Labiaplasty is quickly becoming a popular treatment option for women across the country. By some estimates, the procedure has jumped in frequency by nearly 217% since 2012. But why is this treatment gaining traction among women across the country?
The Mechanics Behind Labiaplasty
To understand the growing popularity of the procedure, it’s important to understand the treatment process.
What is Labiaplasty
Every woman has uniquely shaped body parts. For some, the labia minora sits tightly within the labia majora. For others, however, the labia minora tissue extends past the outer lips. For women experiencing this condition, large inner lips can cause patients to feel uncomfortable with the appearance of this intimate area and the excess tissue can make intercourse, bike riding, running and other physical activities painful. They may feel significant irritation or “pinching” during normal daily activities.
Labiaplasty is a common plastic surgery procedure in which the excess tissue is removed so that the inner lips of the vagina have less prominence and redundancy.
Why Labiaplasty is Gaining steam
There are a few reasons why the procedure is gaining popularity among women. Beyond the relatively straightforward treatment, changes in attitude and better communication between patients and their networks have contributed to shifting attitudes around labiaplasty. The internet has made information readily available also.
Breaking Down the Taboo Around Women’s Reproductive Health
As the discussion around plastic surgery and women’s reproductive health becomes more commonplace, more women are feeling comfortable bringing up their physical discomfort resulting from the size of the labia and the social anxiety this can also cause. This improved communication has led to a shift in how the topic is broached by both patients and their physicians.
Word of Mouth
As with almost any other procedure or process, word spreads. More women are becoming comfortable discussing procedures with their physician, often leading to more openness with close friends and relatives. Once the taboo is removed, they feel more comfortable sharing their experience with other women considering similar procedures.
The physical and mental advantages of choosing labiaplasty have helped spur patients to make the decision. Beyond enhancing the appearance of the vagina, this form of rejuvenation can also help to relieve hygiene issues tied to excessive moisture. This type of vaginal rejuvenation also helps alleviate discomfort that can occur during normal daily activities, exercise, and intercourse due to large labia. The procedure can be incredibly liberating to women who enjoy exercise and have constant irritation and chafing. The bulk of tissue in swimsuits, tight jeans, and yoga pants is another reason patients seek labiaplasty. By decreasing the size of the labia minora, the volume of tissue is also decreased in clothing.
Aside for relieving physical discomfort, another major benefit of labiaplasty is the mental health benefit. Dr. Diehl sees many patients with social anxiety as a result of the appearance of the labia. By redefining the shape and appearance of the vulva, labiaplasty allows these individuals to restore their confidence and self-esteem.
Rebuild Self-Confidence with Labiaplasty in Raleigh
At Diehl Plastic Surgery, our team is dedicated to helping women feel their absolute best about their bodies. If you feel that having an enlarged labia is keeping you from feeling confident in yourself or your appearance, call Dr. Diehl at 919-381-5540 to schedule your personal and private consultation. During your visit, we will walk you through the treatment process and develop a completely customized treatment plan tailored to address your concerns and achieve your goals.
Diet and exercise provide whole body benefits such as improving health, building muscle, and helping you lose excess fat. For head to toe weight loss, these traditional methods are your best bet. However, fat doesn’t always accumulate evenly, hence the little nicknames for unwanted fat pockets: love handles, muffin tops, and banana rolls. If you’re close to your ideal weight, but stuck with rolls and bulges that won’t budge, what can you do?
Focus your fat loss on targeted areas with a body contouring procedure like liposuction. Using this powerful surgical treatment, we can effectively spot reduce stubborn fat and create your ideal shape. Call today and learn more about your options for liposuction at Diehl Plastic Surgery.
Where Do You Have Stubborn Fat?
Stubborn fat is a common problem for both men and women in Raleigh, NC. Most of our patients have at least one trouble spot where excess fat seems to gather and is difficult to lose. Unlike traditional weight loss that reduces the size of fat cells across the entire body, liposuction removes fat cells. This allows us to target specific areas. Since fat cells don’t regenerate, once we remove them, they are permanently gone. If you maintain a consistent weight, you should enjoy long-lasting results from your treatment. Many of our patients will never again struggle with stubborn fat pockets in the areas they treat with liposuction.
What areas can we enhance with this body contouring procedure? We use this treatment to shape and sculpt the body from top to bottom. Liposuction can remove stubborn fat from:
Diet and exercise alone aren’t the solutions for isolated fat pockets. Plain and simple, it’s just too hard for most patients to lose this type of fat on their own. Many give it a diligent effort and give up when the results don’t come after weeks and months of trying. Our body contouring treatments make it possible to eliminate the fat you can’t lose on your own. You focus on making your body strong and healthy, and we’ll take care of your trouble spots.
I’m Thinking About Liposuction and Want to Learn More About the Procedure
Turn your liposuction thoughts into body changing actions by calling our offices and scheduling a consultation. A consultation will provide you with personalized information and will give you the chance to sit down with a board-certified plastic surgeon and ask questions.
While you wait for your appointment, here is some information about the liposuction procedure and recovery.
What Happens During Liposuction?
This treatment is performed in our operating suite or in the procedure room, depending on the type of anesthesia selected. On the day of surgery, you’ll arrive at the facility and be escorted to a private waiting room. Patient privacy is very important to us.
Liposuction is performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the procedure, patient preferences, and other factors. We’ll talk about this in detail during your consultation. Small incisions are made near the treatment area. Dr. Diehl carefully places each incision to minimize visibility. A special tube called a cannula is inserted through the incision and used to suction out fat. The treated areas are carefully shaped, to ensure a smooth, even result after treatment. We offer both traditional liposuction and laser liposuction with SmartLipo.
After the fat is removed and ideal shape is achieved, the incisions are sutured closed, and the area is wrapped in bandaging. We often use compression garments to ensure proper healing.
Patients return home after the procedure. The level of post-operative recovery depends on the type of anesthesia selected. You will go home in compression garments.
What Is Recovery Like After Liposuction?
You’ll be back on your feet and enjoying sexier curves shortly after your treatment. Many patients are back to work within a week, often sooner. Bruising, swelling, and tenderness are common side effects during healing.
How Long Until I See Results from My Treatment? How Long Do They Last?
Liposuction results evolve over time. The most dramatic changes happen over the first month. Final results evolve over 6-8 months. Remain at a stable weight, and you may enjoy your results for years to come.
Trouble spots? Shape and contour your body to perfection with liposuction. Call our offices at 919-381-5540 to learn more about body contouring in Raleigh, NC.
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