There is a wide variety of shapes and sizes of vaginal lips. There are always asymmetries of length, width and thickness.
Problems with vaginal lip size can be troublesome at the time of intercourse or when a woman is wearing tight clothing so it is not uncommon for some women to resort to cosmetic surgery to restore their physical and psychological well-being.
Labial hypertrophy: what is it?
Hypertrophy of the labia minora is characterized by a disproportionately small labia compared to the labia majora. This anomaly affects most women and can in some cases cause discomfort and psychological anguish.
The labia minora are more sensitive than the labia majora. Indeed, the latter play a protective role and help prevent the labia minora from being affected by disease or other problems.
In this way, when women with labia hypertrophy wear tight clothing, a swelling of the labia minora can be seen. Because of the friction between the clothes and the labia minora, it can be difficult to carry out certain activities.
This friction can also give rise to skin irritation. This can result in some pain and can cause some discomfort to the touch or when engaging in certain sports such as cycling.
Furthermore, hypertrophy of the labia minora can be a real embarrassment during sexual intercourse. The labia minora can create a blockage. This malformation can also have a psychological impact especially when women are wearing a swimsuit or undressing in front of their partner.
Labial hypertrophy: what are the causes?
The causes of hypertrophy of the labia minora are not really known and there is no definition of a "normal" size of the labia minora in women. It is normally puberty and hormones that affect the development of this area in women.
In most cases, there is no particular origin for hypertrophy of the labia minora. Most of the time, it is a condition that appears due to time and hormonal variations. Some women will have hypertrophy of the labia at puberty while others will notice a loss of tone and firmness of the lips over time with the natural ageing of the skin.
In some cases, pregnancy and childbirth can cause hypertrophy of the labia minora. During this period, there is an increase in blood flow to the genitals that can lead to anatomical changes. Other causes may be identified in cases of hypertrophy of the labia minora such as ageing or excessive weight loss.
Hypertrophy of the vaginal lips: how to remedy it?
As hypertrophy of the labia minora can cause discomfort in women who have it, it is not uncommon to see some women resort to cosmetic surgery to restore their physical and psychological well-being.
Thus, nymphoplasty, also called labioplasty can remove the excess skin at the level of the labia minora to restore a degree of harmonization.
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