30 May 2014

The number of Labiaplasty patients has increased by 44 per cent over the last year, according to a report by the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Although women give many reasons for undergoing this procedure, the majority choose to undertake it for purely cosmetic reasons. In light of this, Doctor Edward Jacobson, M.D., OBGYN and Cosmetic Surgeon, has launched a campaign to fully educate women about what is really involved in Cosmetic Gynaecology. While Labiaplasty is a safe and common procedure, Dr. Jacobson is keen for women to make a more informed decision as to whether or not this type of surgery is right for their needs, and hopes that his campaign will make them fully aware of what they can expect before, during and after surgery. The procedure came about as a result of some women suffering from elongated labia minora, whether from birth, post-pregnancy, or after excessive weight gain or loss. Although not harmful, Dr. Jacobson points out that elongated labia can be extremely uncomfortable, impairing a womans ability to go about her everyday routine with ease. As such, he says, more and more women are choosing to undergo this procedure to help boost their self-esteem. On the subject of recovery, Dr. Jacobson concludes: Most patients say pain is minimal after Labiaplasty, as long as post-operative guidelines are closely followed. Anyone considering Labiaplasty must understand this is still surgery despite its cosmetic nature, and they should be prepared for the brief lifestyle disruption it will cause. Would you consider having Labiaplasty surgery? Let us know on Twitter.