Labiaplasty & Decreased Sensitivity: Separating Fact From Fiction

Labiaplasty and Vaginal Rejuvenation procedures are, by now, fairly common requests from women.  In fact, statistics have shown a nearly 49% increase in labiaplasty procedures alone performed in recent years.  Naturally, with all the hype, there are going to be some overwhelmingly positive claims, along with a few negative claims as well.

For starters, labiaplasty is a procedure designed to sculpt the external vaginal structures by either reducing or reshaping long or uneven labia.  The reasons many women seek labiaplasty are far ranging.  Childbirth, the aging process, and the effects of gravity may all erode the beauty of the female genitalia, including the labia minora, labia majora, clitoral hood, and perineum.  Many women choose to have labiaplasty surgery to alleviate physical discomfort, to feel better about their appearance in form-fitting clothing such as yoga pants, swimsuits and leggings, and to improve interference during intercourse.  The procedure itself is typically a one to two hour surgical procedure that is performed in an accredited surgical suite, in an out-patient setting.

The positives most women report after undergoing labiaplasty include less chafing and physical discomfort, improved sex life, and an overall boost in confidence.  Some reports, however, claim that labiaplasty has led to a decreased sexual sensitivity.  While we haven’t experienced such negative claims in our Dallas based practice, it’s still a subject worth looking into, which is why a recent study published in bears some significant weight.

The study, led by Dr. Otto Placik, followed women post-labiaplasty and asked them, in their own words, about their sexual sensitivity after the procedure.  Not surprisingly, the results showed that the study participants actually experienced an increase in labia sensitivity – and more than one third of the participants reported an increase in both orgasm strength and frequency.  We consider this a win-win, ladies!

At the Women’s Wellness Institute of Dallas, Dr. Brady’s expertise, combined with the knowledge and experience of our all-female staff, can provide women with the educational tools to equip them to make an informed decision regarding their care, their needs, and potential procedures.  If you’ve been considering labiaplasty or vaginal rejuvenation, we invite you to contact us for a consultation and personalized discussion and treatment plan that can help you get that boost of confidence, rock that form-fitting attire, and recapture your sexual gratification!

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