Having an oversized labia can cause a lot of embarrassment. In most cases, a large labia is normal and absolutely nothing to worry about. However, if it is overly large, it can interfere with your life, causing intimacy issues and feelings of self-consciousness.
If you have an oversized labia, you could have what is known as Labial Hypertrophy. Here, you’ll discover more about the condition and the treatment options available.
What is Labial Hypertrophy?
Labial Hypertrophy is a condition where one, or both vaginal lips are bigger than usual. While each woman’s labia is different, and different sizes and shapes are common, if they are particularly large then you might have Labial Hypertrophy.
The condition tends to mostly affect the inner lips and doesn’t present any other symptoms. It also doesn’t impact sexual health, though the embarrassment caused by the condition can cause some women to avoid sexual relations.
In some cases, you may experience some side effects. These include discomfort and poor hygiene, making it important to clean the area more frequently.
While most cases of Labial Hypertrophy don’t require any treatment, a labiaplasty can be carried out and can significantly improve the patient’s quality of life.
How can a labiaplasty help?
A labiaplasty aims to correct issues with asymmetry in the vaginal lips. It can successfully reduce the size of the labia, giving patients a neater, more aesthetically pleasing look.
If there are any loose edges, dissolvable stitches are used. The procedure takes around one to two hours to perform and is carried out under general anaesthetic. Although you should be out from surgery on the same day, you will then need to rest for up to a week.
What are the risks and complications?
Like any surgery, a labiaplasty does come with some risks and complications. The main ones include:
- Sex may become painful
- You may not like the results
These are the main things to consider when deciding whether a labiaplasty is the right treatment option for you. It is important to be aware of the risks before undergoing any type of procedure.
You will want to wear comfortable clothing for a week or two after the surgery. You should also avoid sexual activity for six to either weeks.
Overall, having an oversized labia is a lot more common than you might think. If it is causing you a lot of distress and interfering with your life, a labiaplasty is an effective treatment option to consider. Book a consultation today with Mr Tulley to discover more about the procedure and whether or not it is right for you.