Dr. Alinsod shares if labia reduction surgery can improve a woman's health.
Not really. There’s no definite health benefits to it. It’s more with appearance and let’s say, function. For example, someone who has had a labiaplasty will notice there is less discomfort with pulling and tugging in her clothing. A horseback rider may feel more comfortable and less irritated, a gymnast or a swimmer may feel more comfortable that their labial structures aren’t being outlined by their suits or swimsuits or leotards.
So health reasons, I don’t think there is an advantage in lessening your infection rate or lessening any other major medical problems. It’s more pretty much comfort and cosmetics.
About Dr. Alinsod, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., A.C.G.E.:
Dr. Red Alinsod, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., A.C.G.E., graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California, in 1986 and completed his OB/GYN residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center in 1990. His focus in those early years was pelvic surgery. He was the first Rutledge Fellow at MD Anderson Cancer and Tumor Institute and was also selected as a Galloway Fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Medical Center.
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