There are so many good reasons to choose a vaginoplasty: to end uncomfortable friction under tight jeans, to rid the visible vulva “bulge” under yoga pants, to stop painful pinching and pulling of the long labia during sex, and simply to improve overall confidence in the appearance. However, while surgically reshaping and contouring extensive or misshapen labia can be of significant benefit, some reasons are a red-flag for an unsuccessful procedure.
In Search of a ‘Normal’ Vulva
When it comes to the vulva (the visible structures surrounding the vagina), there is no “normal” appearance. From one person to the next, the labia can vary dramatically in size, shape, and color; every woman will look similar yet unique. Unfortunately, evolving social norms and manipulation in the media can create an unrealistic image of a ‘perfect’ physical appearance. As women, we can take a serious hit to our self-esteem when we feel like our body looks unpleasing or unusual.
A labiaplasty is designed to reshape and contour a long, asymmetrical, or misshapen labia. The outpatient surgical procedure can quickly create an aesthetically pleasing vulva, that no longer causes discomfort or embarrassment. As with any cosmetic surgery, it is vital that a woman chooses to have a labiaplasty for her own peace of mind, not to please someone else. Altering the body for the pleasure of a partner can backfire, further decreasing confidence.
So how do you know if you are contemplating a vaginoplasty for yourself, or for the benefit of your significant other? Ask yourself a few questions to determine the real reasons behind your goal for vaginal rejuvenation:
- Has my partner recently made negative comments about my vulva’s appearance?
- Am I looking for a way to better sexually satisfy my significant other?
- Am I hoping a vaginoplasty will help my troubled relationship?
- Am I counting on my vaginoplasty to spice up my sex life?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you may be seeking a vaginoplasty for the wrong reasons. Remember, self-esteem can dramatically improve after a vaginoplasty, but only if the surgery is performed for the right reasons. No plastic surgery procedure, undertaken to make someone else happy, can make a woman love herself. Do a vaginoplasty for you, never for someone else.
Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery is On Your Side
If you are considering a vaginoplasty or a vaginal rejuvenation procedure, surround yourself with the most honest, supportive, experienced cosmetic professionals possible. Dr. Paul Vitenas has been bringing women the comfort and support of custom-tailored vaginal rejuvenation techniques for close to 30 years. Call Vitenas Cosmetic Surgery at (281) 606-0007 to schedule your vaginoplasty consultation.