Labia reduction: Solving a very private postpartum problem

Labia Reduction: Solving a Very Private Postpartum Problem 

As if pregnancy and delivery — whether natural or via c-section — wasn’t stressful and transformative enough… 

Most, if not all, women struggle with the physical changes that commonly result from the whole experience. While many women worry about the appearance of loose skin following rapid weight gain and subsequent loss, others are very aware and concerned with the changes to their breasts, particularly if they opt to breastfeed their babies. 

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What to Expect from a Labia Reduction

Many women consider having a labia reduction, or labiaplasty, in order to find relief from the discomfort experienced because of a common condition that occurs when the labia minora stretches below the labia majora. Often this includes pain or irritation from twisting, itching, or the overall irritation of the labia during daily or routine activities, like exercise or intercourse. A simple labia reduction is a very common and effective procedure designed to decrease the length of the labia minora and provide relief from these painful symptoms.

Is a labia reduction right for you? What can you expect from this popular procedure? Check out the following overview of what a labia reduction involves and how pursuing one might put an end to any suffering you’re experiencing. (more…)

Plastic Surgeon Says Labial Surgery Can Be Life-Changing for Patients An Expert Interview With Jennifer L. Walden, MD

Labiaplasty, a procedure done to reduce the size of the labia minora in women, is one of the most common female genital aesthetic surgeries, says Jennifer L. Walden, MD, a plastic surgeon with a private practice in Austin, Texas. Dr. Walden, who has performed 25-50 labiaplasties per year since opening her practice 9 years ago, says that although the procedure can be life-changing, it is too often done by physicians unfamiliar with the latest techniques and with little experience operating on female genitalia. In this interview with Medscape, she reveals what she considers to be best practices for this procedure.