Debunking Labiaplasty Myths

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Labiaplasty procedures are growing in popularity. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported a 39% increase in the number of labiaplasty surgeries performed from 2015 to 2016. As this procedure grows in popularity, Dr. Farrell often sees that the myths about this procedure can grow just as quickly. If you have considered labiaplasty or you are just curious, Dr. Leo Farrell has compiled a list of common myths he has run into during his practice. Have you heard any of these? 

Myth: Labiaplasty Is Only For Cosmetic Reasons.

Labiaplasty can be performed for functional, emotional, and cosmetic reasons. A woman may experience discomfort when engaging in physical activities due to excess labia skin and will avoid those situations. A woman might also seek labiaplasty for emotional reasons to restore confidence and a good body image. Labiaplasty doesn’t have a “type” of customer; it instead empowers many different women who have an entire range of concerns and desired results for the procedure.

Myth: Labiaplasty Is Only For Women Who Have Had Kids.

We probably cannot emphasize this enough: labiaplasty is a procedure that can benefit a number of different women. Excess skin on the labia may be also due to genetics or aging, as well as childbirth. Often young women come to our practice seeking a way to alleviate physical discomfort and a positive body image after growing up with excess labia skin.

Myth: Labiaplasty Is A Painful Procedure And Requires A Long Recovery.

With any major surgery, there will be some discomfort from the procedure; however, labiaplasty is no more painful than other procedures performed at Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Mechanicsburg. Dr. Farrell is dedicated to keeping his patients confident and comfortable throughout the procedure. Local or general anesthesia will be administered to ensure your labiaplasty experience is comfortable. Furthermore, the recovery time might be shorter than you once thought. Many women return to their typical schedule after a week of recovery.

Truth: Labiaplasty Offers A Variety of Benefits.

Benefits include improved comfort, positive body image, the ability to wear tighter fitting clothing, increased confidence, and restoring intimacy with your partner. Our team at Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center love seeing women gain these back into their life after their labiaplasty procedure.

If you are interested in learning more about the labiaplasty procedure, contact us to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Farrell today.

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