Can you have Labiaplasty in Conjunction With Other Surgeries?

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Labiaplasty is simply a surgical treatment to trim and shape the lips of the vagina. The surgery may be used on the outer lips (labia majora), which is the part of the labia located outside the body or the inner lips (labia minora), which is the flap of skin covering the vagina and clitoris. It's also possible to treat both areas within the same surgery. The reasons behind the labia being enlarged, elongated or not symmetrical are varied. Common reasons include childbirth, genetic factors, sexual intercourse or as a result of aging.

Labiaplasty surgeries can be carried out in conjunction with other types of surgeries, usually those in the genital region. There are two surgeries that are usually carried out at the same time as labiaplasty as they are both in the same area and these are vaginoplasty and a hoodectomy.

Labiaplasty and vaginoplasty

A vaginoplasty can be carried out within the same operation as a labiaplasty if it is necessary. A vaginoplasty does not involve the labia but rather the vagina itself in that it is primarily carried out to tighten the vagina. The reasons that you may want to undergo a vaginoplasty are that you have been stretched during childbirth and want to be tighter in order to enhance sexual pleasure. Another reason may be that a vaginoplasty could be useful in helping with incontinence. The labiaplasty changes the appearance of the vulva but the vaginoplasty does not change the outward appearance.

Labiaplasty and hoodectomy

A hoodectomy is the un-hooding of the clitoris. The clitoris is covered by a thin fold of skin called the prepuce or as it is more commonly known, the hood skin. Some women want to remove this skin in the hope that it will increase sensitivity, as the hood can be quite thick in some cases. This procedure can be done in conjunction with labiaplasty so that you don't have to undergo two lots of anesthetic for surgeries that could be done at the same time.

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