Talking about intimate areas can be embarrassing. We get it! But that doesn’t mean you don’t have questions.
If you’re thinking about labiaplasty with Dr. Stanton, you probably have questions that you may be embarrassed to ask. Whatever your question, know that we’ve probably answered it hundreds of times already. Talking about labiaplasty is part of our job, and if you have questions, we want to answer them (and we won’t judge).
Who Has a Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is a popular procedure. Thousands of women have this surgery each year to improve their comfort and enhance the appearance of their genitals.
Most women who choose labiaplasty choose the procedure because enlarged labia are making their life uncomfortable. The labia may rub or become irritated during exercise and sexual intercourse. It may be awkward to wear fitted or tight clothing. Labiaplasty helps women to look and feel better in their most intimate areas.
Having a labiaplasty may not be something that most women openly share, but you’ve surely met women who have had this procedure from the cashier at the grocery store to your personal trainer, or even your favorite celebrity.
When Can I Return to Sex After Labiaplasty?
After labiaplasty, you’ll need to abstain from sex until you’re fully healed. The delicate tissues of the labia heal quickly, and most women are ready to resume sex about six weeks after surgery.
Will I Have Better Orgasms After Labiaplasty?
No nerves are removed or damaged during labiaplasty. Dr. Stanton only removes excess tissue. Most women do not experience a noticeable change in sensation (either increase or decrease) after labiaplasty. Although sensation will likely be unchanged after surgery, many women find they feel more confident and comfortable after labiaplasty, which can have a positive effect on their sex life.
There are procedures that may enhance your sexual pleasure. A clitoral hoodectomy removes a portion of the tissue surrounding the clitoris. By better exposing the glans to sexual stimulation, many women do report increased sexual pleasure.
Will People Know I’ve Had a Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty can be your little secret if you want it to be. There is no need to tell anyone that you’re considering this procedure or that you’ve had it done. After healing, most patients do not have significant scarring that is noticeable or apparent to sexual partners.
Many women choose to share their surgery with close friends or current sexual partners for support during recovery, but the decision of who you tell about your labiaplasty is yours alone.
Am I Too Old/Too Young for Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty is popular with women at many different stages of life. Dr. Stanton performs this procedure on women in their late teens if an enlarged labia is causing discomfort. Many women choose to include this procedure as part of a mommy makeover to restore the body after childbirth. Older women may choose the procedure to address issues that have always bothered them. If you’re uncomfortable in the most sensitive areas, ask Dr. Stanton if labiaplasty can help.
Can I Still Have Children After Labiaplasty?
Childbirth is safe after labiaplasty, and this procedure will not impact your ability to get pregnant or to safely deliver babies vaginally.
Pregnancy and childbirth may impact the results of your labiaplasty, so if you’re currently trying to conceive, it may be best to wait.