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My Vagina Doesn't Look Normal is There Loose Skin? (photo)

My lady area seems to look not normal as I'm scarred to have sex as I get uncomfortable on what they may say this may just be me? I would like to no if it is an normal looking vagina and If I have loose skin please be honest as I would like to know what is normal and if I'm just hiding away for no reason thank you for your help also my flaps look very not normal please take a look

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Does my vagina look normal?

Your external genitalia appear absolutely normal, based on the photos that you submitted. There is such a large variation in external female genitalia and you fall within the normal range.  Despite this, some women are bothered, either physically or just don't like the appearance and feel uncomfortable with redundant labia minora (inner lips). Looking at the photos,  a labiaplasty would decrease the size of your labia minora and may make you feel more comfortable if it still bothers you.


Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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The "normal" vagina.

As with most body parts, there is a great deal of anatomical variation when it comes to the female external genitalia.  With the proliferation of sexually explicit material, patients are now much more concerned about the appearance of their genitals.  This has led to an increase in the number of labiaplasty procedures in recent years. 

Based on your pictures it appears that your labia fall well within the "normal" range.  That does not mean, however, that you are not a good candidate for a labiaplasty procedure.  If you feel embarrassed or self conscious about your appearance, you should seek a consultation from a plastic surgeon who is experienced with labiaplasty procedures to express your concerns.   The surgery will not only give you more confidence, it can also improve symptoms of discomfort that you might be having.

Erik Miles, MD, FACS
Charlotte Plastic Surgeon
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Normal labia anatomy

Labia come in many different shapes and forms.  Please visit your gynecologist or a plastic surgeon who does labiaplasties. Below is a fully healed labiaplasty in a patient who felt her labia minora were too long.

Francisco Canales, MD
Santa Rosa Plastic Surgeon
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Labia

Your inner lips on the last picture appear to be different sizes which can lead to symptoms in a diverted urine stream in some cases.  If you are uncomfortable with the size of your inner labia, there is a simple procedure called labiaplasty to trim them and make them more even.  You can take a look at pre and post op photos here and on our websites.

Susan Kolb, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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My Vagina Doesn't Look Normal

First of all it is important to understand that there is a wide range of “normal” when it comes how the labia should appear.

Women come to my office all the time wanting to look “normal” and we have to discuss what they are trying to achieve with their surgery.

You are well within the range of normal. There is currently a trend where woman do not like the appearance of the additional tissue that hangs below he vagina. At times this extra skin can interfere with intercourse or cause pain with exercise but most commonly it is just and aesthetic preference for woman.

I hope this helps.

Laser labiaplasty can remove loose labial skin and improve the appearance of the labia.

Thank you very much for your question and photographs.  The loose protruding skin that you see on your labia is quite common and does cause irritation when you wear tight fitting clothes and many women are embarrassed about large or labia.

Labiaplasty is in excellent and very helpful procedure that can remove the loose skin and make the labia looked much smaller and more normal.

Because the labia are so delicate I use a laser to remove the excess tissue and this avoids using a scalpel and traumatizing this very delicate tissue.

Please go to my photographs on Realself.com and you will be able to see 3 patient's before and after pictures of patients who had laser labioplasty.

 

Is Loose Skin of Labia Normal?

From your photos you look normal. Like other parts of the body, the labia, where you notice the loose skin, varies widely from person to person. A labiaplasty can reduce the amount of skin in patients who are bothered by it.

For information about why women get a labiaplasty and the different techniques, click on the link below.

All the best.

Heather J. Furnas, MD
Santa Rosa Plastic Surgeon
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Appearance of vagina

There is a vary large range of normal for the appearance of the vagina. The pictures submitted show that your vagina has larger labia minora, but this is still within the normal range. A labiaplasty can be performed to improve the appearance, by reducing the relatively large labia minora. It may also help with your self confidence while being naked, but I would not suggest doing this just because you are worried about what someone has said or might say.  I would suggest having a consultation to further evaluate your specific situation as a labiaplasty may resolve your concerns. 

W. John Bull, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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In most women the length of the inner labia (labia minor) is about the same length as the labia majora.

Your pictures look completely normal.  The number one reason women have labioplasty surgery is because of the discomfort and the appearance in the genital area when wearing tight clothing.  The secondary reason is how feel about the  aesthetics of the area when naked.  Ultimately you have decide what would would make you feel most comfortable. 

"Normal"

Your vagina appears to be completely normal!! Everyone's natural anatomy is going to look different than others. You have nothing to worry about so don't hide away! However, if you are uncomfortable with either the look or feel, you are a great candidate for a labiaplasty! A labiaplasty is a simple and quick procedure that consists of trimming the "inner lips" or labia minora. Total recovery time is about 4-6 weeks! 

Michael E. Ciaravino, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
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