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Does Labiaplasty Affect Intimacy?
Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure that reduces or reshapes the inner lips, or ‘labia minora’ of the vulva. Childbirth, aging and gravity, or hormones may affect the shape and size of the labia. When the labia minora are no longer protected by the labia majora there can be difficulties with personal hygiene, irritation and sexual intercourse. Enlarged labia also make it difficult to participate in certain sports such as cycling, horseback riding, running and exercising.
Some women worry that labiaplasty will decrease sexual satisfaction due to scarring or reduced feeling in the labia. On the contrary, most patients actually experience an increase in labia sensitivity – and more than one-third of study participants reported an increase in both orgasm strength and frequency.
Most doctors believe this is because labiaplasty procedures can help women feel more comfortable in their own bodies and in front of their sexual partners and boost their general self-esteem. Labiaplasty can also improve sexual pleasure. The labia are pulled more tightly as they are reshaped, tightening the clitoral hood of the vulva. This increases clitoral stimulation, sensation, and pleasure during sexual activity.
Though intimacy will be affected while you are recovering from labiaplasty for the first 6 weeks, after the area heals you will likely notice increased intimacy and sexual satisfaction from your procedure.
Obtaining a labiaplasty is a simple fix to a very irritating and embarrassing problem. Many patients thought they were the only ones with this problem and that they had to live with it. Dr. Correa has helped them reduce this irritation and can help you as well. Call for an initial consultation and discover for yourself why women trust their labiaplasty surgery to him. Call Correa Plastic Surgery at (281) 419-9119 or complete the form on this page to schedule your consultation in The Woodlands.
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