Many women are finally enjoying the benefits of vaginal rejuvenation with various procedures, including labiaplasty.
Labiaplasty is popular because, in the right hands, it is a relatively non-invasive surgery that can recontour enlarged labia and produce a natural-looking result.
Is Labiaplasty Right for You?
Labiaplasty is designed to reduce the size of the labia (inner vaginal lips) or provide balance to asymmetrical labia. Candidates for labiaplasty include women with concerns about the following:
- Naturally large labia
- Labia that have stretched over time or because of childbirth
- Visibly asymmetrical labia
- One or both labia have uneven edges
- The way their labia shows through some clothes, known as “cameltoe”
- Difficulty cleaning or frequent infections
- Discomfort wearing clothes or during sex or exercise
Although a labiaplasty is often a cosmetic procedure and does not have any direct physical relationship to the quality of orgasms, it can increase a woman’s confidence, which allows her to release more of her inhibitions, positively affecting orgasms. If enlarged labia cause discomfort or prevent access to the clitoris during sex, the labia reduction can make sex more comfortable and orgasm more likely.
Other procedures can also be combined with a labiaplasty to reduce your inhibitions, eliminate potential discomfort, and improve the aesthetic appearance, possibly enhancing your orgasmic potential.
Clitoral Hood Reduction
Many women who want to improve the appearance of the vulva choose to combine a clitoral hood reduction with their labiaplasty.
The clitoral hood (the tissue covering the top of the clitoris) may cover the clitoris head completely, and if this is what’s causing the decrease in sensitivity, a clitoral hood reduction can correct the problem.
Another procedure that can be included with a clitoral hood reduction is clitoropexy. Leading Beverly Hills genital surgeon and labiaplasty specialist Dr. Gary Alter often performs this combination procedure, which is a technique that he invented.
The length and width of a protruding clitoral hood can be reduced by elevating the skin of the hood and repositioning the clitoris by raising it up and moving it slightly deeper.
A clitoral hood reduction with clitoropexy can enhance both the appearance and sensitivity of the clitoris for these benefits:
- Eliminates the bulge associated with a large clitoral hood
- Repositions a protruding hood and clitoris when they resemble a tiny penis
- Relieves irritation and discomfort
- Can make the clitoris more accessible to sexual stimulation
The clitoral hood reduction/clitoropexy procedure can be performed alone or in combination with Dr. Alter’s central wedge labiaplasty.
Is Central Wedge the Best Labiaplasty Technique?
The wedge technique preserves the natural edge of the labia, producing a more natural-looking result. Skin folds (frenula) leading from the clitoris remain undisturbed to prevent the discomfort often caused by the bumps formed during a trim labiaplasty.
Vaginal Rejuvenation Specialist in Beverly Hills
Dr. Alter is the world-renowned leader in labiaplasty, who pioneered new and improved techniques for vaginal rejuvenation surgeries. If you want to speak with one of the best labiaplasty surgeons in Los Angeles, or require labiaplasty revision with a leading labiaplasty revision specialist, call Dr. Alter’s office at (310) 275-5566.