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How to Decide If Labiaplasty Is Right for You

Intimate self-esteem is just as important as mental and whole-body positivity. Some women, especially after childbirth, experience excess tissue on their labia. It may hang a little bit lower than before and rub against clothing. This can become very uncomfortable. Some women also experience excess labia tissue prior to childbirth, as they just naturally have more skin on their labia majora and minora.

If you find wearing particular pieces of clothing uncomfortable or if you do not like the look of your labia, labiaplasty in our Montreal clinic is a permanent surgical solution to remove excess external skin. You can also get this procedure to change the shape of your labia.

How To Know If You Need Labiaplasty

In order to find out if you truly are a prime candidate for labiaplasty, you need to book a consultation with a doctor. However, before you rush to your phone, here are a few criteria to help you determine if you qualify.

You are a good candidate for labiaplasty if you are:

Over 18 Years Old

It is recommended that you wait to consider labiaplasty until you are over age 18 or at least after you have gone through puberty. If you are under age 18, you will have to get parental consent to undergo the procedure. Young women who have enlarged labia may not need to have surgery, as labia come in all shapes and sizes and these variations are all normal. Labiaplasty is only recommended if the labia causes extreme emotional distress or is physically uncomfortable.

A Non-Smoker

Smoking increases the amount of bleeding during surgery, so if you are a smoker you will have to quit before surgery. It is as simple as that.

In Good Health

If you do not have any existing health conditions and are generally healthy, you are probably able to have labiaplasty, excluding pregnant women. Childbirth may alter the shape of the labia, so it is encouraged that you wait at least a year after childbirth before getting labiaplasty surgery.

If you determine you may be a good candidate and go in for a consultation, the doctor will check for labial hypertrophy by looking at your vulva, which basically means “enlargement of the labia.” If they determine that you do not have this or that your labia has not enlarged due to childbirth, they may not perform the surgery. You do not need to have surgery if your labia is normal.

If you would like more information or are interested in booking a labiaplasty consultation, contact our team of experts to discuss any questions you may have.





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