So... you've found that perfect pair of jeans, the ones that perfectly highlight your curves, yet feel as comfortable as yoga pants. You put them on and check your reflection in the mirror from all sides. Yes... perfection. Deeply satisfied and ready for the day, you head out and begin your routine. Almost immediately, you realize that your perfect pair of jeans won't help you with your biggest, most uncomfortable issue: the rubbing and chafing of your private areas. Frustrated, you consign yet another pair of jeans to the back of the closet and wonder if you'll ever be pain-free.
It's not the jeans.
Many women find that, due to heredity, trauma, childbirth, aging, or other factors, their genital area is not what they expected or prefer. Often, the inner labia or labia minora (the "inner lips" positioned on each side of the vaginal opening) hang lower than the "outer lips", called the labia majora. This extra tissue can lead to discomfort, embarrassment, or both. In some cases, the unpleasant rubbing can occur during sex, or the tissue might actually be getting in the way. Many women simply live with the discomfort, not realizing that there is a solution. For others, the extra tissue is more of an aesthetic issue; with the popularity of grooming treatments such as Brazilian bikini laser hair removal, women are more aware of how they look down there.
As women are becoming more assertive in choosing the way they face the world with other areas of their bodies, women are Increasingly deciding how they want their nether regions to look and feel. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported a 39% increase in labiaplasty procedures in 2016. Labiaplasty is the surgical removal of excess tissue of one or more areas of the female genitalia, most often the labia minora, so that the labia minora will be concealed by the labia majora.
You know your body best, and if you’re unhappy with the appearance, size, or color of these areas, you probably know exactly what you’d like taken care of. At Meadows Surgical Arts' surgical center in Commerce, GA, Dr. Meadows will repair, sculpt, and enhance your genitalia using surgical or laser technology. While Dr. Meadows can design almost anything in this regard, the most common requests he receives are:
reduction of the size and thickness of the labia majora - restoring a more youthful look to large, protruding, or sagging outer lips due to childbirth, weight gain, weight loss, or aging;
labia minora reduction - our most requested procedure, labia minora reduction is the sculpturing of elongated or uneven inner lips;
removal of hyperpigmented (darker) ends or tips of the labia minora;
clitoral hood reduction - reduction of the skin on the sides of the clitoris, allowing the skin to drape neatly over the clitoris;
laser perineoplasty to rejuvenate the relaxed or aging vaginal opening (introitis), labia majora and minora, and the perineum;
laser repair of areas injured due to trauma or childbirth;
fat transfer to the labia majora to beautifully enhance this area; and
“vulvar liposculpturing” to remove fatty deposits in the mons pubis and labia majora areas.
If you're unhappy with the look or feel of your areas below the belt, consider a complimentary consultation with Dr. Meadows to discuss your options. Call one of our offices at (706) 335-3555 (Commerce) or (678) 541-0339 (Buford) to schedule your appointment. Ready to purchase your surgical procedure now? Purchase your labiaplasty surgery here... and say no to painful rubbing and chafing for good!