The “Designer” Vagina – 5 Reasons So Many Women are doing it
by Journalist Jayde Ferguson
You may be surprised to hear it, but labiaplasty can be life changing for so many women. As one of the most innovative advancements in cosmetic surgery, labiaplasty procedures have exploded onto the scene and it’s leaving women with a burst of confidence and increased sexual satisfaction.
Despite common beliefs, labiaplasty isn’t actually a ‘new thing’. The procedure, performed to reshape or resize the size of the skin which surrounds the vulva opening, has been around for over 30 years. In the past, labiaplasty was done under strict medial reasons associated with swelling and discomfort but over the last few years it’s boomed in popularity. So what’s the hype and why are women doing it? We delve into the 5 top benefits.
1. Aiming for Perfection
It’s not unusual for some women to question whether they look normal down there. Many are determined to achieve what we call perfection, but the truth is there is no such thing as a perfect labia – they simply just don’t exist.
Through the media, women are bombarded with images of what “normal” bodies should look like. Normal though, is most definitely subjective when it comes to a women’s self-perception. Cosmetic and functional reasons tend to be a common benefit for women considering a labiaplasty procedure. Many women undergo the surgery for cosmetic improvement alone because they’re unsatisfied with how their skin folds, the length of the labia and its colour. This can lead women to feel that their personal body part is far from perfect.
Functionally, excessively long labia can disturb the area. This can make orgasms hard to achieve or impede the cleanliness. Reducing the size of the labia can effectively improve the function of the area.
2. Better Sex Lives
After labiaplasty, 71% patients have confirmed that their sex lives have improved significantly. Many women with large labia can feel uncomfortable during intercourse and lack self-confidence, and “tidying” the area can boost sexual satisfaction.
Because of the function issues that can arise from long labia, labiaplasty procedures can make orgasms much easier to achieve for women. Large labia can interfere with friction and prevent contact making sexual activities unsatisfying. After the procedure the area is tidied up and these problems are eliminated. This resource provides some good information about what to expect from a labiaplasty procedure and how it can improve your sexual experience.
3. Reduced Discomfort and Pain
Due to functional impediment, discomfort and pain can be one of the main issues women consider labiaplasty. It’s not uncommon for excessively long labia to cause pinching pain when you move, exercise or wear tight clothing. As the skin rubs or catches on clothing when you move, the sensitivity in the never endings can cause pain for a lot of women.
Removing the excess of skin can make wearing tight clothing and exercising more comfortable. After the procedure, majority of women agree that the pain and discomfort has stopped.
4. Confidence Booster
Some women can feel very self-conscious about the way they look – especially when media and films portray an idealised image to meet up too. The labia are an area where so many women are quick to believe it doesn’t look “right” in terms of colour, shape and size. Whilst all these factors can differ dramatically from women to women most variations are actually considered normal. According to this report, 93% of patients admitted their self-esteem was improved greatly after undergoing the procedure.
Most of these natural body changes don’t affect how good a woman is in bed, but the differences in colour, size and shape can quickly cause you to not feel comfortable in sexual activities and lead to issues in the bedroom. Although self-confidence plays a huge role in women’s decision for the procedure, it’s important not get too caught up in media’s “ideal” body images.
5. Rejuvenation Following Childbirth
Changes occur in a women’s body before, during and after childbirth and dealing with these transformation tends to get a little overwhelming. Many women begin to question what’s normal and it’s normal to be concerned with how the labia look after giving birth.
Whilst most of these body changes are standard during childbirth, results from the area being torn or stretched can be uncomfortable, painful or unattractive for some women. If the area has been torn, stretched or twisted excessively, labiaplasty procedures can be beneficial. Certain exercises cam also is encouraged by your doctor that assists in re-strengthening the muscles in and around your vagina.