Extreme weight loss is no easy feat, and it deserves all the praise in the world. Taking charge of your body and health is nothing short of inspirational, and you’re likely reaping the rewards of your hard work every day. Your weight loss journey can positively impact your health in many ways. Meanwhile, your slimmer figure can make you feel more confident than ever before.
All that said, the transformation can also create or unveil new insecurities. With significant weight loss often comes excess skin. After years of stretching, the skin loses its elasticity and is incapable of bouncing back. It may tighten over time, but many weight loss patients opt for surgical procedures to see improvements.
Most people are familiar with the risk of skin issues that occur around the midsection, chest, and arms. But one less talked-about result of weight loss is a saggy labia and vagina. Luckily, labiaplasty and vaginal repair after weight loss can address this issue and provide the transformation you want.
Why is My Vagina Saggy?
Why is a labiaplasty and vaginal tightening after weight loss even necessary? A saggy vagina occurs for the same reasons as sagging skin elsewhere in the body. It doesn’t matter if you gain 50 pounds or 100. Extra body fat causes the skin to stretch. The effects are most apparent in the labia and the vagina.
Weight gain can cause damage to collagen and elastin fibers in the skin. So when you start slimming down, the tissue cannot shrink and bounce back. You can experience drooping skin on any area of your body. But it’s especially problematic around the labia and vaginal supportive tissue. The vaginal lips can become uneven or protrude. Labial unevenness is typical for all women, but weight loss exacerbates the issue and can create that unwanted sagginess.
It doesn’t help that vaginal lips experience changes naturally. Hormonal changes , pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause can all negatively impact vaginal elasticity. Throwing weight loss into the mix can create the perfect storm of excess skin, making it an issue you can’t ignore.
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Most people concern themselves with the extra skin on more visible parts of the body, but a saggy vagina can cause a slew of issues that warrant labiaplasty and vaginal tightening after weight loss.
From a health standpoint, that saggy excess tissue can cause noticeable discomfort. Depending on the severity of the issue, you might experience pain wearing certain types of clothing or when riding a bike. Even intercourse can become an uncomfortable experience.
On top of all that, there’s the self-esteem aspect. After losing weight, you’re supposed to feel confident in your skin. You’ve transformed your body, and many women want to show it off. But the extra tissue forces many women to continue hiding. Sagging labial skin is often visible through underwear and tight-fitting clothing.
Fortunately, solutions are available to help you address this issue, reclaim your sexual health, and finally obtain the confidence you need to feel good about your body. One option worth exploring is a labiaplasty and vaginal tightening after weight loss.
Labiaplasty After Extreme Weight Loss
Labiaplasty is a popular surgical procedure that can significantly improve the look of a sagging vagina. It’s a cosmetic procedure that aims to reduce or reshape the vaginal lips. Many women seek labiaplasty after weight loss, turning it into the final steps of an extreme weight loss transformation.
This procedure is relatively straightforward. The goal is to achieve a more uniform look by removing excess tissue and tightening the skin of the labia minora and labia majora to achieve a smoother look.
There are a few different approaches to completing a successful labiaplasty and vaginal tightening. Dr. Tahery will speak with you and go over your needs. After a visual examination, he can determine the best course of action based on your unique situation.
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The procedure itself doesn’t require significant downtime. In most cases, women return to most of the everyday activities within three to seven days, and full recovery usually takes four to six weeks. But despite its straightforward nature, a labiaplasty after weight loss can be a life-changing procedure.
It creates a more youthful appearance, addressing the uncomfortable look and feel of a saggy vagina to generate that spark of confidence you need to conquer the world. Weight loss is a change you should feel proud of achieving, and a labiaplasty offers the finishing touch you need to enter the next stage of your life.
If you’re struggling with the less desirable effects of extreme weight loss, turn to Dr. Michael Tahery. Dr.Tahery is a seasoned urogynecologist with decades of experience performing medical and cosmetic procedures for women in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. Whether you’re interested in labiaplasty after weight loss or another form of vaginal rejuvenation, Dr. Tahery is here to help. Give our offices a call today to schedule your consultation!