Every woman’s body is unique. However those struggling with labial enlargement often feel limited about what she can wear and what activities she engages in, and sexual intercourse may feel uncomfortable or out of the question.
Labial enlargement, also known as labial hypertrophy, is characterized by the enlargement of the inner or outer labia. It can either affect one or both sides of the labia. A woman might notice these differences after puberty or she might have had it since birth. It not only can make a woman feel self-conscious or provide physical discomfort, it can also increase the risk of health complications like yeast infection.
Labial enlargement has a very real impact on a woman’s life. It can affect a woman’s body image and dictate what clothing she chooses to wear. She may avoid wearing a bathing suit, leggings or other form-fitting clothing due to embarrassment or self-consciousness.
An enlarged labia can also cause physical discomfort and limit the activities a woman can participate in, especially exercise. When the inner labia is enlarged, it can lead to painful sex. Whether a woman experiences pain or feels self-conscious about her body, avoidance of intimacy can be an unfortunate consequence.
All of these of these situations can impact a woman’s emotional health and wellbeing.
Virginia’s Dr. Guerette recognizes that every woman’s body and situation in unique and deserves a treatment plan specifically tailored to her concerns and needs. Depending on the situation, he may recommend labiaplasty to reshape the labia to match what a woman’s ideal shape and size is. The right treatment for you will be based on your private consultation with Dr. Guerette at The Female Pelvic Medicine Institute in North Chesterfield.
As a nationally and internationally recognized urologist, Dr. Guerette is a specialist in the areas of aesthetic gynecology and sexual wellness because he understands how the complex system of the woman’s body functions. He will not only create beautiful results, but he will ensure you are confident and comfortable throughout the entire process.
Our PFT® Health Coaching is a unique program offered at The Female Pelvic Medicine Institute. Our Director of Rehabilitation, MaryAnne Snavely, works with women to develop proper lifestyle factors and decrease the risk of pelvic organs dropping—a common problem that can lead to issues such as urine leakage and incontinence.