaplasties for over two
decades. After graduating from medical school, she completed a residency in Obstetrics and
Gynecology at Vanderbilt University. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics &
Gynecology, member of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery (ASLMS), and a
member of the International Society of Cosmetogynecology.
Dr. Mani specializes in the labiaplasty procedure and has a multitude of patients from out of
state flying in to have their procedure performed by her. She not only has extensive experience
with this procedure and women’s health overall but takes the time to listen to any concerns her
patients have to ensure the best result for them. For more information on the labiaplasty
procedure call San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic at (619) 583-7555 to schedule a consultation
with Dr. Mani today

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