There are a number of reasons that women choose labiaplasty, (labia surgery), to address both medical and aesthetic concerns.
The medical reasons for labiaplasty usually concern the irritation or pain that results from overly large or thick labia minora. The extra tissue can cause constant irritation in tight pants or discomfort during sports or other physical activities. In many of these instances, women are born with large labia, though others may develop this condition with childbirth or age. Surgery of the labia represents a relatively safe solution to most medical reasons, and can often give complete resolution of these symptoms.
Labiaplasty for beautification has been driven by societal evolution regarding sexual habits, wants and expectations. As cosmetic gynecology has gained social acceptance, requests for this type of surgery have increased dramatically. Women have become more comfortable with seeking options to increase their self-esteem, even regarding intimate concerns, and this minor surgical procedure has become a popular choice. Often women seek sculpting of the labia, or other related surgeries such as vaginal beautification, to achieve a better look for themselves and their sexual partner. Women of all ages select this procedure, including older women who want to regain a youthful look.
As with any surgery Dr. Aguirre performs, the first step is a personal consultation. At that time, a woman is able to review any questions or concerns she may have and to discuss her expectations and goals.