Medical Reasons for Labiaplasty

When it comes to cosmetic procedures aimed at feminine rejuvenation, labiaplasty is one of the most popular.  While labiaplasty does result in a trim, tidy appearance of the labia, aesthetics is just one reason women opt for it. At San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic, many of our labiaplasty clients have a medical need for the procedure. Here’s what you need to know. 

Pain and discomfort – Excess labial tissue can become pinched or pulled during the act of sexual intercourse, resulting in significant pain. For some women, the pain and discomfort of having enlarged labia affects their everyday life as well, including the clothes they wear and the activities they engage in.  A labiaplasty procedure can eliminate the pain and discomfort caused by the excess tissue. 

Trauma – A woman’s body endures quite a bit of trauma during childbirth. And when the birth is vaginal, the labia can become torn or damaged.  Accidents and other trauma to the area can have similar results. Labiaplasty is considered medically necessary when it’s used to repair torn or damaged labia.  

Bacterial infections – Excessively large labia can interfere with the urine stream and be difficult to clean. These conditions increase the chances of moisture and bacteria becoming trapped in the area, resulting in bacterial and yeast infections. When these become chronic, trimming of the excess tissue of the labia can reduce the chances of further infection. 

Chronic UTIs – When the bacteria mentioned above makes its way into the urethra, it results in a urinary tract infection (UTI), which can cause not only pain and discomfort, but also kidney damage and pregnancy risks.  In cases when the woman has excessive labial tissue combined with chronic UTIs, labiaplasty may be indicated. 

Vulvar melanoma – Melanoma is a type of vulvar cancer that typically affects the labia.  When vulvar melanoma is present, labiaplasty can be used to trim away the affected tissue. If caught early enough, it may be possible to spare the rest of the vulvar tissue. 

Whatever your reason for seeking labiaplasty, you’ve come to the right place. Not only is Dr. Parvin Mani highly skilled and experienced in performing labiaplasty, but she’s also deeply compassionate and committed to the health and wellbeing of every one of her patients. 

New confidence. New you. 

Any kind of trouble in the feminine area can erode a person’s sense of femininity and self-confidence. If you have excessively long labia that cause pain or discomfort during intercourse, or if your clothing is chafing your labia, labiaplasty may be considered medically necessary, which could also mean it’s partially covered by insurance. While you may be intimidated by the prospect of such an intimate procedure, the caring and compassionate staff at San Diego Cosmetic Laser Center is committed to keeping you comfortable every step of the way. Give us a call at (619) 583-7555 to schedule a consultation today. 

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