Not many of us are surprised to hear a friend got a little nip & tuck as cosmetic procedures become more widely accepted. Still, there are some body parts (and options for improving them) that we simply don’t talk about very often—specifically, feminine rejuvenation.
Despite the lack of conversation, many women struggle with feeling self-conscious about the appearance, feeling, or function of their vagina or labia. In fact, in 2013 alone, there was 44% increase in labiaplasties in the United States, indicating that more women are becoming aware of their options and taking advantage of them. Unfortunately, there are still people who chalk this increase up to vanity or societal pressure.
Fusion recently published a real woman’s story, “Why I Got a Labiaplasty in My 20s,” in which one gal opens up about her experience and reasons. If you’ve ever wondered why a young woman would get labiaplasty, keep reading!
A Brave Woman Tells Her Story
Many women undergo labiaplasty after the effects of childbirth, aging, or menopause have changed their genitals, leaving them feeling unsatisfied with the way they look, uncomfortable in certain clothing, or embarrassed during sex. But some women are faced with discomfort much earlier in life, thanks to genetics or hormonal changes during adolescence and early adulthood.
Morgan, author of the Fusion article, explains her anxiety, discomfort, and even loathing surrounding her labia minora, and her struggles with it. For years she was confused about why other women did not seem to have the same problems she did. Her relationships, sense of style, and intimacy were all disrupted and yet, even when she knew there was an option to fix the issue, she still felt conflicted about making a change to her body given controversy over female genital surgery. Thus, her decision to undergo a labiaplasty to repair her confidence and personal comfort was not an easy one.
In the end, she realized that it came down to how it would make her feel, and it didn’t matter if others could not understand her decision. The good news is that the procedure changed her life for the better. Afterward, she stated, “My labiaplasty helped me understand how important my vagina is to my body. Before the surgery, my femininity, my sexuality, were centralized in a piece of extra tissue. But I realize now that I made a mistake in believing that being a woman meant being in constant pain. The surgery helped introduce me to the totality of my vagina—as a site for life, transformation, pain, and pleasure.”
Can You Relate?
Many women can relate to this story. Whether your reasons for wanting to improve your genitals are functional, aesthetic, or both, there are options to help restore your confidence. Depending on your needs, you can choose between surgical feminine rejuvenation and non-surgical tightening treatments, such as ThermiVa®.
Questions to Help You Know if Feminine Rejuvenation is Right for You:
- Are you self-conscious about your vagina?
- Do you fear having to wear fitted clothing such as yoga pants or a swim suit?
- Does embarrassment about your genitals stop you from fully enjoying your sex life?
- Do you wish your vaginal wall was tighter?
- Do you suffer from incontinence?
- Do you have vaginal dryness or difficulty orgasming?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, vaginal rejuvenation could be a great option for you. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Johan Brahme specializes in feminine rejuvenation and would be glad to help you explore your options. Contact us today for a free consultation and take the first step to reclaiming your lady bits.
To read the full autobiographical account from a young woman who had a labiaplasty, click here.