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Labial Sagging / Enlargement

Labial Sagging / Enlargement

The labia is made up of the labia minora (inner lips of the vagina) and the labia majora (outer lips of the vagina). Labial sagging / enlargement refers to the concerns a woman experiences when there are vaginal changes. This condition can cause physical discomfort as large or stretched labia can rub on clothing, with significant cases also finding discomfort when sitting or doing exercise. Women may also experience aesthetic issues, feeling embarrassment when the labia are noticeable through certain clothing (under wear, swimwear or fitted trousers / leggings), or when in intimate situations.

Sagging or enlarged labia, a condition known as labial hypertrophy, can have various causes. Natural anatomical variations, genetic factors, and hormonal changes play significant roles. Hormonal fluctuations during puberty, pregnancy, and menopause can lead to increased blood flow and changes in tissue elasticity, contributing to labial changes. Ageing and reduced collagen production also impact skin elasticity, potentially causing sagging. Trauma during childbirth or repetitive friction can exacerbate labial changes. Certain medical conditions, like hormonal imbalances or connective tissue disorders, may contribute as well.

While some women experience naturally elongated labia without discomfort, others may seek surgical interventions for cosmetic or functional reasons. Consulting with Mr Waseem Bhat can provide personalised insights and guidance on available treatment options. Surgery is often preferred due to its long term results. Labiaplasty is a procedure that effectively addresses the concerns associated with labial sagging / enlargement. Surgery involves the removal of excess skin and / or tissues to reduce the size of the labia and improve their shape. The procedure can be performed on either the inner or outer lips of the vagina, or a combination of both if this meets individual needs.

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Labiaplasty is a surgical procedure aimed at altering the size or shape of the labia minora (the inner lips of the vulva) or the labia majora (the outer lips) to enhance their appearance or alleviate discomfort.

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