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Enlarged Labia

Enlarged Labia

Labial hypertrophy is the medical term for enlarged labia. This is a concern that affects the female form. The labia are found in the vulva (the external genitalia), and are more commonly known as the ‘lips’ or ‘flaps’. There are two sets of labia: the outer labia (labia majora), and the inner labia (labia minora). Enlarged labia can affect either set of vaginal lips and can feel uncomfortable, especially when wearing tight jeans. They can also twist, chaff, catch on underwear, and can be visible through swimsuits and yoga pants. When enlarged labia are visible, it can lead to embarrassment and self-consciousness. It’s common for the labia to be naturally asymmetric, with one side often being thicker, larger or longer than the other. This difference is generally quite minor, and for many women, it will go unnoticed. Enlarged labia can occur by way of genetics, and may be something that a woman has lived with for some time. However, it can also develop later in life, but she shouldn’t worry as it doesn’t usually indicate a medical issue.

There are a variety of causes for enlarged labia. An increase in oestrogen (the dominant female hormone), such as during puberty, can lead to a growth in the labia. Pregnancy sees an increase in blood flow to the genitals, causing this area to feel heavy. This feeling of an enlarged labia will often resolve after giving birth. Ageing can also lead to the perception of an enlarged labia. This factor is usually down to the changing structure of the skin, opposed to an overgrowth of tissue. In the same way loose and sagging skin develops on the face and body, the skin at the genitals can also lose volume and become stretched. This can then make the labia longer and hang lower than it once did.

At Chester Cosmetic Surgery, Miss Breahna can perform a labiaplasty to reduce the amount of skin and tissue on the vaginal lips. Treating this concern not only helps to improve the appearance of the labia to regain a woman’s confidence, it can also get rid of any discomfort, bulges in clothing, sensitivity, hygiene concerns and irritation.

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Enlarged labia minora (vaginal lips) that may protrude and / or hang lower than is considered normal are fairly common to encounter.

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About Anca Breahna – Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Cheshire Cosmetic Surgery

Ms Anca Breahna, PhD, MSc, FEBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast) is a highly regarded Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in the field of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.

Anca performs a wide range of Hand Surgery & Skin Surgery and Aesthetic Breast, Body and Face Surgery,

Anca Breahna - Female Plastic Surgeon in Chester UK

As one of the very few female Plastic Surgeons in the region, she is able to offer that unique female perspective, with empathy, attention to detail and personalised care. It is Anca’s true dedication and commitment to her field, that sets her aside from her peers. Her extensive surgical training means that you are in safe hands. She is renowned for providing exceptional care, support and helping achieve realistic goals for her patients.

Anca Breahna’s surgical training has mainly been undertaken within the United Kingdom. She began a rigorous training programme in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999, after achieving her medical degree from the University of Bucharest. Miss Breahna attained her PhD degree at the same university in 2007 for her medical research. She then relocated to the UK and has worked Internationally to further extend her qualifications and training.

The team at Cheshire Cosmetic Surgery looks forward to meeting you and will treat you with respect, consideration, and empathy.

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