Today’s society has greater sexual openness, both in the media and between partners. There is more awareness about men’s sexual health issues, with frequent advertising and availability of new medications such as Viagra, Cialis, Levitra, and others. Women are also perceiving themselves in a new way, and like men are more aware of themselves as they appear to their partner. Women also want to “look good,” and this is a perfectly normal self-expectation.
What is Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty may be done to reduce the size of the labia majora (outer lips) or the labia minora (inner lips) of the female genitalia, and benefits women who developed enlarged or stretched labia following childbirth. Sometimes labial changes may simply be a natural part of the aging process, but in some cases, labiaplasty is done on women who were simply born with large labia. Other common names for labiaplasty are Aesthetic Vaginal Surgery, labia minora reduction or labial reduction.
In the past, labiaplasty (reduction of the size of the labia) was commonly performed only on women such as swimsuit and centerfold models. Today, however, many women who choose labiaplasty have a more specific idea on how they should look. Labiaplasty can improve the appearance of their genitalia, and restore self-confidence. Sculpting of the labia, or vaginal beautification, can also help women who are older obtain the look they had when they were younger.
There are also medical reasons for labiaplasty. Large or thick labia minora can result in irritation in fitted clothing, and discomfort when engaging in sports or other physical activities.
Labiaplasty can be done along with other procedures such as tummy tuck or body sculpting, or can be done as an outpatient procedure. The healing time usually less than a week, and return to more vigorous physical and sexual activity is usually allowed after at 2 or 3 weeks.
What is Monsplasty?
Pubic lift, or monsplasty, is another procedure that often benefits women who have excess skin and fat of the lower abdomen and pubic mound. This condition may follow Cesearean section or weight loss. Like labiaplasty, monsplasty can not only improve the appearance of the female genitalia, but also improve a womans self-confidence and comfort level in fitted clothing.
The procedure is simple, and can be done through a bikini incision or existing C-section scar. Frequently, it is part of a tummy tuck or body lift, but can also be done as an isolated procedure.