Plastic surgery continues to be a billion dollar industry across the world. Many factors contribute to this rise; an increasingly healthy economy, the advancement of technology and methods used in procedures, and a growing population of older individuals looking to reverse the signs of aging. Whether it’s to address purely aesthetic issues or functional issues on the body, more people than ever are enhancing themselves through plastic surgery.
One of the biggest trends in plastic surgery the last few years has been labiaplasty. This surgical procedure, also known as vaginal rejuvenation, addresses concerns with the labia minora and labia majora, the lips that make up a woman’s vagina.
According to stats from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), there has been a 39 percent increase in the procedure in 2016 in the U.S. and according to the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS), a 45 percent growth globally since 2014. This makes labiaplasty one of the fastest growing plastic surgery procedures performed.
At New Image Plastic Surgery, our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roberta Gartside has a deep understanding of the concerns women have regarding their bodies. As one of the leading female plastic surgeons in the Virginia and Washington, D.C. area, she uses her perspective to help women with sensitive issues like vaginal rejuvenation so that they can feel confident about their body.
There are many reasons why a woman may consider having a labiaplasty. Some undergo the treatment for purely cosmetic reasons while others do it for functional issues of discomfort. Some of the leading issues women seek vaginal rejuvenation include:
- Decreasing the size of the vaginal lips
- Discomfort when exercising or during certain physical activities
- Eliminating irritation
- Addressing issues of reduced sexual stimulation
- Addressing issues of difficulty with hygiene
- Helping with emotional distress with intimate partners
Whatever the reason, Dr. Gartside is here to help you. Through a thorough consultation, she’ll ascertain your goals for the procedure and tailor a procedural plan to help you achieve your desired outcome. During the consultation, Dr. Gartside will also perform a medical evaluation to ensure that you’re healthy enough to undergo the surgery. You should be in good overall health before having the procedure as well as not on certain medications that can complicate the surgery. Dr. Gartisde will go over all of these details with you in-depth during this time.
It’s also important to note that a labiaplasty is not meant to increase sexual satisfaction. While it can help with reducing discomfort during intercourse if your goal is for heightened pleasure, speak with Dr. Gartside and she can discuss other options with you to help with this issue.
If you’d like to learn more about the labiaplasty procedure and if it’s right for you, please contact us today by filling out the form on this page or by calling us at 703-742-8004 to schedule your consultation. We proudly help those looking to better themselves in the Reston and McLean areas of Virginia, as well as the greater Washington, D.C. area.