Is a Labiaplasty a Cosmetic Surgery?

The answer is yes and no.

If a patient has symptoms of labial hypertrophy, then the procedure is considered non-cosmetic.

Symptoms of labial hypertrophy include chronic irritation, discomfort and rubbing during sexual intercourse and when wearing tight fitting clothing.

Regardless of whether the procedure is done for cosmetic reasons or for symptoms of labial hypertrophy, the mainstay of the labiaplasty procedure is for the patient to obtain the desired result, both in appearance of the labia, and function of the labia.

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