4 Surprising Benefits Labiaplasty Has to Offer
4 Surprising Benefits of Labiaplasty
There are many benefits of getting a labiaplasty, if you so wish.
While, we recommend doing it for the right reasons, you are in charge of your own body. Some women have labias that cause pain or discomfort and seek surgery to fix that.
What Is Labiaplasty?
Simply put, it's reconstructive surgery on the labia that aims to tighten up, shorten, or restructure the labia, or lips.
Reasons a woman would undergo a labiaplasty could result from childbirth, aging, or natural tissue that causes the labia lips to extend over and/or out of the vaginal area. Labiaplasty can be done alone, or in conjunction with a vaginoplasty, which is the reconstruction of the vagina.
Vaginoplasty is more commonly known as vaginal rejuvenation, a procedure that can tighten the vagina.
Does Labiaplasty Hurt?
The labia and vagina are both sensitive areas, but that being said, labiaplasty is a pretty noninvasive surgery. According to Very Well Health, the day after surgery, your labia minor and labia major can be "quite swollen."
Swelling and bruising are normal and you could have mild pain after surgery. The surgery will be performed with anesthesia so you will feel nothing during the operation.
While having surgery on such a delicate area is sensitive, it shouldn't cause you too much pain. Icing the area, or taking warm showers can alleviate pain as well.
Does It Hurt to Have Sex After Labiaplasty?
If you have sex after a labiplasty, it will absolutely cause you more pain than necessary! You're not allowed to get freaky after having surgery on your pikachu. It's sensitive, let her recuperate. Tell your partner to leave her alone.
It's recommended that you abstain from sex after a labiaplasty. Listen to your doctor, but you and your loved one need to find other ways to be intimate, for six weeks or more.
Labiaplasty Recovery Tips
Labiaplasty recovery tips include:
Ice packs are your new best friend
Wear loose bottoms, nothing too tight
Pee in a warm shower, if urinating is painful
Avoid wiping with toilet paper but warm water instead
Sit on a donut pillow, if necessary
Use pain medication or Motrin
Avoid exercise for a few weeks
Drink lots of water
Always talk to your doctor and attend follow-up appointments
Benefits of Labiaplasty
If you have an elongated or protruding labia, it might be causing you pain when you sit, ride a bike, or partake in other activities. A benefit from labiaplasty would be the elimination of the excess labia, allowing you to sit and move without sitting, touching, or irritating your nether regions.
Some women experience greater sexual satisfaction, although the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists dispute such claims.
Better hygiene might be a benefit of labiaplasty. If your labia is shortened, you might feel cleaner or smell better.
Fix Common Problems
If you have an abnormality on your labia, then a labiaplasty is incredibly beneficial. If you have a melanoma or other skin issues, then seeking a labiaplasty might benefit you.
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