Is it worth it for me to get labiaplasty, or should I stop worrying/judging myself? Am I a typical candidate? (photos)
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Candidate for Labiaplasty??
IF that is the case, then go for it(!), BUT I counsel you to do your homework: look carefully only for surgeons with lots of experience, who are skilled at both V-wedge and linear/trim procedures (so as to design the best approach for YOUR needs), who do surgery in their offices under LOCAL anesthesia (safer, less expensive, and ONLY experienced skilled surgeons use "local"), and price their surgery fairly. You should plan to spend ~ 4500-$6000 ("out the door," including facility, doc, anesthesia, AND hood-- you shouldn't be charged an extra operative fee for hood). FYI, in our office in Davis, CA, your "out-the-door" fee would be $5000-5500, less $300 RealSelf discount, and less $150 cash discount. The attached weblink shows some typical B&A outcomes...
Michael P Goodman, MD
Davis, CA, USA
Do I need a labiaplasty?
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Is It Worth It For Me To Get Labiaplasty?
Labiaplasty initially was purely a functional surgery mostly carried out by gynecologists for enlarged labia that interfered with sexual intercourse or were so large that they hung outside of bathing suits.
Today, due to many societal influences, labiaplasty is more often done as a WANT rather than a functional NEED. Therefore, the decision is truly up to you.
Your labia fall within a normal range as far as appearance. However, if the larger labia creates pain or is a functional problem, only you would know that answer.
In today's world, aesthetics of this portion of the female anatomy has gained traction. Surgically, your labia could be balanced, and the protruding portion of your labia could be aesthetically reduced.
If you were my patient and requested a labiaplasty, I would use the wedge technique which is a relatively short procedure with historically excellent results.
Up to you
There is no correct answer to this question. Labiaplasty is a personal decision based on how you feel both emotionally and physically. Your labias are normal and therefore the decision is your to make. Best of luck!
Candidate for Labiaplasty
Is it worth it for me to get labiaplasty, or should I stop worrying/judging myself? Am I a typical candidate?
It's all up to you
I am convinced that the extended wedge labiaplasty is the correct operation and the trim is an inferior alternative that is done by surgeons who can't perform a more delicate and elegant operation. You can be the judge. Check out the video above.
Is it worth it for me to get labiaplasty
A personal decision
There is no absolute criterion for another person to tell you regarding this very personal decision. You need to sort this out possibly in an in-person meeting with a prospective surgeon. What is your issue with your privates? Is the problem bothersome enough that surgery might be an anser for you?
John Di Saia MD