Although your labia are part of your most private anatomy, labia are also the most visible part and it’s natural to feel sensitive about how they look. Larger labia or labia that are asymmetrical may make you feel uncomfortable, self-conscious or worried about wearing a bathing suit or snug clothing. You may notice discomfort during physical activities, such as while working out or during sexual intimacy. Labiaplasty can reshape the folds of the vulva to alleviate cosmetic and medical concerns, improve function and help you feel more confident about your body.
Labiaplasty can help you feel more confident as well as more comfortable by addressing both physical and aesthetic concerns. Dr. Jennifer Harrington of Harrington + Associates Plastic Surgery is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon who specializes in cosmetic gynecology, helping women from Minneapolis-St. Paul and throughout Minnesota.
Contact us to schedule a free consultation at our Plymouth office and learn how Dr. Harrington can help you feel more like your most confident self again.
At Harrington + Associates Plastic Surgery, we understand that what’s right for one woman may not be right for another. Dr. Harrington talks in detail with each woman about what is worrisome about her shape and makes a recommendation about which type of labiaplasty may best restore her femininity and enhance her vaginal beauty.
Women who are concerned with enlarged inner labia as well as an enlarged clitoral hood may benefit the most from Dr. Harrington’s own Trim-V labiaplasty technique. Developed with a woman’s eye for detail and sensitivity to the female anatomy, the Trim-V technique uses a curvilinear incision to incorporate clitoral hood reduction with labia minora reduction. After first trimming the edges of the inner labia to create smaller and more symmetrical folds, Dr. Harrington carefully sculpts the clitoral hood to match your new shape so your final outcome is as natural-looking as possible. The Trim-V labiaplasty technique can also be combined with reduction of the labia majora for a more comprehensive approach to feminine rejuvenation.
Labia Minora Reduction
Labiaplasty focuses on the labia minora and labia majora that form the inner and other folds around the vagina. These folds can vary in size, shape and color and make up the vulva, the external portion of your anatomy and one of the most unique and feminine parts of the body.
Oversized labia minora may protrude from the labia majora, impacting the appearance of your vulva, hampering sexual activity and causing pain or discomfort. Some women are born with larger labia minora. Others may see a change in their labia after childbirth, taking hormone medication or due to aging. A labia minora reduction trims back and resizes the inner fold to bring it into harmony with the labia majora, the outer folds.
Labia Majora Reduction
Surrounding the labia minora are the labia majora, the outer lips of the vulva. Like the labia minora, labia majora can vary and the structure and appearance can be affected by aging, genetics, childbirth and significant weight loss. Bulky or sagging labia majora can have a negative impact on your quality of life both privately by interfering with your sex life and publicly by limiting your clothing choices or activities. Labia majora reduction reshapes and sculpts the labia majora for a more pleasing appearance and improved function.
Depending on your goals and anatomy, Dr. Harrington may suggest a combination of labia minora and labia majora reductions for more comprehensive rejuvenation and thinner, sleeker labia that complement each other.
At Harrington Plastic Surgery, we make your personal comfort and confidence our top priority, and we take pride in helping each woman to feel her absolute best. For help deciding whether labiaplasty may be right for you, please call us at 651-290-7600 or contact us online.