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Is It Possible to Have Excessively Loose Vaginal Skin?

resize-shutterstock_144092332A common concern among many women, what constitutes “normal” in regard to vaginal appearance and labial tissue length is an open-ended question with many answers. Aesthetic preferences can vary dramatically from person to person. However, if you experience physical or emotional discomfort as a result of the way your feminine anatomy is shaped, our board-certified plastic surgeon may be able to help. Dr. Steven Yarinsky has over 20 years of experience performing labiaplasty, and he will thoughtfully and honestly address your questions and concerns during your initial consultation.

A patient recently posed a question to Dr. Yarinsky, asking whether it was possible to have excessively loose skin in this area. She indicated that she felt her vagina didn’t look normal. In his response, he explained that most every woman’s labia minora are “normal” and there are seemingly limitless anatomical variations in shape, size, and symmetry—just like with noses. He adds that most variations in labial shape and size are normal, and they function normally. However, Dr. Yarinsky notes that women often desire labiaplasty to reduce their labia minora to modify the appearance to suit their needs. Functional issues can be a concern that many women have—but it’s not the only one. Just like nose reshaping, Dr. Yarinsky says labiaplasty is most often requested for cosmetic reasons.

Your beauty preferences are likely different from someone else’s. This is why Dr. Yarinsky will take the time to listen attentively to what your cosmetic goals are. With this information, he will then develop a customized treatment plan that can optimize your result and help you feel more confident about your body.

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