There are several very good reasons why some women might choose to undergo a labiaplasty. It’s certain that nobody would choose to undergo such an invasive surgical procedure on such a delicate area without a very good reason. While some critics claim that there are no good reasons for altering the shape of the labia, it is equally certain that none of these critics have ever had to experience any of the issues faced by women with excessively protruding labia.
Some women are born genetically predisposed to having abnormally large and protruding labia minora. With the onset of puberty, and the changes it brings to the body, these women often find that their inner vaginal lips can begin to protrude past the outer lips. In some extreme cases the labia can extend to such an extent that they will often escape the confines of the woman’s underwear, causing a great deal of pain and discomfort.
Given the sensitivity of the labia, it should come as no surprise to anyone that protruding vaginal lips can be extremely uncomfortable. They can make it impossible to wear tight fitting, or even normally fitting undergarments, let alone swimwear. They can also make taking part in athletics a torturous affair.
This is particularly true for adolescent girls, who are already self-conscious enough about their changing bodies. For these girls, who are already undergoing incredible stress just by being teenagers, the added terror of facing public showers after gym class can be one trial too many. Thankfully for these women, labiaplasty is an option.
Another group of women who often consider labiaplasty are those who experienced the changes in their body that can be caused by time, gravity and childbirth. Simply aging causes skin and other tissues to become looser and more pliable. When that loosening of the tissues is combined with having gone through one or more vaginal childbirths, the results can be devastating to a woman’s self image, and feelings of femininity and desirability.
For women whose bodies have felt the ravages of time, this type of procedure can provide a much-needed boost in self-confidence and self image. This can have an enormous effect in the quality of numerous aspects of a woman’s life, from the bedroom to the boardroom.
In the bedroom, feeling desirable, especially past a certain age, is well more than half the battle and an enjoyable sex life is a important part of any healthy lifestyle. The effects in other aspects of a woman’s life, due to both an improved self-image and improved self-confidence, are much more subtle but nonetheless valid. For these women as well, labiaplasty can be a procedure that changes their lives very much for the better.