The Benefits of Labiaplasty
Dr. Shapiro offers patients a number of body contouring options to suit their aesthetic needs. One surgery that is performed on women is called labiaplasty, where the skin of the vagina is contoured for looks and comfort. Most commonly, Dr. Shapiro operates on the labia minora, or the inner lips of the female anatomy. The three main benefits of undergoing labiaplasty are the simple correction of an undesirable female genital anatomy, a better feeling and looking vagina, and medical intervention.
Anatomical DifferencesThat Can Be Easily Altered
Some women naturally develop longer skin of the inner vagina, while others find this area of the body has stretched after childbirth. As women age, the skin can lose some of its laxity, causing it to hang lower than the outer lips of the vagina, also called the labia major. Labia minoras come in all shapes and sizes, colors and textures, though some may be more appealing to certain women. During a consultation, patients can speak candidly with Dr. Shapiro about why they feel this surgery would benefit them.
Comfort and Appeal
Aside from exuding sex appeal due to the comfort of their own bodies after surgery, some women find the need for the procedure lies in physical comfort. Their longer labia minora skin causes them pain. Women may not be able to comfortably wear underwear, bathing suits, workout gear, or other clothing that fits the crotch area snugly. The skin of the labia can also tear during sex, the insertion or removal of a tampon, and other activities. This delicate area of the body must be protected, and when hidden inside the vagina, the skin will remain intact.
Will Insurance Cover Labiaplasty?
Some insurance companies will cover part of or the total cost of a labiaplasty surgery, depending on why a person undergoes the procedure. If the sensitive skin has torn or become infected due to routine activities or an accident, the procedure may be paid for, but if a woman opts to undergo labiaplasty for cosmetic purposes, she will be responsible for payment.
Dr. Shapiro of Shapiro Aesthetic Plastic Surgery and Skin Klinic
Visit Dr. Shapiro at his Scottsdale, Arizona practice to learn more about labiaplasty and other body contouring procedures. Patients are in good hands with the doctor, who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has been practicing in Scottsdale and Paradise Valley Arizona area for nearly two decades. The doctor is known for his superb results, and customizes each surgery to a patient’s own preferences. You can fill out the Patient Contact Form online, or call the office at 480-451-1700. If you prefer to speak to the office staff in person, Dr. Shapiro’s office is located at 5410 N. Scottsdale Road, Building F-100, Scottsdale, AZ, 85253.